The Pepper Festival is June 23 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn

The inaugural Pepper Festival will be held at the beautiful 32-acre Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn on June 23. The family-friendly Pepper Festival features amazing food from local area food trucks and restaurants, live music performed by upbeat, seasoned local and national acts from many genres, all local breweries and wineries and an incredible variety […]

Nevada County Arts presents the Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

NEVADA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL presents the 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival all day on April 28 at Sierra College in Grass Valley. Activities include a keynote address by national Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of National Book Award for Poetry. Three other California poet laureates, and […]

Nevada City School of the Arts presents “A Matter of Taste” on March 16

THE BREADTH OF ARTS AND culture in the Nevada City-Grass Valley Cultural District extends to education, not just entertainment. One of the first public charter schools in California, Nevada City School of the Arts serves a diverse population of over 400 kindergarten-to-eighth grade students in western Nevada County. Its vision is to provide a rigorous […]

Amador Vintners: Expanding in the New Year

The Amador Vintners Association is expanding in the New Year with the acquisition of two of the county’s premier wine tasting events: Amador Four Fires Festival and the Barbera Festival. Bringing the two festivals under the Vintners Association umbrella increases the recognition of Amador Wine Country with visitors and vintners from throughout California. “We’re thrilled […]

Events Calendar: Jan.-March 2018

Tahoe-Truckee Feb. 2 Art of Marshmology and S’mores Daily, 4:30-5 p.m. The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe Feb. 4 Art of Mixology Sundays, 4-5 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe March 1-11 North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event. TahoeSnowFest.org April 6-8 WinterWonderGrass Festival Music, brews and […]

National Exchange Hotel Co. purchases the National Hotel for its flagship brand launch

Editor’s note: Managing Partner Jordan Fife, whose National Exchange Hotel Company is acquiring The National Hotel, emailed our magazine this press release: Famed historic hotel, The National Hotel, has been acquired by The National Exchange Hotel Company and will be the launch of the brand’s flagship location in Nevada City, CA, which has been named […]

Brissendens of Sorensen’s win Sierra Business Council honors

Editor’s note: John and Patty Brissenden of Sorensen’s Resort this week were named lifetime achievement winners by the Sierra Business Council. “They have owned and operated the iconic Sorensen’s Resort for the past 35 years and have generously supported a wide range of organizations and causes aimed at preserving and restoring the Sierra Nevada.” The […]

The Foundry Sings

On Wednesday, January 24 the rafters of the 158-year-old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center rang with over 150 voices singing in harmony the extremely poignant song “Teach Your Children” written by Graham Nash (yes, we got his blessing!). Led by Rod Baggett, choral conductor at Nevada Union High School and Seven Hills […]

ol’ Republic Brewery opening second location in Rancho Cordova’s “barrel district”

ol’ Republic Brewery, located in Nevada City,  is set to open its second location in Rancho Cordova this March. The new brick n’ mortar location will include a taproom open to walk-in customers. “To have a brewery of this caliber come to our city, and want to be actively involved in our new Barrel District, […]

Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District presentation draws a standing-room only crowd

An inquisitive and engaged crowd of artists, residents, and local civic and political leaders filled the Rood Center in Nevada City on Thursday night to show their support for Grass Valley-Nevada City becoming one of 14 state designated Cultural Districts, a high honor. Truckee also is one of the state Cultural Districts, a coup for […]

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