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Wildflower lovers: Check out Bridgeport if you want to take an easy hike and see some stunning wildflowers. I was there over the weekend and the lupines, poppies and other flowers (whose names are harder to spell!) were just wonderful to see. Coupled with the view of the Yuba River, it’s something to do that doesn’t cost any money but fills your soul with beauty.

Doggone good idea: Ann Westling says The Nevada County Land Trust is looking for dog owners with enthusiasm and ideas to help plan and design the proposed Salter Dog Park, located near Bitney Springs and Mystic Mine roads. There is a meeting tonight at 5:15 at the Land Trust office, located at 10175 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley, Suite R. The purpose of the meeting is to generate ideas for park development, as well as to identify work that needs to be done. For more information about the meeting or the proposed dog park, contact John Taylor, project coordinator, at 272-6988, or the Land Trust office at 272-5994. Nevada County has one dog park now, at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, and another would be a welcome addition. Some people call them “Bark Parks.”

Scotch/Scot debate: This is from Pat Lane, who reads The Union as thoroughly as is humanly possible. It’s an answer for DeeDee from Post Net, who wondered about her Swiss/Italian heritage. “If a person is born in Switzerland, he’s Swiss. If he’s of Italian descent, he’s Italian-Swiss, just as if he were Italian-American.” Thanks, Pat.



One person’s junk: You know the saying, right? Bob Winters wants readers to come – or donate – to a garage sale this Saturday. The Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association will hold a huge yard sale on Saturday at the dirt parking lot of The Tack Room restaurant in Penn Valley. (Rain date is the following Saturday, April 9.) Bob says, “We would appreciate any items you can donate to our sale. All sale proceeds will be used as working capital in preparation for the rodeo on May 20, 21 and 22. Donated items can be delivered to The Tack Room parking lot between 6 and 8 a.m. Late arrivals will be accepted until 10 a.m. The Tack Room is on Penn Valley Drive in Penn Valley. From the stop light on Highway 20, turn South on Penn Valley Drive- about one mile on the right. For more information, check out pvrodeo.com or call 432-9876.

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


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