Strawberry Music Festival names performers for Grass Valley

We are excited to announce that ticket sales for the Fall 2014 Strawberry Music Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley have begun. There are currently plenty of Camping and Day tickets available for sale or exchange, and we promise to keep you informed when that changes.
While basic festival information is available [...]

Summer Thyme’s adds artistic bike rack to its restaurant

The Curious Forge will be installing a custom built bike rack in the shape of five salmon arching out of the pavement.
What do salmon and bicycles have in common? Well, if you are Amy and Chamba Cooke working with the folks at the Curious Forge, it turns out that they may have [...]

Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lee Ann Womack coming to Grass Valley

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Grammy-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack are performing in Grass Valley later this year, according to The Center for the Arts and the musicians.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is performing on Sunday, September 7. “The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in [...]

Singer Melissa Etheridge to perform September 19 in Grass Valley

Melissa Lou Etheridge, the American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley on Friday, September 19.
Tickets go on sale as early as July 7 for VIP packages but later in the month for the general public, according to her website. Etheridge is performing in [...]

Diegos restaurant: A hidden gem in Grass Valley

TUCKED AWAY IN A LEAFY GREEN neighborhood of Victorian-style houses in Grass Valley, Diegos restaurant is a hidden gem. It takes you on a journey to South America with fresh, delicious food, eclectic decor and a shaded patio with colorful plants.
“A really interesting, tasty little place that I go to whenever I visit Grass Valley,” [...]

Where to go for summer drinks in the Sierra Foothills and Tahoe

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS
When the “Good Day Sacramento” television crew recently was visiting western Nevada County, it knew where to go for a good cup of coffee: Carolines Coffee Roasters in downtown Grass Valley.
Now that summer has arrived, we recommend a Mocha Freeze from Carolines. The drink is a blend of homemade mocha mix with shots [...]

Cooking classes at Tess’ Kitchen Store and BriarPatch this summer

“WE’RE TALKING ABOUT COOKING MORE, but survey research confirms we’re cooking less and buying more prepared meals,” as food activist Michael Pollan explains in his book Cooking.
Pollan explains the paradox by theorizing, “We might not feel we have the time, energy or knowledge to do it ourselves every day, but we’re not prepared to see [...]

Best Al Fresco dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

HERE ARE SOME ENJOYABLE OUTDOOR DINING spots in our region:

DIEGOS
Diegos has a charming outdoor patio, featuring original tile work, a trellis and colorful plantings. The eclectic surroundings are redolent of a neighborhood Latin America café, with food ranging from lomito sandwiches (roast, shredded pork) to fish tacos. 217 Colfax Ave., GV. DiegosRestaurant.com
IKE’S QUARTER CAFE
Ike’s tree-covered [...]

Lamb’s Victorian Inn: A “home away from home” in Grass Valley

VISITORS WILL MARVEL AT THE B&B RUN BY John and Janet Lamb in historic Grass Valley: heavenly beds, delicious homemade breakfasts, manicured gardens, and a two-minute walk to town for dinner, wine tasting and entertainment.
Located on a leafy green corner lot on Church Street, Lamb’s Victorian Inn is only a short distance to Empire Mine [...]

InConcert Sierra: from orchestral favorites to pianist Alessio Bax

INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN INNOVATING since it began in 1946. The group has traveled many paths—from a community concerts program, to a large series of concerts, to a small chamber ensemble presenter. Four years ago, Twin Cities Concert Association’s name became InConcert Sierra.
All of the various incarnations have helped this venerable organization evolve into one [...]

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