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Tiny Homes featured at Truckee Home & Building Show

May 26, 2017 — The Truckee Home & Building Show is featuring "Tiny Homes" this year. Whether you are talking affordable housing, guest cottages or a studio/workshop, the homes are a popular topic in the nation and in the Truckee Tahoe area. Tour Tiny Homes on-site at the Home […]

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Wildflowers in abundance: Beauty and books for exploring naturalists

May 26, 2017 — The wild beauty of the Sierra Nevada range is the focus of two recently published books on wildflowers of Nevada and Placer counties, a region noted for its diversity of species. Timing is perfect. Following a winter season of abundant rain, wildflowers are a delicate […]

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Railbus 97 restored and ready to ride at Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

May 26, 2017 — The completely restored historic Railbus 97 is ready to ride at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, #5 Kidder Court, Nevada City. Climb on board and ride from the Railroad Museum, through the Inn Town Campground to the Northern Queen Inn and return to […]

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Jim Mullen: Food fights

May 26, 2017 — The Fergusons are visiting for the weekend. Beverly is lactose-intolerant, so we have to make sure there's some soy milk for her. Her 16-year-old daughter, Cartier, is a strict teenatarian: She will eat no food recommended or served by anyone older than her friends from […]

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The Made in Tahoe Festival will be hosted at Squaw Valley on May 27-28, and celebrates all things Tahoe

May 25, 2017 — The fifth annual Made in Tahoe Festival will return to Squaw Valley on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Guests of the festival can expect to be entertained all weekend long. Meandering through Squaw's village, guests will get to check out over 100 vendor […]

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Denis Peirce: Dreams do come true

May 25, 2017 — Young people have an ability to fixate on a topic and not let go. My son Colin has been on a catfish thing for quite some time. It started with the television show "Monster Fish" that is available for unlimited replay on YouTube. The protagonist […]

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Nevada County community comes together for Celebration of Trails 2017

May 25, 2017 — Bear Yuba Land Trust members, outdoor recreationists and trail supporters next week will host the biggest showcase of community trails of the year. "Trails are one of our greatest community assets. They build a stronger community and boost the local economy. Trails get us outside […]

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Many ways to be brave

May 24, 2017 — Do you consider yourself to be brave? I do not think of myself as all that brave. I don't think I show a lot of courage in the face of adversity. I endure. Brave people are all around us. Those who sign up to protect […]

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Yoga Bike Tour: New Nevada County event hits the road Saturday

May 24, 2017 — If you take pleasure in biking the back roads of Nevada City and Grass Valley, you may enjoy this new activity. The Women's Yoga Bike Tour is scheduled for Saturday through Monday, May 27-29. The instructor and tour guide is Kalyana Algrabeli; she has lived […]

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Ronnie Paul: Inspired by ‘deals of the day’

May 23, 2017 — I'm a sucker for on-sale items and admit I even feel virtuous thinking about all the money I'm saving. Friends praise my frugality, but truthfully, markdowns only egg me on to spend more. For instance, if they hadn't been on sale, I would never have […]

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Empire Mine State Park’s ‘Mine, Wine & Dine’ event celebrates past and future

May 23, 2017 — Empire Mine Park Association will present an evening of selected wine, dinner, live music, and moonlight surprises on Friday, June 9. "It's impossible to mention Empire Mine without recalling a colorful, personal memory," said Steve Sanchez, chairperson of Mine, Wine and Dine, a new event […]

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Patti Bess: ‘A little patch of paradise’ at Sweet Roots Farm in Grass Valley

May 23, 2017 — Last week, I was up early in the morning after the recent storm, heading out to Sweet Roots Farm for a visit. Raindrops still glistened on the pine needles in the sunlight, and grasses in unmown fields swayed in the breeze. Clouds moved slowly onto […]

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Mountain scenery, music & magic at Strawberry Music Festival in Grass Valley

May 23, 2017 — This year marks the fourth Spring Strawberry Music Festival in Grass Valley and the 35th gathering of the Strawberry Tribe, an event that was held under the pines at Camp Mather near Yosemite National Park for many years. Music events at the Strawberry Festival on […]

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Games People Play benefits Music in the Mountains

May 23, 2017 — Music in the Mountains Alliance presents "Games People Play" 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Foothill Events Center, 400 Idaho Maryland. Play favorite games with friends and then dine on a tea sandwich and salad luncheon, all to raise money for Music in the […]

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Sierra Cinemas presents NT Live Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

May 19, 2017 — How would this impressive British cast, in this most American of plays, headed by the incomparable Imelda Staunton, handle the not-so-nuanced expressions of envy, viciousness, rage, attack and counter-attack? Edward Albee's 1962 extraordinary work explores love and hate, truth and illusion, sex as a weapon. […]

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Lake Tahoe gears up for epic wildflower season

May 19, 2017 — In the depths of the woods in the Sierra Nevada where patches of snow are still holding on, the bright-red snow plant has pushed its way to the surface. It's a harbinger of spring — and the beginning of what wildflower enthusiasts are expecting to […]

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Strike it rich with gold panning and good times at South Yuba State Park’s Bridgeport

May 19, 2017 — Stepping back into history at the South Yuba River State Park's Bridgeport Covered Bridge could pay off for those seeking to strike it rich by trying their hand with a gold pan this summer. Learn from docents how the old 49ers used simple pans to […]

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Fulfillment of a Schoolboy’s Dream: a 1990 Bentley Turbo R

May 19, 2017 — When Bill Jakeman was a schoolboy, the Blitz was raging in London.  Originally from the Windsor area, he was evacuated to a school in Wedmore, a small town near Bristol, for safety and recalled seeing a German Focke-Wulf 190 fighter strafing the street next to […]

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Martin Webb: Understanding your utility bill

May 19, 2017 — Lately there's been an awful lot of chit chat about utility bills, and it turns out I happen to be an expert on the topic. I have brought together information that I think will improve understanding of utility bills and how to read them, along […]

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Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra spring concerts orchestrated to ‘lift, renew’ spirits

May 19, 2017 — The Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra present their annual spring concerts May 21-23. The program will feature uplifting works of great composers who set the words of legendary poets to music, plus four spirituals that will "raise the roof," as conductor Ken Hardin notes. "The […]

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