Welcome Bistro 221!

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Thursday to welcome new Chamber member Bistro 221.

Bistro 221 specializes in “comfort” food – with a twist. They have a wide variety of items on their menu – enough to satisfy whatever you’re craving!

Bistro 221
221 Broad Street, Nevada City
(530) 265-0221 • www.bistro221nevadacity.com

Table Top Mixer a Hit!

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What a fabulous turnout we had for our Table Top Mixer last week, and we’d like to thank the Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 for hosting this great event!

We had many businesses out sharing information about their services and products, including Nevada City Chamber members LeGacy Productions and River Valley Community Bank.

TT-LeGacyJoin us at our next mixer April 24th hosted by the Nevada County Association of Realtors Young Professional Network.TT-RiverValleyBank

Photos by Wilfried Wietstock Photographer

First Fridays Wine Hour at NC Winery Apr 4

First Fridays, After Hours Wine Hour At Nevada City Winery And Artist Reception
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Friday, April 4 • 5:00-7:00 pm

Get a jump on your weekend on the deck at Nevada City Winery’s First Fridays, After Hours Wine Hour, on Friday, April 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Neighborhood Center For The Arts is Nevada City Winery’s featured Artist of the Month in April. The Neighborhood Center of the Arts is a place where adults with developmental disabilities can make friends, explore their abilities and create the weaving, ceramics, painting, woodworking and computer arts for which they are well known in the local community and beyond. Artist Reception at the Winery from 5:00-7:00 pm.

In addition, Heather MacAdam will provide live music.

Join your friends at the Winery for an end-of-the-week glass of wine, featuring the Gold Medal winning Zinfandel, Sangiovese or the new 2012 Dolceto. which was just awarded a Double Gold Medal at the New World International Wine Competition. Wines available by the glass or bottle, plus gourmet treats & bites.

The event is complimentary.

Nevada City Winery
321 Spring Street (next to Miners Foundry)
Downtown Nevada City
www.ncwinery.com • 530-265-9463

“One Fine Day” Wedding Event April 6

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WHO: Miners Foundry Cultural Center & Gold Dust Collective present

WHAT: One Fine Day: The Nevada City Wedding Event of 2014

WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2014, noon-4pm

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: $7 Available at the door, includes complimentary glass of champagne

INFO: www.minersfoundry.org

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Gold Dust Collective present One Fine Day: The Nevada City Wedding Event of 2014, Sunday, April 6, at the historic Foundry in downtown Nevada City.

Inspired by today’s non-traditional brides looking for unique and cool wedding ideas, One Fine Day is an experiential showcase featuring many of Northern California’s finest wedding purveyors and professionals. From visionary wedding planners and vintage letter press printers to florists specializing in seasonal and local flowers and pâtissiers with an array of deserts including cakes, pies and cookies to sample, brides will find everything they need to ensure they stand out from the crowd on their special day.

Wedding-TurningLeaf“We are finding today’s brides are rebelling from the “more is more” mantra that guided wedding design in years past, they are looking for ways to make their day an authentic and soulful representation of themselves,” explains Carrie Hawthorne, co-owner of Gold Dust Collective, a boutique event and wedding planner. “They are choosing design that reflects their real lives and quality in the details over garish opulence. They are choosing local and organic over fussy food, DJ’s who play actual records, vintage photo booths, creative cocktails, and editorial photographs. It’s more relaxed and real.”

Kat Kress, the booking coordinator at the Miners Foundry agrees, wedding rentals of the historic building have steadily increased over the last year with nearly forty-five weddings planned for 2014. Many of the brides are traveling as far as the Bay Area and Southern California in search of a venue and town that can offer not only the bride and groom, but their guests, an unforgettable weekend. The Foundry with its beautiful stone walls and hand hewn timber beams is the perfect blank slate to create the popular rustic chic weddings that are in such high demand. And Nevada City with its historic charm and easy access to the beautiful natural landscape is the perfect weekend getaway. The press is taking notice as well, last year, weddings at the Miners Foundry were featured on MarthaStewartWeddings.com and in Real Weddings Magazine.

