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Video: Watch Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong win gold at Winter Paralympics

Video: Watch Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong win gold at Winter Paralympics

Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong’s gold-medal performance at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has now been recorded in a YouTube video. Evan’s family owns The Fix for Foodies restaurant in Nevada City: (Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America)

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Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, lakes...

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Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains. Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli...

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Nevada City restaurants offer “Gratitude Bowls” to hungry people in need

Nevada City restaurants offer “Gratitude Bowls” to hungry people in need

The Gratitude Bowls project is starting off as a 100 bowl pilot program beginning in March 2014 in a California community. The Gratitude Bowls project is partnering with restaurants to provide free, nourishing meals to people in need. Cooks use ingredients they have in abundance to create the gratitude bowls meals. Depending on seating...

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Springtime at Ananda tulip bulb garden open house starts April 12

Springtime at Ananda tulip bulb garden open house starts April 12

THE TULIP FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND is world-renowned. But the foothills has its own stunning display of tulips, at Ananda Village outside of Nevada City. The yearly event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors, to see more than 10,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas. This year’s Springtime at Ananda tulip...

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Emily’s Catering & Cakes is moving to Colfax Avenue neighborhood in Grass Valley

Emily’s Catering & Cakes is moving to Colfax Avenue neighborhood in Grass Valley

Emily’s Catering & Cakes is moving to 421 Colfax Hwy., Grass Valley, formerly the location Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli in 2014. The new location will feature a retail display case with fresh never frozen cakes, cupcakes, pies and other specialty desserts. For the first time ever, Emily’s will have a storefront featuring cakes and...

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CATS presents Miss Saigon from April 10-May 10 in Nevada City

CATS presents Miss Saigon from April 10-May 10 in Nevada City

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE TONY-AWARD WINNING MUSICAL Miss Saigon is coming to the Sierra Foothills this spring. Miss Saigon is being presented from April 10-May 10 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “CATS is excited about bringing this musical to the foothills” for the group’s 20th anniversary production, says Executive Director Jeannie...

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Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra turns 20

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra turns 20

FEW GROUPS EXEMPLIFY THE INVENTIVE AND visionary spirit of the region’s arts and culture scene more than Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. From modest beginnings, CATS has grown to become one of the foothills’ most respected theatre and arts and culture groups, thanks to dedication, talent and...

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Après Ski in the Foothills

Après Ski in the Foothills

THOUGH MOUNTAIN RESORTS ARE APPEALING, some people would rather stay out of the snow and take day-trips to the slopes. Après Ski Denver now has a following. Here’s a locals’ secret in the Sierra foothills— Nevada City, Grass Valley and Auburn are “snowless” escapes—but only a one-hour drive to Sugar Bowl Resort and Royal Gorge...

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Siteline Architecture: a fresh & local designer in Nevada County

Siteline Architecture: a fresh & local designer in Nevada County

OUR REGION HAS SOME SIGNATURE architects, designers and builders: Bruce Olson for “old-style” Lake Tahoe; Michael Kent Murphy for historical renovation such as Auburn Alehouse; and Ward-Young Architects for the HGTV Dream Home in Truckee. Nevada City is home to Siteline Architecture, which has been instrumental in designing new buildings and historical renovation in Nevada, Placer...



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