Come out to Victorian Christmas 2018!

said on December 5th, 2018 filed under: Localism

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Come out to Nevada City on Wednesday or Sunday nights for Victorian Christmas This year Victorian Christmas is scheduled as such: Sundays – Dec 9, 16 & 23 from 1:30 – 6pm Wednesdays – Dec 12 & 19 from 5 – 9pm The enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty holiday foods fill the air, along with cries of street vendors hawking their wares and lamp-lit streets filled to overflowing with authentic Christmas treasures — hand-crafted candy, jewelry, pottery, perfume, dolls, and over 100...Continue Reading!

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Cornish Christmas 2018

said on November 29th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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Come on out to Grass Valley's Cornish Christmas. This year Cornish Christmas falls of the Fridays November 23rd & 30th as well as December 7th, 14th, and 21st. It is free to the public, runs from 6-9 pm, & happens rain or shine! Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the...Continue Reading!

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A jewel of the foothills: Miners Foundry Cultural Center

said on November 21st, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Cultural Events, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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From humble beginnings as a machine shop in 1855 to its current incarnation as a cultural center and community meeting place, Miners Foundry has prospered and grown with Nevada County.  The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a living historic treasure serving Nevada County as a cultural arts and community events center.  More than a venue, the nonprofit’s mission is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities in Nevada County.  It is a...Continue Reading!

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NEW HOME FOR SALE: 23183 Sunset Ridge Dr

said on November 15th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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Our newest home for sale in Lake of the Pines 23183 Sunset Ridge Dr Auburn CA Good vibrations! Enjoy our peaceful home framed by oaks in the Sierra Foothills. Just a quick walk to the main beach to stand up paddle, fish, swim, play tennis, golf and Bocce ball or dine at the Clubhouse. Enter on the main living level:great room, kitchen, master suite, laundry, half bath and back deck. Fido friendly too with a tidy dog run. Two other bedrooms and...Continue Reading!

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Selling your home: A legal checklist

said on November 8th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Negotiating, Nevada City, Whimsy

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Here is a general legal checklist for you to use to prepare yourself for selling your home. This checklist outlines the steps and items needed to be the most prepared for your home being on market. Resolve any financial obstacles before you sell If your property has incurred any sort of debt, encumbrance or lien, you will need to take care of them before settling with your buyer. These obstacles can arise any number of ways: Federal, state or local tax liens ...Continue Reading!

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A New Favorite: The Stone House Restaurant

said on October 31st, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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Last Saturday night Bob & I experienced a wonderful meal at the historic Stone House Restaurant in Nevada City.  They serve local food that is grown or raised on nearby farms.  As the seasons change, so does the menu.  In fact, the chef is constantly adjusting the offerings to fit the available foods from the farm.  I liked the small plate options as we could enjoy many tastes.  We shared carrot ginger soup, pork belly & collared greens, and a...Continue Reading!

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Our top 5 favorite House Plants

said on October 24th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Gardening, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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House plants are always a great way to brighten up a space and make it feel more lush. House plants are great for people who don’t consider themselves to have a “green thumb” because most are not too high maintenance. If you have never had a house plant, or would like to add to your collection, here are our current favorite 5 house plants.   Snake Plant These plants are so fun and basically impossible to kill! They need moderate sunlight and watering...Continue Reading!

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Helping seniors with Real Estate at their own pace

said on October 17th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Success Stories, Whimsy

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Make change happen at your own pace! Working with seniors is a joy. It is important to note that life style changes may take more time for folks that have been in a place a long time.  Understanding this by assisting seniors at a comfortable pace is part of being a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). John moved away from Lake of the Pines seven years ago to a tri-level care facility for his lovely wife’s medical care.  After she passed, John...Continue Reading!

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Try this yummy fall recipe for Apple Crisp!

said on October 9th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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Looking for an easy and yummy fall dessert idea? Look no further! This apple crisp recipe is so simple and SO delicious! You can get some in-season granny smith apples and whip up a get dessert that will please everyone! Here is what you will need: For the crumb topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon dash of salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces For the Apple filling: 3-4 large Granny Smith apples , peeled and thinly sliced ...Continue Reading!

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Our New Listing! 11561 Inverness Way in Lake of the Pines

said on October 3rd, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Market Trends, Neighborhood Profiles, Nevada City, Whimsy

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11561 Inverness Way in Lake of the Pines Check out our charming new listing! What a brilliant spot on the Golf Course! This comfortable SINGLE story is ready for you. Enjoy your peaceful backyard with views of the Lake of the Pines Golf Course. Not far from Green Valley Park for a swim or to launch your kayak. New flooring, paint, landscaping and touch ups were done right before going on market! Has an extra area off the back of the garage...Continue Reading!

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