“Though most of our couples are from out of the area, there is usually some connection to Nevada City. This is a place that gets stuck in your heart. It doesn’t hurt that we have a little something to offer everyone- both wild and refined,” says Erin Lewis, co-owner of Gold Dust Collective. “We find that couples are inviting their guests to make a long weekend of it, outlining the outdoor attractions and activities in town.”

This year’s inaugural event also has ideas and inspiration for same sex unions, live music from jazz quartet Hot Club and DJ’s Shocks & Struts spinning only vinyl during the live fashion show, and a full-bar with signature specialty drinks.

One Fine Day creates a fun cocktail party environment, where a bride and entourage, can learn hair and makeup tips and tricks, meet and engage with vendors, sample food and drink, and above all gather inspiration to throw a party of a lifetime.

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Local Business Survey

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Local Business Survey

I am a doctoral student in the department of Development Sociology at Cornell University conducting research on rural resilience and well-being in Nevada County. The informal sector comprises an arguably significant, though poorly understood, element of the local economy. This survey seeks to better understand the impacts of the informal economy on rural economic resilience here in Nevada County and to serve as a basis for economic planning in the years to come.

There are two ways to participate in the Local Business Survey. The first option is to fill out an online survey posted at:

https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_daIthecEZQECtnf

Alternatively, you may fill out a paper version of the survey. If you prefer this option, I will provide a hard copy of the survey and a self-addressed stamped envelope for you to mail the survey directly to me (Sara Keene). Please note that the paper version of the survey is double-sided. Both options provide the ability to respond to the survey with complete anonymity.

In addition to this survey, I am conducting interviews with local residents and business owners to gain a deeper understanding of the economic issues and needs facing community members. If you are interested in being interviewed for this project, please contact me at sek99@cornell.edu. All interviewees will be kept anonymous.

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me (Sara Keene, sek99@cornell.edu). I will be compiling the results of the survey into a report that will be made accessible to Nevada County merchants and residents. I anticipate having the report completed by the end of the summer. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the report, please email me. Thank you for your participation. I value your input deeply, and am very grateful for your time.

Teen Scholarship Deadline April 7

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InConcert Sierra is inviting Nevada County instrumental music students who are currently in grades 9-12 and have been studying their instrument for at least three years, to apply for the Annual Spring Teen Scholarship. This is a $1000 scholarship and is awarded on the basis of the following:

• seriousness of purpose in musical studies
• financial need
• a personal statement from the student
• a recommendation from the teacher

The application is on the website, www.inconcertsierra.org under ‘Education’. Applications must be received by Monday, April 7, 2014 by email at scholarships@inconcertsierra.org

The award will be presented at the Sunday, April 20 concert featuring the Boston Brass at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grass Valley at 2 p.m. Complimentary tickets and reserved seats will be provided for the winner’s family and teacher.

“InConcert Sierra looks forward to receiving many students’ applications in hopes that one of them will benefit from this generous scholarship. It’s always a very difficult decision.” says Susan Duey, committee chairperson.

For more information, please contact InConcert Sierra at info@inconcersierra.org or 530-273-3990.

Nevada City to Host Parade for Paralympian Gold Medalist Evan Strong

Parade at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, on Broad Street, Nevada City.

Breaking News! In the best interest of event enjoyment and safety of all involved, we’ve decided that the Evan Strong Parade will be moved to the Miners Foundry.

The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.

All those who applied to be in the parade will be introduced at the Foundry. There will be proclamations, certificates and entertainment. Food and Drink will be available for sale and many non-profits will be showcased. Evan will be there for photo opportunities and autographs.

FREED has created signs to be placed on Broad Street to notify spectators. Please help us spread the word!

