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Al Stahler: The winter night sky

November 20, 2019

One question has always dominated astronomy: “What the heck IS that thing?” “That thing” might be something never before seen or something — some force, some form of energy — that makes familiar objects behave...


Annie Keeling: Pass the forgiveness

November 20, 2019

Why can’t we all just get along? As wonderful as holiday gatherings can be, there are many opportunities for misunderstandings, unmet expectations and resurfacing of old conflicts.  Here are some ideas to get a new...



Scholarships are plentiful for students in Nevada County

November 13, 2019

As the cost of college continues to skyrocket, many families are scrambling to find ways to fund their children’s college education. Federal and state scholarships and grants can be of tremendous help, but usually don’t...



Early Quality Matters in Nevada County

November 7, 2019

What happens to our children now impacts all of us tomorrow.  Kids grow up, and the care and education they receive in the first five years of life is a big determining factor in what...


Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Feeling the power

November 6, 2019

Following the recent series of PG&E power shutoffs, I am sure I am not alone in rethinking my dependence on the utility company. It is unsettling to feel so powerless about being powerless. It was...



Bell Hill Academy to celebrate Day of the Dead

October 30, 2019

Bell Hill Academy families and friends will gather on campus for the school’s annual Day of the Dead fundraising event this Friday. Bell Hill is a global studies and Spanish language immersion school and will...



Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Gala to garbage

October 23, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to be asked to attend The Center for The Arts Annual Gala. It was a black-tie affair that raised over $134,000 toward the cost of their extensive...


Kidspace thrift store open in Rough & Ready

October 23, 2019

Hospice of the Foothills is introducing a brand-new child-oriented thrift shopping opportunity called Kidspace. At Kidspace, you’ll find a wide assortment of clothing sized tiny to tween, plus shoes, toys, books and much more. If...


Annie Keeling: No place for perfection

October 16, 2019

“Oh, I’m certainly not a perfectionist,” said my friend when I gave an innocent compliment about how “together” she seemed as a mother, partner, colleague, and friend. “If I were,” she half-laughed, “I’d be more...



Jill Haley: Should we file the FAFSA?

October 9, 2019

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a family’s financial aid eligibility for college. This application is now open for families to file if they have a child attending college in the 2020-21...


Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Long-term relationships

October 9, 2019

While waiting for a friend to join me at a local restaurant, I observed a couple obviously in the throes of a new romance. You could see it in their mannerisms. They could barely let...



Nancy Baglietto: Fear, fire and homelessness

October 2, 2019

I am your neighbor and I worry about fire, just like you do. Our homeless neighbors are concerned about fire as well. Just about everywhere I go, when people learn what I do, they ask...


Halloween Nevada City style

October 2, 2019

Nevada City is pulling out the scary stops this Halloween with plenty of live music, creative window displays and all manner of Halloween-themed dining, exploring and spirited fun. Stroll through fall color while enjoying Halloween...