Thank You! #TogetherApartIn the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce would like torecognize, acknowledge, and offer heartfelt thanks to all of our local essential workers.These folks are our friends and neighbors who have unselfishly risked their own health and safetyin order to protect ours and provide us with services to sustain.Thank you doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, police & fire personnel, retail workers, bank employees,restaurant & food service workers, public utility service workers, government staff and officials,all of our wonderful community volunteers and so many more!Penn ValleyHistoric PastDynamic futurePenn Valley AreaChamber of Commerce17422 Penn Valley Drive, P.O. Box 202Penn Valley, California 95946 • (530) 432-1802info@PennValleyCoC.org • PennValleyCoC.orgPlay Where You Live!!Managed by Teri Barbaria • 530 277-8078 • Gateway Real Estate • DRE #0065677242 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLDThe FinestShopping Centerin Nevada CountyWILDWOODCENTER22 Business& Professional Offices& Shops to Serve You —directly across fromthe Main Gateof Lake Wildwood.
Penn Valley – Like No Place on EarthHome Sweet HomeLifestyle options range from ranchettesand multi-acre working ranches to estatesset in the countryside. Cottages andapartment living, family and senior complexesare located near the Penn ValleyVillage Center.Live & PlayLake Wildwood is a resort-style gatedcommunity for all ages. The OaksClubhouse offers spectacular views of the18-hole Championship Golf Course, andhas a restaurant, bar and events center.There is also a private lake with five parksaround it, a swim complex, sports courtsand a community center. It all adds up toan appealing lifestyle.ABC’sThe Oaks ClubhouseThe average Penn Valley school ranking isin the top 50%. There are opportunitiesfor students to thrive at three local schools–Ready Springs (TK-8), Williams Ranch(K-5) and Vantage Point Charter (K-12).Enjoy the OutdoorsReady Springs SchoolLong walks or cycling on country trails arefavorite pastimes. Boating on LakeEnglebright or fishing at the Yuba Riverare just a few minutes away. Further afieldis the Spenceville Wildlife Refuge anSet amid heritage oaks, tall pines and sweeping meadows,Penn Valley is eight miles west of Grass Valley and NevadaCity. Community spirit runs deep with a mix of reverencefor traditions and planning for the future.11,900 acre site that includes ponds,creeks, fields, trails, meadows, Indiangrinding rocks and 175 species of birds. Itis managed by the California Departmentof Fish and Game. Not to be missed areWestern Gateway Park and The SouthYuba River at Bridgeport. Both arefeatured on Page 44.Where to GoLocals support the Village Center whichoffers a variety of shops and services. ThePenn Valley Chamber of Commerce, aswell as community activists, are involved inongoing projects to enhance the Center.The FutureThe Penn Valley Community Foundationis a group of citizens working toward constructionof a community center that willhave meeting space, sports courts and astate-of-the-art commercial kitchen thatcan be used by community organizationsand small cottage industry businesses.A TraditionAgriculture in Penn Valley isexperiencing a resurgence inimportance. The Farm to Tablemovement has brought locallygrown agriculture to the forefront.Many local restaurantsembrace the use of locallygrown food. Penn Valley agritourismactivities include farmstands, u-pick events, markets,farm stays, festivals, tastings anddemonstrations.CommunitySpiritJoin inby attendingor participatingPHOTOS BY PENN VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTEDin an event, such as the Joanie BumpusDaffodil Run, the annual Rodeo Paradeand Rodeo or the Cowboy Christmascelebration.“Cheers”Warm summers and cool winters makethe area ideal for grape growing. PennValley’s charming wineries offer tastingsby winemakers with a passion andknowledge of their craft. And if you areinto brews, two breweries are slated toopen soon.Learn moreaboutNevadaCounty inthe pagesof thismagazine.NEVADACOUNTYGOLD.com | 43PHOTO BY PILOT PEAK WINERY