See you at 6:00 p.m. at Miners Foundry.

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Nevada County became known as the heart of Gold Country due to the large quantities exported during the Gold Rush. But on April 1, Nevada City will honor one of its own for bringing the gold back home, as Paralympian gold medalist snowboarder Evan Strong will be celebrated with a hero’s WELCOME HOME event.

Strong, along with his family and supporters, will be welcomed home with a celebration at the Miners Foundry with live music, food and drink. Way Yum Sushi will offer organic sushi, hummus and fruit bowls, with $1 of every sale going to support the event. The will be autograph and photo opportunities with Strong and his gold medal.

Donated items, including snowboards and other athletic gear, will be raffled to benefit Nevada County’s FREED Center for Independent Living (www.freed.org) and Adaptive Action Sports (http://adacs.org) based in Summit County, Colo.

Evan is a member of Team Wheaties, and Wheaties will be at the event giving out autographed copies of the Wheaties box with Evan Strong on the front. Be sure to get your box at the event!

TV Broadcast

If you cannot attend, you can view the event at 7:30 p.m. on April 1st, 2014 (day of the event) here:

Disabled Access to Parade

Accessible Restrooms

  • Disabled access restrooms at the Miners Foundry and the public restrooms on Commercial Street

Accessible Parking

  • Spring Street parking lot (upper section, located behind The National Hotel)
  • Miners Foundry (rear parking lot)
  • Commercial Street (top of Commercial St. behind New Moon Cafe — some steep, uneven sections)

Hotels with Disability Accommodations

  • Northern Queen Inn – Nevada City.  Phone (530) 265-5824
  • Outside Inn – Nevada City. Phone (530) 265-2233
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Gold Miners Inn – Grass Valley.  Phone (530) 477-1700
  • Grass Valley Courtyard Suites – Grass Valley.  Phone (530) 272-7696
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About Evan Strong

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Strong, who resides in Nevada City, grew up in Maui, where he excelled at skateboarding. At 17, he lost his left leg as a result of a car accident. Through the Challenged Athletes Foundation in La Jolla, Calif. and Adaptive Action Sports in Summit County, Colo., Strong was introduced to and inspired by hundreds of challenged athletes. With the support of his family, he began training again and added snowboarding to his list of athletic endeavors — highlighted by his gold-medal performance at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Visit www.strongevan.com for more information about Evan Strong.

For more information on the parade and the homecoming celebration, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (www.nevadacitychamber.com).

The Union – Nevada City Parade for Paralympian Evan Strong April 1, 2014

Nevada County became known as the heart of Gold Country due to the large quantities exported during the Gold Rush. But on April 1, Nevada City will honor one of its own for bringing the gold back home, as Paralympian gold medalist snowboarder Evan Strong will be celebrated with a hero’s homecoming parade.

Strong, along with his family and supporters, will be welcomed home with a parade down Broad Street at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. Pre-event festivities will start at 5:30 p.m.

Following the parade, the party will head to the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., where the celebration will continue with live music, food and drink, along with autograph and photo opportunities with Strong and his gold medal.

Donated items, including snowboards and other athletic gear, will be raffled to benefit Nevada County’s FREED Center for Independent Living (www.freed.org) and Adaptive Action Sports (http://adacs.org) based in Summit County, Colo.

Strong, who resides in Nevada City, grew up in Maui, where he excelled at skateboarding. At 17, he lost his left leg as a result of a car accident. Through the Challenged Athletes Foundation in La Jolla, Calif. and Adaptive Action Sports in Summit County, Colo., Strong was introduced to and inspired by hundreds of challenged athletes. With the support of his family, he began training again and added snowboarding to his list of athletic endeavors — highlighted by his gold-medal performance at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Visit www.strongevan.com for more information about Evan Strong.

For more information on the parade and the homecoming celebration, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (www.nevadacitychamber.com).

