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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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