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The season of gratitude continues (1)

November 22, 2014 — 

As autumn continues, temperatures drop and J.D. and I have been truly enjoying our home in its beautiful, wooded setting. We are in a quiet, rural neighborhood. The dusty, unpaved …

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Holiday workshops in December (2)

November 22, 2014 — 

Winter Wreathmaking 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 Peaceful Valley Farm Supply 125 Clydesdale Court, Grass Valley Cost: $15 In this hands-on class, learn the tips and tricks for making …

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Cherry: Johnny Cash Cadillac convertible (3)

November 22, 2014 — 

While James Hanson did not build his Cadillac from pieces taken out of the factory in his lunch box, like the one in Johnny Cash’s song, he did build it …

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Shining Star set to perform Saturday night (4)

November 22, 2014 — 

Northern California Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead tribute Shining Star will return to Nevada City tonight for a performance at The Stonehouse. The band is working out a very …

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‘Fall for Dance’ (5)

November 22, 2014 — 

Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance will present the final show of its annual “Fall for Dance” production at 2 p.m. today in the Don Baggett Theatre, located at 11761 …

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Scooter’s Pal volunteer set to highlight plight of unadopted dogs (6)

November 21, 2014 — 

In a county that loves its animals, it’s hard to go anywhere without finding a fan of dogs. “Around here, it’s almost a requirement to have at least two dogs,” …

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Living with young dogs (or, what have I gotten myself into?) (7)

November 21, 2014 — 

Last month, I focused on the joys and challenges of living with an older dog, so let’s switch gears and talk about what to expect when you invite a young …

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Wicks: A wild ride at Sammie’s (8)

November 21, 2014 — 

Let’s go on a roller coaster ride. Sound fun? Whoops! This is not a trip to an amusement park. This is a trip to the animal shelter to ride in …

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Bowenwork fundraiser to benefit Animal Save (9)

November 21, 2014 — 

Larry Hierman just opened Healing Touch Bowen, a Bowenwork practice in Nevada City. Bowenwork is a form of bodywork from Australia that probably has roots in shiatsu, chiropractic and osteopathy, …

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Vet tips: Holiday plants (10)

November 21, 2014 — 

Around this time of year we start decorating our homes for the holidays, making the house cheerful and welcoming for the holiday season. Part of this process is bringing in …

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Birds of Chicago return to GV stage, T Sisters open (11)

November 19, 2014 — 

Two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music — JT Nero and Allison Russell collectively known as Birds of Chicago — will return to Grass Valley …

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Annual Artisans Festival returns with new features Nov. 28 and 29 (12)

November 19, 2014 — 

Start your holiday season with a visit to the 2014 Artisans Festival — Nov. 28 and 29 at Miners Foundry Cultural Center. This holiday tradition is one of the longest …

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One man’s passion on display (13)

November 19, 2014 — 

The Center for The Arts is currently hosting an exhibit of selected prints created by Harold Berliner a former Nevada County District Attorney best known for helping to write the …

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Boshoi Ballet season back on screen with “Pharoah’s Daughter” (14)

November 19, 2014 — 

One of the most celebrated ballet companies in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre of Moscow, returns to the big screen live Sunday with the exotic romance, “Pharoah’s Daughter” is …

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Surprises in store for ‘Holidays at Empire Mine’ (15)

November 19, 2014 — 

“Holidays at Empire Mine has become a popular tradition,” said Event Chairman Bob Jennings. “Many visitors say it’s a bit like walking through an old-fashioned Christmas card — only this …

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Sattva Collective and friends’s ‘season finale extravaganza’ set for Sat. at Haven Underground (16)

November 19, 2014 — 

Sattva Collective and friends present The Fantastic Season Finale Extravaganza from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday at the Haven Underground. Delicious line-up on Funktion 1 Sound, Visionary Art, Crystal …

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November 19, 2014 — 

End of week cure Live music from Pre-Existing Conditions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Lucchesi Tasting Room. The Grass Valley winery features live music Friday …

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Dave and the Cool Beans return to roots for concert (18)

November 19, 2014 — 

LeGacy Presents will produce a full band concert with “Dave and the Cool Beans” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada Theatre, in downtown Nevada City. The Beans were hatched …

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‘The Right Place’: Poet Steve Sanfield to read at North Columbia Schoolhouse (19)

November 19, 2014 — 

Poet. Storyteller. Children’s book author. Folklorist. It can be hard to get a handle on Steve Sanfield and five decades of his creativity. He laughs at the comment, quoting Whitman …

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Piano concert to benefit St. Joseph’s Hall Sunday (20)

November 19, 2014 — 

Pianist Lynn Schugren will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hall, 410 South Church St., Grass Valley. This is a special benefit for St Joseph’s Cultural …

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