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Ron Cherry: Once-in-a-lifetime trade (1)

August 1, 2014 — 

Many “car guys” traded cars when they were young. Friends would like each other’s cars and they swapped them, sometimes with some cash to equalize the deal. However, as they …

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LeeAnn Brook show opens with new paintings, new book (2)

July 30, 2014 — 

LeeAnn Brook Show Opens with New Paintings, New Book How can a lifelong career in art make a difference? This is the question that was on the mind of Nevada …

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The DEADBEATS keep TRUCKIN (3)

July 30, 2014 — 

Jerry Garcia died 20 years ago, thus ending the “long, strange trip” of the Grateful Dead. The band died with the irreplaceable Garcia. But the music – and the “deadhead” …

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Experience Major Powers rock opera Saturday (4)

July 30, 2014 — 

Major Powers and The LoFi Symphony will bring their brand of rock opera they call “Adventure Rock” to Grass Valley Saturday during a Discover Series concert at Off Center Stage. …

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Artist Ron Kenedi exhibits new works in ‘Singing paintings’ (5)

July 30, 2014 — 

New works of art in oil on linen and canvas by artist Ron Kenedi are now on exhibit at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. There will be …

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The 888 show: A collaboration of eight local artists (6)

July 30, 2014 — 

Eight artists challenged themselves to create a show that embodies the diversity of art in our community: eight individual artists in one cohesive presentation. The result is the “888” show …

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Sierra Cinemas to broadcast Monty Python Live (mostly) (7)

July 30, 2014 — 

Monty Python fans: Read this! Picturehouse Entertainment secured the international distribution rights to broadcast the Monty Python Live (mostly) show July 20, the historic Last Night of the Pythons Live …

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VIDEO: Zongo Junction to bring ‘electrifying’ dance concert to Grass Valley (8)

July 30, 2014 — 

With five horns, and a six-piece rhythm section, Brooklyn’s Zongo Junction will set the scene for a Grass Valley dance party Friday during an electrifying concert presented by the Center …

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Giving vegetables celebrity status — front and center (9)

July 29, 2014 — 

Despite the cornucopian mounds of veggies and fruits at our local farmer’s markets, my husband Jeff and I prefer growing our own. Although we produce enough to sustain a small …

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Taking notice (10)

July 29, 2014 — 

Chef Aaron Taber describes the way he cooks as a “collection of experiences.” “It’s an accumulation of events that shapes the style of food I make,” said Taber, a young …

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A citrus twist on blueberry jam (11)

July 29, 2014 — 

Wanting to try something new this year? Why not make some Blueberry Lime jam. I was a little apprehensive to make this, but was told it was amazing. So we …

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Singer: July in the garden (12)

July 26, 2014 — 

Spending as much time as possible in my edible garden this month is the highest priority. Frequently this summer gardening connection is shared with visitors who are delighted to eat …

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Master Gardeners gear up for August workshops (13)

July 26, 2014 — 

As July draws to a close, the Nevada County Master Gardeners are busy planning a number of workshops and activities for home gardeners, young and old. On Aug. 2, a …

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Sierra Sports Car Club hosts monthly gathering (14)

July 26, 2014 — 

The Sierra Sports Car Club are a casual group of local foreign sports car enthusiasts who meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday at Sienna’s Café (formerly Perkos). Many of …

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In search of salmon (15)

July 25, 2014 — 

The salmon fishing season opened in the Sacramento Valley July 16. We always hope for a good opener but mid-July has better prospects for saltwater anglers than river fishermen. The …

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Into the wild: Scout Troop 783 heads to New Mexico for 11-day wilderness adventure (16)

July 25, 2014 — 

A group of eight boy scouts, ages 14 to 17, from Troop 783 are heading out from Grass Valley to spend 11 days in Philmont National Scout Ranch in Cimarron, …

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Next lead bullet ban workshop set for Aug. 12 (17)

July 25, 2014 — 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public workshop Aug. 12 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be from 7-8:30 p.m. …

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Land trust treks coming up in Aug. (18)

July 25, 2014 — 

Bear Yuba Land Trust will trek to Blue Lake and the Gold Lakes Basin in early August. Blue Lake and Beyond will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. …

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Tahoe Rim Trail Survey needs volunteers (19)

July 25, 2014 — 

Ever wonder how many people really use the Tahoe Rim Trail each year? The TRTA has received an “On Our Way” grant from the TRPA to help to determine the …

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July 24, 2014 — 

A little bit country Cousin Cricket will be performing with Grace Fae Sunday on the lawn of The Old 5Mile House. The band draws its material from classic country, swing, …

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