Quest Theaterworks wins five Elly awards

Quest Theaterworks win five Elly awards for its productions, including four awards for “Snake in the Grass.” “Snake in the Grass’” performers included Kimberly Ewing, Sharon Winegar, and Lois Ewing. Winegar was also nominated in Sunday’s show for best Lead Female in a drama, Kimberly Ewing for best Supporting Female, Jodi O’Dell for Sound Design […]

Nevada County Fair broke records for 2018

A record setting year for Fair auctions (with more than $670,000 raised for Nevada County youth), 7,500 exhibits, and many community partnerships made for a successful 2018 Nevada County Fair. Below is a wrap-up of the 2018 Nevada County Fair. •Approximately 91,000 people attended this year’s Fair. •More than $935,000 was raised on Treat Street […]

Amador Vintners: Barbera Festival and Big Crush

AMADOR VINTNERS HOSTS THE 8TH annual Barbera Festival on September 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the historic Terra d’Oro Winery in Amador wine country. The outdoor wine and food festival will allow guests to sample barbera wines from more than 70 wineries from across California, enjoy local craft beer, gourmet food from top restaurants […]

Truckee and Tahoe City: Arts, Culture & History

TRUCKEE-TAHOE BOASTS WORLD-CLASS scenery and a High Sierra setting that inspires arts and culture. The area’s historic past includes the transcontinental railroad, the infamous Donner Party, and the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. The Truckee Cultural District is one of 14 state Cultural Districts. Downtown Truckee also is a designated Historic District, giving it […]

Iron Hub Winery: An Authentic Wine Country Experience

IRON HUB WINERY ILLUSTRATES WHY we love Sierra Foothills wineries: The Amador County winery is family owned; it is home to a veteran winemaker, who graduated from UC Davis’ school of viticulture and enology; it is set on a hillside vineyard with a sleek tasting room and stunning views; and best of all, it is […]

Food & Wine Festivals: Sip, Savor & Stroll

Here’s a sampling of food and wine festivals in our region: AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL SEPT. 7-9 The 33nd Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar California on September 7-9 is one of Northern California’s premier gourmet gatherings. Attendees enjoy three days of events, including hands-on cooking demonstrations, beer and wine tastings, […]

“Typewriter Revolution” comes to Auburn’s State Theater on October 27

“What’s old is new again.” “What goes around, comes around.” Both well-worn adages will be proven true once again when “The Typewriter Revolution,” a celebration of vintage machines, rolls into Auburn’s State Theater on October 27. This five-hour event will kick off with an exhibition of more than 50 manual and electric typewriters at 4 […]

National Geographic features local organic farmer Amigo Bob Cantisano and his Gold Rush-era orchard

“Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture,” as we wrote in the spring 2016 issue of our magazine. We discussed Amigo Bob’s role in working with Smith Vineyards to tend their 10-acre certified organic vineyard […]

Sierra Starr wine featured at Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork celebration this weekend

Sierra Starr’s award-winning 2017 Sauvignon Blanc will be poured at a meet-and-greet with Chef Jeremiah Tower this afternoon in Sacramento, we have learned. It is a coup for Sierra Vintners winemakers. The gathering at the Sawyer Hotel is part of the popular Farm-to-Fork Celebration in Sacramento, which includes the Tower Bridge Dinner, Farm-to-Fork Festival, and […]

William Jessup and Quest Theaterworks dominate Elly Awards

William Jessup University nearly swept the musical category, winning 9 out of 12 Elly Awards in the musical category for Scrooge, the Musical. They received Elly Awards for Choreography, Costume Design, Direction, Leading Male, Lighting Design, Musical Direction, Set Design, Sound Design and Overall Production. Their other two Elly Awards were for The Hound of […]

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