Volunteers Needed for Preservation Conference


The California Preservation Foundation is holding their 35th annual California Preservation Conference in Nevada City and Grass Valley from May 12-15th. Volunteer to assist with the conference, and you can hear expert presentations for free.

The Conference is entitled: “The Sierra Nevada: Preserving A Sense of Place”. Some of the presentations include: “Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills”: Uncovering Nuggets for Melding Economic Development and Preservation, Past is Prologue: Preservation as a Sustainable Solution, Heritage Tourism: Refresh and Improve your Community’s “Brand” for Heritage Tourism Promotion, and more.

Volunteers are needed to help with many conference tasks including registration, monitoring, providing information, handling paperwork, and more. Volunteers may attend the Conference Educational Sessions and Plenary Session for free, based on the number of hours volunteered. In addition, volunteers will be invited to a Thank-You Event which will take place after the Conference.

Members of the public who are not California Preservation Foundation members may also get tickets to attend the numerous educational sessions and workshops presented by experts.

The Conference will also feature continuing education credits for qualifying specialties, exclusive tours that highlight Nevada County’s rich history, architecture, and natural beauty, and special events in Nevada County’s most historical locations.

To find out more about volunteering contact Cathy Whittlesey at 530-265-2692 or cathy@nevadacitychamber.com. For more information on the conference, see the California Preservation Foundation’s website.

Google high speed Internet March a Success

Wilfried Wietstock, Professional Photographer • wilfriedwietstockphotographer@wildblue.net
Wilfried Wietstock, Professional Photographer • wilfriedwietstockphotographer@wildblue.net

Nevada City’s 95959google event on March 14th was a huge success. Over 200 locals participated in an effort to convince Google that Nevada City would be the best candidate for its Fiber for Communities project. If selected, the test city will receive super high speed Internet access in exchange for helping Google test its technology.

This Googlebits for 95959 video explains why Nevada City is the best candidate for the high speed Internet project:

California Preservation Conference May 12-15th

HistConfNevada City and Grass Valley will be the setting for the 2010 historical preservation conference “Preserving a Sense of Place”, to be held May 12-15th. Non-members of the California Preservation Foundation can also get tickets to enjoy the many educational sessions and workshops presented by more than 100 experts. Some topics include Melding Economic Development and Preservation, Discovering California Through Heritage Tourism, Local Character as Your Mother Lode, and much more.

For more information on the conference, check out the California Preservation Foundation.

Rich Brooks to be Grand Marshall

Coach Brooks
Rich Brooks will be the Grand Marshall for the Nevada City 4th of July Parade. Rich is the former head football coach at the University of Kentucky. Prior to Kentucky, he won the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award for national coach of the year after leading Oregon to the 1995 Rose Bowl.

The 4th of July parade “Hometown Heroes”, will be Sunday, July 4th at 2 p.m. in downtown Nevada City. Rich Brooks was born in Forest, near Alleghany, and attended local schools. For more information, see the Fourth of July.

95959 Google on Sunday March 14

95959google-flyerWe need your help!

Google is selecting cities to install super fast Internet access. To be selected, all we have to do is convince Google that they are welcome here and that we’ll help them test their new technology.

Part of our invitation to Google will be a video to be filmed Sunday, March 14 starting at 1pm.

It isn’t DSL. It isn’t Cable. It isn’t Satellite. Google’s project will use light to deliver Internet speed more than 100 times faster than current DSL and cable speeds. That’s 1 gigabit per second, which we’re calling a GoogleBit!

The benefits are more than just for families at home. The availability of super fast networks would be a huge competitive advantage for existing businesses and would attract new green businesses to complement our creative and high-tech residents.

Please participate and invite your Family and Friends. If you’re a member of a local organization, invite the rest of your group and make a fun afternoon of it!

Show up in Robinson Plaza, 132 Main Street, Nevada City, on Sunday, March 14 at 1pm to be an “extra” in our video invitation to Google and to find out more about the initiative. Google’s project would benefit all of Western Nevada County.

We’ll film the crowd marching up Broad Street, then end up at a community party at the Miners Foundry.

For more information, go to www.95959google.com

Print out the poster and help us post it around town!

A successful Google application will have great economic impact on our community. Help Us Make it Happen!!