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Watch a trailer for the “Making of the Madrigal” movie at Nevada Union High

Watch a trailer for the “Making of the Madrigal” movie at Nevada Union High

The Nevada Union High School Choir’s Madrigal Dinner in Grass Valley (Nevada County CA) is an event that defies description. It is part concert, part history lesson, part dinner, part comedy routine, and so much more. But there is one thing that Madrigal Dinner is for sure: completely transportive. Transportive to not just another...

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Watch a trailer for the “Making of the Madrigal” movie at Nevada Union High

Watch a trailer for the “Making of the Madrigal” movie at Nevada Union High

The Nevada Union High School Choir’s Madrigal Dinner in Grass Valley (Nevada County CA) is an event that defies description. It is part concert, part history lesson, part dinner, part comedy routine, and so much more. But there is one thing that Madrigal Dinner is for sure: completely transportive. Transportive to not just another...

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CATS presents “Chinglish” on April 7-30 in Nevada City

Mar 2, 2016
CATS presents “Chinglish” on April 7-30 in Nevada City

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE MIX CHINESE AND ENGLISH? You get Chinglish. Translating from Chinese to English often results in confusion and unintentional humor. For example, public signs that are supposed to advise English speakers to “be careful not to slip and fall” wind up reading “slip carefully” because of mistranslation. English travelers to China often...

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Lefty’s Grill now serves cocktails to go with its imaginative dinner menu

Lefty’s Grill now serves cocktails to go with its imaginative dinner menu

On Valentine’s Day, Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City began serving cocktails to go with its imaginative dinner menu, another milestone in its eight-year history. This week we visited with Chef John Cammack, a co-owner and one of the “left handed chefs,” at the popular Nevada City restaurant to discuss the cocktail program, as well...

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Nevada City’s Stonehouse to become culinary arts destination under new owner

Nevada City’s Stonehouse to become culinary arts destination under new owner

Jonathan Rowe, founder and CEO of event venue The Village and video production company Madrone Studios in San Francisco, has bought the historic Stonehouse building in Nevada City, he told our magazine. Rowe plans to revitalize the Stonehouse as a destination for culinary artistry, a tapas bar, visiting chefs, weddings and events. We spoke with...

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Chef’s Notes: Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s

Chef’s Notes: Stonehouse could be revitalized in New Year, cocktails at Lefty’s

Here’s a sampling of what’s new in our region’s dining scene: STONEHOUSE The historic Stonehouse building, across the street from Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City, could be revitalized in the New Year as a destination for culinary artistry, a tapas bar, visiting chefs, weddings, events and more, we’ve learned. Jonathan Rowe, founder and CEO of The...

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Nevada City named one of the top 15 small cities in California

Nevada City named one of the top 15 small cities in California

“When thinking of California, many people are familiar with cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The Golden State is also home to many picturesque small towns and villages that will inspire every visitor,” according to 101USA.com. “We’ve put together a list of some of the loveliest places to be found...

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New Michael Moore film has Northern California premiere in Grass Valley

New Michael Moore film has Northern California premiere in Grass Valley

The Bridge Street Project presents – Michael Moore’s latest film, “Where to Invade Next” for a special showing on Tuesday, February 9 at 7p.m. at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley. Michael will be available afterwards for questions via skype. “Where to Invade Next” is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which...

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Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

This weekend’s winter storms got the South Yuba River roaring back to life. A warm, wet storm, which forecasters described as an “atmospheric river,” drenched the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra. Snow fell at higher elevations — near 8,000 feet. The rushing South Yuba River, visible in both Nevada County, CA, and Placer County,...

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Food Trends: What’s hot for 2016

Food Trends: What’s hot for 2016

LOCAL SOURCING OF PRODUCE, meat and seafood are among the top restaurant trends for 2016, according to the National Restaurant Association’s annual culinary forecast. The survey, focusing on the responses of nearly 1,600 chefs, also identified continued interest in environmental sustainability as a trend. Locally sourced meat and seafood rank at the top of the...

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