Sierra Starr presents “Music of Fleetwood Mac” on August 11

Lorraine Gervais will present “The Music of Fleetwood Mac”
Saturday August 11, 2012
7-10 p.m.
Gates open at 6 p.m.
At the Sierra Starr Vineyard
11179 Gibson Dr, Grass Valley, CA
Come enjoy such classics as “Go Your Own Way”, “Oh Well”, “Landslide”, “The Chain”, “Bare Trees” & “Riannon” Just to name a few! Lorraine will be bringing a great group [...]

Lake Tahoe named “America’s best lake” in USAToday poll

—By USA Today
Tahoe – North America’s largest and most popular alpine lake, a place Mark Twain once called “the fairest picture the whole earth affords” – is the champion in USA TODAY’s recent poll, which garnered more than 5,000 votes via Facebook and Twitter.
Michigan’s Lake Charlevoix was runner up among a field of 15 [...]

North Lake Tahoe water shuttle launches in August

Dock hopping on the new North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle will get you on the lake and to your favorite restaurants, shopping, bike trails, museums, parks, farmers markets and other recreational activities in minutes. The vessel carries 12 passengers, the crew and up to eight bikes.
Try a vacation from your car – take public transit [...]

Smith family of Nevada City named Family of the Year at the County Fair

The Smith Family of Nevada City has been named the 2012 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Smith family because of their ongoing participation in the Nevada County Fair and their commitment to youth in agriculture.
Chip and Liz Smith moved to Nevada County about [...]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival theme: “A climate of change”

“Despite the 90 degree temperatures, it feels to us like January and the 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival are just around the corner. We are busy watching films, creating workshops, inviting special guests, and much more. And we are excited to announce the theme for the 2013 festival is…. ‘A Climate of [...]

The new “Art of Real Food” cookbook and farmers markets

WHEN IT COMES TO PLANNING DINNER, the answer should be a simple enough: “What’s in season?”
Once a challenge in the “boomer” era of processed food, that’s changing rapidly, thanks to the growth of local farms, farmers markets, food co-ops, CSA “veggies in a box”—and education.
In The Art of Real Food: Seasonal Recipes for Every Week [...]

Scoop: Country Music Star Merle Haggard coming to Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sept. 15

County Music Star Merle Haggard is going to perform at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sept. 15 — one day after American music icon Willie Nelson performs there, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned.
Though there has been no official announcement yet, the performance is listed on Haggard’s website. Haggard helped create the “Bakersfield sound” with [...]

Tahoe’s 40th Concours d’Elegance features Riva runabouts

LAKE TAHOE IS WORLD FAMOUS FOR its restored wooden boats, or “woodies,” which race across the lake’s sparkling waters all summer long. It is an “Old Tahoe” tradition.
Along with the familiar wooden boats such as Gar Wood, Chris-Craft and Hacker-Craft, the Riva runabout is characterized by “old world quality, new world design.” Riva was founded [...]

Butch Butler, Art and Ann Grosse inducted into Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame

Butch Butler, along with Art and Ann Grosse, have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. The Fair’s Board of Directors recognized the individuals for their long-time support and dedication to the Nevada County Fair.
Butch Butler, CEO and President of Butler Amusement, helped start Butler Amusement in 1970 with his parents. At [...]

Nevada County Fair: Bucking a trend

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES HAVE A long tradition of celebrating their agricultural bounties with a network of county fairs dating back to the Civil War. The tradition continues to this day, with animals, ag education, rides and attractions, concerts and—of course—fair food.
Just like the state parks, however, the state’s network of 78 fairs has come under severe [...]

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