Nevada Chamber Music Festival: Classical Music by Candlelight

TWENTY OF THE WORLD’S FINEST classical musicians gather in Reno to perform at the 15th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, with 11 exceptional concerts presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra from December 26 to January 1. This year, the Reno Chamber Orchestra welcomes Martin Chalifour as 2018 artistic director of the Nevada Chamber Orchestra. Chalifour […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds names new CEO

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors announced that Patrick Eidman has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, effective immediately. Eidman has served as the Deputy Manager of the Nevada County Fairgrounds since March 2017 and as the acting CEO since July 2018. He brings more than 20 years […]

Sierra Master Chorale names new music director

InConcert Sierra is pleased to welcome Alison Skinner as the new music director of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra. The appointment follows a year-long search that included more than 20 candidates from around the world. Skinner will take the baton from founding Sierra Master Chorale Music Director Ken Hardin, who announced more than a […]

Stucki Jewelers: Free if it snows

“I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” – Bing Crosby Imagine receiving free jewelry if it snows one inch during any 24-hour period in December. The crooner himself surely would have applauded that. For the 10th straight year, Stucki Jewelers of downtown Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continually operating jewelry store, is offering a “free if […]

Phoenix Humidor in Grass Valley to offer a top-of-the line Cohiba cigar

Cohiba Spectre is a limited-edition Cohiba with a suggested retail price of $90 per cigar, the most expensive Cohiba General has ever made. The smoke is made with eight types of tobacco from five countries, and many of the leaves are aged in barrels—some for an extremely long time. Starting next week, Phoenix Humidor, located […]

The Olive Groove: Partnering with local artists, farmers and chefs

“Partnering with local artists, farmers, and chefs is a big part of why we love this work. By focusing on local talent, we are able to offer unique products for our customers and support the thriving creative scene in Nevada County.” — Christina West, owner of the Olive Groove The Olive Groove located in downtown […]

The Big Crush

THIS YEAR’S WINE GRAPE HARVEST HAS been a celebratory one, thanks to a “picture-perfect” growing season. It included abundant rainfall in winter followed by endless days of sunshine and moderate temperatures in spring and summer. “The grapes hung on the vines and gained flavor and complexity without being pushed beyond ripeness by excess heat,” Jackson […]

Placer Arts Studios Tour Nov. 9-11: Celebrating Local Art

IN THE 1990’S, LOCAL BATIK ARTIST Helen Phillips attended the Sonoma County Studios Tour. Inspired by talented artists and energetic attendees, she opened her own studio for a three-hour experience, and 75 people showed up to enjoy her art. Along with support from PlacerArts and the Lincoln Arts Council, she reached out to local artists […]

Our Towns

THORTON WILDER’S CLASSIC “OUR TOWN”chronicles life in a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. Like the fictional Grover’s Corners in Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, our region’s small towns — Loomis and Lincoln in the valley, Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City in the foothills, and Truckee in the High Sierra — […]

Meet the Rainmakers: People who are bolstering our food, wine & art economy

Our small towns are thriving, thanks to some innovative entrepreneurs, chefs, winery owners, arts leaders and dealmakers. JORDAN FIFE The ebullient hotelier is helping to revitalize the National Hotel in Nevada City and The Holbrooke in Grass Valley — two of our region’s most historic hotels. “We are excited to be entrusted with the restoration […]

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