Readers’ corner |

Readers’ corner

New fiber arts store: There will be a grand opening of Lola’s Loom, and everyone is invited on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 6 p.m., in celebration. Lola’s Loom is a fiber arts studio gallery featuring local artists who create handwoven, hand-spun, hand-knit and hand-crafted items. It’s located at 301 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Carefully selected artists have been invited to display and sell their work at Lola’s Loom. Each month there will be a featured artist. Many of these artists have raised their “fibered friends” or grown the ingredients of their craft right here in Nevada County. In addition, regularly scheduled workshops may be held, in the fiber arts and other crafts, by the artists. The store will also feature a fiber of the month. Yarn, fiber, looms, spinning wheels and fiber art supplies will be available through individual artists’ distributorships in the store’s gallery. Please join Lola’s Loom for their opening celebration.

Don’t Roseville Grass Valley: I understand these bumperstickers are available at Grass Valley Blues on Main Street. I called and they have them in stock for $3. However, the hours are usually 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but the store will not be open until 1 p.m. today. Also, I’m told you can make your own bumperstickers at

Gourmet market coming: Remember the now-defunct Penn Valley Market? A new market is opening this weekend in that location, and it sounds interesting. It’s called Palermo’s Country Market and it will have a gourmet Italian deli, an olive bar, seafood delivered fresh daily, wine grotto with Italian and local wines, chef-prepared gourmet meals to order, private label foods and a large selection of natural foods. The grand opening is Saturday, and the market’s hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Bad cat haiku:

I don’t mind being

Teased, any more than you mind

A skin graft or two.

So you call this thing

Your “cat carrier”? I call

These my “blades of death.”


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

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User