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Shop Local this Holiday Season

With global impacts of COVID-19 have had on our communities, we're focused on highlighting how great all of our local businesses are here in Nevada County.  So, here are 4 great ways to support local businesses this season. Shop Local This…
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Fall Colors

Is anyone else wandering around Nevada City in awe?  Here are a few snapshots from around Nevada City today.  We've gotten a lot of calls for "Are the trees turning?"  So here are a few photos to help show the color around town. There…
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Nevada City Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween?  While we're toning things down at the motel this year, with no haunted pathway or trick or treating, we wanted to remind folks that we're still celebrating the spirit, just in a socially distant way.  While…
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Nevada City Fall Activities

Is it really October?  While the blog has been on a hiatus these last few months while we navigated the summer season, I've always said fall is one of my favorite seasons, so might as well remind folks of some of the things to do…
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Nevada County Strong

The Outside Inn recently re-opened for business after being closed to all non essential guests for 3 months.  It's been such a delight to welcome back some of our regular guests, meet new customers, and get back to work.  We haven't had the opportunity to celebrate, but this month marks the 22nd birthday of the Outside Inn.  As a family owned small business, the closures had a large impact on us, and we're working hard to move forward.
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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day from the Outside Inn.
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Mother’s Day

For this week's blog post, I want to give a shout out to those who will be celebrating Mother's Day this coming weekend.  While I recognize we're probably not going to doing the "normal" things, there are still ways to honor the moms in…
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Upside Down World

It's an upside down world at the Outside Inn these days.  We're focusing on the things we love; we're especially finding beauty in the flowers blooming and the heartfelt comments from customers who love and support the business.  While…
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Earth Day

Over the last few years I've posted a number of round ups of Earth Day events, as our community has really gone above and beyond to celebrate Mother Nature.  As I wrote last week, it's hard to come up with ways to continue to be a cheerleader…
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Hunker Down

Hello from the Outside Inn and a very quiet Nevada City. The entire world is stunned by coronavirus, and this unprecedented time in our history.
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Spring Blooms

So, instead, if we can't share the great things to do that normally happen in our community, we've decided to share some pretty photos of spring popping in town.  This is a great virtual shout out to something colorful and cheerful during a gloomy time. 
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Stay home

I wrote a blog post last week on how we can support local businesses and it seems like the entire world has turned upside down since then.  It's amazing to think how much our lives have changed in just a short period of time. One of…
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Small Town love in Nevada City

Over the years I've written so many blog posts on fun things to do, businesses to check out, outdoor adventures, local events, concerts, plays, kid activities, you name it.  So when I looked at my line up of upcoming suggestions of things…
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Mocktails at Golden Era

Did you know that Golden Era Lounge in downtown Nevada City has an impressive menu of mocktails?  For those who don't know about their nonalcoholic drinks, they set the bar high with top of the line ingredients, flavor combinations…
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Sierra Stages Blithe Spirit

Sierra Stages kicked off their 2020 season with the comedy classic Blithe Spirit at the Nevada Theatre.  The play, by English playwright Noël Coward, brings laughter and chaos to socialite and novelist Charles Condomine's séance with…
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Nevada City Photo Walks

Earlier this month Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I kicked off our 2020 Nevada City photo walk series.  We started this free meet up collaboration over 5 years ago as a way to connect with other photographers using Instagram through…
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Foothills Celebration

The 19th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 7th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and…
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President’s Day Weekend Activities

With Valentine's Day this week there's a lot happening in our small town.  Check out last week's Valentine's Day post for a round up of ideas (and the names of the winners).  But President's Weekend also offers a number of great activities…
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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally.  From all your friends in Nevada City & Grass…
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Nevada City Winter Activities

During the winter months are you looking for more ideas on things to do in Nevada City & Grass Valley?  While I think of Nevada City as a great year round destination (spring wildflowers, tulips, swimming in the South Yuba River,…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important issues, organizations and environmental causes.  The mission of the annual film festival is a…