Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tours approaches

This October 70+ local artists will welcome the public to 46 studios and art galleries during a free tour spanning two weekends.  The Center for the Arts with support from Nevada County Arts presents the Fall Colors Open Studios and Art Tours 2015 held on October 10 & 11 and 17 & 18.  It’s an [...]

Chef’s Table at Tess Kitchen Store: “Late Summer Treats”

For more than two years, Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley has offered an exceptional dining experience called Chef’s Table with expertly cooked meals by Alan Tangren, a 22-year veteran at the venerable Chez Panisse in Berkeley.
Alan also helped co-author two books with Chez Panisse’s founder Alice Waters, who just received a National Humanities Medal [...]

Guided barn tours offered at this year’s Draft Horse Classic

Guided Barn Tours will be offered to visitors to this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair – giving them an up close and personal visit with the magnificent Gentle Giant Draft Horses. The behind-the-scenes Guided Barn Tours, led by teamster Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet [...]

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 [...]

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