Sierra Foothills Poet Gary Snyder wins prestigious Wallace Stevens Award

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of its annual collection of poetry prizes:
WALLACE STEVENS AWARD: GARY SNYDER
$100,000 for outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.
Academy of American Poets Chancellor Jane Hirshfield praised his selection, saying:  “Gary Snyder has brought to American poetry a lyric poem whose subjects and views [...]

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 [...]

Visit Sierra Vintners: Taste among the barrels

SIERRA VINTNERS IS A CLUSTER of wineries in scenic Nevada County.
They are nestled in the foothills around historic Nevada City and Grass Valley, just north of I-80, between Reno and Sacramento. It’s a personal, unhurried wine tasting experience along “roads less traveled.”
Nevada County is a rising star in Northern California wine country. [...]

Cowpoke Fall Gathering and Eggplant Festival in Loomis

BAXTER BLACK CAN SHOE A HORSE, STRING A BARBED WIRE fence and bang out a Bob Willis classic on his flat top guitar. From The Tonight Show and NPR to RFD-TV, Baxter’s wacky verse has been seen and heard by millions.
Black is “probably the nation’s most successful living poet,” The New York Times wrote. [...]

Festival! Celebrating the Italian legacy

THE CORNISH MINERS’ INFLUENCE ON GOLD Country is well known. But Italian immigrants, with names such as Ghidotti, Pardini and Tassone, also were active in settling the region.
Italian gold miners left their legacy at historic places, such as the Italian Mine. Italians skilled in stone masonry, from the rugged Liguria region, helped build mountain [...]

Nisenan Heritage Day on October 13 at Miners Foundry

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Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County is October 6-7, 13-14

The Center for the Arts
Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour
of Nevada County

October 6-7 and 13-14, 2012 
10 a.m.-5 p.m., free event
Open House Preview Party

Thursday, October 4, 2012 
6 p.m., free event
Click here to download the complete Tour Guide
Tour 67 local artists in 34 studios the first two weekends in October and see where art is [...]

Kodo Arts Japanese Antique Sale is October 6-14

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques will hold its annual 9-day only fall show and sale October 6 – 14 at its spacious antique warehouse in Nevada City, CA 95959.
Located off Highway 20/49, one hour east of Sacramento and one hour west of Reno. They open their warehouse to the public only twice a year, once [...]

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra top winner at Elly Awards

Sacramento — CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra), Sierra Stages and LeGacy Productions were all winners in the annual Elly Award ceremonies on Sunday night.
CATS won four Elly awards for Teahouse of the August Moon, LeGacy won for I Hate Hamlet, and Sierra Stages won for A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To [...]

Nevada County: New England in the West

By Robert Smith, Chef/Owner Old 5Mile House Restaurant
California is lucky in so many ways. Great coastline, easy-going lifestyle, terrific restaurants, old west legacy and lots of blue sky. For those who grew up here, they probably don’t miss one of the features that I miss having grown up in New York: The fireworks of [...]

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