Enjoying a vintage Music in the Mountains’ concert this week

This year’s MIM SummerFest celebrates the group’s legacy and its future. It reflects Artistic Director Pete Nowlen’s talent for programming, combined with the support of an energized staff, board and volunteers.
SummerFest includes 12 concerts in 13 days, ending on July 3 — an ambitious effort. The headliners include Don McLean and Judy Collins at a [...]

Bent Metal plans to open a tasting room in downtown Grass Valley in August

In a newsletter, Bent Metal said “we will be opening a secondary tasting room in downtown Grass Valley on Mill Street sometime in August. Stay tuned for more information.”
It will be the fifth winery tasting room in downtown Grass Valley. The others are Avanguardia, Lucchesi, Sierra Starr and Smith Vineyard.
“Scott and Judy Brown, along with [...]

America’s Cup TV and public host speaks to Tahoe Yacht Club

The cover of our summer issue is the iconic Thunderbird speedboat, which is returning to Lake Tahoe this summer after a hiatus. The photo is by Steve Lapkin, whose powerboat and sailboat images are featured in national publications including Sailing World and Yachting. Steve’s portfolio features imagery of the classic wooden speedboats of Lake Tahoe, [...]

Zip, coast and fly this summer at Heavenly Mountain Resort

Zip, coast, fly: how will you discover Heavenly Mountain Resort? With ropes courses, zip lines, and an alpine coaster, the options are endless at Epic Discovery, the ultimate playground.
•Ridge rider mountain coaster: Fly through the forest and around boulders while taking in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Experience the thrill of this gravity-propelled mountain coaster [...]

Two-story, 10,000-square-foot Grass Valley Brewery is in the works

Grass Valley Brewery — a 10,000 square-foot, two-story brewery, including a restaurant and bar with a beer garden — is being proposed in Grass Valley, our magazine has learned.
The project site — east of downtown Grass Valley — is located between Idaho Maryland Road and Whispering Pines Way, on the west side of Brunswick Road. [...]

Ol’ Republic celebrates State Fair “best of show” award at State Capitol

Owners-brewers Jim Harte and Simon Olney of ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City celebrate their “best of show” honor at the State Capitol this week.
In Fall 2014, we featured the brewery on the cover of our magazine, writing, “The most exciting emerging ‘ale tale’ for a single local brewery probably goes to ol’ Republic [...]

Popular Squeeze Inn burger joint planned for Penn Valley

The Squeeze Inn restaurant, a Sacramento institution known for its juicy burgers with a generous skirt of cheese, plans to open a branch in Penn Valley and expand further into the Sierra Foothills, our magazine has learned. The restaurants are individually owned or franchises, and this marks the continued growth of the Squeeze Inn brand [...]

Nevada County Narrow Guage Railroad Museum launches rail bus excursions in Nevada City

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is launching regularly scheduled rail bus excursions each Saturday until October 29. Passengers may board at either the NCNGRR Museum or the Northern Queen Inn in Nevada City.
The 35 minute round-trip travels along Gold Run Creek past the Inn Town Campground and parallels a portion of [...]

National Geographic and Facebook plan first presidential virtual reality video for August, featuring Obama in Yosemite

“President Obama will become the first sitting President to participate in a virtual reality video experience,” the White House press pool reported this weekend. “The virtual reality video will feature the President’s visit to Yosemite and include a conversation with Don Neubacher, Superintendent of Yosemite.
“The virtual reality film, shot by National Geographic, Facebook and its [...]

Acclaimed poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion will headline Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2017

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival announced Friday that Gary Snyder and Tom Killion will be among the headliners at the 15th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening January 12-16, 2017.
Gary Snyder, a Pulitzer prize-winning poet, essayist, lecturer and environmental activist, has made huge contributions to the environmental movement through his work. [...]

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