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Fall Magic Show scheduled at North Star House in Grass Valley

November 7, 2018 — The Nevada County Magicians Guild returns to the North Star House for a Fall Magic Show, according to a release. The Magic Guild has held eight April Fools Shows at the Historic North Star House, shows which benefit the North Star Historic Conservancy. At 7

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Queen of cacao: Lulu’s Chocolate Shoppe opens in Nevada City

November 1, 2018 — Lulu Bonner eats chocolate all day, every day. She's not gorging on Kit Kats and Snickers. For the last 11 years, Bonner has been creating her own cocoa creations from raw cacao, making her sweet habit significantly more healthy than a Hershey's-heavy diet. Bonner is

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King of the fright time: Fright Night goes all out ‘80s with several acts for 40th anniversary

October 24, 2018 — Locals go big for holidays in Nevada City and for most there's no bigger holiday than Halloween. Colors are magnificent, homes are decked out to the nines and the Miners Foundry puts on a party like no other. This year the annual Fright Night lineup

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SYRCL’s Booth keynote speaker at Yuba Fest 2018

October 9, 2018 — Melinda Booth, executive director of the South Yuba River Citizens League, will be the keynote speaker for Yuba Fest 2018 Saturday at Sycamore Ranch. "Yuba Fest is a great opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the Lower Yuba with the community and to remind the

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FiftyFifty wins Brewery Group of the Year

October 9, 2018 — TRUCKEE — FiftyFifty Brewing Co. piled up the awards last month at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Competing against nearly 8,500 other entries from more than 2,400 breweries, FiftyFifty achieved the highest accolade a brewery can obtain from the festival, Brewery Group of

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Ol’ Republic Roadhouse in Nevada City set for Wednesday opening

October 8, 2018 — The ol' Republic Roadhouse, in the works for over a year, is set to have a soft opening Wednesday. The restaurant, bar and bakery at 18851 Highway 20, Nevada City, will start with operating hours from Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations will be required at least

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Creating their own opportunity: Local teens produce ‘Funkytastical’ theater

October 3, 2018 — Nevada County teens find ways to be successful. Sloane Morton and his troupe of endeavoring artists are no exception. The team of creative and fearless personalities is presenting an original play; written, produced and directed by a small group of ambitious teens. The play, "The

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Cosmic Roots Ranch: a home-grown life

October 2, 2018 — Ellen Cole and Jesse Olson, the duo behind Cosmic Roots Ranch, grew up here in western Nevada County, but their childhoods could not have been more different. The two have taken their passion, life experience, and love of the land to become part of the

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A bite and a pint: Roost and Grass Valley Brewing Company set out to whet appetites

September 27, 2018 — Yin and Yang. Rogers and Astaire. Salt and pepper. There are some combinations that seem to naturally go together. The next duo hoping to gain local celebrity is the newly opened Grass Valley Brewing Company and adjoining grub pub Roost. Situated together on East Main

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Ellu Gallery show to benefit special needs children

September 26, 2018 — Skateboarding and fine art don't always mix, that is, unless you're at the Ellu Gallery where the Skate-Lives-Culture Art show is currently on display through this weekend. The large scale contemporary art, sculpture, and zen surrealism co-op gallery space at 342 Idaho Maryland Road was

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Magic & music: Celtic Festival brings old world festivities

September 26, 2018 — There's a lot to see at the KVMR Celtic Festival. In its 22nd year, the intimate music festival has grown into a three-day robust celebration with world-renowned musicians, jousting, workshops, music sessions, Highland Games, youth arts program, dancing and reenactments. But it's not just one

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Olive our love: Grass Valley’s Olive Groove gives the ‘oil’ treatment

September 24, 2018 — Though its shelves are lined with a myriad of different olive oils, The Olive Groove has much more to offer than just the delicious liquid with a dedicated following. Just ask Jake and Christina West, who own the downtown Grass Valley specialty food shop. In

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That’s the spirit: Nevada County’s first locally-crafted spirits make their debut

September 20, 2018 — Just a few years ago, Jon Dorfman and his wife Katrina were living the island life. Katrina's father, owner of the restaurant Room With A View in the U.S. Virgin Islands, sought his daughter and son-in-law's help in running his eatery, which was a popular

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All Thai’d up: After a year of preparation, Chandara Thai opens in Grass Valley

September 16, 2018 — Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, Kittikom Sinprasong was often responsible for cooking meals for his sister and four brothers. He'd work diligently over the stove, perfecting classic Thai cuisine using fresh ingredients available in local markets. Armed with the knowledge he gained while in the

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Sierra Vintners Autumn Wine Trail

September 13, 2018 — Here in Nevada County, we have many wonderful family-owned wineries tucked away in some of the most beautiful parcels of land to be found.  While most people simply enjoy the wines made here in local restaurants, stores, and tasting rooms, it is a uniquely enjoyable

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Film fest winding down: 18th annual Nevada City Film Festival hoping to break attendance record

September 11, 2018 — If you haven't yet seen any of this year's showings of the Nevada City Film Festival — it's not too late. Just over midway through the eight day film festival, now in it's 18th year, organizers are already noting the increased attendance and are even

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Hiking For Good and Nisenan’s Shelly Covert team up for walk on Deer Creek in Nevada City

September 5, 2018 — The human spirit is resilient. So is nature. That is the timeless theme of this unforgettable three-mile walk and talk along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail offered through the new online platform, OutlandishExperiences.com. Since time immemorial, the Deer Creek watershed has been a place where

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Quack, quack: 49er Rotary Celebrates 27th annual Duck Race

September 5, 2018 — Several thousand racing ducks will splash into the rapids of Deer Creek on Sunday as the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City presents its 27th annual Gold Country Duck Race. The Duck Race culminates a big Nevada City weekend that includes Revolutionary War reenactments

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Lights, camera, artistry: Kicking off the 18th annual Nevada City Film Festival

September 5, 2018 — Most film festivals bring red carpets and celebrities, but the Nevada City Film Festival puts the spotlight on the art of storytelling. The weeklong festival returns to the Sierra tiny tinsel town Friday with more 80 films handpicked for their artistry and audience appeal. With

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Grass Valley’s Cafe Tara offering raw, vegan fare

September 2, 2018 — Nevada County native Justina Dunne admits that although cooking is part of her heritage — her family at one time owned both Peterson's Corner and Northridge Restaurant — she had not considered food as a career. But it was during a stint at military school

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