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Culinary Staycations: World travel at home

Culinary Staycations: World travel at home

MANY PEOPLE DREAM OF a culinary vacation to France, Italy, China or Thailand. But it’s also possible to explore the world from home, in a cook- ing class or a night out with ethnic cuisine. Our region offers a growing number of experiences to explore the cuisines of the world—from hands-on cooking classes, underground and...

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Visit Nevada City for Fall Colors and Victorian Christmas

Visit Nevada City for Fall Colors and Victorian Christmas

WHETHER IT’S FOR FALL COLORS, Halloween or Thanksgiving festivities, or Victorian Christmas, Nevada City is a perfect getaway this time of year. The Gold Rush town is famous for showcasing the red, orange and gold colored leaves of autumn. “Nevada City, a historical landmark, is an idyllic town brimming with charm,” wrote TheCultureTrip.com, recently naming it...

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Nisenan Heritage 2015 on Nov. 6-7: Honoring our past

Oct 26, 2015
Nisenan Heritage 2015 on Nov. 6-7: Honoring our past

THE NISENAN PEOPLES OF THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS welcome their community to the 6th annual Nisenan Heritage Day celebration at the Grass Valley campus of Sierra College, November 6-7. Learn the history of the tribe and their stunning journey through time. This is a story of enormous challenges and triumphant survival through California’s distant eons and...

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Sierra Vintners’ wine trails are May 14, July 16 and Sept. 24, 2016

Sierra Vintners’ wine trails are May 14, July 16 and Sept. 24, 2016

Sierra Vintners’ regional wine trails are May 14, July 16 and September 24 in 2016. The May 14 wine trail is Amour Privé, Bear River, Fawnridge, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, Naggiar, Sierra Knolls and Viña Castellano. The July 16 trail features Avanguardia, Bent Metal, Coufos Cellars, Grant Marie, Gray one, Pilot Peak and Szabo. The September 24...

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Holiday Fairs & Festivals in the Sierra Foothills

Holiday Fairs & Festivals in the Sierra Foothills

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS IN NEVADA CITY Sundays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 1:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 16, 23, 5-9 p.m. Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a Christmas card come to life. The annual, family tradition features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory...

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Epic burgers in the Sierra Foothills

Epic burgers in the Sierra Foothills

When it comes to burgers, In-N-Out Burger in the West and Shake Shack on the East Coast have cult-like followings. But our local restaurants create some epic burgers, made with organic and local ingredients. Some examples: CHRISTINA’S AMERICAN BISTRO The flame-broiled Kobe-style bistro burger features Wagu Kobe-style beef and caramelized shallots, topped with cheddar and onion...

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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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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

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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

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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...

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