Starry, Starry Nights: a magical celebration at Empire Mine State Park

IMAGINE A STARRY SUMMER EVENING, twinkling lights in the trees, guests dressed in white, dining and dancing on the lush grounds of the historic Empire Mine State Park. Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation presents the 21st annual Starry, Starry Nights on Saturday, July 20, at Empire Mine State Park. Every summer more than 300 guests […]

Culinary Adventures – take a cooking class

“No one is born a great cook—one learns by doing.” -Julia Child,My Life in France In 1948, Julia Child found her true calling. She moved to France, developed a passion for French cooking and authored books that became essential for food lovers. In 1993, we recall attending the annual Western Cable Show and marveling at […]

Starry, Starry Nights: Dancing under the stars

PICTURE A STARRY SUMMER EVENING, twinkling lights in the trees, guests dressed in white, dining and dancing on the lush grounds of the historic Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley. Every year 300 guests attend Starry, Starry Nights, a highlight of the summer event season in Nevada County. Starry, Starry Nights celebrates its 20th […]

151 Union Square and Club 141: A Touch of Class

THE FOOTHILLS’ BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE HAS attracted veteran chefs, caterers and event planners from all over, melding talents that would prevail in any food obsessed city. Among them is Jim Eckardt, owner of JimE’s Catering & Event Co. in Nevada City and Grass Valley. “JimE,” as he’s known to the locals, has been the caterer […]

Starry, Starry Nights on July 16

IMAGINE BEING SWEPT BACK IN time to an elegant evening soiree, akin to the Gatsby era. Guests are decked out in white attire, and dine and dance under the stars on lush grounds. Welcome to Starry, Starry Nights, a popular summer event in the foothills for 19 years. More than 300 guests will mix and […]