Historic Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley set to reopen this fall

The historic ​Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862, serving as a reminder of the city’s colorful origins as a gold mining boom town. Set to reopen this fall following a painstaking renovation led by a team of local designers, craftsmen, and builders, the Holbrooke is being transformed […]

The Music Plays On: MIM Moves Its Family Music & Cultural Arts Fair Online

By Hilary Hodge for Music in the Mountains On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Music in the Mountains (MIM) will be presenting a day of fun activities for children and families on their YouTube channel, which is available to the public at www.youtube.com/musicinthemountains. The day starts at 10 AM with a beginning dance class presented by […]

Stucki Jewelers offers virtual shopping tour to world’s diamond capital, “pandemic pricing”

Stucki Jewelers in Grass Valley is offering to take customers on a virtual shopping tour for discounted diamonds next week in Antwerp, Belgium — the world’s diamond capital. Next Monday-Wednesday the downtown jeweler will stream a live broadcast on Facebook Live and Zoom video conferencing with a trusted diamond supplier in Antwerp — some 5,380 […]

Music in the Mountain’s 2020 SummerFest is going virtual

Editor’s note: We received this letter today from MIM, and excerpts are published here. “This new virtual SummerFest may very well redefine the scope and reach of MIM,” as the group observes. We couldn’t agree more! “The 39th Annual SummerFest is going virtual. Our staff is preparing an exciting line-up of concerts and events to […]

Nevada County Arts hosts The Business of Art symposium on February 29

Nevada County Arts Council is offering the creative community an unparalleled professional development opportunity in the form of an all-day symposium on Saturday, February 29. The Business of Art is a day of illuminating plenaries, panels and participatory workshops led by thought leaders and influencers from the field. Marketing and media workshops, business planning, partnerships, legal […]

Our visit to China: Pandas, Peking duck — and Mandarins

WE FEATURE THE SWEET MOUNTAIN MANDARIN in our fall issue, so it’s fitting we’re writing the introduction while vacationing in China — where a version of the seedless, easy-to-peel fruit likely originated centuries ago. It’s “fall break,” and we decided to visit this exotic destination to explore its rich culture, enjoy the cuisine and see […]

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 […]

Our summer issue now offered in audio for “on the go” or at home listening

We’re pleased to announce we’ve teamed up with our digital publishing partner to offer an audio version of Sierra FoodWineArt’s summer issue, now circulating throughout the region.  Every story from our print magazine is recreated as an audio story. When a reader opens our digital edition on their smartphone, they can choose the audio icon […]

Summer issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine is now circulating

The summer issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine is at digital.sierraculture.com.  Our theme: “Everything old is new again.” It points to the history of Lake Tahoe’s wooden boats; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent purchase of two iconic Old Tahoe estates; and the ongoing renovation of two of the oldest hotels west of the Mississippi — the […]

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