Nevada County Railroad Museum reports record attendance, thanks to new rail bus

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum recorded record attendance in 2016. “Our visitor totals (7,788) were an increase of 2,269 from 2015 totals; rail bus operations were the major reason for the increase,” the Museum said in its newsletter. “The rail bus operations had a multiplier effect; more sales in the gift shop and […]

Brewery and taproom planned for downtown Grass Valley

Last August, our magazine reported that a group of locals was actively seeking to open Grass Valley Brewing Co. in the historic downtown. Now more details are emerging: the group is seeking to operate a brewery and taproom in an existing 7,600 square-foot building that has been occupied by Tripp’s Auto Body at 141-143 East […]

Sierra Stages’ “End Games”: poignant and entertaining

We thoroughly enjoyed Sierra Stages production of “End Days” this weekend at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.  “Waiting for Wednesday,” when the Rapture is supposed to arrive, has never been so funny  — and touching. In this poignant, five-cast member play — the first production of its ninth season — Sierra Stages continues to delight its […]

Nevada City School of the Arts’ annual fundraiser on March 18 includes chance to win Hamilton tickets

Step right up! With live music, two bars, and better auction items than ever before — including a trip to New York City to see “Hamilton” on Broadway — Nevada County’s premier fundraising event is sure to amaze and astound!  Nevada City School of the Arts presents its 19th annual “A Matter of Taste” fundraiser […]

Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City reopens to well wishers after flood

Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City has reopened after being closed since January 8, when torrential rains repeatedly flooded Little Deer Creek and water engulfed the lower level of the popular eatery. We visited Lefty’s when it reopened on Wednesday night, visited with the affable owners and noticed some new menu items, including an imaginative fruit-and-cheese […]

What’s brewing: Sierra Nevada’s $2 million gift to UC Davis and ol’ Republic’s Barrel Club

OVER 5,000 U.S. BREWERIES In the 1870s, America had over 4,000 breweries. Before Prohibition, the total had fallen to under 700. Now the U.S. is home to over 5,000 breweries, according to the Brewer’s Association. “In the face of numerous opportunities and challenges in 2016, small and independent craft brewers continue to thrive,” says Bart […]

Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience in Folsom

In October 2014, the City of Folsom proudly opened Phase I of The Johnny Cash Trail — a 1.2-mile segment of Class I bike trail that connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian over-crossing, beautifully inspired by the architecture of nearby Folsom Prison. With the bike trail infrastructure in place, the […]

Volcano Union Inn and Pub: A gathering place

THE UNION INN IN VOLCANO WAS BUILT in 1880, where it served as a boarding house and saloon for miners and visitors. Now it has been reborn as a delightful pub and four- room bed and breakfast in the picturesque village of Volcano in Amador County. “It’s a true neighborhood pub,” says owner Tracey Berkner. […]

Hotel Sutter: Where history meets comfort

ALONG WITH WATERING HOLES and movie houses, Gold Rush-era hotels have long been economic anchors for Mother Lode towns. Just as saloons such as the Golden Era lounge in Nevada City are being restored, historic hotels also are being renovated—helping to revitalize the downtowns and their surroundings. The Hotel Sutter in Sutter Creek (Amador County) […]

The Beer Show on KVMR debuts March 17

A new show takes to the airways on KVMR 89.5 FM on Friday, March 17 at noon. The goal of the program is to promote craft beer knowledge and good beer appreciation and to entertain the listenership of KVMR radio’s audience. The new program features two well-known personalities in the Nevada City-Grass Valley area, Tom […]

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