Restaurants, grocers and artisan food makers that give back

MORE RESTAURANTEURS, GROCERS and artisan food makers are recognizing that community involvement counts. Our region has long been a leader when it comes to charity work and giving back. Here are some innovative examples: GRATITUDE BOWLS The Gratitude Bowls project partners with restaurants such as Matteo’s Public, South Pine Cafe and Java John’s, all in […]

Nevada County Penny Pitch is June 27 at Kane’s in Grass Valley

Now in its 8th year, the Nevada County Penny Pitch is a beloved Grass Valley tradition. This year’s Penny Pitch is Saturday, June 27 and dedicated to the memory of the late John Kane. The old-fashioned event is patterned after San Francisco’s 38-year-old penny pitch fundraiser. Nevada County’s version is on the patio and sidewalk in front […]

7th annual John Kane Penny Pitch is June 28 in Grass Valley

Since early times, youths have gathered to pitch pennies on the sidewalk, to see who can get theirs closest to the wall. “It was surely spring if they were lagging pennies, one of the great sidewalk sports,” legendary Chicago newspaperman Mike Rokyo wrote in a column 42 years ago. “There have been tournaments held to determine […]

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