By Meg Upton
I’m never quite sure why the Indian Valley Community Pool in Taylorsville is so near and dear to my heart but it is. Is it even summer till Ramona Eaglesmith yells at you from the side of the pool to pick up the pace in water aerobics reminding you that you’re a few beats behind? I don’t even think I got to go to the pool last year but maybe once? Twice? I for one am glad to see it back open. I know they will need volunteers to keep things running smoothly—if you have the time, please consider it. I know I’ll also miss the late Jocelyn Cote swimming and quipping on politics in the pool.
We’re lucky to be so small a community to still have a pool option. If you’re like me and don’t like swimming in lakes, the pool is truly a respite of summer in the valley and give when the fundraisers (luau) comes around. The pool has raised up generations of swimmers through its swim lessons too. Opening day is June 27 and the pool will be in operation first for swim lessons then for water aerobics.
Have you seen the new ‘hot dog’ vendor on Pine Street? Downtown Greenville might soon have more food options than other towns in the area and I’m all for it. The downtown spot of businesses are happening and if you haven’t ventured downtown in awhile, now is a good time to do so and support local vendors trying to bring back business in downtown. Much luck to Wanda Carpenter.
As usual, if you have an announcement to make or an event happening, shoot a press release or email over to [email protected] and we’ll be glad to put it in next week’s column.
There’s still some room left for kids at the Healing through the Arts Summer Camp is happening for ages 5 through 10 at Indian Valley Academy in Taylorsville from June 27 to July 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Sue Weber at (530) 258-6634 or email her at [email protected]. The summer camp is available through a partnership between Mountain Passages, Plumas Strong, Plumas Rural Services, and Plumas Charter School. Come fill your child’s day with arts, play, games, crafts, and snacks!
PG&E Mobile Help Center
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hosting a mobile customer help center in Greenville where customers can get in-person answers to questions about obtaining power while rebuilding structures after the Dixie Fire.
The mobile help center will be at Greenville Junior-Senior High School’s parking lot along Crescent Street on Tuesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. Staff will answer questions and provide information on re-establishing energy services for rebuilt homes and businesses. PG&E representatives can walk customers through the process of getting temporary and permanent power, as well as ask questions about tree removals.
PG&E urges customers to apply for electric service after obtaining building permits from the county building depart-ments when rebuilding or needing temporary power at a property. Applying for electric service is not part of the county’s application process nor is it automatic.
For eligible customers impacted by a wildfire, PG&E will connect and disconnect temporary electric service at no cost until a permanent electric meter is installed.
Customers impacted by wildfires who are going to rebuild or have questions are urged to contact PG&E early and apply for temporary power by visiting www.pge.com/cco or email [email protected].
Greenville Little League
A round of applause for Greenville Little League’s 8- to 10-year-old California District 48 Champions.
Turning Wheels for Kids, a program of the Valley Medical Center Foundation (VMCF) at Santa Clara Valley Medical System in San Jose donated 47 refurbished bikes to children who lost their bikes in the Dixie Fire. Silicon Valley Bike Exchange, donated about the half bikes and the TWFK charity donated the rest and refurbished all of them.
Volunteer Tom Shoup delivered them to Ryan Schramel of Plumas Strong in Taylorsville to distribute the bikes.
It’s pool time, and as such volunteers are needed. Today at 4 p.m. there’s a pool work day where volunteers can help get the pool situated for opening day. They need help pulling out tables and chairs, pulling weeds and tidying up the park.
The first session of swim school is from June 28 to July 8 and has all levels full with the exception of the parent/tot class. There are still openings for most levels in the second session. More information about this can be found on the Indian Valley Community Pool facebook page or contact Niki Hammerich at [email protected].
Water Aerobics will start Monday, June 27 at 5:15 p.m. and will run Monday through Thursdays. It’s $7 a class, with a 10-session card that can be purchased at a discount.
Plumas County Library is hosting its annual Summer Reading Program from June 13 to August 13. As each child reaches their reading goal each week, they may pick up a prize from their local branch and enter into a drawing for a gift card. Raffle winners will be announced at the end of the program in August. This is for children age 0-18. Greenville temporary branch hours are Thursdays from 11a.m. to 12 p.m. July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28. Greenville Branch is located at Greenville High School, room 402.
Wine and Cheese
The Mountain Valley Parent Club has a Wine and Cheese Night scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Genesee Store. The fundraiser for Indian Valley Academy programs is $50 a head. Tickets are available at the IVA school office or by calling (530) 284-7050.
Gold Diggers Planning Meeting
The next one is June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Green Meadows Community Room off Hot Springs Road.
The Rebuilding Greenville Resource Center (RGRC) has cooling assistance items in stock for Disaster Case Management Program clients who are residing in new living spaces. A variety of fans and air-conditioning units are now available. If you are not signed up for Disaster Case Management Services, please call (530) 283-2735, ext 883, or email [email protected] to complete an intake for the program prior to coming to the RGRC to pick up a free fan.
RGRC has free COVID-19 test kits, toiletries, food, home goods replacement items, first aid kits, and other over-the-counter medical supplies available. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.