Entries by erin

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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley is participating in the California Bookstore Day this coming Saturday, May 3rd.  Ninety bookshops in over 80 different zip codes are organzing a day full of fun throughout the state.   The Book Seller will have giveaways, storytime, scavenger hunt and a pot luck, for a list of times […]


Grass Valley Car Show

Downtown Grass Valley hosted their 29th annual car show today, showcasing over 350 classic cars.  All cars dated from 1972 or before and ranged from hot rods, classics, one-of-a kind and rat rods.  Organized by the Grass Valley Downtown Association the event allows car enthusiasts and visitors to get a up close and personal look at […]



BYOB is a wine tasting shop with an environmental agenda.    Tony Norksborg, winemaker and founder for Nevada County Wine Guild and maker of the well known series Our Daily Red, wanted to do take his organic wines to a different level and offer a place where customers can purchase moderately priced wine in a bottle that can […]

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Buttermilk Bend Trail, South Yuba River

Buttermilk Bend Trail along the South Yuba River, down at Bridgeport Covered bridge is one of those spring walks you just need to do while the wildflowers are out.  I’ve promoted the hike here, here, here and here, but finally managed to make it down the other day.  The Western Redbuds have already bloomed, but […]


Summer Camps

After all these years, it’s easy to conjure up the sights, sounds and smells of summer camp –– the warmth of the summer sun on your back, the cool splash of river water, the piney smell of the forest. Here in the Sierra Foothills, summer camps (traditional overnight and day camps) offer kids a chance […]

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Polly’s Paladar

Polly’s Paladar, Nevada City’s Supper Club, brings amazing guests chefs  and a different theme every month to downtown Nevada City.  Run by Megan McCollam, she opened the doors in January, 2012 and has since orchestrated events with cuisine ranging from Greek, Sushi, French, Latin American and more.  The events tend to sell out almost immediately, […]

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One Fine Day, Miners Foundry

Getting married?  If you missed yesterday’s One Fine Day at the Miners Foundry, here are some photos from some of the amazing vendors.  The event included signature cocktail drinks, DIY flowers and workshops, a vintage bridal show and a dance party by Shocks & Struts vinyl DJs.  “The fashion show was so fun, and such a great way […]


Ike’s Quarter Cafe

Ike’s Quarter Cafe in the spring time is one of those magical places where you just have to sit outside under the Cherry tree and experience.  The Louisiana cuisine restaurant has been “Keepin it Creole” since 2001 and serving up breakfast and lunch to lots of locals and visitors.  You can check out their menu […]

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Evan Strong Day

Last night’s event at the Miners Foundry for Evan Strong was just another reminder on why I love our community.  If you missed all the news report and haven’t heard about Evan’s gold medal at the Sochi Winter Paralmpics, click here for my blog post last week with some great links and details.  The Sac […]

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The Real at Off Center Stage

This Friday, April 4th, four local artists are coming together for a party about Art, Nutrition and Life and inviting you to be a part of the event.  The event is called “The Real” is part of the Off Center Stage Discovery Series showcasing the work of Sheila Cameron, Kathy Frey, Victoria LaFont and Heather […]



Yabobo at 107 N Pine Street in downtown Nevada City is one of those stores where you never know what you’ll find.  The world imports store carries drums, jewelry, beads, world music, bumper stickers and more.  Yabobo is mainly known for their unique and exotic musical instruments, including bongo drums and wind chimes.  Nevada City is […]


Nevada County Weather

How many times do you wonder, “What’s the weather going to be like?”  Let me introduce you to Giovanni Paredes who has been running a weather station and webcam almost nonstop since 2002.  NevadaCountyWeather.com is the only weather site dedicated to Nevada County to feature a nonstop live streaming webcam and weather station for up to the minute […]



The driving passion behind HAALo is to provide health and healing alternatives.  Located at 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City the main feature of the shop are the herbalists behind the counter. Each herbalist has different training and background, from nutrition to traditional Chinese medicine.  For visitors to Nevada County, this shop presents unusual local gift […]


HAPA, Miners Foundry

Nevada City always has something fun going on, last night the Miners Foundry brought the Hawaiian band HAPA to the stage.  The Outside Inn was honored to host the musicians, who have traveled around the globe sharing their heavenly tunes.  Described as the most successful Hawaiian music ground in recent times by the New York […]

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National Bar

Looking for a picturesque spot to have a drink in Nevada City?  Check out the veranda at the National Hotel.  The historic bar is a part of the oldest running hotel in California.  While we obviously think you should come stay at the Outside Inn, you can still stop in and see the bar, grab […]


Sushi in the Raw

Sushi in the Raw on Spring Street in Nevada City is a great place to treat yourself to an intimate and delicious dinner.  My advice, ask your server to pick his/her favorite dishes, and then just sit back and enjoy the dining experience.  I have no idea what we ate, but I can tell you […]

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Harmony Books

Harmony Books has opened its doors in a new location, 130 Main Street, next door to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.  The locally owned bookstore is open 7 days a week, 10am- 5:30pm (Monday-Saturday) and 11- 4pm on Sundays.  Local author Molly Fisk shared the thoughts, “Despite in-roads by Amazon and other huge enterprises, your […]