Readers’ Corner: Aug. 25, 2008 |

Readers’ Corner: Aug. 25, 2008

Boy Scout Troop 855 will have its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony Sept. 6 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, in conjunction with the Roamin’ Angels Car Show.

If you have flags you’d like to retire, drop them off at the Bank of America branches on Neal Street and Sutton Way in Grass Valley and on Commercial Street in Nevada City; Citizens Bank on Sutton Way and Tri Counties Bank in the SaveMart store in Grass Valley.

For more information, contact Assistant Scoutmaster Daniel Ketcham at 477-8056.

Recognition for Grass Valley

At the recent public meeting on the arts, Peggy Levine, representing Grass Valley Downtown Association, held up two magazines that just this month have run complementary articles about Grass Valley.

Sacramento Magazine used the phrase “thriving downtown arts scene,” and Sacramento Business Journal rated Grass Valley No. 19 in it’s piece, “Small towns to die for,” Levine said.

Reliving the Civil War at Pioneer Park

If you haven’t experienced enough history living in the Victorian neighborhoods of Nevada City and Grass Valley, prepare to witness the Civil War on Sept. 13 and 14 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

The American Civil War Association of Northern and Central California will present a reenactment of the Civil War at 1 and 4 p.m., Sept. 13 and at 11 a.m. Sept. 14.

The public is invited to meet the soldiers in the field and experience camp life first hand. Camps will be open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., except during the battle.

A full-size model of the C.S.S. Hunley, a submarine that sank an enemy ship during the Civil War, will be on display at Pioneer Park between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 and between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 14.

For more information, call Liz Lowrie at 368-1106 or visit

OPen House set for 4-H Youth program

The Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program is having an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building. For more information on the event, call the 4-H office at 273-4563. To learn more about the Nevada County 4-H program, visit

Readers’ Corner is compiled by The Union staff. To submit items, e-mail them to, and put “RC” and your topic in the subject line, or call 477-4230.

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