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Fondue: It’s more than a ’70s-style party

December 18, 2018 — It perplexes me when the subject of cheese fondue comes up, and it's often accompanied by a smile and a reference to the '70s. This quintessential alpine dish should not be relegated to that bygone era evoking images of shag rugs, shaggier hair and textured

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Night of Giving fundraiser for Hospitality House to offer free shuttle service

December 17, 2018 — Night of Giving returns to Miners Foundry on Dec. 22 and for the first time, the event includes complimentary shuttle service from the Rood Center, located at 950 Maidu Ave. in Nevada City. Parking at the Rood Center is also free and the shuttle service

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Priest crisscrosses US performing random acts of kindness

December 14, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That's why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular Hollywood fast-food joint on a recent windy,

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Against the grain: Tahoe woodworkers craft high-end custom furniture

December 14, 2018 — Though Terren Gomez-West grew up around carpenters, his dream was to become a professional snowboarding photographer. For a number of years he was: He traveled around the world as a freelance photographer, traversing mountains in majestic locales like Thompson Pass, Alaska, to shoot with legendary

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Jim Mullen: Paper or plastic?

December 14, 2018 — After a string of cash-register robberies, the Crown and Anchor, a pub in south London, decided to stop taking cash altogether. The burglaries have stopped, but now the only way to pay for a pint and a pasty at the Crown is on credit. Since

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Hindi Greenberg: LeGacy’s ‘Scrooge’ is a holiday treat

December 13, 2018 — As the song says, "everyone needs a little Christmas now" — for the uplift and cheer it can bring, even in the dreariest of times. LeGacy Presents understands this need and has, for a number of years, given to our community the gift of a

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‘Caroling, Caroling’: Ken Hardin conducts Sierra Master Chorale one last time in holiday celebration

December 13, 2018 — Music lovers who have come to appreciate the work of the music director and conductor of the 80-person Sierra Master Chorale will have one last chance to see Ken Hardin in that role, this weekend at InConcert Sierra's holiday concert, "Caroling, Caroling." It will not,

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New working art studios open at Nevada City School for the Arts

December 13, 2018 — ARTlandish Studios, located above the Curious Forge at Nevada City School for the Arts, announces the opening of its 3,000-square-foot space for local artists. The natural-light-filled space is dedicated towards establishing a new venue for emerging artists where they can work in a creative non-toxic

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‘Mingle’ all the way: International dance festival ‘Mingle Me Home’ comes to Nevada City’s Miners Foundry

December 13, 2018 — Fans of contemporary dance won't want to miss "Mingle Me Home," an international dance festival featuring professional dancers from top national dance companies such as Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Alvin Ailey School, Mark Morris, and more. Following in the footsteps of the wildly successful Nevada

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Wild Eye Pub hosts Peter & Paul in Grass Valley

December 13, 2018 — Wild Eye Pub in Grass Valley will host Peter & Paul for a free show 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Peter & Paul have performed together since the early 1980s as the Fun Train Minstrels and in various combinations. Paul Emery is a member of Backwoods Jazz

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Country music hall of famer Lacy J Dalton plays Grass Valley Saturday

December 13, 2018 — Country Music Legend Lacy J. Dalton comes to the Foothills Event Center on Idaho Maryland Road in Grass Valley on Saturday. The 8 p.m. special Christmas show will feature Dalton opening with a 20-minute Chewin' the FAT Interview segment with Felton Pruitt talking about her

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Jenny Wells: Why paper and ink books are not going out of style

December 13, 2018 — The paper and ink book is still an excellent choice of media to wrap and put under the tree or tuck into a stocking this holiday. There was a time when the invention of e-books had the lover of paper and ink books nervous. Was

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An all-day everyday kind of cake

December 11, 2018 — This light and moist cake will carry you through the holidays and, for that matter, any day. Redolent with orange and cardamom and spiked with Grand Marnier, it's delicious for brunch or afternoon tea and spiffy enough for dessert. Almond flour adds a slight nuttiness

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Lighting up the holiday season: Share your favorite displays at TheUnion.com/lights

December 7, 2018 — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all throughout western Nevada County. As the season nears, and the holiday lights shine bright in the night, The Union is looking for some suggestions on your favorite Christmas decorations and light displays. To share your favorites,

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Grass Valley’s Peace Lutheran hosts Blue Christmas service to heal, lift up

December 6, 2018 — A moment of spiritual lifting-up for anyone feeling blue at Christmas will be offered at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. This inclusive Blue Christmas service allows people feeling loss and grief to acknowledge that pain. Losses may include

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Marilyn Nyborg: Inclusion — every day in every way

December 6, 2018 — I have just returned from a very different world. For six days, we attended The World Parliament of World Religions in Toronto, Ontario. Along with 10,000 people from all over the globe, we never felt crowded. We swam though and saturated ourselves in a level

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Cracking the code: Sierra Starr’s success indeed a very ‘big deal’

December 4, 2018 — Congratulations to Sierra Starr Winery. If you haven't noticed, they have been producing some really good wine lately. Over the last few years they have earned a handful of 90-plus point scores as well as Editor's Choice awards from Wine Enthusiast, a national wine magazine.

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Bring out the donuts!

November 29, 2018 — As part of its ongoing Jewish Community outreach programming, Chabad of Grass Valley plans to celebrate Chanukah in the most effective way, with food and with fun! This year, Chabad of Grass Valley is hosting several Chanukah events throughout the eight day Chanukah festival, beginning

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Ramblin’ Rose: Nevada City native finds success in art world

November 26, 2018 — Rose Freymuth-Frazier loves Nevada City. "The old hometown is a special place," she said. Freymuth-Frazier has come a long way from her Nevada City upbringing and is now taking the art world by storm with her often provocative, frequently whimsical, and occasionally political artwork, the

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A trip back to Christmas past at Grass Valley’s Empire Mine

November 26, 2018 — Holidays at the Empire Mine took visitors back in time for Christmas celebration over the weekend. The mine's grounds, along with the 1905 Clubhouse and Empire Cottage were decked out for the holiday tradition, while docents in turn-of-the-century attire shared history of the Empire Mine.

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