Nevada County Railroad Museum reports record attendance, thanks to new rail bus

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum recorded record attendance in 2016. “Our visitor totals (7,788) were an increase of 2,269 from 2015 totals; rail bus operations were the major reason for the increase,” the Museum said in its newsletter. “The rail bus operations had a multiplier effect; more sales in the gift shop and […]

Sierra Stages’ “End Games”: poignant and entertaining

We thoroughly enjoyed Sierra Stages production of “End Days” this weekend at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.  “Waiting for Wednesday,” when the Rapture is supposed to arrive, has never been so funny  — and touching. In this poignant, five-cast member play — the first production of its ninth season — Sierra Stages continues to delight its […]

Nevada City School of the Arts’ annual fundraiser on March 18 includes chance to win Hamilton tickets

Step right up! With live music, two bars, and better auction items than ever before — including a trip to New York City to see “Hamilton” on Broadway — Nevada County’s premier fundraising event is sure to amaze and astound!  Nevada City School of the Arts presents its 19th annual “A Matter of Taste” fundraiser […]

Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City reopens to well wishers after flood

Lefty’s Grill in Nevada City has reopened after being closed since January 8, when torrential rains repeatedly flooded Little Deer Creek and water engulfed the lower level of the popular eatery. We visited Lefty’s when it reopened on Wednesday night, visited with the affable owners and noticed some new menu items, including an imaginative fruit-and-cheese […]

What’s brewing: Sierra Nevada’s $2 million gift to UC Davis and ol’ Republic’s Barrel Club

OVER 5,000 U.S. BREWERIES In the 1870s, America had over 4,000 breweries. Before Prohibition, the total had fallen to under 700. Now the U.S. is home to over 5,000 breweries, according to the Brewer’s Association. “In the face of numerous opportunities and challenges in 2016, small and independent craft brewers continue to thrive,” says Bart […]

CATS presents “The White Snake” on April 13-May 6 in Nevada City

TONY-AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT MARY ZIMMERMAN is a master at revamping literary classics and bringing them to the stage. Examples include “Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights,” and “Journey to the West.” In 2013, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra produced Zimmerman’s “Journey to the West,” which won five regional Elly Awards and 12 nominations. This spring, CATS […]

Sierra Stages’ new season includes Broadway hit “Chicago”

FOR ITS NINTH SEASON OF award-winning local theater in Nevada County, Sierra Stages presents three exceptional shows, including the hit musical “Chicago” by Fred Ebb, John Kander, and Bob Fosse, the irreverent comedy “End Days” by Deborah Zoe Laufer, and the funny musical “Ordinary Days” by Adam Gwon. The 2017 season opens with “End Days,” […]

Tasting Notes: Andis, Avanguardia, Nevada City Winery & Sierra Starr

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION Now in its 16th year, the Foothills Celebration in downtown Grass Valley is one of the region’s premier wine and food tasting events. Participants gather on Saturday, March 4, from 1-4 p.m., to sip wine from more than 20 foothills wineries while sampling delicacies from local restaurants, including favorite nibbles from their menus. […]

Nevada City: home of handcrafted beer and cocktails

FEW FOOTHILLS TOWNS HAVE EMBRACED the boom in craft beers and cocktails more than Nevada City. The foothills town has two award-winning craft beer breweries—ol’ Republic Brewery and Three Forks Brewery & Baking Co. for locals and visitors.** Ol’ Republic won a first place “best of show” award in the 2016 California State Fair commercial […]

Winter Events in Tahoe-Truckee, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Lincoln

TAHOE-TRUCKEE March 9-12 Audi FIS World Cup World Cup ski racing returns to California for the first time in 19 years. The event includes concerts, a festival village and a women’s Giant Slalom and Slalom at Squaw Valley. SquawAlpine.com/worldcup March 3-12 North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, […]

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