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Celebrating Turkey Day in Tahoe

November 20, 2018 — Thanksgiving: Easily the best holiday ever. Period. It's one of the few days of the year we can all be disgusting slobs free of the guilt that prevents us from becoming a society of scooter-riding blobs perpetually looking for the next meal (or deal at

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Alan Tangren: Success with squash

November 20, 2018 — Dear Alan: I've been seeing a lot of winter squash at the market. Any ideas for preparing them? Alan: Winter squashes will be available from now through the end of winter. Of the many different kinds that you might see, some of my favorites are

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Tracy Lease: Breathe easy — Catch yourself breathing and relax

November 19, 2018 — I started thinking seriously about breath during a summer of awful forest fires in Alaska. I was talking to my yoga students while in tree pose one smoky day and couldn't catch my breath. I couldn't get enough air. The shallow breaths were frightening. Soon

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Savannah Hanson: Joyful purpose and Thanksgiving

November 19, 2018 — "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." — Carl Jung. This is my direct experience and yours, whether you are aware of it or not. We need to pay attention to this truth. Unaware, we

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Ann Wright: Planting for spring color

November 16, 2018 — With much sadness at this time, on the cusp of holiday revelry, my heart is heavy for those who have lost so much in the recent fires. It is difficult to write about something that seems a bit of a luxury with so much loss

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‘Meet the Author’ with Ashley Warren

November 16, 2018 — The Union sat down with author Ashley Warren to talk about her book, "Tiny Coffins." What follows is our Q&A with Warren about her life and her new book. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Ashley Warren and "Tiny Coffins"

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Jim Mullen: Getting away from none of it

November 16, 2018 — "Hi! We're Bob and Ellen Yeller, and this is Joe and Patty Screamer. We love camping! We're here almost every weekend! This is our spot! Wait! Look who just pulled in — the Drinkers! We didn't know if they were going to show up this

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Melinda Myers: Millennials to Baby Boomers, gifts that grow are all the rage

November 16, 2018 — It's a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery. There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same. A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and

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Cheryl Wicks: It’s cold outside!

November 15, 2018 — In the last few weeks the weather has changed dramatically from the last vestiges of summer to the full on cold of winter. We bundle up ourselves to go out in this much colder weather. Sometimes, even with several layers of clothing it is still

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Joan Merriam: Traveling tails

November 15, 2018 — Here comes the holiday season! This busiest time of the year is when many of us will be traveling, which means deciding whether or not to take our dogs with us. Driving over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house with your furry

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New volunteer care specialists give ‘care-free’ respite to 24/7 caregivers

November 14, 2018 — With cheers and hugs, 11 new volunteer care specialists graduated last Saturday from One Source-Empowering Caregivers' fifth training session since the program began in the fall of 2016. "What a wonderful blessing it was to have 11 more individuals step forward and offer their time,

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Bell Hill Academy Students bring famous Diwali celebration to life

November 14, 2018 — The Bell Hill Academy campus transformed into a colorful, aromatic Indian neighborhood on Nov. 7, as first and second grade students celebrated the 2,500-year-old tradition known as Diwali. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the elementary school's soiree was complete with Ladoo (an Indian

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Annie Keeling: ‘Family First’

November 14, 2018 — Teach your children that family comes first. Not like in the "Godfather" (even though Don Vito Corleone thought he was doing well by his family). Instead, show it in the way the leaders of the family make decisions, where resources are spent, and what activities

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Gold Country Celtic Society hosts annual Kirkin’ O The Tartan in Nevada City

November 14, 2018 — Now celebrated around the world, the Kirkin' O The Tartan will be observed locally for the 37th year on Sunday, in Nevada City, hosted by the Gold Country Celtic Society, according to a release. The tradition began in 1943 by Peter Marshall, a Scottish immigrant

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A dark comedy about the Mad King George III to show in Grass Valley

November 14, 2018 — The new season of compelling drama broadcast live from the National Theatre of London continues this week at Sierra Cinemas. "The Madness of George III" — a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning drama shows Tuesday evening with an encore on Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to a

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Love knows no bounds: ‘Harold and Maude’ to show in Auburn

November 14, 2018 — Cinema at the State Theatre in Auburn presents "Harold and Maude" at 7 p.m. Thursday, according to a release. The notorious black comedy "Harold and Maude" caused an uproar of controversy during its initial 1971 release and has since become a cult classic. When Harold,

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Radio show that offers ‘Left, Right & Center’ views

November 14, 2018 — The story behind "Left, Right & Center" is a rich one, but the long-running Friday public radio series continues to fulfill its mission of being a "civil discourse" between liberal, conservative and moderate viewpoints. After several years on KVMR 89.5 FM, it's now heard on

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Rita Hosking Trio to perform at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley

November 14, 2018 — Despite the recent challenges California has faced, there is much to love as Rita Hosking sings about in her new release, "California." Hosking, raised in Shasta County, grew up hearing neighbors play instruments by ear, and in school she played the washboard and sang her

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Get wild with Beaucoup Chapeaux in Grass Valley

November 14, 2018 — What happens when Beaucoup Chapeaux plays? A powerful old world voice meets the new. Hop on for an exhilarating, romantic eclectic joie de vivre ride as Beaucoup Chapeaux (which means "many hats," and features Maggie McKaig, Luke Wilson, Murray Campbell, and Randy McKean) elevate and

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Chris Isaak’s Holiday Tour in Grass Valley

November 14, 2018 — Chris Isaak, like many of us, is thinking about fire victims this week. His keyboard player lives in the Butte County area, but was spared the devastation, while other friends who live in Southern California are still hoping the wind will continue to blow in

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