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2014 award winners at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

2014 award winners at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

People’s Choice Award Xmas Without China Best of Festival Gasland II Spirit of Activism The Last Ocean Most Inspiring Adventure Film Maiden Trip Best in Theme Uranium Drive-In Best Short Short The Story of Solutions Jury Award Bringing It Home Jury Award Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Student Filmmaker Award Slater Jewell-Kemker, An Inconvenient Youth John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award Christopher McCloud, Standing on Sacred Ground Honorable Mentions Backyard North of the Sun Xmas...

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Sculptor, Gallery Owner John Mowen has died

Jan 13, 2014
Sculptor, Gallery Owner John Mowen has died

John Mowen, the popular sculptor and gallery owner, died on Sunday in Grass Valley after a terminal illness, his friends and family said. We will miss John deeply — his intelligence, cheerful personality and imaginative artwork. John owned Mowen Solinsky Gallery in Nevada City. The Mowen Solinsky Gallery, whose doors opened in 2004 in a restored...

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“Squid Row Yarn Bomb” celebrates the South Yuba River Watershed

Jan 11, 2014
“Squid Row Yarn Bomb” celebrates the South Yuba River Watershed

“The Squid Row Yarn Bomb,” created by The Nevada County Yarn Bombers, a group of local artists interested in community and public art, is a celebration of the South Yuba River Watershed, salmon restoration, and recycling. The star of the installation is “Sal Weiwei,” a giant salmon crocheted by Nancy Nelson entirely from...

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Paul Emery’s Nevada City Live Winter 2014

Jan 9, 2014

Back by popular demand, the Nevada City Live concert series returns this winter to the Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City for three weekends of song, dance

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Taqueiria opens in Grass Valley

Jan 9, 2014

Gold Rush Burgers and Barbecue, owned by Bob and Donna Tonnies at 108 E. Main St., Grass Valley, has expanded its menu and is offering

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Golfers raise $2,600 for mammograms

Jan 9, 2014

Members of the Alta Sierra Women’s Golf Club present a $2,600 check to Dr. Melisa Agness at Insight Imaging in Grass Valley. The money, which

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Friar Tuck’s restaurant in Nevada City turns 40

Friar Tuck’s restaurant in Nevada City turns 40

Editor’s note: Friar Tucks, an iconic restaurant in our County, turns 40 this week. This is from their website: Friar Tuck’s was created by Greg Cook in the winter of 1973 as a small restaurant that was in part of the area that is now the bar. The initial investment was about $5,000. Half sawn...

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival taking place Jan. 9-12

Wild & Scenic Film Festival taking place Jan. 9-12

EACH JANUARY, THE FOOTHILLS HOSTS one of the nation’s premier environmental film festivals. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by the South Yuba River Citizens League, draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists and world adventurers to Nevada City and Grass Valley. The 12th annual festival takes place Thurs.-Sun., January 9-12, largely at historic venues...

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How “New Domesticity” is revitalizing our cooking culture

How “New Domesticity” is revitalizing our cooking culture

“We’re all baking brownies again.” In the popular book Homeward Bound, author Emily Matchar writes about “new domesticity”—our longing for the old-fashioned, the homemade, the authentic. Nowhere is it more prevalent than in our food culture, which often leads to more time in the kitchen (for both genders). “The motivations behind New Domesticity are varied:...

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Paleo menu at JAX in Truckee: “Tahoe’s most paleo-friendly restaurant”

Paleo menu at JAX in Truckee: “Tahoe’s most paleo-friendly restaurant”

The Paleo Diet — also known as the Caveman or Stone-Age diet — was the most searched-for diet of the year on Google, thanks to its growing popularity among both mainstream eaters and bodybuilders and CrossFitters alike. Centered on commonly available modern foods, the contemporary “Paleolithic diet” consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats,...



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