Visitor | TheUnion.com

Visitor

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

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

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

Learn more »

A decade of artists’ opportunity: Nevada County artists studio celebrates 10 years of creativity

August 22, 2018 — Like most great things, the Artists' Studio in the Foothills started small. Simple. It evolved and flourished into a thriving center over the past 10 years, celebrating, cultivating and teaching all mediums of visual arts. This Friday ASiF marks its anniversary with a reception and

Learn more »

Cake bakery set to open in Grass Valley’s Nevada County Bank building

August 21, 2018 — Inside the newly refurbished Nevada County Bank building in downtown Grass Valley, there is one still-vacant space. What little can be seen through the papered-over windows is designed to pique the curiosity of passers-by, with gorgeous vintage-look pendant lights hanging from the ceiling and a

Learn more »

Phased renovation in the works for Grass Valley’s historic Holbrooke Hotel

August 20, 2018 — California Klondike. That's the aesthetic mash-up new owner Jordan Fife is shooting for with his planned renovation of Grass Valley's historic Holbrooke Hotel, with decor ranging from pure kitsch to more authentic pieces and even modern interpretations of a Western theme. That renovation will roll

Learn more »

123rd Miners Picnic – old gold and new fun at the Empire Mine State Historic Park

August 20, 2018 — The first Miners Picnic was held on June 5, 1895. Hosted by the Mine Workers Protective League, the event helped raise money for miners' widows and orphans, as well as injured and out-of-work miners. It was such a significant event in those early years, local

Learn more »

Where the Wild Things Are — A Celebration for Wildlife set for nursery in Nevada City

August 19, 2018 — The eighth annual, "Where the Wild Things Are — A Celebration for Wildlife," sponsored by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Prospector's Nursery in Nevada City. All proceeds from the evening will go toward providing care

Learn more »

Popular Bounty of the County event returns with bigger venue, different format

August 19, 2018 — If you must have a problem, this is a great problem to have. Bounty of the County, Nevada County's premier farm-to-table event, has become very popular and too crowded. The annual food festival celebrating local farmers and ranchers, and the bounty they provide, has outgrown

Learn more »

‘A grand experiment’: Outlandish Experiences offers unique activities for tourists and locals

August 13, 2018 — Robert X. Trent knows Nevada County is a special place to visit. With its myriad of dining options, its designation as a California cultural arts district and its rich history dating back to the gold rush, there is no shortage of activities to keep locals

Learn more »

Music for a revolution: Ziggy Marley brings love, rebellion, to Center for the Arts

August 8, 2018 — "Rebellion Rises" at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Sunday night when Ziggy Marley stops in Grass Valley as part of his 2018 tour. Grammy-winner Marley released "Rebellion Rises," his seventh solo album, this spring to critical acclaim. Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, the album

Learn more »

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

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

Learn more »

Volunteer registration open for Yuba River Cleanup

August 7, 2018 — For the 21st year, the South Yuba River Citizens League is calling on volunteers and the local community to sign up for its Annual Yuba River Cleanup, which is set to take place on Sept. 15. Volunteer registration is now open at YubaRiver.org, and slots

Learn more »

Let’s talk about death: Local group aims to start the conversation

August 1, 2018 — Comedy at a funeral home is not what one would expect on a Friday night, but those who make their way to the Chapel of Angels Mortuary this week will find a lighthearted and insightful evening about death. Not typically a fun topic, a local

Learn more »

Metal artist’s Nevada City home reflects her creative spirit, inside and out

July 31, 2018 — Ginny Davis' Nevada City house literally stops traffic. "We often get a honk, which is fun," Davis said with a smile. "I've heard people say, 'Oh my gosh, look at that house!' It's the funniest thing." The sedate Victorian on Boulder Street has been transformed

Learn more »