Readers’ corner 7/19/07 |

Readers’ corner 7/19/07

Nevada Union High School, classes of ’66, ’67 and ’68: Were you in these classes?

Cathy Whittlesey told me there is a three-class reunion planned for Aug. 17 and 18 in Nevada City (at the Nevada County Sportsmen’s Club on Aug. 17 and at the Nevada City Elks on Aug. 18). Cathy says invitations have been sent out and many have been returned because of old addresses. Anyone from 1966, ’67 or ’68 who hasn’t received an invite or needs more information can call Cathy at 265-2692 or Claudia or Steve Sharsmitt at 265-5024.

David Leonard: His exhibit, These Days, is going on now at Julie Baker Fine Art at 246 Commercial St. in Nevada City. It will be running until the end of July, so stop by to see this artist’s work. The postcard Julie sent me has an intriguing oil painting by David on it – kind of realism with a slight twist. Check out the gallery if you haven’t been lately – she has some wonderful gift items.

Do you pay bills online? Have auto deduction? A gentleman who wanted to remain anonymous told me this scary story. His Pacific Gas and Electric Co. bill is usually about $86 a month. He has the bill automatically deducted from his checking account and opened the paper bill this month and it was $1,413.86! He immediately called the utility and was able to get it straightened out. The warning, however, is that a “mistake” can be subtracted from your checking account if you don’t act fast and open the paper bill as soon as it arrives. He told me PG&E had misread his meter.

Children’s Fest on Friday: The Children’s Festival will be returning to Pioneer Park in Nevada City on Friday, July 20. Attendance at the festival has grown each year since its revival in 2003, allowing the Children’s Festival to give back to the community with profits generated by the increased attendance.

They funded the refurbishing of the picnic tables at Pioneer Park last year and the purchase and installation of a new drinking fountain at the park this year. This was done in partnership with the City of Nevada City Department of Public Works and Boy Scout Troop 24. Stephan Sarantopoulos and Jesse Mathison coordinated the work for their Eagle Scout projects.

Profits from the festival also were used to make a $500 donation to the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools to buy specialized camera equipment for The Imaginarium. When parents bring their kids to the Children’s Festival, they are doing something wonderful for them – and they are also doing something wonderful for their community. More than 200 volunteers are involved in this effort.

Two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Margaret Burlew: Skateboarders a menace


I am writing about the news I read in the “Police Blotter,” about a disturbance in front of a restaurant on Mill Street in Grass Valley. By opening Mill Street, it would get rid of…

See more