Barbara Tankersley

Windows brighten the view

The Historic Cary House Hotel, known as The Jewel of Placerville, has many beautiful features. But the ones that capture the most attention are The Four Seasons stained glass windows that were created by local artist, Wendy Wythe. In 1979 the hotel was undergoing a big renovation and the owner at that time, Doug Milton, […]

Quilts of Valor wrap soldiers in comfort

The Quilts of Valor Foundation has a big heart for United States military personnel. The group has made more than 90,000 quilts since the foundation began in 2003. Catherine Roberts, a Blue Star mom, started the non-profit foundation from her sewing room in Seaford, Del. Her son Nathanael’s year-long deployment to Iraq provided the initial […]

Mystery, murder and mayhem visit Placerville

What: “Downturn Abbey” Who:  Cordelia Smythe Mysteries Where: Historic Cary House Hotel, 300 Main St. in Placerville When: Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: Packages vary Information: 530-622-4271   Perhaps another ghost will be added to the registry at the Historic Cary House Hotel, 300 Main St. in Placerville, in the very near future. On Saturday, Nov. […]

Bobbie Jarrett knows how to piece all it together

When Bobbie Jarrett heard that Quilts of Honor was holding a show this year to honor women veterans, she knew exactly who she would design a quilt for — her longtime friend, Jane Ann Henderson. Henderson served in the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Auxiliary Reserve during WW II. She was part of the first group […]

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