California Arts Council holds public meeting in Nevada City on June 7

Nevada County Arts Council invites the community to a significant meeting on Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. The California Arts Council will hold one of its five annual public meetings here in Nevada County. Council Members – among them those appointed by Governor Jerry Brown – along with senior staff members including California Arts Council’s […]

Nugget Fringe Festival holds a Gratitude Dinner

 Twice a year, the Nugget Fringe Theater Festival offers an eclectic mix of cutting-edge performances on multiple stages in Grass Valley. This past winter, there were 40 different Fringe shows and 120 live performances.  On Saturday night, May 19, Nugget Fringe co-founders, Scott and Lois Ewing held a Gratitude Dinner for the top donors and […]

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art plans grand opening on June 1

After three years of operating her own gallery for the first time in downtown Nevada City, fine artist LeeAnn Brook has moved her gallery and expanded into a space double the size, and onto Broad Street. LeeAnn Brook Fine Art will continue the model of the original gallery, featuring Brook’s on-site studio where customers can […]

Sierra Master Chorale’s Spring Concert: “A feast of contrasts”

With a theme “a feast of contrasts” and classical music that spanned three centuries, we thoroughly enjoyed the Spring Concert of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra on Sunday. It was one of their best performances, and this includes numerous holiday concerts and what we consider the group’s all-time best, “The Armed Man: A Mass […]

Pilot Peak and Stucki’s Phoenix Humidor team up for food, wine, cigars, jazz and chocolate on June 2

Come enjoy a very special night at the Peak! Pick out a fine cigar provided by Phoenix Cigars. Mayas Authentic Mexican catering will be serving gourmet dishes, along with fine chocolate and desserts, paired with awesome wines from Pilot Peak. To make the night even better, we will have jazz music and dancing. Reserve your spot […]

Raise a Glass: Foothills Brewfest on May 5, and Truckee Brew Fest on June 9

MUNICH OKTOBERFEST BEGAN with the celebration of a royal wedding in October 1810, and since then beer festivals have become popular worldwide. Examples include the Great American Beer Fest, the Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival, Mondial de la bière, and the Great British Beer Festival. Our region — with its burgeoning craft beer scene — […]

LeeAnn Brook, Kodo Arts present “Japanese Inspired” May 4-27

KODO ARTS JAPANESE ANTIQUES HOLDS its annual nine-day spring show and sale May 5-13 at its spacious antique warehouse in Nevada City. Earlier this year, Kodo Arts shipped a 40-ft. container from its warehouse in Kyoto, Japan, to Northern California, filled with furniture, home decor, stone lanterns, kimonos and more. For the first time, Kodo […]

The Sierra Poetry Festival highlights our booming arts and culture scene

Locals and visitors from “all walks of life, of different ages and varied interests” gathered at the Nevada County campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley on Saturday for the 2nd annual Sierra Poetry Festival, hosted by the Nevada County Arts Council. Poets flew in from “all parts of California, America, and even the world” […]

Memories of our Hawaiian vacations

HONOLULU — To be sure, the best part about Hawaii is finding a near-deserted beach for swimming, sunbathing and picnicking. One of my favorite memories of Hawaii was the time we camped on the Big Island for a week, circumnavigating the island counterclockwise from Kailua-Kona to Waimea to Hilo to the south. We camped at […]

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 […]

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