Entries by Dan

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Pinewood Derby

Nevada City Cub Scout Pack 23 came together last night to race their Pinewood Derby cars.  For those of you unfamiliar with this event, each Cub Scout is given a wooden block and encouraged to created a gravity powered car.  Creativity is rewarded as well as speed.  Pack 23 put 60 cars to test last night […]

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Briar Patch Co-op Cooking Classes

Briar Patch Co-op Community Kitchen took over In the Kitchen’s commercial kitchen last year and this evening I had the opportunity to take a cheesemaking class from Mielle Rose.  I mean who can turn down an evening dedicated to sampling fresh made cheeses?  We learned some tips and sampled paneer, ricotta, queso fresco, feta, creme […]

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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I’ve put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples getaway to Nevada City Lunch out at Matteo’s Public Hike […]


Tibetan Buddhist Monks

The Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour with the monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery have returned to St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley.  The Tibetan Monks have started the process for an elaborate sand mandala, all visitors are welcome (10 am-6 pm Monday-Saturday, after 1pm on Sunday*) to come and witness the […]

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Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli

Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli has moved to their new location and is now open.  Open 7 days a week at 231 Colfax Ave, stop in for fresh-baked goods, full cooked breakfast or a coffee on the go.  So whether you’re looking for a fresh sandwich, organic salad, artisanal breads, espresso drink stop by and check out […]

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Mowen Solinsky Gallery

Nevada City’s Mowen Solinisky Gallery lost one of its owners over the weekend, John Mowen.  When searching for the words to honor his life and art I decided the best way to convey my thoughts was to share some photos of his work.  If you’re not familiar with John’s sculptures stop into the gallery, open […]

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Triathlon Club

Is your New Years resolution to get in shape?  Have you ever considered doing a triathlon?  Are you inspired by the ladies at the Barbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon?  There’s a new tri club forming right here in Nevada City.  The Soles Inspired Tri Club will offer athletes a chance to train at three coached practices […]


Being Green

Being Green Conscious Choices for All store in downtown Nevada City (located at 408 Broad Street in the New York Hotel) offers eco-friendly goods for the whole family and home.  Earth friendly items include housewares, bedding, body care, clothing, gifts and more.  With the Wild & Scenic Film Festival coming to town to inspire us all […]

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Why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year!  I love our community and have put together a list of a few of the reasons why I love Nevada City. Community: I love the small town vibe of our community, whether it’s people helping others in need, small town businesses supporting each other or the fact that if there’s a parade in […]

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Top 10 Favorite Photos

Obviously the thing you guys love most about the InnSide Nevada City blog are the photos.  If you missed my crazy giveaway this month, click here to read a few of the amazing comments, the common thread was that many of you liked the photos.  So in honor of you photography loving readers, here’s a […]

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Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas!  Without further adieu the winner of the Outside Inn’s Epic Giveaway is… Jenn says: December 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm I love the photography. And the local angle is wonderful, as well – so much to learn about this county. Very appreciated. Thanks for the chance to win! I wanted to say thank you […]

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Neva Co Artisan Boutique

Have you finished your holiday shopping?  Neva Co Artisan Boutique in downtown Nevada City has over 100 locally made artists on display with gifts ranging from soap, candles, jewelry, art, toys, hats, bags, napkins and more.  If you’re looking for stocking stuffers there’s a huge selection of items, whether it’s a ornament,  jewelry or health […]

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Reel Rock Tour

The Reel Rock Tour is coming to town tonight, Friday, December 20th at the Miners Foundry.  A fundraiser for CRAGS, the Northern California non profit organization dedicated to helping climbers and protecting local climbing areas.  So whether you’re an advanced climber or just an outdoor enthuasist, you’re bound to enjoy an evening of action packed short […]

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Carolines Coffee Roasters

Holiday drinks at Carolines Coffee in Grass Valley, don’t you need a Peppermint Mocha, an Eggnog Latte or a Mexican Hot Chocolate?  While you’re doing your last minute holiday shopping in downtown Grass Valley, stop in to Carolines, enjoy a warm beverage and stock up on great gift ideas (holiday coffee, gift baskets, locally made tea, […]

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Upcoming Film Festivals

The Backcountry Film Festival returns to Nevada City tonight, 7pm at the Nevada Theatre, a fundraiser for the local non-profit organization Snowlands Network.  It will be an action packed evening with films by Sweetgrass Productions, Powderwhore and Switchback Entertainment, to name a few, and refreshements by Boy Scouts Troop 24.  For a preview, click here for […]

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Nevada City Craft Fair

Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry today.  With over 60 exhibitors from around Northern California, the bi-annual craft fair is a great event to support handmade crafted item ranging from chocolate, jewelry, clothing, stationery, photography and more.  Photos from today’s event include byHexerei, Krista Tranquilla Studio, Siri Hansdotter, Sierra Essentials, Cello Chocolate, Marty […]