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Winter wonderland: That’s what it looked like in Cascade Shores with all the snow! It’s so beautiful to watch and so deadly to drive in. To see snow in Grass Valley is really a treat as well. If you want to see what my neighborhood looks like, check out where one of my neighbors has a 24-hour Web cam set up in his backyard with a complete weather station.

Good kids doing good stuff: I heard from Jennifer Bond, who is a senior at Nevada Union High School. Jennifer and a classmate decided to put on a benefit concert as their Senior Project. Here’s what she said: “All the proceeds are going to ‘Free The Children,’ which is a nonprofit club of kids helping kids in third world countries. Last spring, a fellow peer of mine named Anina Tweed started a chapter of Free The Children here at Nevada Union High School. As a club, we have put together many fundraisers and raised money for a clean water system, and are currently raising money for schools in Sierra Leone. Our benefit concert for this club is going to be at 6 p.m. March 12 at the Miners Foundry. Tickets will be $5 at the door, and the doors will open at 5:30. The show will be featuring; The Eloi, Fresh Young Blood, Love in Binary and Eaten By Wolves, all of whom are local bands. This benefit is being put on because of the generosity of others in this community, all the bands are playing for free, and members of our Free The Children chapter are donating all the help and refreshments.” Now, for all the bad news we hear all the time, isn’t it nice to know there are teenagers in our community who are interested in helping others?

Things are moving: Did you know that Just Jeanna’s, a women’s clothing and lifestyle store that has been in Nevada City for years, has moved to Main Street (near Mill) in Grass Valley? Jeanna is loving the move, as well as her new, larger store. Also, she has lots of parking behind the store, too! I heard that Julie Baker Fine Arts is moving into the old Commercial Street location where Jeanna was. And to further confuse you, Julie Baker was in Grass Valley, moved to Nevada City to Spring Street and now is moving to Commercial Street. Hard to keep up. Let me know if you hear of any other roving businesses around town.

Church Bloopers: “Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.”


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

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