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Summer is prime time for farmers markets

Summer is prime time for farmers markets

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR FARMERS MARKETS, in our region and all across America. The USDA’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, celebrating the role of farmers markets in local economies. The markets create local jobs; return more of their sales to the local economy than grocery stores; and provide consumers with...

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Shakespeare, storytelling & serenades this summer

Shakespeare, storytelling & serenades this summer

July 8-Aug.21 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Entertainment, food, family and friends converge under the stars this summer as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival launches its 2016 season. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of “The Comedy...

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Visit Nevada City for an endless summer

Visit Nevada City for an endless summer

NEVADA CITY IS AN “ENDLESS SUMMER” destination. Located at 2,500-foot elevation, the days and evenings are cooler than in the Sacramento Valley. The Gold Rush-era town is home to the South Yuba River, known for its pristine swimming holes; Scotts Flat Reservoir, named one of the nation’s top spots for paddle boarding; and it...

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Sierra Stages presents “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Sierra Stages presents “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Sierra Stages continues its 2016 season with the devilishly delightful hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City this summer from July 14 through August 6, as well as the beguiling comedy “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley from September 29 through...

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Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Here’s a sampling of food and wine festivals in our region this summer: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 16 & SEPT. 24 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on scenic backroads in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near one another, reducing the driving time. The...

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Nevada City Winery’s new labels feature police dog by Kathryn Wronski

Nevada City Winery’s new labels feature police dog by Kathryn Wronski

We regularly feature the whimsical pet art of local artist Kathryn Wronski in our magazine. We also chose Kathryn’s pet artwork as one of the “mobile wallpapers” for our magazine’s companion mobile website, which extends our reach into the Bay Area, Southern California and elsewhere (see image on left). In Hollywood, Kathryn’s art work also...

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New cocktails and an exciting video for Golden Era in Nevada City

New cocktails and an exciting video for Golden Era in Nevada City

Our magazine’s summer issue points to some innovative new cocktails at the Golden Era lounge in Nevada City. Here’s a rundown: 1. BRIDGEPORT BRAMBLE Gin, Lemon, Raspberry Syrup, Cherry Liqueur, Orange Bitters, 2. PEARDALE Singani Muscat Brandy, Lemon, Basil, Apple Syrup, Two-Towns Cider 3. LOLA MONTEZ St. George Green Chili Vodka, Lime, Ginger, Ancho Reyes, Tonic 4. COWBOY COFFEE George Dickel Whiskey, Averna, Cold Brew Coffee,...

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Ol’ Republic celebrates State Fair “best of show” award at State Capitol

Ol’ Republic celebrates State Fair “best of show” award at State Capitol

Owners-brewers Jim Harte and Simon Olney of ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City celebrate their “best of show” honor at the State Capitol this week. In Fall 2014, we featured the brewery on the cover of our magazine, writing, “The most exciting emerging ‘ale tale’ for a single local brewery probably goes to ol’ Republic...

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Nevada County Narrow Guage Railroad Museum launches rail bus excursions in Nevada City

Nevada County Narrow Guage Railroad Museum launches rail bus excursions in Nevada City

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is launching regularly scheduled rail bus excursions each Saturday until October 29. Passengers may board at either the NCNGRR Museum or the Northern Queen Inn in Nevada City. The 35 minute round-trip travels along Gold Run Creek past the Inn Town Campground and parallels a portion...

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Acclaimed poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion will headline Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2017

Acclaimed poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion will headline Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2017

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival announced Friday that Gary Snyder and Tom Killion will be among the headliners at the 15th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening January 12-16, 2017. Gary Snyder, a Pulitzer prize-winning poet, essayist, lecturer and environmental activist, has made huge contributions to the environmental movement through his...

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