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Welcome to  the Nevada City Advocate

By Karen Newell Young and Stacy Drake
 
Around Town January 2017
Ehud Gat who lives in Grass Valley and is a security guard at the Neat Street parking lot in that town received the Grass Valley Mayor’s Award at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting. He was honored for his service above self-achievements on the job and for what “someone who does good things for others not to be recognized but because it’s the right thing to do,” Mayor Jason Fouyer said at the meeting.

Todd Johnson, whose family owns Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley, has traveled to Pasadena for the last 15 years to help decorate Rose Parade floats. This year, Todd again traveled to Southern California to help decorate floats for the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.” He worked on two floats and both won major awards. “Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker” won the “Extraordinaire Trophy” for the “most spectacular float.”

The Economic Resource Council has leased 26,000 square feet of space for its new Sierra Digital Media Center that is designed to attract high-tech firms to the area. It is next door to Streicher House in Nevada City, which “feeds the chronic homeless and serves people in need.”

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce named Tim Brown the recipient of the 2016 Eliza Kilroy Award for outstanding community service. He was honored for his dedication to Nevada City and his support of local organizations, services that have included organizing community parades and volunteering for the Nevada City Police Department. Other recipients of the annual awards include Cynthia Levesque, winner of the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award; Danny McCammon, the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award; and Chris Crocket, the Live Music Award. Also, The Annex at 231 Broad St., was noted with the Annual Stan Halls Architectural Award and the Inn Town Campground was honored with the W.  Lon Cooper New Construction Award. The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Installation and Awards banquet Feb. 4 at the Miner’s Foundry.

Karen Marinovich has been named the new coordinator of the Nevada County Falls Prevention Coalition, replacing Cynthia Schuetz, who retired last month.

In last November’s coat drive, the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City collected 52 jackets, 38 fleece zips and vests, 30 sweaters, 22 hoodies, 12 pairs of gloves, three snowsuits, 19 hats/caps, 15 scarves and two pairs of snow boots. The clothing was donated to Hospitality House for homeless people in the community. Accepting the donations last month was Rochelle Rountree, center, manager of the Hospitality House Bread and Roses Thrift Store. She is flanked by 49er Rotarians Holly Hermansen, Jody Osceola, Whitewater Willie (the club’s Duck Race mascot) and Club President Dick Law.





Accepting Rotary coat donations last month was Rochelle Rountree, center, manager of Hospitality House Bread and Roses Thrift Store. She is flanked by 49er Rotarians Holly  Hermansen, Jody Osceola, Whitewater
Willie (the club’s Duck Race mascot) and Club President Dick Law.
Photo by Dave Carter
 

The Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, which offers creative amenities like these luxury tents, will be honored with the W. Lon Cooper New Construction Award at the Chamber’s Installation and Awards banquet in February.
Photo by Simon Weller Photography