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Bocce Ball is Back for the New Season!!!

said on April 13th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Wow! What a line at Lake of the Pines. What are all these people standing in line for? We don’t stand in lines at LOP! Why would we want that??? That would be ridiculous!

Unless…. there’s photo evidence…..

Each person is a team captain representing 10-12 players. Everyone is hoping to get their team’s favorite night to play…. and the sport is…. BOCCE BALL.

So I guess that’s worth standing in line once.

Last year LOP had 650 registered Bocce Ball players, and this year looks like there may be even more!

Bocce has become one of Lake of the Pine’ favorite pastimes, joining golf, tennis, water skiing, fishing, paddle ball, and . . . well, I could go on and on.  There is something fun happening every day and every night in our beloved community.  We are so doggone lucky to live here!  And if you don’t live here, you should think about it.  Give us a call.  We’ll help you find the perfect home so you can vacation year-round in your own back yard.

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Easter is Here!

said on March 30th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Whimsy

 

The LOP Eggstravaganza is this weekend! Everyone will be out at the Sports Lounge at 10 to get things started, then we’ll head out for all the activities!

 

 

The free Egg Hunt will be held on the Driving Range; there will be three separate levels for different age groups, so no toddlers have to brawl with the big kids to get any eggs, haha. Ages 0-3 get to start at 10:30, ages 4-7 at 10:40, and ages 8-12 are up at 10:50. Remember to bring your basket!

 

 

In front of the Golf Pro Shop you can sign up to play in the putting contest. All ages are welcome to join in and play, there  will be both a junior and adult course. It will be going from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. so be careful not to miss your egg hunting slot.

 

 

The Cake Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. on the grass at the Driving Range area. Tickets are $1.00 per turn and you can win a cake (or other dessert)!

Art Instructor Susie Bell will be wrangling the Painting Station, so feel free to stop by and paint a rock or make a wand, or plant a sunflower at our Flower Planting Station. There will also be plenty of free carnival style games to play.

 

 

If you start getting hungry, don’t fret, cause a Breakfast Buffet is offered for purchase in the Sports Lounge from 9:30 a.m.  until 11:00 a.m., plus Lunch service starting at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

CJ will be doing her Bunny thing again this year, so you’ll see her fully decked out in her costume so the kids can take pictures with the Easter bunny. She’ll be hipping and hopping about, so don’t hesitate to say hi!

 

 

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So There Was a Realtor’s Summit….

said on March 10th, 2018 filed under: Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Success Stories, Whimsy

CJ had a ton of fun, got to meet plenty of people (most aren’t pictured), and won some awards. Take a look!

 

 

Arrival at the Peppermill in Reno… So many people!

 

 

Everyone on their best behavior at one of the seminars, all business…

 

 

….And the same people two hours later, living it up!

 

 

Everyone got noise-makers for the awards ceremony (totally unnecessary, the crowd was huge!)

 

 

CJ was in the top 100 producers at Century 21 for 2017!

 

 

 

And here’s CJ with Deanne!

 

 

The Badge!

 

 

The Ticket!

 

 

The Top 100 Invite!

 

 

And CJ made Masters for her 13th year in a row!

It was a most excellent ride, she’ll be back next year!

 

 

Added bonus: She also won an IPad. Check it!

 

 

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Northridge Restaurant

said on February 28th, 2018 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

So let pretend for a moment…. that you’re hungry. Not the normal kind of hunger, but the deep set, cloying kind of hunger. The kind of hungry where a home cooked meal just doesn’t cut it. You want a restaurant. A good one. And you’re on Combie Road, just outside of Lake of the Pines. Why are you there? Psh, you know why. Or you can make up a reason. Both are fine by me.

So what now?

Where do you go?

I’ll tell you.

 

 

You go to Northridge Restaurant, just off Combie, right by the CVS. Because you have taste. Or you want to. Again, both work.

Haha, but seriously, they’re great. They have incredible pizzas, salads, burgers, whatever. Last time I went I got a Popeye’s Pizza and a salad to split with some friends; we all left stuffed and satisfied. And with leftovers to boot.

 

This isn’t the Popeye Pizza, but it’s a solid example of a Northridge Pizza. We were too enamored with eating ours to take any pictures of it… Are we doing it wrong?

 

If you’re in the area and looking for grub, check it out. They hold events and such, they support Bear River Grad Night and certain charities, they’re local, and (of course!) the food is great. Good enough for me!

 

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Are You Ready for the Firebelles Follies?

said on February 9th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

 

The Lake of the Pines Firebelles are up to something…..

The Annual Firebelles Follies will be held Friday, February 16th at the LOP Clubhouse. Doors open at 6:00, the show starts at 7:00, and entry is restricted to ages 18 and up due to adult content.

You can call 530-268-1279 for tickets!

 

 

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Nevada County Food Drive at Lake of the Pines

said on December 21st, 2017 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Update:

We got the results of the Lake of the Pines Drive for the Nevada Co. Food Bank, and… We collected 5,550 lbs of food and $1,147!

It’s so amazing to live in a community that comes together like this, especially near the holidays. With this help, the Nevada Co. Food Bank can put a lot of food on a lot of tables, and it’s because you all chose to help. To everyone who donated, thank you!!!

 

 

I’m so proud of the Lake of the Pines community. Everyone reached into their hearts (and their cupboards) to fill their grocery bags for our Nevada County Food Bank!

 

 

We had two collection sites to donate at this year; I worked at the LOP front gates and the donation bags just kept coming and coming! In fact, our community gave so much that by 11:00 am, we had to have the Food Bank send a truck just for the huge amount of morning donations!

 

 

 

Thank you, Lake of the Pines! I am so fortunate to live in a community that reaches out to those who are less fortunate!

 

 

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Realtors getting into the Christmas spirit at Lake of the Pines!

said on December 20th, 2017 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Our silly Christmas tree hats added so much cheer to this tour of our charming Tahoe style home on the Golf Course.
 
This home is such a wonderful gift… sure would be nice if it would fit under my Christmas tree!!!
A perfect home for folks from the city looking for a peaceful home away from the hustle and bustle… 12781 Torrey Pines Drive.

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Halloween on the Streets of Grass Valley, CA

said on October 31st, 2017 filed under: Grass Valley, Localism, Whimsy

A typical Halloween Tuesday on the streets of downtown Grass Valley, California.

I love the small town life.

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Life in a Small Town Post Office at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on September 6th, 2017 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Whimsy

The Post Office just outside of Lake of the Pines is a trip.  It opens at 10 and closes at 4.  The post ladies know your name.  You can buy handmade jewelry.

Take a closer look at the photo.  How many post offices sell farm fresh eggs?  Ah, I love life in my small town!

In case you don’t know, Lake of the Pines is between Auburn and Grass Valley in the California foothills NE of Sacramento.

 

 

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Golf Cart Parade at Lake of the Pines

said on July 2nd, 2016 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Corny, Fourth of July Fun at Lake of the Pines.  Our Tammy Anderson took Second Place in the “Action Figure” theme Golf Cart Competition.

 

Tammy Gold Cart

(That’s Clark Kent out front in the white shirt.)

 

Here’s the First Place “Batmocart.”

Bat Golf Cart

 

And my favorite.  I don’t know what it is, but I like it.

Golf favorite

 

Nobody does the FOURTH better than Lake of the Pines (even when it’s on the SECOND!)

 

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