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It is time for Spring cleaning, lets donate to a local cause!

said on March 21st, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Gearing up to do some Spring cleaning? Going to have some items you need to get rid of? Think of donating them to our local Habitat for Humanity!

The Nevada County Habitat for Humanity group has been around since 1995, but Habitat for Humanity has been helping communities for much longer. Founded in Americus, Georgia in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.  Our local Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and communities by bringing people together to build affordable homes for working families in need.  Nevada County Habitat has built/provided homes to more than 34 families, housing over 149 individuals, including more than 99 children.

There is a severe and growing affordable housing crisis in California and in our county. With more than 48% percent of Nevada County residents paying more than they can afford in housing costs, we know that we must do more.  Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

You donate your items directly to our local Habitat at the ReStore in Grass Valley. Donations made to our Restore are tax deductible, and a receipt is provided. The proceeds from your items support Habitat’s mission to build affordable homes in our community. Also, reuse is good for the environment! Donations can be dropped off at the store Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 4pm.

Address: 12359 Loma Rica Drive, Grass Valley CA

To preview a list of what kind of items they will accept as donation, please check out their web page https://nchabitat.org/restore-donation-guidelines/

You can contact them directly at 530.274.3761 ext 203

We all have plenty we can get rid of & donate, why not support a local cause making a big difference in our community?

 

Are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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2019 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the State Theater

said on March 13th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Cultural Events, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Come on out to the 2019 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival with PARC in Auburn
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Presented by Protect American River Canyons

A fun filled evening of films, great food, local beer & wine and American River Canyon News & Updates. The “On Tour” 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the State Theatre in Auburn with another incredible selection of adventure and environmental films to change your world. There will be two screening sessions of environmental films. Your ticket price includes both screening sessions. There are no separate session tickets available. No films are repeated. There will be a 60 minute dinner intermission. Dinner choices at the theater are offered by Joe Caribe’s with the purchase of a separate $10 ticket which may be purchased at the event.

Price: $22 General, $8 Student

The film festival includes 16 Films, Live Music, Food & Drinks, Speakers, & a Silent Art Auction. The schedule of the evening is as follows:

Session 1 – 5:00 pm TO 7:00 pm
Doors open at 4:15 pm

INTERMISSION 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Session ll  – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

To see Film Summaries, Schedule, purchase tickets, and more information, go to this link: www.parc-auburn.org/2019-on-tour-wild–scenic-film-festival.html.

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Try this spring cookie recipe! Yum!

said on March 7th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Nevada City, Whimsy

Spring is officially in a couple weeks, but we can start celebrating now with this festive cookie recipe!

Mint Blossoms

Butter cookies with a pastel mint to add a hint of spring to this traditional butter cookie recipe. This is a cookie everyone will enjoy.

This recipe makes about 48 cookies, takes about 45 mins to prep, & 1hr 25mins to bake.

Ingredients

1/4 cups sugar

3/4 cup Butter, softened

1 large Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

48 mint meltaway candies

 

How to make

  1. STEP 1

Heat oven to 375°F.

  1. STEP 2

Combine 1 cup sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  1. STEP 3

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  1. STEP 4

Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are very light golden brown. Remove from oven; immediately press 1 mint candy in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack; cool completely.

 

Make a big batch to enjoy & celebrate the new season! You can switch up this recipe by switching out the mint melt-aways to make them festive for other holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, & Christmas! Keep this one on hand for the whole year!

 

Are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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Friar Tuck’s gets a new owner!

said on February 28th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Friar Tucks, a staple of downtown Nevada City for 46 years, is turning the business over to new owners! Born from a love of food and wine, owners Greg and Rona Cook included their daughter, Carissa Cook Stroh, into the business.

“For 46 years, our family has been at the corner of Pine and Commercial. To have a constant in your life for 46 years is no small thing. It is a lifetime. A lifetime of “the restaurant” being in our constant vocabulary, of amazing customers and employees, of smelling like fondue at the end of the day. A lifetime of having a home. After 46 years, the Cook family is selling Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and looking towards a new season of life.

