A London hotel and dining room where “Blytonesque British school meets Bombay palace”

On trips to London we’ve  stayed in some wonderful hotels. Examples include the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington (on my first trip, on assignment for The Chronicle); the Royal Automobile Club (also for The Chronicle); and the Stafford Hotel (a favorite in St. James); the Conrad London St. James (walking distance to Westminster Abbey); and […]

Quest Theaterworks wins five Elly awards

Quest Theaterworks win five Elly awards for its productions, including four awards for “Snake in the Grass.” “Snake in the Grass’” performers included Kimberly Ewing, Sharon Winegar, and Lois Ewing. Winegar was also nominated in Sunday’s show for best Lead Female in a drama, Kimberly Ewing for best Supporting Female, Jodi O’Dell for Sound Design […]

Nevada County Fair broke records for 2018

A record setting year for Fair auctions (with more than $670,000 raised for Nevada County youth), 7,500 exhibits, and many community partnerships made for a successful 2018 Nevada County Fair. Below is a wrap-up of the 2018 Nevada County Fair. •Approximately 91,000 people attended this year’s Fair. •More than $935,000 was raised on Treat Street […]

National Geographic features local organic farmer Cantisano and his Gold Rush-era orchard

“Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture,” as we wrote in the spring 2016 issue of our magazine. We discussed Amigo Bob’s role in working with Smith Vineyards to tend their 10-acre certified organic vineyard […]

William Jessup and Quest Theaterworks dominate Elly Awards

William Jessup University nearly swept the musical category, winning 9 out of 12 Elly Awards in the musical category for Scrooge, the Musical. They received Elly Awards for Choreography, Costume Design, Direction, Leading Male, Lighting Design, Musical Direction, Set Design, Sound Design and Overall Production. Their other two Elly Awards were for The Hound of […]

Jenny Darlington-Person named executive director of Music in the Mountains

On November 1, 2018 Jenny Darlington-Person will assume the position of Executive Director of Music in the Mountains (MIM). Jenny was born and raised in Nevada County and has been a part of the Music in the Mountains Chorus since 2007. She is a member of the MIM Board of Directors, currently serving as Vice-President […]

Nevada City Winery features Taylor Wordell’s artwork in August

A show featuring local artist Taylor Wordell — “A Place, A Home” —runs the month of August at the Nevada City Winery art gallery. An opening reception is Friday, August 3, from 5-9 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Taylor Wordell grew up in Nevada City. Growing up in the mountains, she spent much of her […]

Summer Mini Nugget Fringe Festival is this weekend

You find yourself battered, bruised and broken from a head-on collision on your bicycle and all you want to do is take a bath but you can’t do it by yourself? What do you do? Well, if you’re performing artist Siobhan O’Loughlin, you ask a friend to bathe you. And then another friend. And another. […]

The Olive Groove launches Instagram photo contest and teams up with Polly’s Paladar

The Olive Groove is a proud sponsor of Polly’s Paladar and is thrilled to announce their products will be incorporated in Tropicali, a July 13 and 14 event. The store also is hosting an Instagram photo contest starting July 1. The winner will receive a $60 gift card eligible for in-store and online purchases. In […]

Music in the Mountains presents Patriotic Pops on July 3

Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America. Music in the Mountains (MIM) presents Patriotic Pops, the grand finale of SummerFest, Tuesday, July 3. The MIM Chorus and 65-piece Orchestra all come together in this rousing patriotic program to perform some of the greatest works of patriotic music including the finale of […]

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