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April 2019

Esthetician keeps eye on skin trends


Suzanne Hall says much has changed in past 20 years 

A helping hand for non-profits


Dick Mentzer brings a world of experience to the job

Group has big plans for homeless


Sierra Roots to seek federal funds for tiny homes

A sign of the times in Grass Valley



Company is wrapped up in new technology

Rotarians bring health care to Mexico



For the fifth year in a row, a contingent of Nevada City Rotarians flew down to the tip of southern Mexico’s Baja peninsula last month to take part in health screenings for local residents.

A to Z Supply set to celebrate 35 years



Driving down Ridge Road toward Rough and Ready Highway you’ll find a hardware store that for 35 years has epitomized the hometown family-run business. 

Event raises $30,000 for the homeless


Empty Bowl returned for its 13th year on March 23 at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley in a community effort to help those who are hungry and without a home.  

Our History


 Steve Cottrell

The man who helped shape Lincoln’s frontier image

To Your Health


 Dr. Roger Hicks 

It’s spring, watch out for ticks and Lyme disease

Film festival in Nevada City set for April 19-21



Golden Road Productions with the Alliance for Resilient Communities will present the first annual International Resilience Film Festival. This event will occur over Earth Day weekend, April 19 to 21, in various locations in downtown Nevada City. 

Around Town Upcoming Events in April


Earth Day , Quilt Show,  Tai Chi & Qigong Day, KARE Crisis Nursery Fundraiser,  Craft Fair


Boys State Conference selections announced



The Nevada Joint Union High School District and American Legion Frank Gallino Post 130 said in a news release that eight local students have been selected to attend the California Boys State Conference this June at Sacramento State University.

The juniors were nominated by the staff of their high schools as students who have high moral character, show strong leadership abilities, demonstrate above-average scholastic achievement and are keenly interested in government and current events. The final selections were chosen by a panel interview.

The 2019 delegates are: Michael Keene, Ghidotti Early College High School; Cole Retzler, Ghidotti Early College High School; Mitchell Pelline, Ghidotti Early College High School; Triston Koch, Nevada Union High School; Sam Walker, Bear River High School; Jacob Knox, Bear River High School; Blake Hammond, Forest Lake Christian High School; and Eli DeYoung, Forest Lake Christian High School.

In addition, Coal Barker of Nevada Union High School is the first alternate; Wyatt Ronk of Bear River High School is the second alternate and Samuel Johnson, of Nevada Union High School is the third alternate.

Thrift shop offers discount to law enforcement



Police officers, firefighters and other public safety officials can now receive 10 percent discounts every Tuesday at Bread & Roses Thrift & More at 840 E Main St. in Grass Valley. All proceeds benefit Hospitality House, the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County.

“We introduced Thankful Tuesday last month as a way to give thanks to our servicemen and women, veterans and seniors once a week with store discounts,” said store manager Miranda Stuart. “But we want to do more. Our police force and firefighters put themselves on the line every day for us too, so we’d like to do this for them.”

Every Tuesday, law enforcement, firefighters, veterans, active military men and women, and seniors ages 55 and older can get 10 percent off their purchase. Discounts require proper identification and are not valid toward already marked-down merchandise.

Bread & Roses Thrift and More store hours are 12 to 4 p.m. on Monday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Donations to support Hospitality House can be made at the rear of the store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Stacy Drake & Dave Robinson get hitched


Stacy Drake, owner and publisher of the Nevada City Advocate and Dave Robinson, owner of Dave's Auto Repair in Nevada City were wed March 30 in front of family and friends in the garden of Twin Cities Church. It was followed by a reception at Ol'Republic Brewery and dinner at Friar Tucks Restaurant. 

Welcome Baby Bowen


Proud Grandparents are Nevada City Advocate writer, Andrew Wedgbury and his wife, Kathy Torres-Wedgbury. Congratulations!