Hollie Grimaldi-Flores

Hollie Grimaldi-Flores


Hollie Grimaldi Flores was born in Binghamton, New York and raised in a nearby suburb, Vestal. She is the youngest of seven children. In 1985 Hollie moved to California with a degree in radio and television production out of Syracuse, NY. She worked for an award winning video production company, David Watts Productions, in San Francisco and for the writer of a top weekly radio show, Countdown USA in Marin County as well as for KRCB-TV, a public access television station in Rohnert Park, CA before moving to Grass Valley in 1995. After relocating to Nevada County, Hollie worked in a mechanical engineering firm and eventually started her own bookkeeping business before deciding to pursue a return to her first love  broadcasting. Hollie is past president of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley and the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. Hollie has two children from a previous marriage. Trevor Daniel Wade born in 1990 and Courtney Taylor Wade born in 1994. She is married to Ernie Flores and is sharing the responsibility of raising five boys: Michael, Stephen, Nicholas, Christopher and Timothy aged 26 to 17 as well. When not at the station, Hollie enjoys spending time watching local sports, hiking at the river, reading and attending local events with friends.

Donating Blood

Each time I interview someone new during one of the three weekly On The Town interviews I take part in each week, whether it’s “Tell Me Something Good Mondays,” “Taking Care of Business Wednesdays” or “What’s Going On Fridays, ”  I almost always come away with a little more knowledge than I began with – which I hope is the case for the listeners as well.

A couple of years ago,  I met a community member who not only taught me a thing or two, but also spurred me to action.  That man, George Harper, has given gallons and gallons of blood over the years.  A cause he believes in strongly.  My thought was, “If this guy can give gallons, surely I can part with a pint.”  And so, I called BloodSource in Grass Valley and set up my first appointment.  It’s painless and takes very little time.  I encourage you to take the time to give this gift. I am reminded of this because I recently received this email:

We worked on blood drives at NUHS on 3/15 and BRHS on 3/22. The response of the students was exceptional.  NUHS’s drive netted 179 donations with 92 being first-time donors. BRHS students donated 84 pints of blood with 68 first-time donors. This shows that the great students, faculty and parents of this community know how important giving of one’s self truly is. If you would like to know where to donate blood, call (530) 477-1683 or (800) 995-4420.

Yes, George Harper is still at it.  Thank you to someone who gives and encourages others to give as well.


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