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Restaurant news: I’ve been remiss in letting you in on the local restaurant changes, so here goes. Citronee Bistro in Nevada City now is split virtually in half. If you enter by the front door on Broad Street you are in the Mediterranean Market, with freshly baked bread, homemade soup, a handful of gourmet take-out entrees, and desserts that look good enough to put weight on you just by looking at them! In addition, Robert (pronounced Ro-bear, like Stephen Colbert pronounces Col-bear) offers olive oil and other gourmet goodies. If you enter from the side by Ike’s, it’s a restaurant … Remember Grinders sandwich shop by Sierra Cinemas on East Main Street? The sign says that will be a Tortilla Grill, just like the one on Commercial Street in Nevada City … The new Thai restaurant on Commercial, I think called Sopa, isn’t open yet but there are people working on it regularly. (Where the old Silk Road and Tom’s Steakhouse used to be.) … Also in Nevada City, what the heck is going on with the old Kirby’s/Bella Vista site by the creek? People keep saying it was purchased by the owner of the 5 Mile House to be a Mexican restaurant, but I haven’t seen any evidence of sprucing up yet … In Grass Valley on West Main Street, where Holy Smoke/Carolina’s BBQ used to be, there are signs that a deli is coming. Stay tuned and I promise to update more often.

Mind Body Spirit Fair: This happens at the Miners Foundry this weekend and always promises to be fun. Since I am a Gemini (I can hear the collective groans out there now!) I always like to investigate everything! I recently received a reading from Charlotte Weber which combined Tarot cards, some type of numerology and spirit guides – it was very informative and helped me to clarify some issues. She’ll be there, along with practitioners from all kinds of healing arts. Keep an open mind and check it out.

Aren’t crazy about Oscar? Then go to Sunday’s Blues Benefit, hosted by KVMR’s Lil Angel B., with the Sacramento Blues Society, to support the Recovery Alumni Association of Grass Valley. That’s the local group of recovered drug addicts who help others in our community to recover. The benefit will happen at Constable Jacks in Newcastle, and will have a $7 cover charge. Bands booked to date include: The Equinox Blues Band, The Whitewater Blues Band and Lenny Blues Blackout Revue, with a special appearance by Mama Z of the Hot Buttered Blues Band. The benefit will be from 1-6 p.m. Call Angel at (530) 274-7561 to get the whole scoop.



Medicare Part D: Doesn’t just looking at that make your head hurt? Do you want help? Lynne Nugent says you can call HelpLine at 273-2273 to schedule an appointment for Saturday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. (limited appointments) at the RSVP/HelpLine office. Call HelpLine and further details can be obtained regarding what to bring. This is sponsored by the Area 4 Agency on Aging.

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


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