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Indian Springs Tasting Room in Nevada City will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of being open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

There will be storewide specials, food and a special “perfect 10” wine discount where folks can buy 12 wines at the price of 10 – mix and match.

For information of more details, call 478-1068 at the tasting room for details. The tasting room is located at 303 Broad Street in Nevada City.


BriarPatch Co-op Natural Foods Community Market and Calloway Development will host a groundbreaking ceremony at noon May 16 to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new store at the corner of Sierra College Drive and Litton Drive in Grass Valley.

The building is planned to be the first in western Nevada County to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

The new building, scheduled to open in May of 2007, at more than 10,000 square feet will be more than three times the 3,200 square feet of the current store on Joerschke Drive, offering a large deli with prepared foods, indoor and outdoor seating, and a fresh meat and seafood department.

BriarPatch, which was founded in 1976, is cooperatively owned by 2,400 owner-member households.

Actual construction is slated to start June 1.


Author, consultant, and presenter Terri Bianco of Nevada City has been selected to speak the American Public Transportation Association annual conference in Montreal on July 24. The full day session called “Authentic Leadership,” will delve into leadership, communication, and employee empowerment in the 21st century.

Bianco heads TBEnterprises where she designs and delivers professional training for clients in the public and private sectors.

Her programs are based on the proven brain-compatible principles of accelerated learning that ensure immediate impact with long-term results.

Bianco can be reached at 530.272.2811 or


Bike to Work Day is an annual national event sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, locally organized in western Nevada County by the Alliance for People Powered Transportation.

Local sponsors will be offering free items to bicycle commuters on May 19, and prizes will be awarded.

Register to be considered for the “New Commuter Award” or “Dedicated Commuter Award” by e-mailing with your name, address, the length and route of your commute, and how long you’ve been a bicycle commuter.

Local sponsors and discounts for bicycle commuters on May 19 include: Flour Garden (2 locations in Grass Valley) free coffee from 6 a.m. to noon; Caroline’s Coffee (Grass Valley & Nevada City) free coffee from 6 a.m. to noon; Golden Empire Market (105 West Empire St., Grass Valley) free drink: soda, water, or coffee; Hollywood Sweets, 12041 Sutton Way in Grass Valley; one free pastry from owner’s selection; Rebecca’s Mighty Muffins, 421 Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley, ask about reward for bicycle commuters; Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop (457 Sacramento St. in Nevada City) water bottle with items; TR2 Bicycle Shop (457 Sacramento St. in Nevada City) ask about reward for bicycle commuters; Wolf Creek Wilderness (595 East Main Street in Grass Valley) $25 off purchases over $100.


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