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Bumpersnicker: Reader Sarah Hendrickson spotted this bumpersticker in Downtown Grass Valley recently. “Suburbia: Where they cut down all the trees and name the streets after them.” Reminds me of Pineless, Creekless Center (where Raley’s is) which used to be a lovely, pine-covered spot. And where is the creek, anyway?

Red Hat trivia: Reader Sylvia Crane – a fun-loving Red Hatter – passed this along.

• Many Red Hatters celebrate their birthday month by reversing the royal colors. They wear a red outfit and purple hat.

• April 25th is Red Hat Society Day!

• As of January, there were 37, 670 Red Hat chapters

• There are 25 countries with chapters

• States with the most chapters: Florida 3,378; California 2,713; Texas 2,045; Pennsylvania 1,769; Michigan 1,632; and Ohio 1,614.

Speaking of Red Hats, the Joie Rouge chapter spent a lovely time Sunday afternoon at Sierra View Manor in Grass Valley. “Queen Dolly” (a.k.a. the manor’s activities director) assembled all of Sierra View’s Red Hatters and the Joie Rouge members mingled among them with tea, tea sandwiches and a yummy assortment of desserts. It was a cheerful time, as the “younger” and “older” Red Hatters enjoyed each other.

Habitat for Humanity: There was a big fund-raiser at the Nevada County Fairgrounds last weekend called “Shake, Rattle and Roll” to benefit Habitat. It was sponsored by The Nevada County Board of Realtors, Network Real Estate, Placer Title Co., Inter County Title Co., Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty, Gary’s Place, Olympic Mortgage, The Union, Delta Home Loans, First American Title Co., Sierra Financial Corp., Fidelity Title Co., Citizens Bank, and ERA Cornerstone Realty. Whew! A lot of sponsors. Anyway, they raised $37,000, according to Mary Margaretich, who is on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. “That’s enough to build half a house,” Mary said. It was a first-ever event, but Mary said she is already planning next year’s fund-raiser.


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

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