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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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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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