A Visit to West Coast Falconry

I have been wanting to visit West Coast Falconry for quite some time, and in October finally scheduled a visit. A few of us drove out there (about 45 minutes from Nevada City) and took the Basic Falconry Lesson. In this class the instructors guide you in learning to hold a hawk, cast it from your glove and then call it back again. We got to work with one of their seasoned birds named Cowboy.  We also learned about the history of falconry, conservation and the role of our raptors in their natural environment.

Here’s a video of our experience, and also some photos.

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Photos by Faye White

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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There’s no better time than now to hit the outdoors of Nevada City.

Whether it’s a leisure walk through our charming neighborhoods, or a hike on one of our many trails, or just hanging out in a garden, you must not miss the opportunity to seize the season of Fall.

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Autumn weather brings us crunchy grounds and crisp air along with a palette of delicious colors.

May you be inspired to take in the beauty that surrounds us.

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Be sure to stop by our place on Broad Street and say hello. We’d love to hear from you!

Halloween Parade and Dancing in Nevada City

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Not only will the 2nd annual Halloween parade take place in Nevada City on Friday October 31st, there will also be live bands playing at the Miner’s Foundry afterwards.

Come join us for some ghoulish fun and catch all the wild and creative costumes.

The parade starts at 5 pm on Broad Street in downtown Nevada City. For more information click here. 

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After the parade, head over to the Miner’s Foundry where we will dance the night away to Mumbo Gumbo.

Mumbo Gumbo blends many genres from rock to soul, afro-pop to lush balladry, zydeco to country, into a celebratory, danceable noise, creating something less a specific style than a particular feeling:  The Sound of Sheer Joy.

For more information click here.

See you on the dark side!

Good-bye To The Fix Restaurant

IMG_3095 If you haven’t eaten at The Fix restaurant in Nevada City, now would be the time.

The Fix is closing soon.

Great tasting healthy food is what The Fix is known for.

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Super foods, beautiful ambience, and delicious smoothies are just a few reasons why you should grab a seat at their table before they close their doors.

Enjoy!

Music In The Mountains Home Tour

32nd Annual MIM Home Tour

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If you’ve never heard of the music in the mountains home tour, then you are in for a treat.

For thirty-two years Music In The Mountains is host to a magnificent home tour in Nevada County.

This year the home tour promises to deliver another spectacular weekend of seven amazing homes.

The showcase of homes starts on Saturday October 4th at 10 am until Sunday October 5th at 4 pm.

Get all the details right here.

Celtic Festival Nevada County Fairgrounds

18th Annual Celtic Festival Nevada County Fairgrounds

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There is never a shortage of things to do here in Nevada County and the Celtic Festival is a must-attend event from September 26th – 28th.

Did you know that you can even book your wedding at the Celtic Festival?

If you love Celtic music and dressing up in Celtic-themed clothes, this is the event of the year for you.

Click here to learn more. 

Broad Street Inn listed as Lonely Planet’s TOP CHOICE in Nevada City

We are excited to announce that Broad Street Inn is Lonely Planet’s TOP CHOICE for hotels in Nevada City!

You can view the listing on Lonely Planet.

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Draft Horse Classic Nevada County 2014

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The annual Draft Horse Classic will be held this year from September 18th – 21st at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States.

There will be a world-class art show and musical entertainment.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free, however there is a charge for the Draft Horse performance.

Click here to learn more.

Strawberry Music Festival At Nevada County Fairgrounds

2014 Strawberry Music Festival

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Photo by Dave Bonnot

Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting the Strawberry Music Festival for the first time after more than 30 years at Camp Mather.

Yes, the dates and location have changed due to the rim fire of 2013. Usually held on Labor Day Weekend, the festival will be held from September 11th – 14th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.

Here’s a link with all the details. 

Call 209-984-8630 for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Nevada City Uncorked 2014

Hand-Made Truffles & Port at Broad Street Inn

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Yes, we wrote about this event a few weeks ago, but we felt that this is such a spectacular event that it is worth blogging about again.

This is a guest blog post by Rod Byers.

Nevada City Uncorked, a walk-about-town wine event that takes place on Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., includes 20 different venues throughout downtown Nevada City.

Each location, whether it is a retail shop, restaurant, or winery tasting room, will include wine or beer tasting, and food sampling.

This year Nevada City Uncorked is focusing on a farm-to-fork theme featuring the agricultural bounty of the Northern Sierra Foothills.

Linda and Bill Hansen, owners of the Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe love chocolate and they love wine. Why, they wondered, couldn’t they combine the two into one glorious truffle? Using their proprietary recipe, they partnered with Jacques Mercier of Solune Winegrowers to incorporate his P.O.S.H. Port-style wine into their truffles.

The wine is a blend of Barbara, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional. Winemaker Jacques Mercier explains that “each component plays a very specific role towards the complexity, intensity and, most importantly, harmony of this very stylish wine.”

After several attempts and a few taste tests to get the flavors right, including adding more dark chocolate to the mix, they came up with the recipe. “The wine changes the layers of flavor you get from the chocolate,” Linda Hansen explained. “With the P.O.S.H. Port wine the flavors are amazing. I also love it with their Titan Red Blend as well.”

On the day of Uncorked, The Broad Street Inn will host Solune Winegrowers when they partner with Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe.

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Built in 1870, innkeeper and owner Valerie Moberg explains “Broad Street Inn is a small, family-owned green business that prides itself on providing clean, comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City, our Victorian inn offers six contemporary rooms. Our peaceful garden setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway.”

In Addition to their Port wine, Solune will be pouring their 2013 Barbera Rosé, 2010 Barbara, and Titan XVII (a Malbec/Zin Blend). Their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Musqué will be their featured new release.

During Uncorked, 18 wineries from Nevada and Placer Counties, as well as two local breweries will be pouring their favorite wines and beers. Additionally the wineries will be featuring their newest releases in celebration of the upcoming harvest.

Nevada City Uncorked is collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners Association. Tickets are $35 in advance, $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries, and $45 on the day of the event.

Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine/beer tasting, and five food tickets.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click on www.nevadacitychamber.com. Contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce directly at 530-265-2692.