Gene Albaugh Dedication Ceremony March 23

Renaming of the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library

The Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library is being renamed as the Gene Albaugh Community Room. On Saturday March 23rd, the Nevada County Library and the Friends of the Nevada County Library will be holding a renaming ceremony honoring the late Mr. Albaugh, starting at 11 AM. This event is open to the public and no RSVP is necessary.

If you have any questions, contact library staff at 265-1407.

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New & Renewing Members

New Members:
  Fit Culture Studio • Kathy Sheffield

Renewing Members:  Edward Jones Investments • Hospice of the Foothills • House of Print & Copy, LLC • Mountain Event Productions • SRC Party Center • The Center for the Arts


New & Renewing Members

New Members
• Tripp’s Auto Body Shop • Barrett Property Management

Renewing Members • Highgate Senior Living • Jim E’s Catering • Terra Alta Development Co. • WestAmerica Bank • The Magickal Florist • Ike’s Quarter Cafe


New & Renewing Members


Trinity Episcopal Church

Edward Jones – Peter McDonald
Eskaton Village Grass Valley
Historic Inns of Grass Valley & Nevada City
Spring Hill Physical Therapy/Stillpoint Studios
The Fur Traders
The Roth Estate

Apply for Table Top Mixer March 21

Apply to participate in the next…

Nevada City/Grass Valley Chamber Business Showcase & Mixer
Thursday, March 21st 5:00pm- 7:30pm

Hosted by: Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Hwy 49, Nevada City

Questions?:  Contact Theresa Scicluna
530-368-1797 or

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Renewing Members


California Gold
Emily’s Catering & Cakes
King Cleaning Services
Nevada City Classic Café
North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
The Magic Theatre

CATS Celebrates Year of Snake

Traditional Chinese Lion-Dancing Rings in the Year of the Snake!

Eastern Ways Martial Arts from Folsom dazzled the approximately 500 men, women, and children last Sunday afternoon, Feb 17th , at the Robinson Plaza in Nevada City. There were five ceremonial lions that “chased off” evil spirits and blessed the crowd, bringing forth prosperity to all in the Lunar New Year, Year of the Snake.

Festivities continued at The Stonehouse with food, entertainment, mahjong, an art exhibit, a calligraphy demonstration, a slide show, and arts and crafts for children. The family event was produced by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), Kwong Chew of Asia, and Nikko Wu of The Stonehouse.

Photo by David Wong

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