The Magic Carpet Re-Opens Under New Management

While planning for their retirement, Paul and Eileen Jorgensen, founders of The Magic Carpet, began a conversation with two of their friends and rug lovers who like many customers expressed their desire to see the rug shop, a landmark of Nevada City, somehow continue. That conversation grew into a plan, and then became a reality!

With great excitement and joy, Paul and Eileen announced the re-opening of The Magic Carpet under the capable management of Peter Cohen and Carolien van Straten starting February 15, 2013.

In celebrating this new beginning, The Magic Carpet is offering a sale of 25% off all rugs, statues, pillows and textiles, and 10% off rug washing services until May 1, 2013.

Paul and Eileen will continue to support the store’s success as buyers, appraisers and consultants, traveling the world and sending back beautiful hand-knotted rugs and ethnic artifacts for The Magic Carpet’s distinctive customers.

Peter and Carolien will bring their enthusiasm and expert guidance to customers at the store and they invite you to stop by and say hello

Paul and Eileen wish to express heartfelt gratitude for all the wonderful support received and delightful friendships enjoyed during their long journey as owners of the Magic Carpet in Nevada City for the past 33 years.

And now the magic continues!

Stonehouse for Lease/Sale

Stonehouse is for lease/sale, at $1.25/psf or $1.3 M.

Anyone would like to share Stonehouse space to start your own business? Big or small, different days, different hours. Healing, shared office, Food, Drinks, goods, service, yoga, dance class, lecture, retreat or performance, breakfast, lunch, dinner, cafe at Stonehouse? With very reasonable rate. We support you with the space we have, the people coming here for events as potential customers, the marketing, and we got entertainment from Thur. through Sat. Let us know, if you’d like to start your breakfast, lunch, dinner, cafe, theater, bar, event business.

Please contact Nikko at 530-265 5050,

More info

The Stonehouse, a massive, romantic, fully restored 1800´s stone and timber structure located in the charming California gold rush town of Nevada City. Both the building and the town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Free standing, 10,000 SF, 3 story building with Cave, 2 patios, located in historical down Nevada City, with a private parking lot, by Little Deer Creek, Pioneer Park, B&Bs, walk to Cafe. theater, book stores and restaurants. It’s a red-hot event venue now, booking many events and banquets.Joint ventures welcome!

Spa? Boutique Hotel? Private Castle? Market Place? Yoga/Dance Studio? Retail? Office?  Dreaming of having your own business? How about reviving the brewery and let the golden beer flow again? Built in 1852, The Stonehouse

Leasing the facility — The former Stonehouse Restaurant boasts a great bar/wedding/banquet/conference facility with $1.8 million annual gross sales. 10,000 SF of space, it may also be divided into multiple enterprises offering many possibilities. A full liquor license is available.

If taking over the whole building, including all equipment, furniture and inventory, it is a turn-key operation.  Or breaking down the space to accommodate multiple tenants, rates are negotiable.

The facility — Whole facility:10,800 sq.ft.Includes all $700,000 of improvements

1st Floor:4,000 sq. ft.The cozy pub has a fireplace, a beautiful, carved back bar from the 1800’s and antiques. The dining room has an open kitchen with an oven and wood-fired grill, a performance stage and a floating dance floor, great for concerts and dance club events.

2nd Floor:4,000 sq. ft.This space is divided into a 900 sq.ft.commercial kitchen with access to the Granite Room, a carpeted banquet room featuring a huge showcase wine rack, granite walls on three sides and tall, carved, gilt and painted Victorian doors. The adjacent Timber Room, located at the top of the open stair, features stone walls, timber posts and beams, a cozy alcove, and a small dance floor and is suitable for banquets, intimate weddings, and service club meetings.

3rd Floor:2000 sq. ft Pent HouseA beautiful space, with a wrap-around deck for office, gallery, private club, cigar room, manager’s quarters, bridal suites.

Stone Patio:1200 sq.ft.With rock wall and cascading vines, a beautiful tree-shaded setting for outdoor dining or wedding ceremonies.

2nd Floor Patio1000 sq. ft.An outdoor seating area edged with beautiful brick wall and greenery, up an outside staircase leading to the Timber Room entrance.

Wine Cave:The entrance gate opens onto the stone patio. The cave is a hand-dug tunnel into the hill and connects to other mine shafts. It was brewery storage for 150+ years.

Basement:1000 sq.ft.Intimate space for wine cellar, wine tasting or Parisian-styled speakeasy,

See all our fun events at Free Hot Salsa Night Fridays, very popular, thank you! Also can’t wait to hear sultry, soulful Blackbird Quartet! Follow by Symboria House & Dub.

Saturday, Award Winning Blues Band, Pinkie Rideau & The Blind Resistance -award winning blues band! Follow by A BASS ODYSSEY, DR.KNOBZ, SMASHEL.TOOTH, AZ.REDSMOKE, SATCHI.OM, WOLF.RUNNER, PHIL.HARMONIC, FIRE DANCE, LIVE ART, GO GO DANCERS

Call to book your event! Set your memory in Stone!

