Readers’ Corner 5/26/07 |

Readers’ Corner 5/26/07

Nevada City mementos: There is a little shop tucked away around the corner from Judi’s on Broad Street that I think you would like to know about. You know when friends come to visit and they want to take something home that says Nevada City? Jeanne Hunt, owner of Gold Rush Tees & Gifts (417 Broad St., Unit B; 470-8978), has just what you’re looking for. She sells those stickers that say NC that you put on your car to say what city you live in, as well as key chains, gemstones, vials of gold, jewelry and lots of other stuff. She also sells custom T-shirts.

“There is always a wonderful story behind these creations,” Jeanne said. “In the past few months, I’ve created T-shirts for two daughters in memory of their father who served in the Korean War, a T-shirt for a woman whose friend recently was diagnosed with breast cancer, two shirts for a little girl and her sister (one of which had just battled a serious illness), and, most recently, two shirts for friends who live at either end of the country.” Her store is fairly new, so stop in and introduce yourself.

Generosity of our community members: I was talking with a guy I’ll call J.H. earlier this week, and he told me that a group of local developmentally disabled kids are going to a Giants game on a bus arranged by some Nevada County folks. J.H. knows someone in the Giants organization and he arranged to get the kids Giants T-shirts at a discount, so they could wear the shirts at the game. J.H. mentioned this to Maria Ramos (who owns Maria’s restaurant) and she picked up the entire cost of the shirts! Is that nice, or what? Only in Nevada County!

Don’t forget Memorial Day services: They’ll be on Monday, of course, hosted by the American Legion Post 130 at Memorial Park in Grass Valley. The event starts at 10 a.m. and the speakers are The Union Publisher Jeff Ackerman, Nevada County Supervisor John Spencer and former Grass Valley Mayor Patti Ingram. There will be an old-fashioned picnic in the park with hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, chips, soda and water. Wear your red, white and blue!

Bay to Breakers in SF: Here’s a local angle. Susan Clark says, “I ran the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco Sunday to see if I could finish it again after 30 years. It was seven and a half miles of silly costumes (human centipedes, a group of salmon running upstream against the crowd, lots of Paris Hiltons in jail stripes, etc.) and parties all along the sides of the road. Good bands, Elvis impersonators, etc. A new rule this year said, ‘No nudity and no alcohol,’ so as you can imagine, the citizens of SF were joyfully noncompliant. I never saw so many naked, drunk runners. Not pretty, even the best of them. And the sunburns they have today – ouch!”


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

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