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Nevada City Uncorked, a Historical Food and Wine Walk, is August 29th, 1-4pm

Aug 22, 2015
Nevada City Uncorked, a Historical Food and Wine Walk, is August 29th, 1-4pm

Can you walk and drink wine and the same time? ;) Next weekend, get uncorked in downtown Nevada City on August 29th! And thanks to my friend Rod Byers (wine educator and the event’s organizer) I have a press release to pass all the details along to you! -cg Nevada City Uncorked is a...

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Meet Queen (or King) Jennifer Ray of Nevada City

Meet Queen (or King) Jennifer Ray of Nevada City

Sure, we elect council members in our little towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley, but occasionally we elect (or appoint) royalty. The latest, according to what I see and hear at the council meetings and from its residents, is … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
The Streets of Nevada City

The Streets of Nevada City

First some pinheads on the Nevada City Council refused to reimburse race organizers for the Amgen Tour of California. (Joining other residents, we rallied and donated $250 to help out; what else are you going to do? Stiff the hard-working … Continue reading

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Wild & Scenic seeks environmental artwork for Film Festival

Wild & Scenic seeks environmental artwork for Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, is once again inviting all local and regional artists to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA during the film festival January 14-18, 2016. The film festival theme...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Tasting Notes: Sierra Starr celebrates 20th harvest, Nevada City Winery turns 35, winery dogs

Tasting Notes: Sierra Starr celebrates 20th harvest, Nevada City Winery turns 35, winery dogs

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR WINE WINNERS Gold-medal winners in the 2015 California State Fair Wine Competition included Avanguardia (Premiato), Double Oak Vineyards & Winery (Chardonnay), Le Casque (Sergent Dessert Wine), Mt. Vernon Winery (Cabernet Franc), Naggiar Vineyards (Sangiovese) and Nevada City Winery (Barbera). Medal winners also included Avanguardia (silver, two bronze), Ciotti Cellars (silver, bronze), Le Casque...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
CATS, Sierra Stages, LeGacy and Quest all nominated for Elly Awards

CATS, Sierra Stages, LeGacy and Quest all nominated for Elly Awards

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is a leader in nominations for Elly Awards in the 2014-15 season (eight in total), including a best overall production nomination for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The other local nominees include Sierra Stages (two), LeGacy Presents (four) and Quest Theaterworks (five, including best...

Nevada City Advocate
Nevada City Neighborhood to host simultaneous Yard Sales

Aug 1, 2015

Neighborhood sale! Nevada City, August 7-9; 14-16. 9am to 4pm! Live music and other Arts at our multi-block sale in the unique and diverse neighborhood

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

AN ABUNDANCE OF LAKES, RIVERS, streams and ponds have defined our region’s geography and culture for generations. This also is reflected in the landscaping and design around our homes and businesses: lush lawns, water features, water-loving trees and shrubs. But a prolonged drought is forcing us to rethink our commercial and residential landscapes, often the...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Placer and Nevada County CA ranked tops in nation for recreation

Placer and Nevada County CA ranked tops in nation for recreation

WHETHER IT’S BIKING, HIKING, camping, swimming or picnicking, Placer and Nevada Counties are ranked among America’s 50 best counties for outdoor activities, according to a new survey. Placer County ranked #36, Nevada County ranked #47 and El Dorado ranked #49 in the nation, according to Niche, which runs a popular ranking and review site. The...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Nevada County CA’s booming arts and culture scene

Nevada County CA’s booming arts and culture scene

CALIFORNIA IS WORLD RENOWNED FOR ITS arts and culture — from Hollywood, the Getty Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall in the south to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the Mondavi Center and Crocker Art Museum in the north. Our region, though smaller than a big city on the coast, is gaining more visibility as...

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