What: Parade to celebrate Paralympian gold-medalist Evan Strong

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 (Pre-event festivities start at 5:30 p.m.), followed by celebration at Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, CA 95959

Where: Broad Street, Downtown Nevada City

Read full article at TheUnion.com

Press Release – Nevada City to Host Parade for Paralympian Gold Medalist Evan Strong

Nevada County became known as the heart of Gold Country due to the large quantities exported during the Gold Rush. But on April 1, Nevada City will honor one of its own for bringing the gold back home, as Paralympian gold medalist snowboarder Evan Strong will be celebrated with a hero’s WELCOME HOME event.

Strong, along with his family and supporters, will be welcomed home with a celebration at the Miners Foundry with live music, food and drink. Way Yum Sushi will offer organic sushi, hummus and fruit bowls, with $1 of every sale going to support the event. The will be autograph and photo opportunities with Strong and his gold medal.

Donated items, including snowboards and other athletic gear, will be raffled to benefit Nevada County’s FREED Center for Independent Living (www.freed.org) and Adaptive Action Sports (http://adacs.org) based in Summit County, Colo.

Evan is a member of Team Wheaties, and Wheaties will be at the event giving out autographed copies of the Wheaties box with Evan Strong on the front. Be sure to get your box at the event!

Brought to you by Wheaties!

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Donated items, including snowboards and other athletic gear, will be raffled to benefit Nevada County’s FREED Center for Independent Living (www.freed.org) and Adaptive Action Sports (http://adacs.org) based in Summit County, Colo.

Strong, who resides in Nevada City, grew up in Maui, where he excelled at skateboarding. At 17, he lost his left leg as a result of a car accident. Through the Challenged Athletes Foundation in La Jolla, Calif. and Adaptive Action Sports in Summit County, Colo., Strong was introduced to and inspired by hundreds of challenged athletes. With the support of his family, he began training again and added snowboarding to his list of athletic endeavors — highlighted by his gold-medal performance at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

TV Broadcast

If you cannot attend, you can view the event at 7:30 p.m. on April 1st, 2014 (day of the event) here:

Disabled Access to Parade

Accessible Restrooms

  • Disabled access restrooms at the Miners Foundry and the public restrooms on Commercial Street

Accessible Parking

  • Spring Street parking lot (upper section, located behind The National Hotel)
  • Miners Foundry (rear parking lot)
  • Commercial Street (top of Commercial St. behind New Moon Cafe — some steep, uneven sections)

Hotels with Disability Accommodations

  • Northern Queen Inn – Nevada City.  Phone (530) 265-5824
  • Outside Inn – Nevada City. Phone (530) 265-2233
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Gold Miners Inn – Grass Valley.  Phone (530) 477-1700
  • Grass Valley Courtyard Suites – Grass Valley.  Phone (530) 272-7696
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About Evan Strong

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Strong, who resides in Nevada City, grew up in Maui, where he excelled at skateboarding. At 17, he lost his left leg as a result of a car accident. Through the Challenged Athletes Foundation in La Jolla, Calif. and Adaptive Action Sports in Summit County, Colo., Strong was introduced to and inspired by hundreds of challenged athletes. With the support of his family, he began training again and added snowboarding to his list of athletic endeavors — highlighted by his gold-medal performance at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Visit www.strongevan.com for more information about Evan Strong.

More Information

For more information on the parade and the homecoming celebration, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (www.nevadacitychamber.com).

What: Parade to celebrate Paralympian gold-medalist Evan Strong

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 (Pre-event festivities start at 5:30 p.m.), followed by celebration at Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, CA 95959

Where: Broad Street, Downtown Nevada City

A Love Story Filmed in Nevada City

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“The Christmas Card,” filmed in Nevada City, tells the story of a soldier, Cody Cullen, with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply. While on leave back home, he travels to Nevada City, California, the picturesque town from which the card was sent. Once there, Cody meets and falls in love with beautiful Faith Spelman, who sent the card, and quickly becomes a cherished member of the Spelman family. Yet romance for Cody and Faith seems out of the question, because she has a boyfriend and is about to become engaged.

