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Uber, ride sharing gaining steam in western Nevada County

August 20, 2017 — Uber has come to Grass Valley. Actually, the ride-sharing company has been available in the area for quite some time, it's just a matter of finding an available driver. "My guess is, there are probably about 20 drivers up here right now," said Uber driver […]

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Where the Wild Things Are garden party supports Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release

August 15, 2017 — The seventh annual "Where the Wild Things Are — Garden Party" for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will be held 6-9 p.m. Sept. 9 at Prospector's Nursery in Nevada City. Local band "Three Times Through," with their toe-tapping instrumentals, will play throughout the evening. Featured instruments […]

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Gearing up for ‘Grills ‘n’ Grilles’

August 15, 2017 — United Way of Nevada County will hold its 11th annual backyard barbecue competition and car show, "Grills 'n' Grilles" on Aug. 26 at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. As the crowd gathers in the park, the air will be filled with the sweet smells […]

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Sierra Harvest Good Food Tour in Nevada City

August 14, 2017 — Sierra Harvest will be hosting a free "Good Food Tour" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 29, giving community members an opportunity to learn about the organization's programs. After a presentation, participants are invited to pick their own vegetables and flowers at the educational […]

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15 Elly Awards nominations earned by western Nevada County stage productions

August 13, 2017 — Western Nevada County was well represented Sunday when 420 nominations were announced for the 35th Elly Awards by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. A total of five local productions earning 15 nominations were among those recognized for the 2016-17 season, with Quest Theaterworks collecting […]

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Grass Valley boutique strives to create community

August 13, 2017 — Gather and Mill, a home and lifestyle gift shop near downtown Grass Valley, features sustainably-made items crafted by local artisans. Katie White and Erica Henderson, long-time friends and co-owners of Gather and Mill, opened their shop in April, and have big plans for its future. […]

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122nd Miners Picnic at Empire Mine in Grass Valley

August 13, 2017 — According to Miners Picnic chairperson Steve Sanchez, the Miners Picnic is a local event that has been a popular tradition since 1895. "Last year around 1,500 visitors came to celebrate the day at Empire Mine State Historic Park," Sanchez said. "In fact, many came from […]

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Treat Street lives up to its name at Nevada County Fair (VIDEO)

August 9, 2017 — When it comes to the Nevada County Fair, there's always one question that permeates the masses: Is it worth the wait to get a Job's Daughters corn dog? The Union Sports Editor Walter Ford and City Editor Ross Maak joined intern Andrew Rolland on a […]

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Nevada County fair kicks off today

August 8, 2017 — The Nevada County Fair opens today and runs through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the fairgrounds, featuring games, food, music and entertainment for the whole family. This year's theme, "Sea You at the Fair!" is represented throughout the event, with ocean-themed decorations, […]

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Nevada County Photos of the Week: July 31 – August 5

August 7, 2017 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our lovely town as well? Then submit your own photos to The Union's "Nevada County Captures" page to be published in our print edition every Saturday. Send submissions by Friday morning to photos@theunion.com. […]

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Fair game: Contests, activities offered for attendees throughout Nevada County Fair

August 7, 2017 — At the Nevada County Fair, which opens Wednesday, there are exciting contests and activities happening each day. New this year is the Bubble Gum Blow Off at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday. The biggest bubble in each category will earn the biggest prizes, and bubble gum blowers […]

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Oregon Creek a good place to beat the heat

August 4, 2017 — Summer swimming hole seekers who may not want to join the masses at the popular South Yuba River access at the Highway 49 bridge may rather want to continue up the road to the Oregon Creek Day Use Area. Situated at the confluence of Oregon […]

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The Secret Sisters bring smooth sounds from the south to Grass Valley

August 3, 2017 — With recordings produced by T Bone Burnett and Brandi Carlile, The Secret Sisters bring their southern-flavored, original music to The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley for a concert at 8 p.m. Friday night. Grass Valley's Wolf Creek Boys are set to open. […]

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A local Zen legend: “Meet the Author” with Jason Wirth

August 2, 2017 — People are drawn to this area for a lot of reasons. It's the mountain air, the outdoor activities, the people, and of course the beauty that we all enjoy. We have every type of landscape (minus tundra, of course) and with that we draw in […]

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The Temptations, Eve Ensler and Pink Martini to headline The Center for the Arts fall performances in Grass Valley

August 1, 2017 — Grass Valley's entertainment scene will be in for a treat this fall when Motown legends The Temptations, Tony Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler and local favorite Pink Martini come to town. On Tuesday, The Center for the Arts announced three off-site performances scheduled for October, November […]

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Wine magazine recognizes Nevada City’s Friar Tuck’s

July 30, 2017 — Friar Tuck's Restaurant & Bar of Nevada City has received a 2017 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. The selection was announced in the August issue as part of its 36th annual international awards program. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all […]

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Nevada County Fair tickets on sale now

July 30, 2017 — Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Early purchases for admission, carnival tickets and arena events are cheaper than at the gate. The fair office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and guest services will be open […]

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Savor your dining experience at The Stone House

July 28, 2017 — Jonathan Rowe is the embodiment of the American Dream; proof that hard work, a willingness to take risks, and a vision of excellence can bring success. Now, Rowe has brought that spirit of ingenuity, along with a passion for good food, sustainability, and local focus […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust launches effort to save Independence Trail

July 27, 2017 — Hugging the steep slope above the wild and scenic south Yuba River, Independence Trail winds through a mature forest of pacific madrone, mountain dogwood and incense cedar. For decades, busloads of eager school children, some in wheelchairs, have come here to explore Gold Rush era […]

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New wildflower book is here with day trips for escaping into the high country

July 27, 2017 — The wait is over. A decade after the release of their first edition, the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has just released an updated version of the popular guidebook, "Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California." With 600 color photos and descriptions […]

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