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Quest Theaterworks wins five Elly Awards, including best drama

September 23, 2018 — The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Association bestowed 31 Elly Awards Sunday night and five of those came home with Quest Theaterworks, including best overall drama production for "Snake in the Grass." Two more honors were won for "Snake in the Grass," with Scott Ewing winning

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VESSELS: Wood is Good

August 15, 2018 — Walk into almost any wine-tasting room on the planet and they will be there: wine barrels. They may be stacked over there by a wall or set on their tails with a piece of glass across the top making for a tasting table. They might

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It’s fair time!: Nevada County Fair begins Wednesday

August 7, 2018 — Photos from the Nevada County Fair set up Tuesday.

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Going to market? Grass Valley Downtown Association hosts Thursday Night Market

June 25, 2018 — For Grass Valley Downtown Association Executive Director Marni Marshall, this year's series of Thursday Night Market events will be the first she has coordinated. But as the plucky, determined woman points out, "This isn't my first rodeo." Because she's organized countless other public events in

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Be amazed and inspired at the Soroptimist Garden Tour

May 8, 2018 — Step into a world of beauty and wonder at the 25th annual Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This popular event allows the public into some of our community's most beautiful and

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Collaboration lands local treatment, home for pup

April 19, 2018 — A collaborative effort among nonprofit organizations, veterinarians, volunteers and community members recently helped Elliott, an older boxer, land the care he needed after literally landing in Grass Valley. Elliott was a stray picked up by City of Los Angeles Animal Services East Valley Shelter in

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Cheryl Wicks: What does it mean to be a ‘no-kill’ shelter?

April 19, 2018 — Sammie's Friends is one of the few shelters in the U.S. that really never gives up on an animal. Giving up means euthanizing the animal when things get too difficult. Operating a no-kill shelter is not for the faint of heart. It's a very tough

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Joan Merriam: Choosing a new dog

April 19, 2018 — So, you've decided to add to your family by adopting a new dog. Great! Spring is a perfect time to bring a dog or puppy into your home: of course there's the drier weather, meaning you don't have to worry as much about those muddy,

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Annie Keeling: On death and living

April 18, 2018 — "I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul." — Og Mandino

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores: It’s the tax man

April 18, 2018 — We have survived another tax season! Do you have plans for your refund or are you licking your wounds? I'm never happy to find out we owe more money to Uncle Sam when the books are balanced each April, but I am a little amused

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Nevada City author up for California Book Awards prize

April 17, 2018 — Nevada City resident Josh Weil's latest book is a finalist in the California Book Awards. "The Age of Perpetual Light," a short-story collection released last fall, is one of five in the fiction category. Winners will be announced June 1. John Steinbeck won three of

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Ask the Forager: Fava bean favorites

April 17, 2018 — Dear Alan: I was at the Grower's Market the other day and found fava beans. Can you give me some tips on how to use them? Alan: Fava beans in the market are another sign that summer is getting closer. Their beautifully green soft pods,

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This Earth Day, build a solar cookstove

April 17, 2018 — Having lived off-grid in Nevada County for the past 10 years, I've learned to get creative when it comes to cooking using solar energy. We have a conventional gas oven and BBQ, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with solar cooking —

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Ninjas descend upon Grass Valley on March 24

March 16, 2018 — And now for something completely different!  Get ready for an evening of adrenaline producing action, gut busting laughter, and general amazement on Saturday, March 24, when the internationally acclaimed ninja theatre troupe, NANDA returns to The Center for the Arts. NANDA was extremely popular when

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Jewish Community unites for a Memorable Shabbat Celebration

January 26, 2018 — Whether small and intimate or large and boisterous, a traditional Shabbat meal is a gathering of friends and family experienced weekly, at the same time and in the same manner, by Jews in Los Angeles and New York, Anchorage and Rio, Paris and Shanghai. On

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Chanukah’s here! Oil’s in style

December 14, 2017 — The smell of deep fried sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and potato latkes (pancakes) brings back fond family memories to many who've celebrated Chanukah as children. This year Chabad of Grass Valley is hosting several Chanukah events throughout the eight day Chanukah festival, December 12-20. The events

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Fall colors open studio art tour

October 5, 2017 — More than 70 local artists will welcome the public to 43 studios and art galleries during a free tour spanning two weekends. The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley presents the Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour 2017 held on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.

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Explore Western Nevada County’s Vibrant Art Scene at the Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour

October 3, 2017 — Come and see one of the reasons why Grass Valley/Nevada City was recently voted one of the 14 Cultural Arts Districts in California at the Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour. Visit over 65 artists at 43 studios and art galleries throughout Western Nevada County's

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Experience the latest in home design and trends at 100% Design

September 28, 2017 — Is your home your sanctuary from the outside world? It should soothe your mind, body and soul and be your safe haven at the end of a busy day. When you walk inside your home, do you love what surrounds you? Maybe you adore certain

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Best of the Fest: Outdoor screening revisits Nevada City Film Festival winners

September 14, 2017 — This year, the Nevada City Film Festival launched its most ambitious and largest program of films to date. Dubbed the "Sundance of the Sierra," the festival spanned seven days this year, screened 100 award-winning short and feature films in three historic venues, hosted 35 filmmakers

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