Sierra Stages wins nine Ellies — tops among the region’s performing arts groups

Sierra Stages, based in Nevada City, received nine Elly Awards on Sunday night — a prestigious regional honor that capped its 2018-2019 season. Sierra Stages’ production of “Hand to God” took home seven Ellys and two more for Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach!” Other highlights include two leading female Elly Awards to Lois […]

Sierra FoodWineArt’s name stowed on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover

  It’s the final boarding call for you to stow your name on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover before it launches to the Red Planet. The Sept. 30 deadline for NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign gives the mission enough time to stencil the submitted names – over 9.4 million so far – on a […]

The Center for the Arts announces inaugural season lineup for “The New Center”

The Center for the Arts announced its inaugural 2019/2020 season lineup on Monday — the first time The Center announced a full season at once. Other shows could be added later, however. Putting together an annual season of performance and visual arts can be likened to preparing a 10-course meal for royalty. Every detail must […]

Sierra Vintners’ Fall Wine Trail is October 12-13

  WITH 15 WINERIES AND OVER 40 VARIETALS, the Sierra Vintners wine region is an ideal location for wine enthusiasts to taste award-winning wines, meet the winemakers and enjoy a bucolic setting. Though Sierra Vintners is an emerging wine region, its historic roots have made it a century-old destination for visitors looking to explore the […]

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art hosts Michelman and Coley exhibits in September

WHO: Barbara Michelman and Nicholas Coley WHAT: “Of Land and Sky” WHEN: September 1-30, 2019 Opening Reception: September 6, 5-7pm, Art Talk with Barbara Michelman, 6pm WHERE: LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 231 Broad St., Nevada City, CA CONTACT:LeeAnn Brook, 530-557-5160 PHOTO CAPTIONS: “Big Hole Valley, Montana”, Barbara Michelman Nicholas Coley Painting Plein Air The September […]

Nevada City Uncorked: Sip and stroll in a Gold Rush town

NEVADA CITY HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN as the Queen City of the Northern Mines. Nevada City’s Victorian elegance supplies the perfect backdrop to showcase Nevada City Uncorked, an annual celebration of wine and food bringing together the best wines, foods, and venues, for the event of the season. Nevada City Uncorked is a sip-and-stroll event […]

Shop at Briarpatch for barbecues and picnics

AH, SUMMERTIME! LONG, WARM DAYS, camping trips, lakeside picnics and backyard dinner parties. In growing numbers, people are turning to BriarPatch Food Co-op for whatever they need for their summer adventures. BriarPatch’s food is nutritious, organically grown and free of artificial additives — good for our health but also the environment. Shopping at “The Patch” […]

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 […]

Nevada City: A mix of old and new

Like other Gold Rush-era towns, “the past is always present” in Nevada City. The entire downtown is registered as a historic landmark. “Preservation has been the byword in Nevada City, and the town’s commitment to it began as a happy alternative to a threatening civil war between hippies from the Bay Area and the more […]

Grass Valley: Revitalizing the historic downtown

NOWHERE IS THE THEME “what’s old is new again” more prevalent than in Grass Valley, the Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills. The Center for the Arts and historic Holbrooke Hotel are undergoing major renovations. Another historic building, the Nevada County Bank Building, is being transformed into a retail center, and new businesses are […]

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