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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

A “summer bucket list” for Truckee

WITH A MOTTO “BASE CAMP for a big life,” Truckee and the surrounding area offers exceptional outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and arts and culture. The town is booming too. Examples include the Truckee Railyard project, which is going to double the size of the 150-year-old downtown core. The project includes new housing, artist lofts, retail, […]

Explore the East Shore Trail and the Water Trail at Lake Tahoe

New adventures await on Lake Tahoe this summer — on foot, on a mountain bike, or in a kayak. The three-mile Tahoe East Shore Trail in Incline Village opened earlier this summer, completing a major step in a multi-use trail that circles Lake Tahoe. The 10-foot-wide paved path between southern Incline Village and Sand Harbor […]

“Saga,” featured on our cover, wins “People’s Choice” award at Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

“Saga,” the 1930, 38-foot Chris Craft commuter featured on the cover of our summer issue, won the People’s Choice award at the 47th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this weekend.  Saga is owned by Ed and Deborah Scott. The Scotts named their classic wooden boat after the book “The Saga of Lake Tahoe,” written by […]

Foothills Artists: LeeAnn Brook, David Wong and David McKay

LEEANN BROOK FINE ART Opened in July 2015, Lee Ann Brook Fine Art is one of the first artist-owned galleries and on-site studios in Nevada County. In the heart of historic downtown Nevada City at 231 Broad Street, the gallery is housed in a brick building from the 1800s, incorporating the working studio of LeeAnn […]

Poetry Project: California Fire & Water

Molly Fisk, the poet laureate of Nevada County, has been named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow — one of 13 nationwide to be honored. She is receiving a $75,000 award in recognition of her literary merit and to support civic programs. Fisk plans to launch “California Fire & Water,” a statewide teaching, anthology, […]

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