The community is stunned with the news of the passing of John Kane this past weekend. John was the owner of Kane’s Restaurant in Grass Valley, taking a brick building no history of success, and turning it into a main hub for eating and socializing in Grass Valley’s downtown. That did not happen overnight, and it did not happen just because of great food or happy hour drink specials. It happened because of the man, John Kane. John was a great businessman with keen instincts on giving the people what they wanted. He also embraced this community like few others have in such a short time, donating his time, his talents, and his facilities to so many non-profits. He hosted our annual Penny Pitch. The Cornish Choir was back on the radio from his restaurant on Christmas Eve. It might be tough for us here at KNCO to deal with John’s passing, but nothing compared to his Maria, John’s children, and his extended family…the staff at Kane’s Restaurant. My prayer is for peace to all of them during this time of mourning. Kane’s will continue on, and a great way to show your love and support, is to continue to patronize the restaurant in the day, weeks and months ahead. But no doubt… I will miss you, Johnny.
AdministratorTom Fitzsimmons is the Program Director for Nevada County Broadcasters, and morning show host at KNCO NewsTalk 830, but his favorite job is being husband to Roxanne and Dad to his daughter's Katie and Kelly, and step dad to Tyson and Megan. Tom and Roxanne just became grandparents with the birth of Megan's daughter, Hazel Virginia. Tom also is the voice of High School Football and Basketball play by play. His hobbies include playing and watching all sports and taking long hikes both locally and in the Sierras with his dog, Angel. He also has taken up distance running and just started to get into road cycling.
Posted: Jul. 29, 2013 9:42 AM PST