Exclusive: ol’ Republic in escrow to buy Old Five Mile House

Ol’ Republic Brewery is in escrow to buy the historic Old Five Mile House five miles east of Nevada City on Hwy. 20, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned. The ol’ Republic Roadhouse & Brewery would mark another milestone in the stellar growth of this popular, award-winning brewery, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in March. This […]

Nevada City: Festivals & Fall Foliage

NEVADA CITY IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR VIEWING FALL COLORS, in the leafy, Victorian neighborhoods surrounding the historic downtown and just outside of downtown. “Leaf peeping” venues near town include Hirschman’s Pond, redolent of a golden pond in New England; the Deer Creek Tribute Trail, honoring the contributions of native Nisenan; Independence Trail; the wild […]

Pure Liquid Fun! Our lakes and rivers are full

OUR REGION’S LAKES AND RIVERS, including Lake Tahoe, the Yuba and American rivers, are at their highest levels in years this summer, thanks to El Niño weather. Though the prolonged drought is not over, the wet winter sets the stage for a stellar season for water sports: motor boating, sailing, water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddle […]

Springtime in Nevada City

SPRING IS A GLORIOUS TIME TO visit the Gold Rush towns in the foothills, and few are more picturesque and enjoyable than Nevada City. Wildflowers are in full bloom on surrounding hillsides and alongside the wild and scenic South Yuba River. The 56th annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic is on Father’s Day, June 19. It […]

Scott’s Flat wins a “best of” honor as a gorgeous Northern California lake to visit

Scott’s Flat Reservoir ranks No. 1 in “15 gorgeous lakes in Northern California that you must check out this summer,” according to OnlyInYourState.com. It comes after Scott’s Flat was named among the top 10 paddle boarding spots in California, according to Stand Up Paddleboarding magazine. Our magazine’s report on the paddle boarding honor for Scott’s […]

Lake Tahoe and Scotts Flat Lake named among California’s top 10 paddle boarding spots

Lake Tahoe and Scotts Flat Lake near Nevada City are among California’s top 10 paddle boarding spots, according to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) magazine. “California is a waterman or woman’s paradise with paddling opportunities abound,” the magazine writes. “Whether your calling is the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean or one of the Golden State’s […]

Let’s Picnic

The Sierra and its foothills are ideal for picnicking with all the parks, canyons, rivers and lakes: GOURMET PICNIC SUPPLIES SUMMER THYME’S in Grass Valley offers homemade sandwiches piled high with fresh, local ingredients on freshly baked bread. Examples include Bacon Turkey Gorgonzola, Roasted Turkey or Veggie Pesto. Homemade salads and desserts too. SummerThymes.com NEWCASTLE […]

A Moveable Feast

There’s no better place to picnic than the Sierra and its foothills, with all the parks, canyons, rivers and lakes. Here are some stores for gourmet food and wine: SUMMER THYME’S offers a box lunch with any sandwich and deli salad, a cookie and cold drink. The deli makes all of its menu items on […]