Sustainable Food and Farm Conference is Feb. 7-10 in Grass Valley

Every year, farmers and those who love local food come together for an extended weekend of learning and networking at Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Beyond a fun reunion for foodies, the event is making a noticeable difference in Nevada County’s agricultural community, said Sierra Harvest’s Co-Executive Director Malaika Bishop. According to Nevada […]

Honoring “everyday” heroes: military personnel, police officers and firefighters

THE CLIENTELE OF A RESTAURANT OR watering hole typically mirrors its community, including its “everyday heroes.” More and more we notice that proprietors in the food and drink business—restaurateurs, winemakers, bar owners—are reaching out to “everyday heroes,” including military personnel, police officers or firefighters, in unique ways. On a recent visit to the Golden Era […]

Art Works Gallery epitomizes art boom in Grass Valley

“THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is the focal point of the new arts movement—one that can be traced from the emigration of hipsters and hippies to the high country in the 1960s and ’70s,” the San Francisco Examiner wrote in 1999, in an article titled “The arts boom in Grass Valley.” Nevada County is no […]

Nevada City Winery’s new labels feature police dog by Kathryn Wronski

We regularly feature the whimsical pet art of local artist Kathryn Wronski in our magazine. We also chose Kathryn’s pet artwork as one of the “mobile wallpapers” for our magazine’s companion mobile website, which extends our reach into the Bay Area, Southern California and elsewhere (see image on left). In Hollywood, Kathryn’s art work also has […]

“888” Art Show at SummerThyme’s in May

Eight artists from Nevada County challenged themselves to create a single show that embodies the diversity of art in our region. The result is the “888” show at SummerThyme’s at 231 Colfax Ave. in Grass Valley: Eight artists, working in eight different mediums, showing eight small works each. Eileen Blodgett, monoprints; Deborah Bridges, encaustic; Yvon […]

Studio tours & art walks this summer

OUR REGION’S ARTISTIC TALENT is showcased at open studio tours and art walks. Here are some examples: TRUCKEE-NORTH TAHOE ARTOUR July 11-13 and July 18-20 Local artists will open their studios along the shores of Lake Tahoe from Incline Village to Kings Beach, through Tahoe City and on to the West Shore. It’s your chance […]

Art Works Gallery: Local art by local artists

Grass Valley includes some of the foothills’ most talented artists. Now in its fourth year, the gallery has grown to 37 juried visual artists. The artists, who live and work in Nevada County, specialize in jewelry, ceramics sculpture, furniture, wood, glass and mosaics, as well as photography, collage, watercolors, oil paintings, acrylics and drawings. Their […]

A pet-friendly Northern California getaway

By Visit California.com Share the best of Northern California with your four-footed friend. Redwood forests walks, beach cavorts, wineries, even riding in canoes—there’s really no place you can’t enjoy a visit to California’s northern regions with your pooch along for the ride. Keep in mind that leash laws vary by location—and even who’s in charge […]

Pet-friendly trips in Tahoe-Truckee and Sierra Foothills

MORE PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING with their pets, on the road and in the air. Last year about 30 million people vacationed with their pets, with dogs leading the pack, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. Dogs love summer vacation, and Tahoe-Truckee and the foothills are top choices for travelers. They offer a wide […]

Sierra Foothills art stars in Hollywood

Dog art painted by Kathryn Wronski (KWronski.com) is displayed at the Art Works Gallery and Artists’ Studio of the Foothills (ASiF) in Grass Valley. But Kathy’s dog art also is on the set of popular TV sitcoms, including How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. “A set designer bought about six pieces […]

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