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Cast your luck with free fishing days in California

June 22, 2017 — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 1 and Sept. 2. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two days, […]

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Cheryl Wicks: Microchipping your dog

June 15, 2017 — Please put some type of identification on your dog. When we receive a dog at the shelter, we immediately look for some kind of identification so we can contact, most likely a very worried owner, and reunite them with their dog. If there is no […]

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Bluegrass at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a Father’s Day weekend tradition

June 15, 2017 — Bluegrass music had its first run as a definable genre in the mid-1940s with the likes of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brother. Rick Cornish, director of operations and retired board chairman of the California Bluegrass Association, said the second wave of […]

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On the Reel: Paris Can Wait opens

June 15, 2017 — Paris Can Wait Rated PG, running time 92 minutes Starts Friday, June 16, at Sierra Cinemas Eleanor Coppola's feature film directorial and screenwriting debut at the age of 81 stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer's wife who unexpectedly takes a trip […]

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Bow-Tie Beauties Uncensored: Burlesque show at Miners Foundry

June 15, 2017 — Bow-Tie Beauties are carrying on the tradition of Burlesque in the Neo-Burlesque era with scintillating wit, skin, and a variety show of dance and comedy. The show, set for 9 p.m. Friday at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City, will feature elaborate costumes adorned with […]

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‘Read Me a Story’ set for Sunday in Grass Valley

June 15, 2017 — Read Me a Story, a program of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Soroptimists, will hold a fun book fair for children 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Western Sierra Medical Clinic, 844 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley. The free event encourages […]

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Author presents ‘Cousin Jacks in the Wild West’

June 15, 2017 — Gary Noy will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Cousin Jacks in the Wild West: The Historical and Cultural Impact of the Cornish in the American West" 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 18. The presentation will familiarize the audience with famous Cornish people, particularly those in the […]

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NCTV Talk: Thru the Lens gala set for Del Oro Theatre

June 15, 2017 — It's official: The 2017 Thru the Lens: Script-to-Silver Screen Event's "Red Carpet Gala" is confirmed to take place at the historic Del Oro Theatre in downtown Grass Valley on Oct. 1. We are so excited to secure the same venue where the event premiered in […]

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Nevada City Classic extended into two-day Father’s Day weekend event

June 15, 2017 — The 57th annual Nevada City Classic returns to the foothills on Father's Day weekend, June 17-18. New for 2017, the traditional one-day bicycle race, which has a reputation as perhaps the most challenging single day bicycle race in America) is expanding to a two-day affair […]

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice: Movies Under the Pines brings back classic comedy

June 15, 2017 — Just in time for Father's Day weekend, Movies Under the Pines presents the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice, starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Catherine O'Hara. This 1988 PG comedy-fantasy, which will be shown June 17, revolves around a recently deceased young […]

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Sara Watkins shares ‘Young In All The Wrong Ways’ at the Center for the Arts

June 15, 2017 — Two of roots music's finest solo/singer/songwriters — Sara Watkins and Langhorne Slim — split an evening at The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley on Thursday, June 22. Acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins' new album, Young In All The Wrong Ways, out […]

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Nevada City Ballet Academy presents ‘The Jungle Book’

June 15, 2017 — Nevada City Ballet Academy is thrilled to present an original adaptation of the beloved classic, "The Jungle Book". Studio director and choreographer Krista Pagan has created a ballet version of the story that highlights the skills and talents of her dedicated students. The performance takes […]

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Jamie Clark to play two nights at Naggiar Vineyards

June 15, 2017 — Live music Friday and Saturday night on the patio at Naggiar Vineyards will feature Jamie Clark. "Music has been a constant in Clark's life since he was a small child growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area," his website states. "His natural gift emerged […]

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Barry Friedman: Risking connection

June 14, 2017 — Having my one and only child at 40 years old taught me two meaningful lessons about life. First, time goes fast and that I should learn all I can from every single moment of my son's life. Second, time goes fast and I should look […]

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Support your downtown

June 14, 2017 — I spent several hours in downtown Grass Valley today with a couple of girlfriends. I couldn't help but think how lucky we are to have such a beautiful hub of restaurants, shops, wine tasting rooms, art galleries, entertainment venues and services so close to home. […]

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Compliments to the chef: Long journey lands Longhorne at Alta Sierra Country Club

June 13, 2017 — William Edward "Ned" Longthorne Jr.'s journey to California eventually led him to his current position as executive chef and operations manager of the restaurant and bar at the Alta Sierra Country Club in Grass Valley. Born in Toledo, Ohio — to parents William E. and […]

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Rough and Ready Secession Days Chili Cook-off set for June 25

June 13, 2017 — Col. E.F. Brundage, President of the Great Republic of Rough and Ready, has proclaimed Sunday, June 25, as the unofficial beginning of summer and the date of the annual Rough and Ready Secession Days Chili Cook-off. The event, held in celebration of the town's 1850 […]

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Chuck Jaffee: The Groove is accessible

June 13, 2017 — Producer/Director Tommie Dell Smith says she didn't intend to make the film "The Groove Is Not Trivial." She didn't really know Alasdair Fraser, although she was impressed with his fiddle camp where she took her daughter for years. Smith thought maybe she'd make a promotional […]

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Martin Webb: Meter reading and your home

June 9, 2017 — If you want to better understand your energy bill, here's some homework for you: if you leave home and go out (turning everything off inside before leaving), once you return and before you go in, walk over to your digital meter and check out how […]

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Ron Cherry: High school crush on an Austin Healey

June 9, 2017 — High school is a time when young men develop crushes on oft-unobtainable beauties. For Gary Zollerban, it was an Austin Healey with an American V-8 engine. "I rode in one when I was in high school that had a 289 CID Ford engine," Gary remembered. […]

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