Local author to sign books

Author Cecilia A. Ross will be signing copies of her book “Rose — Steel Mill Daughter” on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Books ‘n’ Bears, 6211-A Main St. in El Dorado, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet the author and learn how she decided to write this interesting novel. Ross will also be signing the book and […]

Mother Lode Art Show winners announced

A collection of color and studies of all aspects of life are on view at the Placerville Arts Association’s 45th annual Mother Lode National Art Show. The works of art are on display at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, through Aug. 28. The show is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an […]

The fun continues at Olde Coloma Theatre

What: “The Great Northern Amalgamated Pig Iron and Sperm Whale Company” or “Don’t Drink The Water” Who: Olde Coloma Theatre Where: 380 Monument Road in Coloma When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinées on Sept. 4, 11 and 18, at 2 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. 18. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain time. Cost: $10 to $5 […]

Oak Ridge High School grad earns Bronze Star

U.S. Air Force Captain Bryan Healea was awarded a bronze star for intelligence support of coalition special forces while deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan between October 2010 and May 2011. Capt. Healea was the Deputy Director for Intelligence at the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan at the time. The 2001 Oak Ridge […]

Army Pvt. Fred E. Cisneros

Army Pvt. Fred E. Cisneros has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, […]

Air Force Airman 1st Class Erin D. Wooley

Air Force Airman 1st Class Erin D. Wooley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Air Force Airman Lance A. Roller

Air Force Airman Lance A. Roller graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Air National Guard Airman Michael H. