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‘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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Market value: Nevada City Farmers Market hosts inaugural Market in the Park

July 29, 2018 — The Nevada City Farmers Market will hold its inaugural Market in the Park Wednesday evening in Pioneer Park. In addition to the Saturday market the organization hosts on Union Street in Nevada City each weekend, June through November, lovers of fresh produce, meat, and flowers

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Where artists own the stage: The Summer Nugget Fringe Festival returns to the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley

July 25, 2018 — It may be called the "Itsy Bitsy Teensy Weensy Down and Dirty Summer Nugget Fringe Festival," but this weekend's lineup of fringe performances has a big impact for the local artists' community and performers everywhere. Fringe Festivals consist of a variety of stand-alone performances, created,

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Nevada County Concert Band performs Star Wars theme ‘The Basses Strike Back’

July 23, 2018 — The Nevada County Concert Band had the Force with it Sunday, performing with a Star Wars theme at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Boy Scouts representing Troops 232, 506 and 855 from Grass Valley and Nevada City served as the Color Guard Sunday for the

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For women, by women: Radical Love Shift Retreat at Sierraville Hot Springs

July 23, 2018 — SIERRAVILLE — The weekend of Aug. 8-12 will be the eighth year that women gather at Sierraville Hot Springs for the Radical Love Shift Retreat. Women from all walks of life come together to investigate love/sex/relationship issues; how to practice self-love, relationship-needs not being met,

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New brew: Grass Valley Brewing Company open for business (PHOTO GALLERY)

July 19, 2018 — The vibe was warm but the beer was cold Thursday as Grass Valley Brewing Company opened its long-awaited taproom on East Main Street in Grass Valley. After over a year and a half in the making, the downtown spot – located next to California Solar

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Summer Nights returns for 28th season to streets of downtown Nevada City

July 12, 2018 — Hundreds walk the craft and vendor booths set up along Broad Street for the first Summer Nights event of the season in downtown Nevada City on Wednesday night. The remaining Summer Nights include the evenings of July 18 and 25. The event runs from 6

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New Nevada City gallery focuses on abstract psychedelic art

July 11, 2018 — Brian Chambers has been a passionate collector nearly his entire life, starting with baseball cards and comic books. In high school, he focused on concert posters and delved into psychedelic art. Eventually, he evolved from simply collecting to curating exhibits and commissioning pieces. Chambers, it

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A first-timer tackles WorldFest

July 11, 2018 — How lucky we are in Nevada County. So much music. Live music, daily, of all genres, in many venues, and in our festivals. And such festivals: Strawberry, High Sierra, Bluegrass, KVMR's Celtic, Music in the Mountains SummerFest, and this week's California WorldFest, presented by our

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Stand by your ham: Specialty meat market to open in Nevada City

July 10, 2018 — In a chilly, windowless room, carefully monitored to maintain a temperature of exactly 55 degrees and a humidity level of 75-80 percent, Jason Jillson is showing off his edible wares. Hanging from a series of metal racks — each with a weight capacity of 300

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Summer Nights kicks off Wednesday in Nevada City

July 10, 2018 — The summer events season is in full swing — and that means it's time once again for Summer Nights, which kicks off its 28th year Wednesday in downtown Nevada City. The street festival of art and music takes place on three consecutive Wednesday evenings through

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Downieville brewfest back for fourth year

July 9, 2018 — The fourth Downieville Mountain Brewfest returns August 11. The event will go from 2 to 6 p.m., in historic downtown Downieville on Highway 49, where the Downie and the North Yuba Rivers meet. Sponsored by Downieville Improvement Group, all proceeds generated from the event will

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Growing a tradition: Farm Trail Weekend to showcase area producers

July 2, 2018 — "This is going to put Nevada County on the map for agritourism." That's the prediction of Kwong Chew, President of Nevada County Grown. The nonprofit agriculture advocacy group, which also produces the popular Bounty of the County event each fall, is organizing this weekend's inaugural

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Grass Valley’s The Center for the Arts launches OnTheGo series

June 27, 2018 — The Center for the Arts will shutter its iconic building in historic downtown Grass Valley for the next six to eight months during an extensive renovation. But its programming will not suffer, and instead will shift to a host of other venues such as the

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Eye on the prize: Wild Eye Pub ready to open in Grass Valley

June 26, 2018 — After over a year-and-a-half of planning, building, and countless hours of manual labor, Grass Valley's Wild Eye Pub is finally set to officially open Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The grand opening will last through Saturday, with live music, karaoke, tours,

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