Screenwriter Joany Kane had never even heard of Nevada City when she wrote the screenplay for “The Christmas Card.” The story was originally set in a mill town in Vermont. Budget constraints led the production team to look for sites in California, and one of the producers, Lincoln Lageson, suggested Nevada City. He was familiar with the town because his parents grew up in Nevada City. Alice Evans (who portrayed Faith in the movie) talks about Nevada City:

“But there is one that looks even better; so perfectly preserved and warm and welcoming that you have to pinch yourself the first time you take that walk up the hill towards the church, just to make sure it’s real.

Well, this town turned out not only to be the perfect town, but to have the perfect inhabitants, who were delighted not only to welcome “The Christmas Card” to their town, but also to loan out their diner, hotel, church and of course their people, who served as the most brilliant supporting artists all through the film.”

“It was a match made in heaven,” Kane said. “The city really is a character in the movie.”

For more information about “The Christmas Card” and air times, please visit Hallmark Channel’s Website.

Visit Screenwriter Joany Kane’s website, and purchase some of her other un-produced screenplays.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chamber of Commerce.  www.joanykane.com

For more information contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or toll-free (800) 655-NJOY.

Tim O’Connor’s Reader’s Theatre March 30

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KNOW & GO

WHO: Reader’s Theatre directed by Tim O’Connor

WHEN: Sunday, March 30, 2014, Doors 3:30pm, Show 4pm

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: $12, available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, in person at Briar Patch Co-Op, or at the door.

INFO: www.minersfoundry.org

Sunday, March 30 great works of literature come alive when read by acclaimed local orators at Readers Theatre at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Legendary character actor Tim O’Connor reprises his role as director for the Spring production of Readers Theatre which features the works of renowned authors Nathaniel Hawthorne, Holly Giles, Benjamin Rosenblatt, and Ernest J. Finney as read by local actors David Irons (Foothill Theatre Company, Ewing Ventures, Legacy Productions), Bruce Kelly (Bruce Kelly Jazz Quartet), Reinette Senum (former Nevada City Mayor), and Renee Sprattling.

O’Connor originally brought the medium to the Foundry and for more than a decade, this unique theatre-style reading of prose and screen plays, has moved and inspired audiences. Reader’s Theatre has been called many things including “Theatre of the Mind” and “Interpreters Theatre”. The concept gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce. Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story. or the audience, the Reader’s Theatre experience is one of involvement. The audience participates with its imagination to provide the sets, costumes, and props. Skilled voice actors cause the audience to experience literature as they do.

“Storytelling opens the listener’s mind,” says O’Connor. “People often come to Reader’s Theatre not knowing what to expect, then they find themselves riveted, enraptured by the stories, and moved to an “ah ha” moment. We usually see them back again.”

O’Connor is best known for his prolific work in television including his roles as Dr. Elias Heuer in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Jack Boland in General Hospital, and Elliot Carson in Peyton Place, and for over ten years he has hand selected the material for the Fall and Spring productions of Reader’s Theatre.

Reader’s Theatre is a fundraiser for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. 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 symbol of California’s rich historical heritage, providing an educational and social bridge from our past to the present and future.

Nevada City Live Returns March 28 & 29

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WHO: Paul Emery Music Presents Nevada City Live

WHAT: Chris Webster (Mumbo Gumbo) & Nina Gerber (Kate Wolf) CD Release Concert Friday, March 28, 2014, 8pm & Richard Stockton in “Are We There Yet?”, Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8pm

WHERE: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

TICKETS: $20 – Available IN PERSON at The BriarPatch Co-op – 530-272-5333, Yabobo – 530-270-9114, TICKETS BY PHONE AT: 800-838-3006, ONLINE at www.paulemerymusic.com

The Nevada City Live concert series presented by Paul Emery returns to the Nevada Theatre this month with Chris Webster and Nina Gerber’s CD Release Concert on Friday, March 28 and live stand-up comic Richard Stockton in the popular one-man show “Are We There Yet?” on Saturday, March 29.

