Entries by erin

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Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race

The 54th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of historic downtown Nevada City today.   The annual Father’s Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race winds around 7 turns over 1.1 miles and approximately 300 feet of elevation gain, per lap.  Congrats to all the cyclists, top awards […]

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Nevada City Craft Fair

Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry, the bi-annual event attracts artisans, crafters and creative merchants.  It was fun to chat with the DIY crowd, whether they were knitting soft toys, creating unique bird feeders, handmade jewelry or working on the yarn bombing of a bicycle.  The Craft Fair’s Facebook page has some […]

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I heart Nevada City

Greetings Nevada City!  I took this photo yesterday morning and shared it via the Outside Inn’s Facebook and Instagram pages, but thought I’d use the photo on the blog to say a few thanks.  Thanks to all of those of you who came out to support my photography opening reception at Matteo’s Public last week. […]

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National Trails Day

This Saturday, June 7th is National Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized lots of events to help encourage folks to get outside and enjoy the trails.  A full list of the day’s activities can be found here.  So whether you’re joining the tree tour, the BONC bike ride, a hike along […]

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Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains set the stage for an amazing Memorial Day weekend full of classical music.  The theme of the three day musical events was “Songs of Peace and Remembrance.”  Guest artists included Musical Art Quintet, MIM orchestra and guest soloists Carrie Hennessey and Joel Wigget.  In addition the Saturday evening concert market the debut […]

See Jane Do Passion for Action

See Jane Do Passion for Action is coming to town and it’s one of those events you need to experience.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 31st at River Highlands Ranch.  The women’s only sleep over event is an opportunity to come out and play, relax, and recharge.  “The event showcases real women with real […]


Nevada City Photo Walk

Instagram World Wide Meet Up #9 took place around the globe today and I hosted a photo walk through downtown Nevada City with a few friends.  Are you an Instagram user?  To see our collection today check out the hashtag #WWMI9NevadaCity.  Thanks Ashley, David and Cathy for joining me for a stroll through the Pioneer […]


Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn rocking The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley.  There are so many reasons I love our community, but last night’s show was example #1798745 for why our community is so amazing.  We had world-class artists hanging out on a stage having a chat with the audience about message […]

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Living Wild: Manzanita

Do you know about the native Manzanita plant and all the things they can be used for?  Alicia Funk, founder of Living Wild,  shared “Manzanita, an abundant evergreen shrub that grows through out the Sierra Nevada foothills and California, is often overlooked. However, its berries have a long history of use as a food, both as […]


Jernigans Grill

Jernigan’s Grill and Tap House offers 13 different craft beers on tap, including root beer.  Located at 123 Argall Street next to Gold Country Kuk Swool Won and Real Wheels, the restaurant is open 7 days a week starting at 11:30am.  Wednesday night pint night is a great opportunity to sample beers from visiting local breweries. […]

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Nevada County Growers Market

Nevada County Growers Market at the Julia Morgan Northstar House has started their 2014 season, Saturday mornings 8am-12:30pm.  Start your weekend off with the opportunity to buy fresh vegetables, fruit, local meat, bread, crafts and more.  Below are some of the vendors who come from Yuba, Sutter and Nevada Counties to share their products.  Farms: Starbright […]


The Vintage Menagerie

The Vintage Menagerie in downtown Grass Valley is a treasure trove of goodies, from furniture to retro kitchen items and gifts.  The shop, located at 152 South Auburn Street is open Wednesdays – Saturdays (11am-5pm) and Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm).  “The style of my shop is a mixture of vintage, retro to primitives and shabby antiques. I […]

Business Blogging Class

Interesting in learning more about blogging?  I’m co-teaching a Business Blogging class at Sierra Commons with Coryon Redd.  Part One will be Tuesday, May 13th 6:30-8:30, click here to sign up.  We taught the class earlier this year and had such great feedback from the introduction that we’ve expanded the class into a two part series […]

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The Cool Girls

“The Cool Girls” by Roseanne Burke is  a series of encaustic portraits of iconic women opened last weekend at Szabo Vineyards downtown Nevada City tasting room.  Roseanne took a workshop from Deborah Bridges at ASiF Studios  to learn the technique of painting layers of hot wax and was inspired by the documentary MAKERS “Women Who Make America” and […]