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Photography exhibit to open Friday (1)

December 27, 2014 — 

A collection of photographs of the spectacular beauty of the mountains and rivers of the West, by local photographer, Henry Goodman, will be shown at the Flour Garden Bakery & …

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Singer: December in the garden (2)

December 27, 2014 — 

With the arrival of the winter solstice, there is an awakening among gardeners. Anticipating and planning for another growing season is at least half the fun. Of course it’s also …

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Cherry: Formula Vee — affordable racing (3)

December 27, 2014 — 

RON CHERRY Columnist …

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Women gain confidence with survival skills class (4)

December 26, 2014 — 

In August, I contacted my friend Scot Woodland, a teacher from Four Elements Earth Education, wondering if he knew of any survival skills classes taught locally just for women. I …

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Peirce: Fishing opportunities to open up soon (5)

December 26, 2014 — 

Both the calendar and the weather are combining to give us some fishing opportunities in the near future. The heavy rains of December have been a mixed blessing. In the …

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Ninth annual backcountry demo event set for Jan. 10 (6)

December 26, 2014 — 

The Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event, North America’s largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark and splitboard, returns in January. Alpenglow Sports has once again partnered with Alpine Meadows …

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Roy Rogers to ring in 2015 with sold out concert (7)

December 24, 2014 — 

Considered one of the world’s premiere slide guitarists performing today, Grammy Award-winner Roy Rogers will bring in 2015 for Grass Valley during a New Year’s Eve show presented by the …

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Local headliners to usher in New Year’s (8)

December 24, 2014 — 

Ring in the New Year, Nevada City-style with Achilles Wheel and The Soft Bombs, co-presented by Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. This all-night dance party features …

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Community celebration set for Christmas Day (9)

December 24, 2014 — 

Divine Spark, and the Stonehouse, will host a Community Potluck Dinner and Christmas Celebration Thursday, (Dec. 25), in Nevada City. There will be lots of entertainment, music, gifts, and holiday …

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Sons of Boogie set to rock in New Year in Grass Valley (10)

December 24, 2014 — 

Downtown Grass Valley’s 151 Union Square will host a New Years Eve Party featuring the local, high powered blues and rock ‘n’ roll band Sons of Boogie. Original members of …

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‘Unconventional’ classical concert to benefit Hospitality House Friday (11)

December 24, 2014 — 

Distinguished musicians Paul Perry, Eric Starr, and Sarah Skuster will present a recital of classical music to benefit Hospitality House at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, at Peace Lutheran Church. …

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The Mother Hips: a sound all their own (12)

December 24, 2014 — 

This Sunday, California’s unsung psych-pop heroes, The Mother Hips, with special guest opener, The Moore Brothers, will take the stage in Nevada City for a concert presented by Miners Foundry …

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Bess: Delightful holiday bites (13)

December 24, 2014 — 

Whether you need last minute appetizers for tonight or you’re planning ahead for a New Year’s celebration, here are some fast and easy ideas. People tend to want just a …

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Paul: The beet generation (14)

December 24, 2014 — 

It’s December, a new year looms, so last week I initiated the first annual out-with-the-old cleaning ritual. I froze when I opened the closet of the daughter who moved out …

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Cherry: ’55 Cameo —Modern design for modern hauling (15)

December 20, 2014 — 

While it is easy to find a pickup today with styling, comfort and luxury to rival most cars, it was not always so. Pickups were for work use and their …

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Let it glow (16)

December 20, 2014 — 

Although early predictions are calling for a possible white Christmas in parts of western Nevada County, snow on the 25th is a rarity around here. Get in the spirit of …

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A musical celebration of solstice (17)

December 20, 2014 — 

Three captivating artists who rose to fame recording for the Windham Hill label come together Sunday to celebrate the holiday season during a special performance presented by the Center for …

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Wicks: Whatever was I thinking? (18)

December 18, 2014 — 

It is my experience, and there is research supporting the idea, that people adopt pets for how they look and return them for how they behave. Often, people see that …

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Merriam: Helping your dog handle holiday stress (19)

December 18, 2014 — 

Ahhh, the holidays: a time for good cheer, good food, good friends, and good times. So why would so many of us rather be locked in a room with a …

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December 18, 2014 — 

Jazz focus of free holiday concert Combie Bible Church will host a free concert featuring Analog Jazz, with special guest, Doug Ellington, great grandson of Duke Ellington, Saturday. The concert …

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