Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine The publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt is Jeff Pelline, whose award winning 30-year journalism career includes editing and management positions at the San Francisco Chronicle, CNET (since sold to CBS for $2 billion) and The Union in Grass Valley. Jeff's work also has been published in the New York Times, Time magazine and the Chicago Tribune. When Jeff was Editor of CNET News, the publication won a prestigious National Magazine Award.

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Music in the Mountains Resident Conductor shares Salzburg Festival experiences

Music in the Mountains Resident Conductor shares Salzburg Festival experiences

Editor’s note: Music in the Mountains‘ Resident Conductor and Choral Director Ryan Murray was selected as a winner of the prestigious 2014 Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors with the Vienna Philharmonic through the American Austrian Foundation. Here’s a report: “I wanted to take a moment to share some of my experiences from the Salzburg festival with you....

Groundbreaking ceremony for repairing Bridgeport Covered Bridge is September 2

Groundbreaking ceremony for repairing Bridgeport Covered Bridge is September 2

The public is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the stabilization project for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, located in the South Yuba River State Park on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the entrance of the bridge. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has been an important part of California’s history for over 150 years, and...

A bronze sculpture by foothills’ artist John Mowen proposed for Grass Valley roundabout

A bronze sculpture by foothills’ artist John Mowen proposed for Grass Valley roundabout

A 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture, “Moving Within,” created by the late John Mowen, the popular artist and Nevada City gallery owner, is being proposed for the roundabout at Sierra College Drive. The Grass Valley City Council is expected to consider the plan at its meeting on Tuesday night. “Roundabouts provide a unique opportunity to display artwork...

Nevada City Film Festival is September 4-7

Nevada City Film Festival is September 4-7

The 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 4-7, 2014 in historic Nevada City, CA. Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills. The four-day celebration of art, music, and...

“Spring Bling”: For only $50, a chance for a European trip and a sparkling diamond

“Spring Bling”: For only $50, a chance for a European trip and a sparkling diamond

This is one of the best deals we’ve seen: The Center for the Arts and Stucki Jewelers, both of Grass Valley, are teaming up to offer a trip of a lifetime: “Spring Bling.” For $50, you get a chance to win a roundtrip journey from Northern California to Belgium, complete with a visit to the...

Wine grape harvest is underway: earliest in years

Wine grape harvest is underway: earliest in years

This year’s grape harvest, one of the earliest in years, is now underway — in the foothills and throughout Northern California. It will continue into October, when the last cabernet sauvignon grape is picked. The warm weather resulted in an earlier bud break, with a warm summer, leading to an earlier harvest. Smaller berries with intense...

Farm-to-table lunches at Nevada Union High School

Aug 17, 2014
Farm-to-table lunches at Nevada Union High School

We ran into our friend Malaika Bishop, co-director of Sierra Harvest at Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Co. in Nevada City on Sunday. We attend some of their “potlucks” during the growing season Their goal is to educate, inspire, and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food. We talked about “back to school,”...

“The Sierra 5″ jazz ensemble at North Star House on August 24

“The Sierra 5″ jazz ensemble at North Star House on August 24

Locals looking for quality jazz no longer need to travel to clubs in Sacramento. Instead, they can sip wine and eat a gourmet picnic dinner on the lawn at the North Star House. On Sunday, August 24, the faculty backbone of the celebrated Sierra Jazz Society and Jazz Camp will come together in a...

North Star House master plan for restoration in the works

North Star House master plan for restoration in the works

By Joe Heckel, President, North Star Historic Conservancy In 2003, a building sat vacant. It was in poor condition and deteriorating to the point of collapse. Rain poured into the building from a failing roof and through open windows. The interior had been vandalized, with all fixtures stripped and graffiti covered the walls. Piles of...

Valhalla offers family friendly performances on August 17-18

Valhalla offers family friendly performances on August 17-18

Make plans to head to the beautiful and historic Tallac site grounds at Lake Tahoe to enjoy two free musical performances that cap the end of the Valhalla festival season on August 17 and 18. On Sunday, Aug. 17 Valhalla presents the final in the free Concert on the Lawn series with a special free...

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