The shows are a continuation of the series that Emery, a local promoter and musician, produced last fall and winter at the historic Nevada Theatre. Over three thousand people traveled near and far to attend the twenty-seven performances that included an all-star lineup of renowned local and regional storytellers, musicians, and thespians.
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For Friday night’s performance two of Northern California’s most skilled and artful musical talents, Chris Webster and Nina Gerber, will team up to perform songs off of, “Apple Blossom Lane”. This is the duo’s first album even though they met more than twenty-five years ago at The Palms in Davis, and later performed their first show in Nevada City together. It is filled with soulful covers and fan favorites

Webster’s career began two decades ago as the teen-aged lead singer for one of California’s best known regional acts, Mumbo Gumbo, and has since released four solo albums and an album of traditional Bluegrass/Americana recording (with her sister Cassie and renowned guitarist Scott Nygaard).

She brings a pedigree rivaled by few. Webster is often included in the same ranks as artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bonnie Raitt, and Tracy Nelson who masterfully move between country, pop, and rhythm & blues. With astonishing power and passion, her voice reaches magical heights, yet effortlessly turns on a dime to deliver gut wrenching torch songs and gentle ballads. Combining elegance and grace with a foot-shuffling manner, Webster has a purity and beauty about her that is seldom seen and never forgotten. She can cut to the bone with tender, unrequited songs of love-gone-wrong then slap you upside the head with a fistful of lyrics and a take-charge melody that makes you step aside, stand back, and listen.

The yang to Webster’s yin is guitarist Nina Gerber. Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, Gerber’s acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. Her contributions to acoustic music have earned her a following as loyal as for the numerous high talents she has accompanied.

Gerber has the unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads, which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display. She seeks to express through her hands, rather than gain attention, and it is this integrity, which makes her expressions worth intent listening. She has performed and/or recorded with: Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Mollie O’Brien, Rosalie Sorrels, Laurie Lewis, and many others.

Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they’re magic. The songs on “Apple Blossom Lane” are minimal in execution, featuring mostly vocals and guitar, just like their live shows.

NCLiveRichard-StocktonOn Saturday, March 29, this spirit of the ’60s come alive in Richard Stockton’s entertaining “Are We There Yet?” Stockton has performed this show to sold-out audiences across California and has been called “very clever and extremely funny” by Al Gore and Ringo Starr.

They say if you remember the ’60s, you weren’t there. But don’t say it to Richard Stockton. The longtime stand-up comic, monologist, and chief perpetrator of the Planet Cruz live comedy revues not only remembers the 1960s (and the postwar decade that spawned them), he traces the influence of that era on the popular and political culture of today in his entertaining one-man comedy extravaganza, “Are We There Yet?

Three years in the making (not counting the lifetime of experience distilled into the show), “Are We There Yet?” is a multimedia celebration of the Baby Boom generation that begins in the Cold War and ends with the Occupy Movement. While the show is mostly storytelling, Stockton has also composed a handful of songs to highlight certain themes, which he sings con brio, accompanying himself on guitar or banjo. He also employs a video projector, which sets the tone with iconic images including newsreels, pop culture montages from the era, and a reel of vintage TV commercials.

But don’t be deceived. “Are We There Yet?” is as much for Boomers as it is for those with a rebellious spirit. Stockton calls it “Comedy of the Rebel Generation” and even though he may focus on why the Boomers were rebellious and how they affected the rest of the world, he is interested in where that rebellious spirit can still take us. Stockton’s hope is if Boomers got together and did what they did in the ’60s now, we could turn this country around, right now. Stockton points out that democracy is a verb, that never stops. And there is always a new fight worth fighting.

