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Patti Bess: A parade of pears (1)

January 28, 2015 — 

In winter I fall into a mental state that I call “melon melancholy.” I miss the melons of summer as well as the peaches and berries that top my morning …

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Ronnie Paul: Lightening up life, recipes (2)

January 28, 2015 — 

It’s resolution month, and everyone’s pledging to lead a healthier life. At the gym, a variety of sizes and ages huff and puff their way to six-pack svelteness and lower …

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Tango experts in town Sunday for lesson, dance (3)

January 24, 2015 — 

Tango Nevada County is presenting Sacramento tango dancers and performers Kenny Bell and Chooi Goh Sunday at the Stonehouse in Nevada City. The pair have taught and deejayed at various …

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Carolyn Singer: January in the garden (4)

January 24, 2015 — 

As we experience another dry January, questions about irrigation top the list of garden concerns. “Should we be watering?” I’m asked repeatedly. If you are holding nursery stock, most plants …

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Ron Cherry: Her daddy’s Ford pickup (5)

January 24, 2015 — 

About four years ago, Fred Dias was looking for a pickup to use for hauling stuff, including rubbish to the dump. He wanted a rugged, work truck that he could …

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Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ screens live Sunday (6)

January 24, 2015 — 

One of the most celebrated and performed ballets in the world, “Swan Lake” is a universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama. See it live from the Bolshoi …

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Review: ‘Treasure Island’ — A delight for entire family (7)

January 24, 2015 — 

“It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full …

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Boca do Rio brings Brazilian beat to Nevada City tonight (8)

January 24, 2015 — 

After a decade of performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s live music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a …

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Folk Trails (9)

January 23, 2015 — 

Jesse Locks grew up playing outdoors — riding bikes wild and free with the other gangs of neighborhood kids or exploring alpine lakes in the Sierra Nevada with her family …

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Talk on climate change, wildfire set for Jan. 30 (10)

January 23, 2015 — 

Dr. Jo Ann Fites will give a talk on “The King Fire: Lessons learned for Nevada County and the Yuba Watershed.” The event will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 …

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Denis Peirce: Warm winter changes conditions around foothills (11)

January 23, 2015 — 

Mid-winter during a drought is not necessarily a good recipe for a great day fishing. The Lower Yuba River is low, along with the Feather. There are some trout/steelhead in …

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Land Trust acquires 35 acres in Alta Sierra known as Clover Valley Preserve (12)

January 23, 2015 — 

Last week, staff members from Bear Yuba Land Trust’s stewardship and trails team visited Clover Valley, the nonprofit organization’s newest preserve, to conduct a baseline survey and explore the public …

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Presentation on Sierra Nevada set for Thursday (13)

January 23, 2015 — 

Four hundred miles long and nearly three miles high, the Sierra Nevada is a majestic place. It is home to high peaks and thousands of species of marvelous plants and …

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Building a bridge (14)

January 21, 2015 — 

At 2,000 feet elevation, on the other side of the Yuba River, in the small community of Oregon House, Steven Dambeck has made it his life’s mission to help local …

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Roberta DesBouillons: Winter squash takes center stage (15)

January 21, 2015 — 

Read local news online TheUnion.com …

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DANK opens latest gallery space (16)

January 17, 2015 — 

DANK artists collective has its latest gallery exhibit now open, in association with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Stop by to see the show and rehabbed gallery space at …

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Ron Cherry: Nevada County man restores vintage racer (Video) (17)

January 17, 2015 — 

If you are interested in vintage sports car racing, a ’52 Aardvark would be a great car to consider. With its very light weight (less than 1,000 pounds), peppy 745 …

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‘The Merry Widow’ opera to screen Jan. 17 (18)

January 17, 2015 — 

Internationally acclaimed American opera singer Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all of Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, “The Merry Widow,” seen in a new staging by …

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‘Virtuosic violist’ (19)

January 17, 2015 — 

​The ​sound a viola​ ​make​s​ is absolutely unique among string instruments. ​ “​​The viola​ presents deep, mellow, rich sounds creating lush textures​, haunting melodies, and overwhelming emotion​​​. The sound can …

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LeeAnn Brook opens new show, ‘Capacity’ (20)

January 17, 2015 — 

A show and sale of Nevada City fine artist LeeAnn Brook’s newest large format collage paintings is on display at Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room in Grass Valley through Feb. 16. …

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