Nikko Wu 1-530-346 1188

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Sierra Commons Open House Feb 21st

Sierra Commons, in conjunction with Samantha Hinrichs of Mud and Pearls, is having an open house. We recently moved to the Seven Hills Business District in Nevada City and want to show off our new digs.

Sierra Commons is a cooperative office space, where your office mates see, support and help with your business. Mud and Pearls has benefited a thousandfold from this experience.

Please join us and bring your friends. See what the excitement is all about!

Thursday February 21st
4:30 – 7:00
Sierra Commons
792 Searls, Nevada City

Hope you can make it. And if you can’t, feel free to drop on by any time.

sierracommons, 792A searls avenue, nevada city, CA 95959
(530) 265-8443 // //

New & Renewing Members


Nevada City Timeshare Rentals
Sierra Photo Booth

Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon
Dennis Cassella
Fifthframe Photography
Malakoff Diggins Park Assoc.
Michael Merrill
Nevada City Self Storage
Nevada City Winery
Sierra FoodWineArt
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
The Truffle Shop
Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro
VOICI Recycled Designer Apparel

Fat Tuesday Hymnal Feb 12

Fat Tuesday Hymnal

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Nevada City United Methodist Church
433 Broad St., Nevada City

Nevada City United Methodist Church invites the community to join us in our Fat Tuesday celebration on February 12th at 7 pm in our sanctuary located at 433 Broad Street. Mardi Gras, (Mardi in French means Tuesday, Gras translates as Fat) is celebrated in many ways. In our community, we have masquerades, dances, and a parade. Fat Tuesday is the evening before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Because Lent is a time of introspection and fasting, Fat Tuesday is a day of celebration and feasting. One of the Fat Tuesday traditions is called a “Hymnal”. The people gather for a celebration of Music while singing and hearing the “good old hymns” of the faith played in Dixieland Jazz Style. A free will donation will be taken for the band.

Our musical guests will be the Fulton Street Jazz Band from the Sacramento Area. Bob Ringwald leads the group in its distinctive driving Dixieland style.

For more information contact, call 530.265.2797 or go to the website at


Open House at Miners Foundry Feb 15

Miners Foundry Cultural Center Open House and Community Party

Friday, February 15, 2013, Doors 5:30pm, Demonstrations 6:30pm, Music 8pm
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $10 at the door, no one will be turned away

On Friday, February 15, 2013, The Miners Foundry Cultural Center will host an Open House and Community Party at the historic venue to celebrate the new wooden floor in the Osborn/Woods Hall and recognize those that have contributed to make this major, yet necessary, facility upgrade a reality.

With the support of private donors, businesses, Nevada City, Nevada County and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, the Foundry has raised 95% of their goal and hope the Open House and Community Party will help with the final amount needed. Last week the new wood floor was installed by Youngs Carpet One. Youngs Carpet has been instrumental in helping the Foundry select the new wood floor. With their guidance the Foundry selected a Kahrs Activity Floor. In addition to installing the floor, Youngs sealed and leveled the existing concrete floor and installed a moisture barrier.

There is still time for individuals, families, and businesses interested in donating $1,000 or more to have their named imprinted on the floor for generations to see and enjoy.  To make a tax-deductible donation you can do so online at or simply call (530) 265-5040. You can also mail in your donation to Miners Foundry, attn: Osborn/Woods Hall Floor, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA, 95959. For questions or additional information please contact Gretchen Bond at (530) 265-5040 or

Interested in Hosting a Mixer?

Mixers are an excellent way to keep your business top-of-mind, introduce a new business to influential business leaders, showcase a change or renovation, and more. If you are interested in hosting a mixer, contact Cindy at the Chamber office at 265-2692 or email



New & Renewing Members

Casa del Campo Guest House
Real Graphic
The Magic Carpet – New Managers Peter Cohen & Carolien van Straten

API Marketing
Lost Mine Retreat
Nevada City Advocate
Scott Jackson’s Real Life Fitness
Sperry Van Ness-Highland Commercial

Summer Camp & Activities Fair

Nevada City Parks & Recreation is partnering with Parents’ Resource Guide to offer the 2nd Annual Summer Camp and Activities Fair. The Fair is designed to allow parents the opportunity to meet camp directors and activity providers; ask questions about their programs and find the best match for their child. Last year’s vendors said the event had a constant flow of parents, the registration price was reasonable and that it was a great place for parents to get information in one place. There are so many opportunities for school-aged children during the summer; we are giving parents the opportunity to meet many of those providers on one day in one place, so they can make informed decisions about which activities will best suit their child and their family’s summer schedule.

The event will be held at the Nevada City Veteran’s Building, on May 4th; from 10am to 2pm. Currently we are asking for summer camp and activity providers to contact us about being a vendor at the fair. This is a chance to meet parents and accept registrations for your program.

For more information contact Nevada City Parks & Recreation at 530-265-2496 x129.

