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Peggy Levine to be saluted at North Star House
A celebration of life in honor of Peggy Levine will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at the North Star House from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Levine – artist, community volunteer, historic preservationist – died at age 72 on Sept. 25 of complications from leukemia.

Levine had a seemingly endless list of interests and outlets where she trained her energy. She helped found the Nevada County Arts Council, served on the boards of the Foothill Theatre Company and the Center for the Arts, was a member of the Grass Valley Historical Commission, the Ladies Relief Society and Sierra College Foundation, and conducted fundraising for Music in the Mountains. She was also part owner of the Holbrook Hotel and she and her husband, Howard Levine, now mayor of Grass Valley, remodeled and lived in the Swan Levine House in downtown Grass Valley.

In 2006, she joined the North Star Historic Conservancy where she oversaw the refurbishing of the Julia Morgan-designed historic building near the Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

The Conservancy published a statement upon her passing: “Peggy will always be fondly remembered for her generosity, warmth, spirit and incredible philanthropic efforts. Everyone she met was soon her friend and potential recruit for one of her many community projects,” the Conservancy stated. “We were blessed to have her talents and dedication so focused on restoring the North Star House. Through her vision and efforts, the North Star House and historic grounds were conserved for posterity and are now transitioning into a cultural event center. Our memories of Peggy will remain strong, as she was a force of nature unmatched in our community, but we will truly miss her,” the statement from the Board of Directors of the Conservancy continued.

Peggy Levine