Laugh, cry, learn and be inspired by Stockton’s “Are We There Yet?”

 

Take Action Today to Save Bridgeport!

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TAKE ACTION TODAY TO SAVE THE BRIDGEPORT COVERED BRIDGE

THE PROBLEM: THE BRIDGEPORT COVERED BRIDGE IS CLOSED AND IN DANGER OF COLLAPSE.  An important California Gold Rush era icon is threatened and needs your help. In 2011, State Parks closed the Bridgeport Covered Bridge to pedestrian traffic after engineers found severe and unsafe structural problems. The engineers estimated it will cost over $1 million to restore this treasured State and National Landmark, which is the longest single span wooden covered bridge in the world.

THE SOLUTION: The “Save Our Bridge” Campaign Committee has been working diligently to restore and reopen the historic wood covered bridge spanning the South Yuba River at Bridgeport. The Good News is that there has been a breakthrough: Governor Brown has allocated in his proposed budget the funds needed to complete the restoration and reopen the Bridge!

HOW YOU CAN HELP NOW: Now we need YOU to contact the State Legislators on the Budget Committees right away and let them know how important saving the Bridgeport Covered Bridge is to you and our Golden State.

PLEASE CALL, EMAIL OR FAX THE BUDGET COMMITTEE TODAY!
Please find Contact Information, “Talking Points” for calls, and Sample Letter below.  (Help us track this effort: please let Andrew at SYRCL know how you helped at Andrew@syrcl.org)

FAX your letters to:
Senate Budget Committee fax is (916) 323-8386
Assembly Budget Committee fax is (916) 319-2199

EMAIL the legislators via their staff:
Richard Bloom: gabrielle.meindl@asm.ca.gov
Tom Daly: zoe.adler@asm.ca.gov
Jim Beall: Catherine.freeman@sen.ca.gov
Richard Roth: mark.ibele@sen.ca.gov; joe.stephenshaw@sen.ca.gov

PHONE calls to:
Richard Bloom – (916) 319-2050
Tom Daly – (916) 319-2069
Jim Beall – (916) 651-4015
Richard Roth – (916) 651-4031

TALKING POINTS FOR CALLS

• Support complete funding for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge Restoration Project.

• Time is of the essence in this particular case: the Covered Bridge has been closed since 2011 and is at risk of collapse. It’s a state and national landmark that must be saved.

• In the Governor’s January Budget proposal , the 5 Year infrastructure plan includes $1.2 million ($318,000 in 2014-15 and $943,000 in 2016-17) to complete the Bridgeport Bridge Restoration Project

• Support this budget proposal with respect to Phase 1, which is “shovel ready” now, and request that the Committee move the $943,000 already intended for expenditure in 2016-2017 to 2015-16.

• The South Yuba River State Park attracts up to 890,000 annual visitors many of whom come to see the Bridgeport Covered Bridge.

• We have unanimous support from our local elected officials including the City Councils of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee along with Nevada County Supervisors, who have all written resolutions in favor of the bridge restoration project.

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The “Save Our Bridge” Campaign Committee would like to thank the following organizations for their support:
South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA)
South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
California State Park Foundation
Nevada County Historical Society
Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
Economic Resource Council
Nevada County Board of Supervisors
Nevada City Council
Grass Valley City Council
Truckee Town Council
Bear Yuba Land Trust
Grass Valley Downtown Association
Penn Valley Rodeo Association
Sierra Cinemas Theaters

For more information about the campaign, visit: http://www.southyubariverstatepark.org/

InConcert Sierra Presents Boston Brass Apr 20

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Sunday, April 20
2pm Concert; 1:15pm pre-Concert Forum

Seventh Day Adventist Church
12889 Osborne Hill Dr, Grass Valley

For 26 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages.

Tickets available online at www.inconcertsierra.org, Briar Patch Co-op, or by calling (530) 273-3990

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