Local, world-class fiddler Alasdair Fraser joins “James Bond” in supporting an independent Scotland

Forget about the State of Jefferson. I’m reading an article in the “International New York Times” while on vacation in Italy this week titled “The stars collide over Scotland”: Eight weeks before a referendum on whether Scotland should break away from Britain and become an independent country, the Yes and No camps have stepped up [...]

Greater Grass Valley Chamber proposes jeep tours for tourists

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking $20,000 in funding from the City of Grass Valley for jeep tours.
The purpose of the Jeep Tour business with a tentative name of Chamber Jeep Tour Adventures, would be to expose visitors and local residents to western Nevada County attractions, state parks, wineries, rivers, its beauty [...]

Strawberry Music Festival names performers for Grass Valley

We are excited to announce that ticket sales for the Fall 2014 Strawberry Music Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley have begun. There are currently plenty of Camping and Day tickets available for sale or exchange, and we promise to keep you informed when that changes.
While basic festival information is available [...]

Murano glass in Venice

VENICE – Massimiliano Schiavon was born in Murano on March, 24 1971. He represents six generations of a Family which had dedicated their lives, energies and passion to the Magic of Glass.
It’s the same curiosity that, when he was a child, put him to know this mysterious material able to change shape and color according [...]

Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, Ca., announced plans to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany.
With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks complex [...]

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

The Curious Forge will be installing a custom built bike rack in the shape of five salmon arching out of the pavement.
What do salmon and bicycles have in common? Well, if you are Amy and Chamba Cooke working with the folks at the Curious Forge, it turns out that they may have [...]

A Farmers Market at Burning Man

The More Carrot camp is bringing the Black Rock Farmers Market back for our fifth year providing nutritious, mostly locally-grown produce to the citizens of Black Rock City.
We are all about maintaining the link between food production and consumption even in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, ensuring nutritious produce is available for free [...]

CATS to present “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) announces auditions for its Spring 2015 show, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. Hotel was first commissioned, produced, and developed in the “Book-It Style” by Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle, Washington, and was adapted for the stage by Annie Lareau.
Breaking box office [...]

Grass Valley exec to ride with Tour de France racers this month

The Tour de France is arguably cycling’s most prestigious competition.  As it turns out, Jonathan Morgan, president and chief executive of Applied Science in Grass Valley, will embed with pro cycling teams for the last six stages of the race culminating in the final celebration on the Champs-Élysées in Paris later this month, our magazine [...]

Watch Nevada City’s Fourth of July parade and Evan Strong on You Tube

This month’s Fourth of July parade in Nevada City — the 112th in western Nevada County — featured Paralympic gold medalist Evan Strong as the Grand Marshal.
Evan is a resident of Nevada City. The theme: “Nevada County: Explore the Outdoors.” Now you can watch it on You Tube:

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