SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: It was a tasteful affair |


Bronze medalist Krysta Palmer and David Dinsmore of the US pose with their medals during the medal ceremony of the synchronised swimming mixed duet technical final of FINA Swimming World Championships 2017 in Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)
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The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Advocates to End Domestic Violence and all the restaurants, businesses, entertainment and customers for organizing and participating in a Taste of Downtown.

SILVER DOLLAR: Maybe this deserves a wooden nickel, too, since it’s been a project about 50 years in the planning, but thankfully the final portion of the I-580 freeway bypass in South Carson City is opening. Pedestrians had a chance to walk, bike or run that portion of the freeway on Saturday.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Dayton High graduate J.J. Ply for qualifying for the AAU Nationals in the decathlon. Ply is one of the top decathletes in the nation in his age group.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson City’s Colleen Crum for her project in providing books to children in Haiti.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson City’s Krysta Palmer who won a bronze medal in mixed diving at the World Championships.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson City’s George Herrick, a Vietnam veteran, who’s retiring from the Zephry Cove Safeway after 46 years with the company.