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.

Feeling a bit like the holidays

I love the holiday season – usually – but this year I have been having a little trouble getting into the spirit of things. To date, I have purchased one gift and getting the tree up and all of the decorations out, felt more like a chore than a joy. Granted, my two children have moved out of the area recently and my other kids (as opposed to step kids) are all over eighteen now so creating the magic takes a bit more effort.

But, I started my day today recording holiday greetings for a local company and will end the day at Cornish Christmas in downtown Grass Valley. In between, I will interview the folks at the Salvation Army and Marine Corp League to talk about the need for toys for area children and later will be encouraging you to drop off Coats for Kids at a local bank on Sutton Way. In our lobby, people are filling the wishes and needs found on a Christmas tree for Women of Worth and a donation jar is filling as people respond to the need of a single Mom who is raising a daughter recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The spirit and generosity of our community is out in full force and it has made its way into my heart as well. If you are feeling a little bit of the Bah Hum Bug, may I suggest giving to any of the groups I mentioned or just take a walk down Mill Street in Grass Valley or Broad Street in Nevada City.

Whatever your circumstance, be sure to take a moment and be grateful. We live in a very special place.

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