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Fishing adventure ends in success (1)

May 25, 2015 — 

Jack Papathakis and Mason Ciafardoni, pictured with Brett Brady (Bare Bones Guide Service) had a successful adventure fishing for rainbow trout at Jackson Meadows Reservoir. In spite of the cold, …

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Ron Cherry: Mercedes 560SL touring and parade car (2)

May 23, 2015 — 

When Michael Wilkie decided he wanted a two-seater roadster back in 2012, he had a lot of options. He wanted one for touring and driving in local parades, like the …

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Cultivating the wild: Groups team up to teach Earth Skills Field Series (3)

May 22, 2015 — 

A new partnership has emerged between wilderness instructors and herbalists and the result is a class that teaches wilderness living skills and botanical medicine, exploring how foothill plants that grow …

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Summer fishing season has arrived (4)

May 22, 2015 — 

Memorial Day weekend heralds the opening of the summer season. The recent rainy pattern in the high country is predicted to end just in time for the holiday weekend. We …

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Heavenly set to open for summer (5)

May 22, 2015 — 

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Looking forward to the summer season, Heavenly Mountain Resort will operate the Heavenly Gondola during this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday. …

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‘Hike to End Breast Cancer’ next week (6)

May 22, 2015 — 

The Hike to End Breast Cancer will be May 31 in Chicago Park. This family friendly charity event will include a variety of activities beginning at 1 p.m. at Elegant …

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Acrobatics, comedy, dancing and more at Center shows (7)

May 21, 2015 — 

NANDA, the four man acrobaticalist Ninja Theatre Troupe will be joined by magician Nick Fedoroff and the Truth or Dare Dance Troupe in a weekend of acrobatics, comedy, dancing and …

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Nevada County Arts kicks off new reading series with The Poets Quartet (8)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Nevada County Arts Literature Committee presents their first event in a new reading series — NCArts Unscripted — conceived to showcase our community’s diverse and talented writers of all …

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Gallery show to benefit earthquake relief in Nepal (9)

May 21, 2015 — 

California Organics is hosting the international images of Kara deVries in her first photography show as a benefit for earthquake relief to the people of Nepal from the devastating April …

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Reggae artist Collie Buddz set for Thursday concert (10)

May 21, 2015 — 

Thursday night, Reggae sensation Collie Buddz returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Buddz exploded onto the scene a few years ago when critics and tastemakers alike embraced him — …

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Bridgeport to host stargazing (11)

May 21, 2015 — 

A Bridgeport Star Party will be from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the north gravel parking lot. The Nevada County Astronomers Club will be bringing large telescopes and setting …

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Tango Nevada County welcomes dance experts (12)

May 21, 2015 — 

Tango Nevada County presents Fourth Sunday Tango with Victoria and Zak from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at their new venue, Golden Empire Grange, in Grass Valley. Victoria Randlett and …

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Strawberry Music Festival returns with stellar line-up (13)

May 21, 2015 — 

Celebrating its 34th year of existence, the Strawberry Music Festival will host its third consecutive outing at the Nevada County fairgrounds this weekend.The event, which always draws a sizable crowd …

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A ‘giant’ endeavor (14)

May 20, 2015 — 

A new food truck has come to town, good news for folks with a sweet tooth who take delight in every imaginable made-from-scratch treat using eggs, flour and sugar. “We …

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Alan Tangren: Rhubarb redemption (15)

May 19, 2015 — 

Dear Alan: I’ve noticed a lot of rhubarb at the market lately and those red stalks look so beautiful. I’d like to be seasonal, but I’m not sure how to …

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Ron Cherry: Restoring a ‘70 Chevy Blazer with his own two hands? Check (16)

May 16, 2015 — 

When Kirk Randall first saw the ‘70 Chevy Blazer sitting along Rattlesnake Road more than 11 years ago, it was in rough condition. “I’d always wanted one,” Kirk said, “So …

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Wit, acting mastery, and the Battle of the Sexes (17)

May 15, 2015 — 

Of how many actors can one say: “He’s the best of his generation”? Two, three, perhaps? And who are the candidates? At one time there was Brando, then DeNiro, Pacino; …

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Vet tips: Summer tune-up (18)

May 15, 2015 — 

Time never seems to be on our side. Life is often busy, sometimes too busy, and while we are dealing with the immediate issues we tend to forget the important. …

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Susan Wallace: Dog training versus managing behavior (19)

May 15, 2015 — 

Some dog behavior can be effectively managed by training the animal. Training a dog to come when called or to sit and have basic manners is useful and makes for …

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Cheryl Wicks: It’s kitten season (20)

May 15, 2015 — 

Kitten season is in full swing. During the last two weeks, Sammie’s Friends has received approximately 70 kittens at the shelter.Many of them as young as 2 days old, many …

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