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Masons and friends: Nevada City Police Chief Lou Trovato is being installed as master of the Nevada City Masonic Lodge No. 13 at 1 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to Chief Lou, all the other officers of the lodge will also be installed. The lodge is located at 1081/2 Pine St. and the installation is open to all Masons, friends and family. If Masonic lore is not your thing, Master is the top spot. Congratulations, Lou!

Local filmmaker/bookkeeper is busy: Patty Eacobacci works a day job as Network Real Estate’s bookkeeper, but she’s got a ton on her plate when it comes to the creative side. She’s very involved in the SYRCL’s “Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival” (see more about the festival in today’s Prospector) and has created a slide show of local artists’ works that will play in the background when Grammy-award winning musical artist Mary Youngblood plays Saturday at 7 p.m. to open the festival. Mary will play “Beneath the Raven Moon” while the images of the local artists’ work are shown. Patty also made a four-minute music video to Mary’s song, “Yuba,” which will be seen next. Now, that seems like a lot that Patty is involved it, but there’s more! She has made a 45-minute video about the huge ceramics kiln at the old Woolman School site called “The Climbing Kiln of Woolman Lane.” It is available to rent at Express Video in Nevada City on Sacramento Street or to buy on Patty’s Web site, This kiln is quite special and is one of the oldest and largest kilns firing continuously in North America. (It was built in ’71, has six chambers and it takes almost eight hours to heat up the first chamber.) Patty said her video “captures the spirit” of a three-day annual workshop whereby up to 50 ceramists fire their works in the giant kiln. Patty said the video provides a lot of insight into what goes into making pottery and firing it. There is another video Patty is involved in, but I’ll save that for a future column.

21 Things to Remember: This comes from Sandy Schmidt, director of Women of Worth, the group that does so much for the disadvantaged of Nevada County. I’ll print a few every few days:

1. No one can ruin your day without your permission.

2. Most people are about as happy as they decide to be.

3. Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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