‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

Cornish Christmas
Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 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 [...]

“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

Our region is one of the best places in California to view fall foliage, earning it the name “New England of the West.” Here are some suggestions:
HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40
Weather permitting, take an old-fashioned Sunday drive along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular.
“You [...]

Stewards of the Sierra: Meet the owners of Carmel Gallery and Sorensen’s Resort

The President of the United States visited twice this summer to help preserve and protect the Sierra— from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite. When the President is not around, we can count on local business owners, political leaders and community members to help out. Meet some of them:
Elizabeth and Olof Carmel
Award-winning fine art photographers Elizabeth and [...]

“Cooked”: Exploring culinary experiences in the Sierra Foothills

AWARD-WINNING FOOD AUTHOR Michael Pollan and Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney are receiving widespread praise for their Netflix documentary Cooked.
In Cooked, Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Each episode examines one of the physical elements used throughout the ages for cooking: fire (barbecue), water (pot cooking), air (bread making), and earth (fermentation).
Our [...]

Food & Drink: What’s new in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

Food & Drink – What’s Up In Our Region:
LOOMIS BASIN BREWING CO. OPENING A GASTROPUB
The craft brewery plans to open its gastropub and smokehouse this summer. The restaurant is at 3640 Taylor Rd. in downtown Loomis, next to Taylor’s burgers. It expects to offer over 14 beers on tap.
The pub and barbecue menu will feature [...]

“Travel Nevada County” featured in S.F. Chronicle

We worked as a business writer/chief technology writer at The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, so we were glad to participate in a special section in The Chronicle promoting Nevada County CA. The stand-alone section will run in the newspaper a week from Sunday (9/18)— and online. Here’s our ad and the “pitch” from [...]

Summer is prime time for farmers markets

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR FARMERS MARKETS, in our region and all across America.
The USDA’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, celebrating the role of farmers markets in local economies. The markets create local jobs; return more of their sales to the local economy than grocery stores; and provide consumers with fresh, [...]

White House announces more federal aid for Lake Tahoe region

By White House
Today, President Obama will speak at the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit about the importance of partnerships and innovation in tackling our shared climate and conservation challenges. The visit builds on other recent announcements, including the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service, last week’s designation of the Katahdin Woods and [...]

Nevada County Arts: What’s new

Nevada County, CA is the creative pulse of the Sierra. For complete listings, visit NevadaCountyArts.org. Here are some examples of upcoming events:
NEVADA CITY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7 Find them on Facebook
20TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST July 14-17 WorldFest.net
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL July 15, NC TheChildrensFestival.com
TRUCKEE OPEN ART STUDIOS TOUR July [...]

Nevada County Arts presents Truckee Open Art Studios Tour on July 15-17, 22-24

THE ARTS AND CULTURE SCENE IS BOOMING in Truckee, adding a new dimension to its stature as a world-class destination for outdoor recreation.
Besides music festivals and wine and food tastings, the Sierra mountain town is host to first-rate art galleries such as Art Obsessions, Carmel Gallery and Riverside Studios, among others.
Truckee and the region also [...]

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