After very careful consideration, we found a family who holds the same love in their hearts that we (and you) have had in ours. After a lifetime of working seven days a week, Rona Cook is retiring. It is time for our family to move on and time for this restaurant to have fresh, new ownership…

We invite you to join us and share your stories with us, over the next month, as we enjoy our last days with the restaurant. We will carry it with us forever.”
(Source: The Union)

Friar Tucks will be passing over the business to the new owners in April 2019. Celebrate the history though March, then go back to welcome the new owners, Ken, Donna and Chad Paige! Live music 7 days a week!

Are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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You are going to fall in love with this adorable home!

said on February 20th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Now on market & waiting for you!

13368 Torrey Pines Drive in the beautiful Auburn foothills

This is that desirable single-story home that you can age in or raise your little ones. This home is all ready for you with fresh carpeting & vinyl flooring.  You can appreciate the level driveway and level lot for your many needs. This cute home has oodles of curb appeal! This home features beautiful cedar siding as well as a new roof and gutters.

Come enjoy this comfortable floor plan & all around feel  good home! You can entertain on your back deck or walk to Park 4 where you can walk your dog, swing on the playground, store your kayak and swim at the beach. This home has such an excellent location & is offered at an exceptional value!

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!

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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This well maintained home is ready for you!

said on February 13th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Now listed!

23568 Singing Hills Court in Lake of the Pines in the beautiful Auburn foothills.

Offered at $499,000

This home is a very desirable one-story home with newer home features: High ceilings, stucco exterior, open floor plan, lots of light with attractive entry way. The EverGrain back deck is large enough to entertain your next party. This home has many thoughtful extras with built in office area in one of the bedrooms. The home was designed with room for a staircase to expand downstairs and add a fourth bedroom and a full bathroom. It is presently a functional storage space. The garage has lots of cabinets too. The beautifully maintained property allows you free time to play at Lake of the Pines with low maintenance landscaping

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!

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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You have to check out this stunning home!

said on February 8th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Brand new on the market!

23332 Sun Terrace Ct in Lake of the Pines just outside beautiful Auburn CA

Offered at $689,000

You are going to love this stunning contemporary home! This house features multifaceted views of golf course, lake and tree lined vistas. The spacious great room has spectacular high ceilings where you can watch clouds float by through half moon windows.  You will always have lots of natural light throughout.  This home has been recently updated with fine details and imaginative touches. The fashionable modern bathrooms provide radiant heat flooring. The master suite is on the main level and the two other bedrooms, landing and bathroom are separated upstairs.

This home is fresh, just right, & absolutely ready to move in.  This home is situated in a superb location in Lake of the Pines where everything is happening.  The Club House, main beach, tennis and bocce ball courts, pool and Sports Lounge, golf course, and driving range are right around the corner.  Let’s face it, Sun Terrace Court is simply one of the best streets at Lake of the Pines! Short, too!  You walk past five nice homes, bingo, you’re on the beach. This is a one of a kind property you won’t want to miss!

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!

 

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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Need some ideas for your Super Bowl Party?

said on January 31st, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Cultural Events, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Nevada City, Whimsy

It is that time of year again, time for the Super Bowl!!

The Super Bowl this year is Sunday February 3rd & will feature the Los Angeles Rams playing the New England Patriots. Kick off is at 3:30 pm and will be aired on CBS.  Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Falcons. It’ll be the first Super Bowl hosted at the stadium, which opened in 2017.

Everybody has different traditional for their big Super Bowl parties, but we have a few ideas to you could add to yours to makes things fun & festive.

 

First things first, its fun to have great football related décor for everyone to enjoy.  You can always go buy all the pre-made décor that they will have at your local super market or craft store, or try these simple DIY things to spruce things up.

Try making these football paper chains, just like you would make for a Christmas countdown.  All you need is brown paper, scissors, a stapler or tape, and a white marker to create the football finger threads. These could be made before hand & used as a countdown to the big day or can be hung up for the day of the game.

