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More than 65 gingerbread houses entered Nevada County’s 32nd Annual Country Christmas Faire

December 1, 2016 — A successful canned food drive, more than 120 vendors, and scores of gingerbread houses made the 32nd Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds a success. The 14th Annual Gingerbread House Competition featured 66 entries, with Jan Haverty of Nevada City taking “Best […]

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December 1, 2016 — Nov. 22 Sullivan and Beal: Kathryn Henley Sullivan and Kevin Andrew Beal. Macedo and Ross: Evelyn Belmonte Macedo and John Michael Ross. Nov. 23 Sether and Stone: Taryn Marie Sether and Cassidy Beyond Stone.

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BIRTHS: Nov. 22-28

November 30, 2016 — Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Nov. 22 Aio and Andujar: A girl was born to Ashley Aio and Wilfredo Andujar. Montes and Canfield: A boy was born to Stephanie Montes and Christopher Canfield. James and Moore: A boy was born to Monica James and Andrew Moore. […]

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Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

November 30, 2016 — Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the activity room on the second floor of the main building at Atria Senior Living Center, 150 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Come share experiences and information with others who […]

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Grass Valley’s Del Oro Theatre presents ‘Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live’ Thursday

November 30, 2016 — In the spirit of the Metropolitan Opera Live, National Theatre Live and other live broadcasts, Kenneth Branagh has launched his own season of cinema broadcasts from The Garrick Theatre in London this year. The first season of the “Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live” began in […]

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Grass Valley jewelry sale benefits Hospice of the Foothills

November 30, 2016 — The Sierra Starr Tasting Room will be hosting “Gem Star’s” trunk show jewelry sale from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, with this year’s proceeds going to Hospice of the Foothills. Gem Star travels across the globe — including Bali […]

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Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning to host fundraiser

November 29, 2016 — Students at the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning have been busily making unique and creative wreaths to sell at an upcoming holiday fundraiser that is open to the community and that benefits the school. The Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL), a public charter school […]

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Talks offered Nov. 30 on holiday wellness in Auburn

November 29, 2016 — A holiday wellness event, “Your Brain on Christmas,” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. today at Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way. The TED-talk-style lectures will be presented by the organization Beautiful Minds. Topics include: “Neuroscience of the Grinch: 5 Toxic Holiday Habits;” “Healthy Holidays: […]

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Intero Foundation presents The Nevada County Diaper Project with grant

November 28, 2016 — The Nevada County Diaper Project has once again been presented with a grant from the Intero Foundation in the amount of $1,600. This foundation, locally managed by John and Edie Miller of Intero Real Estate, has been an avid supporter of the Diaper Project since […]

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Nevada County Fencing Club hosts open house/open fence

November 28, 2016 — The Nevada County Fencing Club will host a free Christmas Open House/Open Fence from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. Community members are encouraged to watch fencers in action and […]

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Sierra Gold Chorus presents a “Holiday Music Extravanganza” in Auburn

November 27, 2016 — The women from Sierra Gold Chorus are preparing for an afternoon performance of “Christmas Carols and Cooking Chaos,” Sierra Gold Chorus’ combination of a popular comedy sitcom, some cooking magic and Christmas carols. The performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Crossroads […]

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BIRTHS: NOV. 16-21

November 25, 2016 — Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Nov. 16 Aaron and Brittany: A girl was born to Aaron and Brittany. Nov. 18 Costa and Tyler: A boy was born to Antoinette Cost and Sean Tyler. Nov. 21 Hammond and Monroe: A girl was born to Rose Hammond and […]

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Grass Valley group for families of people with memory loss

November 25, 2016 — An ongoing support group, “Families and Friends of People with Memory Loss,” meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Eskaton Village. The group is facilitated by Barbara Larsen, the creator and author of Movement with Meaning. Larson has […]

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Grass Valley support group for those in chronic pain

November 25, 2016 — The American Chronic Pain Association meetd monthly to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families. The group hosts knowledgeable speakers on a regular basis who give helpful information on ways to live more fully in spite of pain. Group […]

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Blue Star Mothers of America to meet

November 25, 2016 — The Sierra Nevada California Chapter 12 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets at 5:15 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the NID Annex Building, located at 1036 W. Main Street in Grass Valley. Mothers, adoptive mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers, grandmothers […]

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Sponsor a night for those in need at Hospitality House in Grass Valley

November 25, 2016 — Service organizations, families, or individuals who are looking for an opportunity to serve the community are encouraged to sponsor a night at Hospitality House for $395 and serve dinner to our guests. The Nevada County Realtors Charitable Foundation, BaliGirl Threads and Placer Title are among […]

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Autumn’s carpet in Grass Valley

November 25, 2016 — Tall Pines Nursery School toddler student Calliope King Natividad settles under a Nevada County Fairgrounds tree prior to the winter rains.

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Weekend snow forecasts will impact holiday travelers

November 24, 2016 — The California Department of Transportation District 3 is alerting motorists traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday to be prepared for travel delays. An increased numbers of holiday travelers, combined with an oncoming series of winter storms arriving today will result in roadway congestion and winter driving […]

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Road closures for Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley

November 24, 2016 — The Cornish Christmas Event will be held in downtown Grass Valley every Friday evening from November 25 to December 23. The following street closures will be in effect as part of the weekly event: Mill Street between Neal and West Main streets will be closed […]

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Rise and shine

November 24, 2016 — Morning sun peeks through the trees on an Alta Sierra trail.

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