Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

What’s new at the wineries:
Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture. “Nature bats first and last,” Amigo Bob told The New York Times Magazine.
About 35 years ago, Amigo Bob, a [...]

Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild West feel—experienced an arts and culture revolution that has reshaped the local economy well into the 21st century. The county also continues to influence the statewide arts scene.
Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation member and “deep ecology” poet Gary Snyder, [...]

Nevada City: Yuba River Town

IN 2012, OUTSIDE magazine named Nevada City one of the “best river towns in America,” citing its connection to the sun-soaked, granite-lined Yuba.
Few people know the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) was founded in an upstairs office [...]

DANK’S “Changing Course” show is January 15

DANK, Nevada County’s artists collective at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, invites you to their new exhibition, “Changing Course,” part of the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s Art Exhibit. The show will be open to the public from Friday, January 15th through Sunday, January 17th.
“Changing Course” marks the culmination of DANK’s very [...]

Imaginative restaurant designs in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“Dining out is rarely just about food. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, finishes, and alluring lighting.” —Architectural Digest
WE COULD NOT AGREE MORE, and our region’s restaurants — from fine dining to casual — have some imaginative and unique designs, thanks to our local professional and artistic talent. [...]

DANK and Music in the Mountains team up Miners Foundry on June 5

The DANK New Works show opens on Friday, June 5th, in conjunction with the Nevada City First Friday Art Walk. DANK Collective members Roseanne Burke, Sheila Cameron, Cynthia Levesque, Moira McLaughlin, Joseph Meade, Celine Adrianna Negrete and Nancy Nelson will be showing their newest work, there will be musical performances by Music in the Mountains, [...]

Nevada City: Ride Fast, Live Slow

Nevada City, California: Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 (May 11, 2015). The following 30 second commercial is running on NBC during the Amgen Tour of California broadcast. Original song “I Won’t Give Up” by Ishaan Reyna. Downtown Nevada City video footage by Joel Sauter. Edited by Greg Whatley of Mountain Event Productions.

California’s best preserved [...]

Chicago Improv in Nevada City

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December 1959. No one could have guessed this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, and from Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, The Second City imprint is felt across [...]

Miners Foundry begins Mardi Gras with legendary saxophonist Karl Denson

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center kicks off Mardi Gras weekend in Nevada County on Friday, February 13 with the heavy grooves, high-energy, shake-your-tail-feather music of Karl Denson’s Tiny
Universe featuring celebrated steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier.
For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor. Approaching [...]

Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

LAST YEAR WE WROTE ABOUT an emerging food lovers’ neighborhood on lower Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, anchored by the farmers market, annual farm-to-table banquet, the Boardwalk and the new Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.
In the new year, across town, the Spring Street neighborhood is being revitalized. This includes a new building for [...]

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