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Nevada County Fairgrounds begins winter hours

November 1, 2018 — Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours means that the fairgrounds' gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but will close each weekday at 4:30 p.m. and will be closed on weekends.

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Meet your merchant: Break Caffe´ in Grass Valley melds a winning combination of local businesses

October 21, 2018 — Vern Olson has spent most of his adult life in Grass Valley, working as a painting contractor. But in the back of his mind there was always a dream of someday opening a unique coffee shop. As it turns out, his youngest daughter, Angela, shared

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Election interviews to be broadcast online

October 10, 2018 — Nevada County Media, the parent organization for NCTV, is broadcasting election interviews and forums featuring local, state and national candidates until Election Day on November 6. These programs may be found on Nevada County Media's YouTube channel (http://www.nevadacountytv.org) or by typing https://bit.ly/2PbZDRe into the internet

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NID to host ‘Watershed Open House” in Grass Valley

September 30, 2018 — Community members are invited to learn how Nevada Irrigation District stewardship projects restore and protect the watersheds at a "Watershed Open House," scheduled from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Gold Miner's Inn in Grass Valley. As agents of the region's natural resources,

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Meet your merchant: The Mermaid on Mill Street has been around since 1991

September 16, 2018 — Kathy Payne still remembers how angry her mother was. At the age of 7 in 1957, little Kathy loved playing with her Pollyanna doll's hair. But after awhile, brushing, braiding and shampooing just wasn't enough. She decided she wanted to cut it, then, if possible,

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Nevada Joint Union High School District Foundation to host fundraiser

September 13, 2018 — The Nevada Joint Union High School District Foundation will be holding a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Round Table Pizza on Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Round Table will donate 20 percent of pizza orders (excluding alcohol) to the Nevada

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United Way of Nevada County celebrates first year of Food Access Saturday

August 6, 2018 — This Saturday, Aug. 11, will be the next Food Access Saturday. Through the Food Access Saturday program, any working individuals and families who need food can pick up nutritious supplemental groceries from 10 a.m. to noon. United Way of Nevada County, in partnership with Interfaith

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Tommyknockers annual dinner in Nevada City helps Shriners Hospital

July 17, 2018 — The Tommyknockers Shrine Club will host its annual fundraising dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Nevada City Northridge Restaurant, located at 773 Nevada Street. The Northridge will donate a percentage of dinner proceeds to the club, which participates in local

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Quit smoking with free Grass Valley workshop

July 15, 2018 — Connecting Point is offering a free workshop to help Nevada County residents get the tools, strategies, and support they need to quit smoking. "Freedom from Smoking," an eight-class series beginning July 18, is touted as a proven way to quit smoking, even for those who

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Marriages: June 25-29

July 10, 2018 — June 25 Fingerson and McCammon: Kathryn Anne Fingerson and Daniel Ray McCammon. Dowd and Tomlinson: Alison Ruth Dowd and Russell Lee Tomlinson. Ju and Gonsalves: Miseon Ju and David John Gonsalves. Turner and Ivy: Katherine Michaela Turner and Thomas Joseph Ivy. June 26 Depersiis and

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Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships

June 27, 2018 — The Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded two $3,000 scholarships to recent graduates of local high schools. The two recipients were Cristina Torres from Grass Valley and Toran Maronic from Auburn. Torres graduated from Colfax High School and will be attending the University

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Nevada County’s 2018-2019 Fire Season Guide coming soon

June 25, 2018 — The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is asking, "Are you ready for the 'new normal' as it relates to the fire season in Nevada County?" The most obvious change is that the fire season has become much longer and more dangerous. Nevada County has

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Scooter’s Pals in need of donations for pet medical care

June 15, 2018 — Scooter's Pals, a nonprofit devoted to caring for rescued pets and placing them in foster homes, has depleted their veterinarian medical care fund and is in desperate need of donations. "I wish I knew how to predict when a dog we rescue that appears healthy

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Food Bank’s summer lunch program now underway

June 11, 2018 — The Food Bank of Nevada County began its annual Summer Lunch Program on June 11. Throughout the summer, volunteers will be handing out free, healthy lunches to children at low-income apartment complexes throughout Nevada County. Meals will be delivered at six apartment complexes and the

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Republican Women to host “Women Of The Gold Rush” fashion show in Alta Sierra

June 4, 2018 — The Nevada County Republican Women Federated luncheon and fashion show will be at 11:30 a.m. on June 19 at the Alta Sierra Country Club. The theme, "Women of the Gold Rush," produced by Cherie Oliver, will feature historic vintage fashions from the Gold Rush Era.

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Rotary Club of Grass Valley wins ‘Club of the Year’

May 24, 2018 — The Rotary Club of Grass Valley was selected as the District Rotary Club of the Year for 2017-2018 at the District 5190 District Conference in Reno on May 20. The award is the highest award given in District 5190. Out of the 57 clubs, Grass

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Dave and the Cool Beans to rock the Nevada Theatre

May 23, 2018 — LeGacy Presents kicks off their 12th season at the Nevada Theatre with a one night only concert at 8 p.m. on May 26 featuring Dave and the Cool Beans in a show entitled, "The Beans are Back in Town." Formed out of LeGacy's 2014 original

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Nevada County legal seminar on pets, livestock and other animals

May 23, 2018 — Attorney Fran Cole will be leading a noontime legal seminar on June 19 in Nevada City regarding laws relating to animals. The one hour presentation is open to the general public and attorneys, who will receive one hour of MCLE credit. Laws relating to animals

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Mirror calm

May 22, 2018 — A pond near Rincon del Rio along the Bear River serves as a fitting backdrop to lupin in full bloom.

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Documentary chronicles life of human rights activist Grace Lee Boggs

May 22, 2018 — In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Women's Rights Team of Indivisible Women Nevada County will be screening the documentary, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" by filmmaker Grace Lee (no relation). The film is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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