Happy New Year’s Eve… Before we get to the winner of our Ultimate Nevada City giveaway I thought it would be fun to list my top ten reasons why I love Nevada City. The comments on the giveaway were fabulous. I was in awe of the variety of reasons why people loved Nevada City– popular trends were the people, the Outside Inn, the Yuba, Victorian Christmas, the beauty.
Erin’s 10 Ten Reasons Why She Loves Nevada City
Community. There are so many examples on how our community is great, whether it’s people helping each other (Outside Inn Flooding), or the small town vibe at the Nevada City Farmers Market or if it’s the fact that you can’t go far in Nevada City without bumping into someone you know.
Outdoor Adventures. I love that I can walk out my door step … Read More »
The ultimate Nevada City giveaway… I’ve decided that I’ve had so much fun on the blog this year, that why not end the year by going big. We live in the an amazing community and I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing a slice of our world, so I wanted to give one big huge thanks to all the folks who I’ve promoted, plugged, photographed and gotten to know over the last year. My basket started with a few left over goodies from previous giveaways and took on a life of its own… It’s now turned into the ultimate Nevada City weekend. I’ve got photos of all the goodies in the baskets below, but here’s a breakdown of what’s included.
One night stay at the Outside Inn
$30 gift certificate to Ike’s Quarter Cafe
$40 gift certificate to South Pine Cafe
$20 … Read More »
Are you training for the upcoming Barbara Schmidt Millar Celebration of Life Triathlon out at Scotts Flat Lake? The event takes place on September 16th at 9am on the Cascade Shores, with women of all abilities and ages swimming, biking and running. The money raised from the event goes to help fund mammograms at the Women’s Imaging Center at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and a scholarship for a local high school student who’s planning on studying in the health care profession.
The Outside Inn’s has always been a sponsor of the event, but this year we’ve decided to use the InnSide Nevada City blog to have a bit of a giveaway of some raffle tickets. We’ve got $100 worth of raffle tickets to give away and the list of prizes is amazing! Please post a comment on this blog … Read More »
Think Local First has teamed up with the Nevada Theatre to bring Nevada City a screening of the film Fixing the Future A nationwide screening is taking place this month and we’re lucky enough to host the event on Sunday, July 22nd at 7:30pm. Following the film screening there will be a pre-recorded panel discussion by Bill McKibben, Majora Carter, Mike Brady and David Brancaccio and then a live panel discussion by local western Nevada County businesses and experts. Heidi Bergman, Think Local’s First board member, stated in her press release, “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about some ways we can strengthen our economy. It’s a sharing of ideas and way to get people involved. It’s down to earth, a real look into a do-it-yourself economy.” The Outside Inn’s blog InnSide Nevada City is excited to share we’ve put together two fun giveaways … Read More »
Every year, Outside Magazine puts out an issue that features the best towns to live in if you’re an outdoorsy, active person. The list usually includes a lot of the usual suspects: Boulder, Colorado, Burlington, Vermont, Bozeman, Montana, and Bend, Oregon, often make the top 10. But this year, there’s a new town up for voting. That’s right: Our very own Nevada City.
My sister, Megan Michelson, a former editor at Outside Magazine and a Nevada City native, has a unique perspective on this. She has been in the editorial meetings at Outside’s Santa Fe, New Mexico, headquarters when the editors are debating the merits of one town versus another. She recounted some of the previous debates:
“Boulder has the best road cycling in the country,” one person would say.
“But Boulder has … Read More »
The Soroptimist Garden Tour will be taking place this coming weekend (May 19th and 20th) throughout Nevada County, for a map click here. Take a tour of some amazing gardens either Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 4pm and help support the non-profit Soroptimist International organization. Tickets available at the garden gates or stop by one of the many local vendors and save $5 when you purchase your ticket in advance. Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply is not only selling tickets, but they have generously donated an amazing giveaway basket for one lucky Outside Inn blog reader. To be entered in the draw please post a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite thing about gardening. The prize package is worth just over $90 and includes:
Containers are the Veggie Bed System (produce bags … Read More »
The weather is warming up in Nevada City and it’s a perfect time to visit our friends at Treats. As you can see below their ice cream doesn’t last long! Peggy & Bob Wright describe their ice cream as “Homemade artisans ice cream, made with local and organic ingredients, when possible.” If you’re not in the mood for ice cream try a scoop of gelato, a fresh baked cookie or a latte. Located at 110 York Street across the street from Ike’s Quarter Cafe. The Outside Inn is excited to say that we’ve got a special giveaway to our blog readers, 2 lucky winners will receive a free pint of ice cream. Please post a comment on this post telling us your favorite ice cream flavor and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, May 14th. And speaking of … Read More »
I’m super excited to announce our winner of the web design and photo shoot contest is Sheila Cameron. She has won a prize package by John Burnett. When I asked Sheila her thoughts on winning she replied with the following, ”Thank you so much for running this wonderful contest. I can’t tell you how much this help means to me and I’m grateful to my many friends (virtual and real life) who voted for me and spread the word with savvy and enthusiasm. I had a good year last year, but this will help me increase my business and, hopefully, provide a gateway for other local businesses to enter the national online stage. As promised, I can’t wait to promote my fellow contestants on my blog and continue to share my love for Nevada County with the world.”
And I’m … Read More »
The Outside Inn’s blog InnSide Nevada City has teamed up with local photographer and web designer John Burnett for a chance to win a professional photo shoot and custom web site design, click here for details on the prize package. Check out the entries below, they range from food, art, wine to business support services and more. Please vote for your choice by clicking on the photo that represents the business you want to win the $3500 package. Voting will end on April 14th at noon and the winner will be announced on April 15th.
Polly’s Paladar is a private supper club in the heart of Nevada City dedicated to facilitating enthusiasm for the sharable food movement. We collaborate with local farms, chefs, and artists to provide a fusion of delights in a unique and underground atmosphere. Our whole … Read More »