Nevada County Arts Council presents Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

The Nevada County Arts Council presents the 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28, all day, at Sierra College in Grass Valley. Activities will include a keynote address by Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis, author of “Voyage of the Sable Venus,” winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. Three other California poets […]

Grass Valley and Nevada City: A Cultural District that rivals a big city

THOUGH IT’S A RURAL REGION, western Nevada County, anchored by historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, is a cultural district that rivals a much bigger city. Nevada City has more than 100 arts and cultural organizations; arts venues that attract the likes of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, violinist Joshua Bell and singer-songwriter Willie Nelson; famous […]

Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival draws renowned poets, writers

We were proud to support the inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival, which drew over 100 people to Sierra College’s Nevada County campus on Saturday. In his keynote address, Stanford graduate and award-winning poet Dana Gioia, currently the Poet Laureate of California, gave an upbeat assessment of funding for the arts — despite the philosophy of the […]

Soul of Place: Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival

TO LAUNCH NATIONAL POETRY Month, the Nevada County Arts Council is hosting the inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival on April 1. Activities will include a keynote address by California’s Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, along with a plethora of local, national and international poets and performers. The group includes Al Young, Genny Lim, Molly Fisk, Maya Khosla, […]

Nisenan Heritage Day on November 12 in Grass Valley

BEFORE THE GOLD RUSH AND muddying of the Yuba and Bear rivers from hydraulic mining, “maj” (sounds like “my”), or salmon, were integral to the Nisenan way of life, says Shelly Covert, tribal council secretary of the Nevada City Rancheria, the indigenous people of the area. A Nisenan salmon doctor was in continual commune with […]

Nevada County to hold its 1st annual Sierra Poetry Festival

NEVADA COUNTY WILL HOLD ITS 1st annual Sierra Poetry Festival on the Nevada County campus of Sierra College on April 1, our magazine has learned. The festival will be presented by Nevada County Arts Council (NCArts), with support from the California Arts Council. “A poetry festival is a perfect opportunity to draw people together to […]

BriarPatch turns 40: “We own it, let’s grow it”

NATURAL FOOD COOPERATIVES are booming across America. The 150 food co-ops of the National Co-op Grocers operate more than 200 stores in 38 states with combined annual sales of $2 billion. Food co-ops have led to a boom in organic foods, now the fastest growing sector of the grocery business. One of the food co-op […]

Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues by Gary Noy

Entitled Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, this 235-page book is a fascinating close-examination of 64 true stories, all occurring within California’s breathtaking Range of Light. Some stories are adventurous, some are horrifying, some are inventive and all are fascinating. This enthusiastic compilation of tales describes the experiences of artists, entertainers, explorers, […]

Emily’s Catering & Café opening at Sierra College on October 22

Emily’s Catering and Cakes is proud to announce they will be opening Emily’s Catering & Café at Sierra College – Nevada County campus at 250 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley. They will be open Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. They will be serving delicious breakfast and lunch items all made by hand. Breakfast […]