BriarPatch to open a second store in Auburn

December 17, 2020 Dear BriarPatch Owners, We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that we have signed a lease for our second store at the former Kmart site at 2505 Bell Road. BriarPatch Food Co-op is growing to Auburn! As we outlined at our 2019 Owners Meeting, we’ve identified three top reasons to make BriarPatch […]

Twelve 28 Kitchen: “We get asked for our recipes all the time”

LIKE MORE AND MORE LOCALS, we have enjoyed our dinners at Twelve 28 Kitchen in Penn Valley. Under Chef Zach Sterner, who has been cooking for 18 years as a private chef at small restaurants and at a Michelin-starred dining room, Twelve 28 Kitchen turns out imaginative and memorable meals. Though a relative newcomer to […]

BriarPatch brings virtual wine and food pairing event to the masses

FOR SAM VANDEGRIFT, self-proclaimed “Provocateur of Vinous Joy,” sensory storytelling is the way to connect people to wine and food. His own wine journey spanning two decades can be traced back much earlier, to when he was a boy running around barefoot in his mom’s garden in Willamette Valley, Oregon where he developed his palate […]

Nevada City Film Festival on Aug. 28-Sept. 4 features virtual screenings, outdoor drive-in

Despite COVID-19’s best attempts, the show must go on for the Nevada City Film Festival which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The nonprofit Nevada City Film Festival will adapt to the pandemic, moving film screenings online and to an outdoor drive-in which will allow for safe social distancing. Online festival passes will be sold […]

Historic Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley set to reopen this fall

The historic ​Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862, serving as a reminder of the city’s colorful origins as a gold mining boom town. Set to reopen this fall following a painstaking renovation led by a team of local designers, craftsmen, and builders, the Holbrooke is being transformed […]

The Music Plays On: MIM Moves Its Family Music & Cultural Arts Fair Online

By Hilary Hodge for Music in the Mountains On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Music in the Mountains (MIM) will be presenting a day of fun activities for children and families on their YouTube channel, which is available to the public at www.youtube.com/musicinthemountains. The day starts at 10 AM with a beginning dance class presented by […]

Stucki Jewelers offers virtual shopping tour to world’s diamond capital, “pandemic pricing”

Stucki Jewelers in Grass Valley is offering to take customers on a virtual shopping tour for discounted diamonds next week in Antwerp, Belgium — the world’s diamond capital. Next Monday-Wednesday the downtown jeweler will stream a live broadcast on Facebook Live and Zoom video conferencing with a trusted diamond supplier in Antwerp — some 5,380 […]

Music in the Mountain’s 2020 SummerFest is going virtual

Editor’s note: We received this letter today from MIM, and excerpts are published here. “This new virtual SummerFest may very well redefine the scope and reach of MIM,” as the group observes. We couldn’t agree more! “The 39th Annual SummerFest is going virtual. Our staff is preparing an exciting line-up of concerts and events to […]

Nevada County Arts hosts The Business of Art symposium on February 29

Nevada County Arts Council is offering the creative community an unparalleled professional development opportunity in the form of an all-day symposium on Saturday, February 29. The Business of Art is a day of illuminating plenaries, panels and participatory workshops led by thought leaders and influencers from the field. Marketing and media workshops, business planning, partnerships, legal […]

“Passing the apron” at Tess’ Kitchen Store

Tess’ Kitchen Store store in historic downtown Grass Valley has been in continuous operations since 1931, when original owner Tess Hawkins had a gift and card shop. Since then, the store has relocated on Mill Street, each time to a bigger location. In 2010, Steve Rosenthal and his wife, Rachel, purchased what had become Tess’ […]

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