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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

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 that includes a half bath and the indoor laundry. This lovely home is waiting for you!

Lake of the Pines is a stunning 2000-home gated community located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, roughly 46 miles north east of Sacramento. In addition to our 230-acre lake, LOP residents and their guests enjoy a host of on-site amenities including a 19 hole golf course and driving range, pro shop with adjacent sports lounge bar and Grill, a junior Olympic size swimming pool, six developed parks, 148 marina slips, 4 tennis courts, 2 bocce ball courts, 3 pickle ball courts, a full-size basketball court, a spacious and newly built lakeside clubhouse and restaurant with full bar service, 24 hour control gate access, RV and boat storage services, and more!

Check out the full listing here

 

Interested in taking a look at this lovely home? Or are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

said on July 18th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Whimsy

Check out Grass Valley’s Thursday Night Market! Every Thursday this summer until August 2nd from 6-9pm! Come check out local goods vendors, yummy food, and fun music!

 

This is a great local summer event to get out on the town and enjoy local goods. Get to know the area, your community members, and what our downtown area has to offer.  Most of the downtown shops are open for business in addition to booths from other local artisans.

The Grass Valley Thursday Night Markets are a wonderful community event that includes a certified Farmer’s Market – and a whole lot more! Things like arts, crafts, food, and the ever popular FREE Summer Concert Series.

 

 

It is a celebration of free enterprise and new ideas blended with heritage craftsmanship and art. Items from around the world and up in the hills! There are street performers and entertainment for everyone in the family.

Head on out there this Thursday and see what everyone is talking about!

 

Interested in buying or selling in this beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

 

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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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Lake of the Pines, CA Awarded Fire-Wise Community of the Year

said on March 14th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles

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Abbreviated from announcement received from FireSafe Council of Nevada County:
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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
P.O. Box 1112, Grass Valley, CA 95945
139 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA
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Contact: Joanne Drummond, Executive Director
Fire Safe Council Announces Award Recipients
GRASS VALLEY, CA. February 26, 2018. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will honor those who have dedicated themselves to helping make our community fire safe during the 11th Annual Culinary Adventure event on April 6, 2018 at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. The Fire Safe Council is a non-profit, local volunteer-based organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire prevention education, fire break clearing projects, and creating nationally recognized Firewise Communities USA®. Nominations are solicited, received, and evaluated by a committee of Fire Safe Council directors before selecting those to be honored.
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The Lake of the Pines Association will be honored as the Firewise Community of the Year. Their volunteer member Firewise Community committee has taken bold action to request that vegetation management for wildfire mitigation be placed in the updated Strategic Plan, as well as working with the association’s management team to assess and improve defensible space for all association properties. They have conducted tabletop evacuation exercises, poker-run evacuation drills with residents and continue to provide a disposal method for vegetation within their community to keep hazardous fuels from accumulating near homes. The Association sent staff members to the Defensible Space Advisor training course by the Fire Safe Council to ensure they were doing everything possible to help protect their community from wildfire. They have also implemented a variety of fuel reduction projects in collaboration with the Fire Safe Council and AmeriCorps crews on the ground. Their efforts are an example to be replicated by other Firewise Communities in Nevada County.
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The public is invited to join the Fire Safe Council in honoring these individuals. For more information about the Fire Safe Council or the April 6th Culinary Adventure, visit the FSCNC web site at www.areyoufiresafe.com or call (530) 272-1122.
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The Fire Safe Council’s Culinary Adventure recognizing LOP and others will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.areyoufiresafe.com, or call 530-272-1122.
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Please click HERE to visit the Lake of the Pines web site.
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Magnolia Middle School

said on October 11th, 2017 filed under: Localism, Neighborhood Profiles

 

 

Magnolia teaches kids in sixth through eighth grade near Lake of the Pines. They have all sorts of sports programs, including Flag Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country and Track and Field. They might also have the best electives in the area, cause these guys have robotics and woodworking both. That’s crazy. I want to play with robots.

