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Bunny controversy: You never know when things will turn controversial! My phone was ringing off the hook Wednesday over the column item about the bunnies given away at Pioneer Park that had labels saying they were not toys. I didn’t mean any harm by writing that, and the person who notified me was just concerned that someone would let a small child play with the stuffed bunny that could lose parts or something. I heard from Dave, the owner of Grocery Outlet, who donated the 50 bunnies for the Easter Egg Hunt. Dave said that most stuffed animals nowadays come with various warnings. He referred me to Rite Aid and their stuffed bunny section. I walked over there (I’ll be writing about our Union pedometers one of these days) and sure enough, all the stuffed bunnies had various warning labels. Some said “not for children under 3” or “not for children under 5.” All had labels that said parts could come off (like the eyes) and to use caution. Has it gotten to the point that EVEN STUFFED ANIMALS carry warning labels? If stuffed animals aren’t for children, who are they for? Parents, if your children like to sample foreign objects, keep the stuffed animals away from them!

Lost cat: Reader Georgeana of Lake Wildwood said she is desperate to find her 18-year-old cat in Lake Wildwood. Its owners on Ringtail were moving to Florida and Georgeana took the cat, since it was so old and the move might have been hard on her. She lives on Swallow Way and only had the cat, “Woody,” a week when it ran away. That was Easter Sunday, and Georgeana said she’s sick about the loss. She has been looking at Woody’s old home and the surrounding neighborhood, but no luck. Woody is a small tortoise-shell with no collar. If you’ve seen her, please call Georgeana at 432-8704. Poor kitty!

Grass Valley First Fridays: Friday night (April 1) is the last of the winter/spring Grass Valley experiences of enjoying shops open until 8 p.m., while participating shop owners contribute 10 percent of proceeds from retail sales during the three hours from 5 to 8 p.m. to Child Advocates of Nevada County. For your info, these are the participating stores: Natural Accents, Wild Birds Unlimited, Heart & Home, Tess’, Future Generations, The Louvre Art Gallery, Serendipity, Wild Plum, The West Wind, Lucchesi Winery, Jerianne Van Dijk, Cousin Jacks Pasties, Sierra Cotton, Planet Pet, Mill St. Gallery, Cirino’s at Main St., Sierra Starr Winery, Williams Stationary, Yuba Blue, Aunika, Dovetail Designs, Good Times Board Store, The Bookseller, Mill St. Wine Tasting and Lola’s Loom. There is live music at several locations, many in-store retail promotions, refreshments and wine tasting at appropriate venues.


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

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