Acclaimed Bay Area chef Moniz, community leader Senum to open authentic taqueria in Nevada City

Two years ago this month, we wrote exclusively that a bakery and brewery called Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. was in the works on lower Commercial Street in Nevada City, helping to create a hip food-lovers hangout near its farmers market. Three Forks just celebrated its first anniversary, and now Wheyward Girl Creamery, Nevada [...]

Nevada County ranks 28th nationally for its scenery

The Washington Post published an article that ranks every county in America by scenery and climate, and Nevada County ranked #28 out of the 3,111 counties.
“Nevada County, CA: This county has extremely high natural amenities. Rank: 28 out of 3,111 counties.
“In the late 1990s the federal government devised a measure of the best and worst [...]

Lake Tahoe Music Festival: “Small is beautiful”

The arts & culture scene in western Nevada County is spectacular for a population of our size: This summer alone, we’ve enjoyed WorldFest, thanks to The Center for the Arts; Randy Newman, thanks to Music in the Mountains; and in October, Joshua Bell, thanks to InConcert Sierra.
I do worry, however, about the stress and pressure [...]

“Sip, savor and enjoy” at Lincoln Showcase on September 26

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Lincoln Showcase, an all-inclusive sampling of local food, wine, and brews on Saturday, September 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Save the date, find a sitter for the children, and make it a night on the town in downtown Lincoln. All attendees must be at [...]

United Way presents BBQ and car show on August 8 in Penn Valley

United Way of Nevada County is holding its 9th annual BBQ & Car Show on August 8. Along with the local BBQ contest, a new Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition is included.
This exciting new attraction brings talented cooks from all over the western United States to Nevada County to compete for a California State [...]

Wild & Scenic seeks environmental artwork for Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, is once again inviting all local and regional artists to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA during the film festival January 14-18, 2016.
The film festival theme is [...]

Grass Valley named one of best places to start a business in Northern California

Grass Valley has been named one of the best places in Northern California to start a business, according to NerdWallet. NerdWallet is a personal finance, information service.
The list is 1. Emeryville; 2. South San Francisco; 3. Grass Valley; 4. Burlingame; 5. Palo Alto; 6. Fremont; 7. Monterey; 8. Los Gatos; 9. Walnut Creek; 10. Mill Valley.
“In [...]

Tasting Notes: Sierra Starr celebrates 20th harvest, Nevada City Winery turns 35, winery dogs

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR WINE WINNERS
Gold-medal winners in the 2015 California State Fair Wine Competition included Avanguardia (Premiato), Double Oak Vineyards & Winery (Chardonnay), Le Casque (Sergent Dessert Wine), Mt. Vernon Winery (Cabernet Franc), Naggiar Vineyards (Sangiovese) and Nevada City Winery (Barbera).
Medal winners also included Avanguardia (silver, two bronze), Ciotti Cellars (silver, bronze), Le Casque (four [...]

CATS, Sierra Stages, LeGacy and Quest all nominated for Elly Awards

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is a leader in nominations for Elly Awards in the 2014-15 season (eight in total), including a best overall production nomination for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The other local nominees include Sierra Stages (two), LeGacy Presents (four) and Quest Theaterworks (five, including best overall [...]

Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

AN ABUNDANCE OF LAKES, RIVERS, streams and ponds have defined our region’s geography and culture for generations. This also is reflected in the landscaping and design around our homes and businesses: lush lawns, water features, water-loving trees and shrubs.
But a prolonged drought is forcing us to rethink our commercial and residential landscapes, often the site [...]

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