We especially like this décor piece because it looks great but also is very functional! All you need is green wrapping paper or butcher paper, scissors, tape, & a white marker, white electrical tape, or white paint if you want to wait for it to dry. You can cover your counter how its shown in the picture, or maybe your coffee table where everyone will be gathered.

 

Other things you can add to your Super Bowl party to mix things up is some games! These are best when they have to do with the football game or commercials and everyone can be included, adults & kids alike.

A quick & easy thing would to create a photo booth with props & a back drop.  Everything can be football themed and maybe even feature the logos of the teams playing. You can do group shots after each quarter of the game & try to show with your poses how the game is going. This is great fun for everyone & then documents a fun day with friends & family.

Another easy & fun game you can play through the game is Super Bowl Bingo. There are many online Bingo cards you can print out and have a card for everyone.  You mark off the boxes as the game goes on, and the winner can get a cool football themed prize. This is an easy way to keep up with the game & commercials but still be interacting with each other.

 

Whatever you may do at your Super Bowl party, we hope you have a great time! This is always a great reason to get together as friends & family and celebrate an American tradition!

 

Are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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Wanting to volunteer? Think about Women of Worth

said on January 24th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Cultural Events, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Are you looking for a way to make a difference this year? Wanting to volunteer or donate to a cause in need? Considering working with or donating to Women of Worth. We really love what this non-profit does for the community.

Women of Worth was founded over 20 years ago by Sandy Escobar-Schmidt, a survivor whose personal passion is to help abused women & children escape domestic violence.  Women of Worth helps families in crisis, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault & human trafficking.  They also offer programs to increase self-reliance & improve quality of life by helping victims rebuild their lives with dignity, hope, & safety.

Here is a quick snapshot of what they do:

– Emergency shelter

– Transitional housing

– Counseling & support groups

– Advocacy & case management

– Furniture & personal items

– Educational & career assistance

– Life skills training & mentoring

– Financial education

– Legal assistance

 

They provide all this & more & all for free.  Over the years they have helped hundreds of families, &  you can be a part of what they do.

Some of the needs they regularly have are listed below:

At the WoW ReShop:

– Clothing Department: General organizing, folding, & quality checks

– Linen Department: folding, sorting, & restocking

– Book room: sort, purge, & organize books

– Kitchen: stock, sort, & keep things clean

– Show room: Receive donations, sort & shelve items, pricing

– General cleaning & managing of facilities

 

At Women of Worth offices:

– Answer phones, take messages

– Filing

– Organizing desks & files

– General cleaning of office

 

There are many other needs WoW has from time to time & are always taking donations. For more info visit their website www.women-of-worth.org

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How to prepare your home for a successful Spring sale Part 2

said on January 17th, 2019 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Nevada City, Whimsy

Here are the last three steps to take to get your home ready for a quick & successful Spring sale!

Bright & fresh

The best thing people say about a home for sale is how “bright & fresh” it felt. To achieve this you have to ask your self if your home could use some simple updates such as paint to getting your floors cleaned and/or updated. Paint is one of the easiest steps to take to make a space feel brand new. Choosing lighter & neutral colors allows for the space to feel larger & helps accent other features in the room.

Putting the icing on the cake

Now that you have invested the time, money, & energy to get your home in tip top shape, give it the final “wow” factor to be a stand out among other homes for sale.  Staging adds the extra pop your home needs to really get buyers excited and able to visualize themselves living in the space.  Professional stagers have great experience getting a home to look its best and matching the furnishings to the style of home or the type of buyer that might be looking at this type of home.  Investing in staging is a great way to get top dollar for your home and show off all your hard work thus far.

Get yourself matched with a great Realtor

The final step is to find the Realtor who is going to work best with you.  It is important to have a Realtor you get long with, but who is also going to do the most to get your home sold for top dollar.  A committed Realtor will be personal, resourceful, and honest with you about your home and the current market.  It is important to not be left in the dark about anything, so communication is key.  Once you find your great Realtor, you are all set to get the ball rolling and get your home sold!

A little preparation goes a long way! Hoping your spring sale is quick & successful!

Looking for a great Realtor that will help get your home sold for top dollar? Or interested in buying a home in our beautiful area Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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