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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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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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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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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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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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ROLLER DERBY: Growing Outlaws team seeks sponsors, new members

July 26, 2017 — They are business professionals, teachers, nurses, stay-at-home moms and everything else in between. But, when they lace up their roller skates — they are all Outlaws. Roller Derby is alive and well in the foothills with the Outlaws, a community based, non-profit, women's flat track […]

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Summer fun on Lake Vera with Camp Augusta and Camp Del Oro (VIDEO)

July 26, 2017 — You don't have to travel to the East Coast to take part in the sights and sounds of that classic summer camp experience. Nevada City's Lake Vera offers that and more. After sitting dry for the past few years due to the drought, Lake Vera […]

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Utterly delicious: Nevada City’s Wheyward Girl Creamery teaches customers how to turn milk into cheese

July 25, 2017 — Growing up in Hawaii, Barbara Jenness never imagined she'd one day be operating a cheese shop in a small California town. In fact, the Nevada City cheesemaker's career began entirely by accident. With degrees in biology and veterinary technology under her belt, Jenness followed a […]

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Top 10 things to do at the Nevada County Fair

July 24, 2017 — Going to the Nevada County Fair this year? Last week we posed this fill in the blank statement on our Facebook page and received nearly 100 responses: After sifting through all of your answers, here are the “Top 10 things to do at the Nevada […]

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It’s all about the spirit: Traditional Sufi Qawwali music returns to Nevada City

July 19, 2017 — Fanna-Fi-Allah returns with Sufi Qawwali music in Nevada City on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m., at the Miners Foundry. Coming from their annual Bay Area show, stopping in Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and a "raging show" at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, the […]

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A dream actualized: Hawaiian food comes to downtown Nevada City

July 11, 2017 — In August, Nevada City residents and visitors will have access to fresh, healthful, made-from-scratch Hawaiian food in the building at 110 York St., the same place where Treats Ice Cream Shop attracted a loyal fan base for years. Megan Sasaki and Tyler Freeland have signed […]

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What’s the scoop?: Nevada City’s Treats ice cream shop is on the move

July 10, 2017 — Treats Ice Cream shop has moved out of its York Street location in Nevada City and plans to reopen on Main Street later this month. The new storefront, at 210 Main St., Nevada City, is inside the historic Shaw Building, constructed in 1852. The building […]

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Raising the stakes: Inn Town Campground offers swimming pool, ‘glamping’ tents near downtown Nevada City

July 6, 2017 — Campers helped celebrate Inn Town Campground's first birthday this Fourth of July weekend with cake, balloons and a splash in the pool. Erin and Dan Thiem, who spent three years turning what was once an open, 15-acre Nevada City lot into a fully-equipped campground, said […]

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Chicago rocks Nevada City this summer

July 6, 2017 — After five years of trying, local community theatre group Sierra Stages will present the hit musical "Chicago" this summer at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The show begins performances July 13 and continues for four weekends through Aug. 5. "Obtaining the rights to […]

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AirFest set to take flight Friday and Saturday at Nevada County Airport

July 5, 2017 — John Freckman spent his early life staring at airplanes. "Even in Little League, I was always staring at airplanes," Freckman said. "I ran into the fence once doing that, my eyes on the plane instead of the ball. I've been interested in planes since I […]

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