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Machen MacDonald: The language of success

June 17, 2018 — We can probably all agree Albert Einstein developed a rather wise and insightful mind. One of my favorite quotes by him is, "What we say to ourselves before we look at something determines what we see." The way we talk to ourselves should be light,

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Designing dreams: Nevada County Contractors’ Association highlights Stephanie’s Custom Interiors

June 17, 2018 — For Stephanie Harvey-Statler, history repeating itself is a very good thing. She was an intern at a local design firm while attending Nevada Union High School in the early 1990s. Now that Harvey-Statler owns and operates Stephanie's Custom Interiors, she's paying it forward by offering

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Meet your merchant: Wheyward Girl Creamery brings the world’s cheeses to Nevada City

June 17, 2018 — Barbara Jenness is a self-proclaimed dreamer. If she decides to try something she's never done before, a lack of knowledge or experience has never scared her off. She's says she's always loved the rigor and challenge of learning something new. Born into a military family,

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Solar info session from Byers Solar & SunPower in Grass Valley

June 17, 2018 — Byers Solar is hosting a solar information session with SunPower's John Arnaud from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Byers Design Center, 115 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley. John Arnaud has worked in the renewable energy field for over five years and now, as SunPower Regional Sales

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Susan George: The web-based calendar system is a community tool available to all

June 17, 2018 — Whether you are planning an event or an entertaining weekend for out of town guests, a visit to the Nevada County Community Calendar is a helpful first step. This robust online calendaring system receives event submissions through participating Chamber of Commerce, KNCO Radio, the Gold

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Glenn Kenes: What should you do with an inheritance?

June 17, 2018 — Over the next 30 years, in what is anticipated to be the largest wealth transfer in American history, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to be passed from baby boomers to their children and grandchildren. While the size of inheritances will vary, 53 percent of

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A great success: Recap of the third annual Building Fair

June 10, 2018 — One exhibit involved a vendor demonstrating its fire-resistant roofing, as spectators tried unsuccessfully to light the roofing material on fire. That was just one of the highlights as more than 100 people attended the third annual Building Fair Friday at the Rood Government Center in

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Mary Owens: The functionality of wills

June 10, 2018 — Proper estate planning is one of the best things you can do to protect your loved ones. Having the right type of legal documents in order reduces stress, frustration and avoids unexpected delays in administering financial and legal affairs once disability or death takes place

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Tech Tips: Using music from YouTube & understanding GDPR notifications

June 10, 2018 — I noticed there are software products that allow me to download music posted on YouTube. My questions are: 1. Can music be downloaded for private use without paying royalty or other restrictions? 2. If so can you recommend software package(s) that work well? You ask

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Machen MacDonald: Productivity through advanced common sense

June 10, 2018 — We live in a world that can feel like it is perpetually accelerating in ways most of us find challenging to keep up with. Yet, there are certain simple, proven methods that can provide a sense of calm and wellbeing. By doing so, we thereby

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Meet your merchant: Owners of Shiva Moon in Nevada City bring an impressive global sampling of ethnic arts to the foothills

June 10, 2018 — Simone and Jaga Schwinn are true world travelers, and the impressive and colorful inventory inside their Nevada City store, Shiva Moon, is proof. True connoisseurs of ethnic and indigenous or "first people's" arts, most items have been hand-picked by the husband-wife team during one of

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Treasure trove: Unique and eclectic finds at Vintage on Main in Grass Valley

June 3, 2018 — After Susan Escano's daughter was born, she decided to quit her job and stay home with the baby. In the rare moments of quiet, she began to paint old furniture and give it new life. Raised in Grass Valley, her love of vintage items had

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Itchin’ for a kitchen: Nevada County Contractors’ Association highlights Transformations, a kitchen and bath remodeling company based in Grass Valley

June 3, 2018 — Karen Tanner believes a good kitchen leads to health and happiness … and there's a study that proves it. "If people have a functional kitchen that makes sense, they enjoy cooking. They spend more time eating at home. They eat healthy foods. The kitchen is

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Marc Cuniberti: Shining a light on solar

June 3, 2018 — Investing in solar can be done actually in two ways. You can buy or rent a system to provide power to your workplace or abode or add the stocks of solar companies to your investment portfolio. Adding a solar system will help lower both your

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Glenn Kenes: Putting cash to work may get more rewarding

June 3, 2018 — Our team often recommends that a portion of a client's assets remain liquid. Cash has a role to play in a diversified portfolio for long-term investors in any market situation, particularly when interest rates and volatility are on the rise. If you have a portion

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Robin Hamilton earns NAR designation in Seniors Real Estate

June 3, 2018 — Robin Hamilton with Century 21 Davis Realty, Inc. has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors. Hamilton joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned

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Penn Valley’s Blue Cow Deli’s new owners are inspired to build upon an already successful menu.

May 27, 2018 — Food has always played a big role in the lives of Sarai and Gabriel Simning. For Sarai, organic farming and raising her own meat became a passion after moving to Nevada County from her native city of Sonoma. Gabriel had been farming since he was

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Tech Tips: Password protect PDF files & finding a lost iPhone

May 27, 2018 — I find that I need to send financial PDF files via email, and I'm worried about who can view these files. Is there some way to password protect a PDF file before I email it? I could send the recipient the password separately, if necessary.

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Machen MacDonald: Be willing to increase your confidence

May 27, 2018 — People that succeed know they must be willing to go into that dark cave they fear the most. As Joseph Campbell tells us, the gold we seek is in that cave. Playing it safe is a very dangerous place to hang out if we are

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Frederick Fisher: Charitable giving & financial planning

May 27, 2018 — When we think of financial planning, it generally has to do with saving for retirement, managing money in order to pay for our lifestyle, and protecting our lives and assets with insurance. Rarely do you hear it mentioned with giving money and assets away. However,

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