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‘Inventing Tomorrow’ to screen at Madelyn Helling Library
‘Inventing Tomorrow’ to screen at Madelyn Helling Library

July 10, 2019

The documentary “Inventing Tomorrow” will be screening at the Madelyn Helling Library at 4 p.m. July 12 in the Gene Albaugh Community Room. The film highlights passionate teenage innovators from around the globe creating cutting-edge...



TechTest survivors recognized
TechTest survivors recognized

July 3, 2019

The Sierra Economic and Science Foundation sponsored its 14th annual TechTest Math and Science Competition Survivors Breakfast on May 17 at Tofanelli’s, where they recognized juniors and seniors from local high schools who stepped up...


Adult summer learning at Nevada County libraries

July 3, 2019

Stop by the library this summer for a fun round of Game Day that includes all time favorite board games, bingo and library-generated literacy focused games. Grass Valley Library will offer the program on July...


Alarmed and potentially dangerous
Alarmed and potentially dangerous

July 3, 2019

Ever since she was a little girl, Jocelyn McKinley wanted to be a biomedical engineer. Her mother says she has kept a journal of ideas and inventions. Jocelyn’s seventh grade teachers confirmed that she excelled...


McFadden: Tackling social and emotional needs of students
McFadden: Tackling social and emotional needs of students

July 3, 2019

Our high school students are reporting higher incidents of family and personal trauma, along with social and emotional challenges, than their counterparts of previous generations. This is a national trend and Nevada County has not...





Music, science on tap at Rolling River Day Camp
Music, science on tap at Rolling River Day Camp

June 26, 2019

Children from age four to entering 6th grade will learn songs, crafts, stories and water-related science at Rolling River Day Camp, offered from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, July 8-11, at Grass Valley...


MIM scholarship winner performs on July 3
MIM scholarship winner performs on July 3

June 26, 2019

Katie Thorpe began singing on stage at the age of 6 with the River City Theatre Company — a troupe for young performers based in Sacramento. Music crept into her consciousness as a toddler when...


Alan Stahler: A sight for solstice eyes
Alan Stahler: A sight for solstice eyes

June 19, 2019

The sun rises and sets because Earth turns – think BBQ rotisserie. Realizing it’s Earth, not sun, that is moving, we can still pretend that it’s the sun that’s rising and setting. Sunrise and sunset...




Chabad of Grass Valley hosts kids’ summer camp
Chabad of Grass Valley hosts kids’ summer camp

June 12, 2019

Camp Gan Izzy of the Foothills is not your typical summer camp. Camp Gan Izzy is a five-day Jewish summer camp for children ages three to 13 that imprints memories and friendships for a lifetime....


Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Get busy living
Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Get busy living

June 12, 2019

I received a text today from a friend that began with, “Did you hear about …? He died.” She told me of the unexpected passing of a former co-worker. Not so long ago, I sent...