North Tahoe Arts annual open-studio tour known as ARTour celebrates 20 years of local high-country artists opening their studios to visitors and art patrons alike among the backdrop of the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area’s statuesque pine trees
and sweeping meadows.
The self-driven tour is free of charge and starts by downloading the ARTour Tour Guide (available at [...]
I enjoyed the bread-making class tonight at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley!
It’s a small world: My “classmates” wound up including friends such as Jim Pyle (https://www.facebook.com/jim.pyle1) and Dayton Faraco of Community Canvas. We promote Community Canvas and Nevada County Arts in our magazine. Jim kept us apprised of tonight’s Giants’ game, and we all [...]
InConcert Sierra presents the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2pm
pre-concert forums 45-minutes prior to each concert
Seventh-day Adventist Church
12889 Osborne Hill Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945 (Off hwy 174)
$13 ages 5-17
Available at Briar Patch Co-op Community Market; NC Box Office @ Miners Foundry;
online at www.inconcertsierra.org; or [...]
By Colfax Art Walk
Spring has sprung and once again Colfax activities come to life. Especially the Colfax Art Walk for its 2013 season. This free event is appropriate for people of all ages and tastes, and is only one-third of a mile north on South Auburn Street from Interstate 80.
Just like last year, the Colfax [...]
The 2013-14 official Placer County Welcome Guide is now being circulated. All told, there are 70,000 copies and a digital version. We will have many thousands distributed ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
The digital edition is here.
This is an ideal collaboration between our magazine and the Placer County Visitors Bureau, Placer County Board of Supervisors, [...]
On Wednesday, May 22, for one night only, Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry Cultural Center will present “SLEUTH” by Anthony Shaffer as the second in it series of informal play readings titled “Theater by the Book.”
The reading will take place at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City at 7:30 PM.
Admission is FREE, with a suggested [...]
Join us for the Second Annual Lincoln Wine Fest
Discover the Charm of Historic Downtown Lincoln
Gateway to Placer County Wineries
Saturday, April 27, 1-5 p.m.
All proceeds go to Community Rotary projects.
Taste wine from fourteen of our fabulous Placer County wineries while you sample food from the best local food suppliers. At Beermann Plaza we’ll be featuring fine [...]
Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli —a pioneer of fresh, local food in the foothills — is vastly expanding to a new location just down the street on Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley in mid-October, our magazine has learned.
Summer Thyme’s will start serving dinner, along with breakfast and lunch, and will offer live music, local artwork [...]
Collaboration is the name of the game in the New Year in the Sierra foothills —among chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, winemakers and craft-beer makers. Artists are joining the mix too, because wine and art also pair well together. Examples:
Drop by the Grass Valley Wine Co. to try a few wines (or even have a pre-dinner [...]
Here are our top food, wine and beer trends for the new year and where to find them in our Sierra foothills:
1. ARTISAN FOOD
Hand-crafted food sales are booming. Food lovers crave artisan cheese, crusty bread and dry-cured meats. New laws, such as California’s Homemade Food Act, will spur further growth.
• Smokey Ridge Charcuterie
Artisan sausages [...]