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About that snow: Well, if you want to see mounds and mounds of snow, take a drive to Cascade Shores. By the way, you have to take Pasquale Road (windy, icy, with hairpin turns) because “The Hill” remains closed. We received snow Friday, Saturday and Sunday almost nonstop. I was able to sled down my driveway this past weekend and walk around the neighborhood, talking to friends who are shoveling, snowblowing, also stir crazy, etc. When I heard it snowed in Newcastle (500 feet), I knew this was truly “low snow.” It’s the most I’ve seen since I’ve lived here, but my friend Ginny Knott said there was a doozy in 1990, too.

Bingo with Soroptimists: This comes from reader Donna Hauck, who is the president of the Nevada City Soroptimists. “Calling all Bingo players! It’s that time of year when the Nevada City Soroptimists put on their St. Patrick’s Day Bingo and Luncheon. This is the sixth annual day to play Bingo and enjoy a beautiful luncheon buffet of salads and desserts. The date of this event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Seaman’s Lodge in Pioneer Park, Nevada City. The cost is $15 a ticket and includes bingo cards and lunch. Tickets can be purchased from any Nevada City Soroptimist or at the door. For more information, you can also call Martha Wasley at 273-6273 or Donna Hauck at 287-3220. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Emergency Assistance Coalition of Nevada County. The EAC has served Nevada County for over 16 years and provides services of emergency housing, gas, meals, and other services to those in need. They are also one of the main supports of Manzanita House in Grass Valley.”

Snowboarding in Bonanza parking lot: Join Tina Basich and high school snowboarders at 6:15 tonight to see a snowboarding demo in the parking lot of Bonanza Market. Either before or after you can watch “First Descent,” a movie about the history of snowboarding that will show twice today at the Foothill Theatre. Tina is amazing and an inspiration, as well. She is in the movie and I understand Shaun “The Flying Tomato” White is also in it.

Photos of Masonic Lodge Hall? This comes from the Masonic Temple board of directors of the Lodge on Commercial Street and North Pine Street in Nevada City. “Has any history buff any knowledge of any photograph, painting or sketch of the front face of our Lodge Building? In particular, the board is looking for a picture as far back as 1902 to the 1940s. Some repair work must be done to the front face of the building, especially around the store fronts and the Lodge entrance. Because we are in the historical section of Nevada City, we must and want to make repairs that are authentic to its past. Perhaps you have or know of someone who might have a picture of this era. We have searched Lodge data and the Searles Library and other sources for pictures, to no avail. Only side views are found, no frontal views. The Temple board will be grateful for any information you might have. Phone Lodge Hall 265-4662 or Paul Sterner, board member at 530-265-8077.”


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

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