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| i llmin mll imiBilnllmU Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 11A What makes a childcare home or preschool environ- mentally healthy for chil- dren? How can educators and parents reduce children's ex- posure to harmful chemicals, allergens and unsafe plastics? Phil Boise will be answering these questions and more at the Going Green in Early Childhood Settings workshop Saturday, Sept. 11, at Feather River College. Sustainable FRC presents this daylong training, designed for childcare pro- viders, preschool and elemen- tary school staff, and parents who want to rethink their use of everyday cleaning prod- ucts around young children with developing physical, neurological and cognitive connections. Registration is $20 and will The East Quincy Mer- chants Association will host a community yard sale Satur- day, Aug. 28, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. along Highway 70 in East Quincy. The event is a fundraiser for the Quincy Arbor Trail, also known as the bike path. According to project coor- dinator Nanci Lure of Shear Pleasure, the merchants asso- ciation began to look at ways to create a more vital busi- ness district in East Quincy about three years ago. The group felt the mixed-use area had no real identity. The Graeagle Lions Club will present the second annual Hoedown-at-the-Barn on Sat- urday, Sept::~/at the Corner Barn, Higl%vay 89 at 70, in Blairsden. Once again the Chester- based Stone & Straw Band will play. Last year's sold-out- crowd was very enthusiastic about the band and its music, and the Lions Club is happy to welcome it back. There will be a no-host beer and wine bar beginning at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6. This year's dinner will include grilled New York steak. Plus there will be a grand door prize, included in the ticket price, and drawing prizes. The Graeagle Lions Club invites the public to join the fun. Tickets, $24, are available at Plumas Bank in ! It include lunch, workshop materials and a copy of the Go Green Rating Scale. Space is limited. To register, con- tact PRS-Child Care Resource and Referral at 283-4453. Boise is the nationally rec- ognized author of the Go Green Rating Scale, which aids childcare providers and preschool staff in assessing the healthiness of their environment for growing children. His message, "It's a challenge to understand what's safe, environmentally friendly and healthy. You need a navigator to provide standards and measure a clear road map toward green so you can make a plan and get on with it." The Going Green workshop will feature examples of & One way to change that would be to make landscap- ing improvements, which led to the idea to tie into the county's fall leaf-peeper promotions. Organizers plan to plant aspens, maples and oaks along the East Quincy section of Highway 70. Caltrans has agreed to do the digging and the county road department has volunteered drip lines, saving the project consider- able money. Estimated cost for the trees is $4,000 and another $2,000 for hardscape rock to cover healthy and unsafe practices and products to help ensure a child-protective environ- ment. The afternoon session will include an assessment of a local child development center. Phil Boise graduated from U.C.-Santa Cruz and holds degrees in biology and envi- ronmental studies. His clients have included childcare pro- grams, schools, parks and senior programs. He is the director of Green- Care for Children, a program that focuses on reducing environmental hazards in the child care industry. The Going Green workshop is s~)onsored by Feather River College, Local Child Care Planning Council and PRS-Child Care Resource and Referral. the area between Fair- grounds Road and Mill Creek Road. The community yard sale is in itsthird year and has raised approximately $3,000. to date. Individual vendors are asked to give a minimum of $5 per table and groups $25 toward the project. Booths will line the streets along Highway 70 in front of homes and storefronts. To sign up or for more information, call Lure at 283-1361 or e-mail momnan- cirpcvl@yahoo.com. down Sept. 4 Portola, The Graeagle Out- post and at Feathers in Graeagle. Will-call tickets, which will be waiting for at the door, are available by calling Nancy Warmby at 836-0118. Organizers encour- age folks to purchase tickets early so they can order enough food for all. For the past 20 years the Lions Club has served the community with time and money through a variety of projects and donations. A few of the Lions local causes include scholarships for Portola High graduates, vision aid for children and seniors, support for the Food Bank, Project Santa, Portola Library and Sober Grad Night. In addition, the Lions donate time and energy to an annual trail maintenance day at Frazier Falls, Highway 89 BUILD IT, FIX IT, REMODEL IT We Care About You! No Job Too Big or Too Small Steve Kreth Insured CA License #907193 Bus: 530-836-0870 Cell: 249-3126 The kids are back in school! Come out to play before the bus rolls home! Mon.- Sat. 10- 5 Sun. 10- 4 Hwy 89, Crescent Mills, CA 284-6016 II Check Ol t Our i PL SNEWS.COM clean-up in the Clio area and a day of distributing holiday baskets at the annual EPCAN/Food Bank project: This year the club fielded its own team, Lions Pride, at the Relay For Life. For more information on the Graeagle Lions Club, call president Mike Moore at 832-0104 or membership chair Duane Benedict at 836-0790. Plumas County Road Department crewmem~ers install a new radar-enabled speed limit sign on Main Street, where residents have been waiting at least two decades for something to be done about drivers zooming through their neighborhood and by a commonly used school access point at the ball field. A school zone sign will be added. Photo by Alicia Knadler Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor aknadler@plumasnews.com The speed limit on Main Street in Greenville changed back to 25 mph last week, along the stretch from Bush Street almost to the junction of North Valley and Williams Valley roads. It had been posted with 30 mph signs since February 2006, when several residents were vocal in their protests. Especially upset were those who lived near the school ball field, which is al- so a path to the Greenville schools, regularly used by students and pedestrians taking a shortcut across town. After more than four years, the speed limit was returned to 25 mph, and county road crewmembers installed new solar-powered, radar speed signs to replace Driveway Slurry Sealing Hot Melted Crack Filling LEWIS P. BECK JR. Serving Plumas County since 1993 3454 Hwy 70 Oroville, CA 95965 LicL #669409 4 Generations Of Local Family Farming Be Habla Sod. Pavers Espa ol Supplies Retaining ~f WESTERN TI wa,s AN.D ARDSCAPES NEVADA'S FINEST SINCE 1978... We grow it just for you The lndustry's Choice For Award Winning Sod Visit Our Showroom 465 Tacchino St., Reno (Off 1-80 and 4th St.) We deliver Monday. Saturday 775 800 westernturf.com the old 30 mph signs. The signs went in close to where the others were locat- ed, one by Bush Street for those leaving Greenville, and one for those approach- ing Greenville a short dis- tance after ttie junction of Williams Valley and North Valley roads. "As a public safety issue, I have been trying to get this stretch of Main Street down to a 25-mph zone for 18 years," District 2 Supervisor Robert Meacher said. "Until now, I have not been able to convince the implementing agencies that this was a doable project." He added, th~speed issue through this part of Green- ville has been a "bone of contention" for many years between residents and the county. "I am pleased that it has finally become a reality," he finished. "As with so many things in public service, persistence, perseverance, and the patience of Job have been key to seeing this project through." Besides the standard speed limit sign, a radar- feedback "Your Speed" message will advise mo- torists of their current speed. A separate "School Zone" sign will also be attached. The modern, electric signs can be used because the Plumas Unified School Dis- trict property extends to Main Stree~ and provides access to the schools and their athletic fields, which thereby classifies that por- tion of Main Street as a school zone, according to Plumas County Public Works officials. The Plumas County Transportation Commission funded the new signs and their installation. BRENDA LANDRY GRAEAGLE 836-7299 LICENSED & BONDED LIC. # 2010-000133 Not enough time in your weekend? J's can on Always open on Saturdays/ Log Splitters Trenchers Chippers * Skid Steers Brush Cutters Ride-on Mowers Lawn Vacuum/Mulcher Come,see our long list of Big Boy Toys! 55 Delleker Dr., Portola P