Readers’ corner: Aug. 27, 2008 |

Readers’ corner: Aug. 27, 2008

Put a name on a brick and help hospice

Friends of Hospice is hosting a fundraiser called “Pave the Way” to support Hospice of the Foothills’ building project on Rough and Ready Highway.

For $100, you can have a brick with any name you choose set into the walkway of the new hospice facility under construction on Rough and Ready Highway.

“We hope to have the first 1,800 bricks laid out for the open house in May next year,” Suzanne Reese, a member of Friends of Hospice, says.

Already, 15,000 invitations have been mailed across the county. But those who didn’t get an invitation can also participate in the fundraiser.

Hospice of the Foothills is building a 29,000-square-foot building which will include 12 suites for terminally ill patients and working area for staff members. The project is costing a total of $9 million.

The hospice serves some patients at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital; local nursing homes including Meadow View Manor, Spring Hill Manor and Grass Valley Convalescent Home; residential care facilities for the elderly including Eskaton, Brunswick Village and Quail Ridge Senior Living; and in private homes.

For more information on the fundraiser, call Reese at 432-3689, or Linda Campbell at 432-3066.

NCTV hosts bestselling authors

If you think NCTV is only about local people, you might be underestimating the channel.

Bestselling authors Paul and Sarah Edwards from Southern California were recently in Nevada City recording for an NCTV show featuring their new book, “Middle-Class Lifeboat.”

The half-hour interview focuses on advice regarding careers, expenses, lifestyle, cutting-edge products and services for surviving the uncertain economy.

The Edwards have written the bestselling books, “Working from home: Everything you need to know about living and working under the same roof” and “The best home businesses for people 55+.”

The couple also has written a syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week and Newsweek. They also write a regular column in Costco Connection.

The interview with Paul and Sarah Edwards is scheduled to run on NCTV at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

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