New & Renewing Members

DLT Presents…
Katie White Photography

Mana Beads
Nevada City Advocate
Old Barn Self Storage
Quail Ridge Senior Living
Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop
Tributary Whitewater Tours

Annual Chamber Dinner Feb 2

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
111th Annual Installation Ceremony and Community Awards Dinner

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St, Nevada City
Libations 6pm • Dinner 7pm

Please join us for an evening of fun and entertainment, including Award Presentations (sponsored by Nevada Lodge #13), Board Member Installation, a Raffle and Silent Auction.

Reservations Required.  Download Invitation & Reservation Form


PRESIDENT – Dave Iorns • PRESIDENT ELECT – Valerie Moberg • TREASURER – Gary Tintle
Corey Bristow • Dave Francis • Mike Bryne • Peggy Peterson • John Cammack • Robert Smith • Tom Coleman • Melinda Solis-Day • Kim Coughlan • Barbara Tanner

This evening underwritten by Waste Management of Nevada County

New & Renewing Members

A One Bookkeeping & Tax
Camp Del Oro
Lets Say U Handcrafted Jewelry

Bob Buhlis
g swenor photography
Melanie Soleil Photography
Rogers Picture Framing
Steven A. Roth, CPA

Sierra Commons Moves to New Location

Home Sweet Home

Our new location is 792-A Searls Ave., in the Nevada City 7 Hills Business District

We’re settling into our new place, and we’re loving it.

Our main building, pictured above, is home to our co-working members. It has a small meeting room upstairs that is available to rent by the hour.

We also have an annex building, the Sierra Commons Studio, that can be rented for classes, workshops and meetings. It has an overhead projector, WiFi, and large conference room table. Classroom-style seating is also an option for larger groups of up to 24.

If you haven’t been in and would like to take a tour, call Robert to arrange at 530-265-8443.

Remembering Waynette Trovato

Waynette Trovato, age 65, of Nevada City, CA passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 in Sierra Memorial Hospital Grass Valley CA after a long, courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be conducted February 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM with lunch to follow at the Masonic Lodge at 108 ½ North Pine St., Nevada City, California 95959. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests anyone wanting to honor her memory to please consider donating to Scooter’s, P.O. Box 1687 Cedar Ridge, CA 95924 or on their web site at All monies go toward vet bills to make an animal adoptable and are tax deductible.

Waynette was born June 25, 1947 in Los Angeles CA to parents Wayne and Frances Steele. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Louis Trovato; her daughter, Nicole Dudley-Rucker (Paul) of southern California; her son Michael Dudley of North Carolina; her mother Frances Goddard; her two sisters, Vikki and Linda; and grandchildren, Grayson, Aiden, and Kerrigan Dudley; and Audrey and Peter Rucker.

Waynette grew up in the greater Los Angeles area in a law enforcement environment. She started working for the Los Angeles Police Department in their Communication Dispatch Center in 1966 at age 19 and worked there for over 26 years before becoming a Management Analyst, from 1992 through 1997, and retiring as a Management Analyst II for the Community Development Department. When her husband Lt. Trovato decided to retire, she decided to retire also, having served 32 years with City. They moved to Nevada City in 1996 where her husband became the Chief of Police in Nevada City. Waynette was an active supporter of the NCPD department until Chief Trovato retired in February 2012.

Waynette was a member of Evangeline Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron, with Lou as Worthy Patron in 2005. She was appointed Deputy Grand Matron in 2011. She also was involved in the Nevada County Newcomer’s Club, Red Hat Society, and played cards with a local Bunco group.

Waynette was very generous and loved to cook and entertain. She cooked and served dinners for many local civic organizations over the years. Many people fondly recall the annual “Christmas Tree Cutting” parties hosted by Waynette and Lou on the first Saturday in December, where they gave away Christmas Trees and provided food and entertainment for everyone that showed up.

Waynette was a warm, thoughtful, and giving person who will be greatly missed by all whose hearts she has touched and inspired. She will continue to live forever in all our memories.

Renewing Members

The Total Wellness Academy
Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
The Earth Store
United Way of Nevada County
Empire Mine Park Association

Broadband Meeting Feb 12

Do you have a need for reliable, affordable, high speed Internet?

The Gold County Broadband Consortium has scheduled a community meeting for Nevada County in February. Come to talk to the Internet Providers in your service area:

February 12, 2013, 6:00pm-7:00pm at Woolman School, 13075 Woolman Lane, Nevada City.

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen and to speak one-on-one to the Internet Providers about your service.

For more broadband information, visit our blog:

SEDCorp is a non-profit providing expansion of broadband in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sierra and eastern Alpine counties. • 530-823-4703


Business Blogging Jan 15th

Jan. 15th, 12 – 1:15pm

Blogging to Grow your Business
Presented by Erin Thiem, InnSide Nevada City Blogger

A blog is a comprehensive medium that provides detailed information about your business, services and products and Business Blogging is fast becoming a vital part of any online strategy. When utilized effectively, a blog can be a valuable asset for your company. Erin will give you some tips and ideas for launching your own (free) blogging site so you can increase your community presence and customer base.

If you haven’t visited Erin’s fabulous blog, check it out!

There is no charge to attend, but we appreciate your donation so we can continue providing these public educational events.

Sierra Commons has moved. Their new location is 792 Searls Ave., Nevada City, 530-265-8443