 

 

The kids also produce their own yearbooks, taking all pictures, writing copy, and setting the entire 50 page full color creature up themselves. They do their own newscast, the Magnolia Minute, which lasts closer to five, they participate in award winning bands and choirs, and the sixth graders go to an extended coastal and environmental studies science camp/ field trip to the Sonoma County coast and the redwoods each year.

Seriously though, that robotics class. How do I sign up?

 

 

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THE NUMBER ONE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE WESTERN STATES?

said on March 15th, 2017 filed under: Neighborhood Profiles, Nevada City

Sunset Magazine (February 2017) ranked Nevada City, California the NUMBER ONE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE WESTERN STATES!

Nevada City

Here is a reprint of the article by Christine Ryan:

WHERE THE SUMMER OF LOVE NEVER ENDED

“Ask Matthew Ticciati to describe his first Halloween after moving to Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills, and at first you get the happy clichés of rural life:  the whole town dressing up, every porch lit with a jack-o-lantern, the neighbor who gives out 2,500 pieces of candy.  But then the clichés stop.  ‘The best costume?  A kid who came as No Face from the Japanimation classic Spirited Away.  That was pretty great,’ he says.  Lots of Gold Country towns have quaint main streets and affordable Victorians like the one Ticciati and his wife are fixing up—but fellow parents who would dress up their 10-year-old as a Hayao Miyazaki character?  That takes a certain artsy sensibility, which is exactly what’s luring big-city escapees like the Ticciatis to Nevada City.  It also doesn’t hurt that the alt-folk musician Joanna Newsome hails, famously, from here.

That counterculture dates back to the 1960s, when young back-to-the-landers drifted away from the Bay Area to colonize a half-empty logging town.  Today, those hippies have become the establishment, and the town they rescued boasts a 150-year-old brick theater stat still stages live plays and dance performances; a foundry turned venue that books the likes of John Doe and Bonnie Prince Billy; not one but two annual film festivals; and a charter K-8 school dedicated to the arts.  Because when it comes to a solid grounding in Japanese cinema, you’ve got to start them young.”

If you want to live in Nevada City, California, call CJ at 530-906-1023

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Lake of the Pines High School – Auburn, Ca Bear River High

said on May 6th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

Lake of the Pines High School – Auburn, Ca Bear River High School is located near the community of Lake of the Pines at 11130 Magnolia Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 268-3700. continue reading…

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Lake of the Pines Middle School – Auburn, Ca Magnolia Intermediate

said on May 3rd, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

Lake of the Pines Middle School – Auburn, Ca Magnolia Intermediate School has enjoyed serving students in the Sierra Foothills since 1975.  They currently have about 620 students in grades 6-8.  Located between Grass Valley and Auburn near the community of Lake of the Pines, they are nestled among the beautiful trees and blue skies. They are in the Pleasant Ridge Union School District, their physical address is: 22431 Kingston Lane Grass Valley, CA 95949 Phone: 530.268.2815. continue reading…

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Lake of the Pines Elementary School – Auburn, Ca. Cottage Hill Elementary

said on May 2nd, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

Lake of the Pines Elementary School – Auburn, Ca. Cottage Hill Elementary School is located near the community of Lake of the Pines. They serve approximately 550 students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth. They are in the Pleasant Ridge Union School District, their physical address is: 22600 Kingston Lane Grass Valley, CA 95949 Phone: 530.268.2808 continue reading…

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McCourtney Transfer Station Correction

said on August 21st, 2012 filed under: Grass Valley, Neighborhood Profiles, Whimsy

The McCourtney Transfer Station

Last week I reported incorrectly the hours of operation. 

“Hours:  8 am to 3:00 pm every day of the week.  I thought McCourtney was closed on Monday and Tuesday, but I am looking at the new brochure and it plainly says, “every day.”

I was right the first time.  Drove out there today, Tuesday, and the dump was closed.  The sign on the gate says plainly that it is open “5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday.”

The McCourtney Transfer Station brochure is incorrect.

Closed MONDAY and TUESDAY!

Maybe I saved you a useless trip.  You would have been mad at me, I bet.

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