First Italian Festa in Grass Valley

THE CORNISH INFLUENCE IN GRASS VALLEY is well known. Cornish tin miners were attracted to the city during the Gold Rush era, and the heritage is preserved with events such as Cornish Christmas. Though less celebrated, many Italians also helped settle the area. “If you look through the names of people who moved here during […]

NEW: Italian Festival coming to county fairgrounds

As longtime residents of San Francisco’s North Beach and the grandson of Swiss Italian immigrants, I’ve been looking forward to the first Italian Festival here. The Festival to celebrate the area’s Italian heritage on Sept. 18 and 19 is going to be at the Nevada County Fairgrounds — not Memorial Park in Grass Valley as […]