Readers’ corner March 20, 2007 |

Readers’ corner March 20, 2007

Doctors Without Borders fundraiser: Jennifer Pierce, a senior at Nevada Union High School, had to cancel her student project/fundraiser due to snow. The date is now Wednesday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Nevada Union cafeteria. There will be refreshments, a silent auction, a raffle and the NU Choir will sign at 7 p.m. Jennifer can be reached at 470-8499 or

How addresses are established: I wrote a while back about a reader who was confused about having a mailing address in one city when she lived closer to another city. Leland Pauly, who used to be the postmaster of Camptonville, said that the mail route really determines what city an address is attached to. As an example, he gave Ridge Road, where one side of the street is Grass Valley and the other is Nevada City. “It’s all about the best ability to get the mail out to the people,” Pauly said.

Interfaith Food Ministry: Did you know this organization feeds 500 families a week? Tony Gilchrease told me that this month marks the beginning of the annual food drive the organization holds in conjunction with Curves. He said the group has more than 400 volunteers and is “the best kept secret in Nevada County.” Can you donate food or money to this group? They can be reached at 273-8132 and their address is 551 Whiting St. in Grass Valley, 95945. The Interfaith Food Ministry is also connected to the Feinstein Foundation, which gives them money based on the donations from the community. Tony is very passionate about this group and wants to get the word out about its efforts.

Why are all school calendars different? Cynthia Zieber called to explain this one. She’s a former teacher and school board member in another county. Cynthia said the calendar is negotiated with the teachers and the Teachers Association. So one district may negotiate certain days while another will have different days off. This seems to be particularly confusing during the time off for Easter/Spring Break. Cynthia said most teachers want the week after Easter off and that is becoming more common.

Has spring sprung? My calendar says Wednesday is the first day of spring. We’ve certainly had spring-like weather, although it may be raining when you read this. And if you’re new to the area, beware of planting fever. It is common for it to snow in April and even May. Some say don’t plant before Mother’s Day, others say Memorial Day.


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

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