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Sarah Kidder Project selected by California Humanities

California Humanities has recently announced the September 2022 Humanities For All Project Grant awards. The Nevada County Historical Society’s Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum has been awarded $5,000 for its project entitled “Who is Sarah Kidder?”. Humanities For All Project Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities which supports locally-developed projects that respond to […]

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The Onyx & Sierra Theaters join National Cinema Day Celebration, bringing Nevada County to the Movies for $3

NEVADA CITY, Calif– 30, August 2022) – The Onyx Theatre and Sierra Theaters are excited to partner with the Cinema Foundation to help moviegoers celebrate a day at the movies with discounted admissions to celebrate National Cinema Day, September 3, 2022. The Onyx Theatre and Sierra Theaters’ Sutton Cinemas and Del Oro Theatre are participating […]

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Becoming Story, Writing the Land: Obi Kaufmann and Greg Sarris on California Dreaming – In-Person and Virtual talk at the Bay Area Book Festival, May 7-8

Heyday Books has recently released works by two distinctly California authors. Hear them together on May 7 at the Bay Area Book Festival, with tickets available for either in-person at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley or virtually. (Details here: https://www.baybookfest.org/session/beocming-story/) The Coasts of California by Obi Kaufmann Obi Kaufmann’s new book, “The Coasts of California” […]

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Crystal Hermitage Tulip Garden Re-Opens

The Sierra Nevada holds a golden nugget for those who love springtime and flowers, especially, tulips. After a two-year closure due to COVID-19, Ananda’s glorious tulip garden will open in April. The Crystal Hermitage Garden is meticulously planted with over 17,000 tulips and other spring flowers each year.  Just 25 minutes above Nevada City proper, […]

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Book review | Shirley DicKard’s Heart Wood: Four Women, for the Earth, for the Future

Heart Wood: Four Women, for the Earth, for the Future (Heartwood) is a fictional book with elements of science fiction, magical realism and nature writing. Interwoven with the plot is a good deal of California history, especially that of the Sierra Foothills and Yolo County farmlands. Taken together, these elements present a story that is […]

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Out West climate change is real, right now – Pyro Geographer Crystal Kolden on possible solutions

In December of 2007, a newly created California State Agency, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy presented a Climate Change Symposium in Nevada City. Dan Cayan, of Scripps Institute of Oceanography/US Geological Survey, set the tone for the day with his keynote presentation of charts showing climate change impacts on various regions in the U.S. In a […]

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Of Gold Dust and Grinding Rocks

Two books by Heyday Press paired together make compelling bookends for the native experience in California’s Sierra. “Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California” just published and “Deeper Than Gold: A Guide to Indian Life in the Sierra Foothills” from 2005 combine to provide images, first person accounts and a sly coyote’s commentary […]

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New Exhibit: North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, Photos from India by Michael C. Black

SAN JUAN RIDGE, Calif. October 8, 2020 – Enjoy some quiet time with the photographs and journal entries from former Nevada County resident, Michael Christopher Black. Over 40 of his favorite images from his travels in India have been meticulously reproduced and hand-picked by family members for this very special memorial exhibit. These photographs were […]

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Commemorate Constitution Day While Supporting Arts & Famous Marching Presidents

NEVADA CITY, California, September 16, 2020—Thursday September 17, 2020 is Constitution Day. While we are saddened to remind everyone that Constitution Day events this coming weekend are mostly canceled due to COVID-19, we have a bit of good news from the Famous Marching Presidents, who are producing a video on Ellen Clark Sargent to commemorate […]

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The Onyx Theatre At Home: Why Virtual Screenings Make Sense for Art House Theaters During COVID-19

June 12, 2020 – The Onyx Theatre suspended screenings due to COVID-19 on March 14, 2020. In April, Onyx-At-Home began offering virtual screenings of select films through distributors affiliated with the Art House Convergence, a non-profit organization, which supports over 750 art house film members across the United States and Canada. “We feel strongly that […]

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Crystal Hermitage Tulip Garden: Join the Virtual Tulip Watch and Video Tour

NEVADA CITY, California, March 30, 2020—Crystal Hermitage in Ananda Village, about 90 minutes from downtown Sacramento is a meticulously planted private garden. Ananda itself is a Retreat Center based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananada and Kriyananda. Ananda Village is comprised of over 700 acres of beautiful rolling meadows and forestland in the Sierra Nevada […]

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Crystal Hermitage Tulip Garden: A Garden Delight in Scenic Foothills

NEVADA CITY, California, March 9, 2020 – While formal botanical gardens top the list of gardens of “Must-See” Gardens in California, the Sierra Nevada holds a golden nugget for those who love springtime and flowers, especially, tulips. Crystal Hermitage in Ananda Village, about 90 minutes from downtown Sacramento is a meticulously planted private garden open […]

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