Readers’ Corner 7/17/07 |

Readers’ Corner 7/17/07

Nevada City makes Southwest Airlines’ in-flight magazine: Someone showed me the little story on Friday night, which praises the Marching Presidents – who march with their wives and Secret Service personnel down Broad Street during Nevada City’s Constitution Day Parade. (Full disclosure: Mr. Readers’ Corner and I are George and Martha Washington.) Nice positive publicity for Nevada City! Here is what it said: “If you’ve always wanted to dress up like a president and parade down the street, you’re not alone. Residents of Nevada City also harbor this desire and have found a way to make their dream come true. They put together a Marching Presidents troupe and joined the city’s Constitution Day parade. Thanks to them, this Sept. 9 you can watch FDR, JFK, LBJ and their non-initialized brethren meander down Broad Street, waving to the crowd. The procession is part of the city’s larger Constitution Day Parade that also includes Civil War reenactments and a concert of local talent.”

WorldFest rocks: I made it out there Sunday afternoon on a mission to hear Jackie Greene, one of my favorite singer-songwriters. It was cooling down a bit, and it just struck me how incredibly beautiful the Fairgrounds are and how lucky we are to have music festivals there! Sitting outside, listening to fantastic music, sampling a variety of great ethnic food – just a lovely summer day. The only thing I struggle with is the ticket price ($42 a day) but if I went to a concert at a big venue it would be more than that, so I guess it’s OK. Readers, did the price keep you away?

Raining kittens, cats at Shelter: Volunteer Veronica S. Furman told me there are no empty cat cages at the Shelter on McCourtney Road. Veronica said, “With kitten season here our cages are full of the adorable, bouncing bundles of fun. Unfortunately, we are also full on loving adult cats that have been in small cages for much too long. There are no more available cages; we have run out of room and need adoptions quickly. Foster homes for kittens too young to be spayed and neutered are needed, as is kitten food for those awaiting adoption. Cats that have been on their own and labeled feral are available as barn cats; we have an over abundance of them, too. Our wonderful volunteers do so much to help with our pet overpopulation but so many times we do need the public’s awareness and help in keeping the euthanasia rate down. Not to forget about the all the great dogs currently at the shelter awaiting new homes. … After people go to the dump to get rid of their garbage, they might just stop at the shelter and go home with a treasure!” The Shelter is open 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday on McCourtney Road just past the dump – oops, I mean transfer station!

Strum Bums at Summer Nights: Catch these wacky Ukulele players at the Nevada Theatre on Wednesday night during Summer Nights.


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

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