Popular singer-songwriter Jewel performing in Grass Valley on July 17

Jewel, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actress, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on July 17, the Center for the Arts announced on Tuesday.
Jewel has has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.
Here’s the rundown from the Center’s website:
From the remote ranch of [...]

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains.
Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli and [...]

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

“Green’s the color of Spring and green can be cool and friendly-like.”
We recently brought our 6th-grade son with us to hear jazz legend Wynton Marsalis perform in Grass Valley for a music appreciation experience.
When Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra played the popular Kermit the Frog sing-along “It’s not easy being green,” as [...]

Bud break at Sierra Vintners’ wineries

As the weather warms, the vineyards begin to wake up from their dormancy and green shoots “break” through to begin their growth cycle. “Alas, the vines have beaten me to spring break,” says Naggiar’s winemaker Derek Irwin.
“The vines have been whooping it up,” he adds. “We are 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule, which on the [...]

Watch a new commercial for 2014 Nevada County Fair

“Simply Fun!” is the theme for the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6 – 10, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Fair already is busy planning for five days of excitement and fun for Fair-goers of all ages.
The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals [...]

Bent Metal Winery celebrates 4-year anniversary on April 26

Bent Metal Winery celebrates its fourth year of wine and fun on April 26 at its winery and tasting room in Grass Valley. The festivity will be filled with delicious food, music by Brian and Erin Dougherty, chair massage — and your favorite Bent Metal wines.
Owner-winemaker Scott Brown will offer a barrel sample of bottled [...]

Naggiar Vineyards announces exciting summer WineFest program

Fresh off a successful extended winter entertainment season, Naggiar Vineyards announces their 2014 Winefest summer season. Winefest, a celebration of wine, food, and music, is comprised of Tribute concerts, numerous celebration events, and the continuation of their popular Friday and Saturday night live complimentary music.
“It starts with the wine, but people are passionate about [...]

Sierra Starr strikes gold in wine competition

The results are in from the 2014 Finger Lakes Wine Competition.
In its 14th year, 75 judges, all with national and international credentials, from multiple markets in Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the United States and other wine regions of the world judged 3756 wines.
In what was deemed “perhaps their tightest competition ever,” [...]

Emily’s Catering & Cakes is moving to Colfax Avenue neighborhood in Grass Valley

Emily’s Catering & Cakes is moving to 421 Colfax Hwy., Grass Valley, formerly the location Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli in 2014.
The new location will feature a retail display case with fresh never frozen cakes, cupcakes, pies and other specialty desserts. For the first time ever, Emily’s will have a storefront featuring cakes and desserts. [...]

BriarPatch Co-Op weighs expansion options

BriarPatch Co-op Market is bursting at the seams. The community-owned organic grocery store has grown from $6 million in annual sales to $25 million in seven years. While such growth is a good problem to have, it’s still a problem.
And the Co-op knows it.
“For almost a year, BriarPatch has been involved in a [...]

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