Music in the Mountains energizing holiday concerts on December 13-14

DECK THE HALLS, TURN ON THE TWINKLING LIGHTS and let the music take control. Music in the Mountains presents energized annual holiday concerts on Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, at the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

This year’s concert is titled “Music in the Mountains Holiday Pops— Celebrate the Magic.” It includes [...]

The Center for the Arts purchases California WorldFest

The Center for the Arts has purchased the iconic California WorldFest from its founders, Sierra FoodWineArt has learned. It has been held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds since its founding in July some 18 years ago.
The magazine called the founders, Dan DeWayne and Christine Myers in Chico, after a report appeared — apparently prematurely — [...]

These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS GIFT BASKETS
We drink Carolines Coffee each morning: It is fresh roasted, in-house. But we also adore their gift baskets—filled with coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, waffle mix, real maple syrup, local jams, shortbread, English breakfast teas and more. The gourmet items are wrapped in baskets or wooden gift crates, with a festive bow.
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Little Fish Co. expands its growing business

Editor’s note: Finding fresh fish from “The Coast” can be a challenge, such as Dungeness crab, but we’ve enjoyed “The Little Fish Co.” at the Farmers Markets in Nevada City, Auburn and Tahoe City, along with places such as Ikeda’s in Auburn and Morgan’s Fish Market in Truckee. We are regulars. Now the “The Little Fish [...]

Holiday fairs and festivals in Grass Valley and Nevada City

CORNISH CHRISTMAS IN GRASS VALLEY
Fridays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.
Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events.
Mill and West Main Streets are closed to [...]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets on sale December 1

Tickets for the The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival go on sale to the public Monday, December 1st. The festival returns to downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA, on January 15 – 18, 2015 and you don’t want to miss any of the action.
With more films, venues and special events this year [...]

“Free if it snows” and “Spring bling tour” to Europe at Stucki Jewelers

Stucki Jewelers of Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continuously operating jewelry store, is 5,400 miles from Antwerp, Belgium, the world’s diamond capitol.
But typically twice a year, owners James and Nicole Arbaugh travel to Antwerp to hand-select precious gems for their customers, accepting preorders. James is a graduate gemologist, and the trip exemplifies the store’s focus [...]

Carolines Coffee Roasters is Grass Valley Downtown Association’s “Business of the Year”

We enjoyed the annual holiday party of the Grass Valley Downtown Association at 151 Union Square on Mill Street on Wednesday night. It was a good turnout, showing that the merchants are working together. In many ways downtown Grass Valley is “firing on all cylinders.”
The local restaurants donated some great-looking food, along with local wine [...]

Nevada County Restaurant Week is January 23-February 1

Nevada County Tourism, in partnership with the Grass Valley Downtown Association, Greater Grass Valley Chamber, Nevada City Chamber, Penn Valley Chamber, South County Chamber, Truckee Chamber of Commerce and Sierra FoodWineArt magazine, are excited to announce Nevada County Restaurant Week 2015.
The event will be held in conjunction with Visit California’s statewide California Restaurant Month. During Nevada [...]

Trattoria Milano in Grass Valley is authentic and affordable

THOUGH KNOWN FOR ITS CORNISH heritage, Grass Valley is home to a “Little Italy” on Bank Street in its historic district, complete with a homemade pasta store, an annual pasta cook-off and Italian cultural center.
Trattoria Milano anchors the neighborhood, offering guests an authentic Italian dining experience. Its chef-owner Gianfranco Maffezzoni was born and raised in [...]

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