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Sustainable Food & Farm Conference set for February

January 15, 2019 — Farmers and ranchers are coming from all over the West Coast to gather in Grass Valley for Sierra Harvest's 2019 Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Over 600 farmers, foodies and homesteaders will come to learn first-hand from local and national experts in the sustainable food

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Binge the Fringe: Nugget Fringe Theater Festival provides two weekends of experimental fun

January 15, 2019 — The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival returns to Grass Valley next week, Jan. 17 to 20, and again, Jan. 24 to 27. This year the festival features 80 performances of nearly 30 original works, covering a variety of topics from a "rollicking Volkswagen ride through 1970s

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Staking their claim: 1849 Brewing Co. welcomed in Glenbrook Basin (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY)

December 18, 2018 — For 1849 Brewing Co. co-owner David Krikorian, the thought of opening a brewery seemed unfathomable. "It's been a dream for 35 years that I never thought I'd be able to do," Krikorian said. That dream came true this week in Grass Valley's Glenbrook Basin where

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces 150 award-winning environmental, adventure films to be featured Jan. 17-21

December 17, 2018 — The Wild & Scenic Film Festival unveiled its full lineup of 150 environmental and activist films, including 15 world premieres, to be shown at its 17th annual event on Jan. 17-21. The festival features activist workshops, music, art exhibits, youth programs and opportunities to meet

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‘Caroling, Caroling’: Ken Hardin conducts Sierra Master Chorale one last time in holiday celebration

December 13, 2018 — Music lovers who have come to appreciate the work of the music director and conductor of the 80-person Sierra Master Chorale will have one last chance to see Ken Hardin in that role, this weekend at InConcert Sierra's holiday concert, "Caroling, Caroling." It will not,

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Meet me at Mezé

December 6, 2018 — If you've been to any event in western Nevada County for the past three years, you have probably seen the Falafel Kis booth.  If you've ever tried their authentic handmade falafel, you will probably be excited to learn that their new brick and mortar restaurant,

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Celebrate film in North Lake Tahoe

November 29, 2018 — The fourth annual Tahoe Film Fest, scheduled to take place Dec. 6-9, has announced its lineup of films, including special presentations, award season contenders, environmental and adventure films as well as award winning documentaries. Several filmmakers will be in attendance and will be announced at

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Bring out the donuts!

November 29, 2018 — As part of its ongoing Jewish Community outreach programming, Chabad of Grass Valley plans to celebrate Chanukah in the most effective way, with food and with fun! This year, Chabad of Grass Valley is hosting several Chanukah events throughout the eight day Chanukah festival, beginning

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COMMUNITY: After 12 years, Michael Bratton II Turkey Trot continues to inspire, inform and bring community together

November 19, 2018 — It's a time to be thankful, a time for awareness and a time to trot. For the past 12 years, rain or shine, the Michael Edward Bratton II Turkey Trot 5K/10K has brought thousands of people together on Thanksgiving morning for a jaunt through the

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Empire Mine in Grass Valley to host holiday event

November 19, 2018 — Holidays at the Empire Mine are back, scheduled for the two days following Thanksgiving. "Magical moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus are a major part of the fun," said Event Chair Troy Hammer. "Our volunteers outdo themselves when it comes to lavish decorations that capture

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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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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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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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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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