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By
Karen Newell Young
& Stacy Drake

Around Town


Around Town features news from local residents and organizations. You can send news of noteworthy achievements, honors, awards and scholarships to karen.newell.young@ gmail.com or stacy@nevadacityadvocate.com.

Paul Emery,
musician, pro-
ducer, and KVMR
news director and broadcaster, has been named the 27th Col. William Lambert Award winner. His selection was announced by The Famous Marching President’s founder and organizer David “Sparky” Parker. Emery was honored for his many efforts to bring musical productions, promote local musicians and bring outstanding musicians and bands to Nevada City. The Famous Marching Presidents announce the award each year just before the annual Constitution Day Parade. This year’s 50th annual parade begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, on Broad Street.

The Children’s Festival, held annually in Pioneer Park in July, saw a record 2,700 volunteers this year. Sponsored in part by Nevada City Rotary, planners begin working in January preparing craft tables and entertainment for the summer event. Volunteers for next year’s event on July 21 are still needed. Call Roseanne Burke at 530-470-8832 for more information.

Sierra Stages has received five Elly Awards nominations for the 2015-16 season. The winners will be announced in September. “The Producers” received nominations for Jay Barker for supporting male lead; George Jayne for choreography; Eileen Beaver for costumes; and Greg Cameron for sound designs. “The Last Five Years” received one nomination for Jailyn Tafolla for sound design. Sierra Stages is now rehearsing for its next show, “Dead Man’s Calling” which will be staged Sept. 29 through Oct. 16 at Off Center Stage. For more information, call 530-346-3210.

TouchDown Productions founder Gil Dominguez and his wife Lyn recently celebrated 20 years of covering Nevada County events. The family-run business broadcasts parades, concerts, Friday night football, elections and noteworthy events throughout western Nevada County on public access TV. Dominguez, a Chico State graduate, worked as a technical director for a television station in Anaheim for 17 years before settling in Nevada County and focusing his lens on local life.

After volunteering for several years at AminalSave and the Grass Valley Animal Shelter, Caralyn Davis was recently sworn in as the new Grass Valley Animal Control Officer.

LeeAnn Brook celebrated the one-year anniversary of her new digs with friends and fans at the Nevada City Winery, followed by an open house at Leeann Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St.

For years, John Taylor, a former Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner and longtime Nevada City Rotarian, purchased a lamb or goat on behalf of Nevada City Rotary to support local youth. Since his death in 2015, Nevada City Rotary is keeping his memory and commitment to youth alive through the John Taylor Memorial Jr. Livestock Scholarship. This year, Emma Lawless of Nevada Union FFA raised her market goat Harley, which was purchased by Nevada City Rotary for this year’s John Taylor Memorial Jr. Livestock Scholarship.

Speaking of the Nevada County Fair, 95-year-old floriculturist Margaret Good received the Director’s Ribbon from the Fair. She has entered exhibits in the floriculture division of the fair for 46 years. This year, she submitted 34 entries.

Dave Carter, journalist and member of the 49er Rotary Club, turned 70 in July with a surprise party at Perry’s in San Francisco and a Giants game with friends and family.