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Singer: Where does it grow naturally? (1)

September 20, 2014 — 

Walking into the CNPS native plant sale can be exciting and a bit overwhelming. The advantage of being a member is that you can arrive and shop an hour early …

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Review: The strength is in the flaws (2)

September 20, 2014 — 

It is certainly one of the great American plays, if not the greatest, with strong competition from Albee (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”), Miller (“Death of a Salesman”), and Williams …

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Sierra Stages presents a musical about kids for grown-ups (3)

September 20, 2014 — 

You can take your kids to see “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” but, “it’s really a show for adults who remember being children,” said Director Ken Getz during a …

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Pet preparedness (4)

September 19, 2014 — 

As many in Nevada County have experienced in recent weeks, fires can put people in a grab-and-go situation. While our pets may be at the top of our “essentials” list, …

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Training day, Part 2: Positive reinforcement (5)

September 19, 2014 — 

Have you ever tried to bargain with someone to get something you want? (Be honest: sure you have! Think back on when you were a kid, and how you agreed …

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Vet tips: Bored dogs (6)

September 19, 2014 — 

We received two questions about dogs in the yard that go well together: — If a small, quick dog leaves the yard against an owner’s wishes and can’t be caught, …

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Commentary: Things that trouble me (7)

September 19, 2014 — 

I have been helping the animals in Nevada County since 2001. During that time I have interacted with more than 20,000 shelter animals and at least 10,000 owned animals in …

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Classic comic comes to life on stage (8)

September 18, 2014 — 

The classic off-Broadway musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” will make an appearance at the Off Center Stage beginning Thursday (Sept. 18), presented by Sierra Stages. The production runs …

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Earls of Newtown to host CD release dance party (9)

September 18, 2014 — 

Popular local dance band, The Earles of Newtown will bring their blend of Dixieland jazz, classic ragtime, country swing, wailing blues and genre-defying originals to the Grass Valley stage during …

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Melissa Etheridge: not in Kansas anymore (10)

September 18, 2014 — 

“It’s a great place to be from,” Melissa Etheridge laughed when asked about growing up in Kansas. She spoke with The Union in a telephone interview Aug. 29. She was …

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Off Broadstreet turns 25, opens new production this weekend (11)

September 18, 2014 — 

Jed Dixon, Danny McCammon, Andrew Kerr, Kate Haight and Heather Lynn star in this 1970s musical extravaganza centering around a small band of 2014 wannabe’s who travel the concert circuit …

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InConcert Sierra to perform audience favorites Sunday (12)

September 18, 2014 — 

On Sunday, the InConcert Sierra Orchestra, conducted by Ken Hardin, will perform an electrifying program featuring some of the greatest hits of orchestral music. Have you ever noticed that to …

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VIDEO: Inaugural, umpteenth Yuba River Bicycle Music Fest to ride through Nevada County (13)

September 18, 2014 — 

Thomas Spellman and friends have toured around the country and parts of the world with their peddle powered BMF’s — that’s Bicycle Music Festival for the uninitiated — they have …

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Jeffrey Mason work premieres at Theatre by the Book (14)

September 18, 2014 — 

The Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages present an informal play reading of “Pursuit of Truth,” an original drama written and directed by Jeffrey Mason, Wednesday at the Miners Foundry Cultural …

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River clean-up, barbecue set for Saturday (15)

September 18, 2014 — 

It’s not too late to register for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s 17th annual Yuba River Cleanup and Restoration Day Saturday. Join more than 500 people of all ages …

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Sierra Starr invites community to see, smell wine harvest (16)

September 18, 2014 — 

On Saturday Sierra Starr will host a Harvest party open house, and wine club pick up event at its Grass Valley vineyard. The community is invited to head out to …

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Poncho Sanchez to perform (17)

September 18, 2014 — 

Grammy Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band is coming to Grass Valley for a dance party Sunday during a benefit for Bear Yuba Land Trust. For three …

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DesBouillons: A twist on a fall classic (18)

September 17, 2014 — 

Dear Roberta: Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I read your column every month and have enjoyed many of the recipes that you have shared. I’m …

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Bounty of the county (19)

September 17, 2014 — 

This weekend, 17 farmers and ranchers and 11 chefs will come together for a tasting event showcasing locally grown food. This week, Nevada County Grown organizers were putting the finishing …

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Grass Valley’s AnimalSave rescue home is the cat’s meow! (20)

September 12, 2014 — 

During the last eight years, I’ve featured many kinds of homes: Victorian, contemporary, log cabins and man caves, but this is the first time I’ve featured a home for cats. …

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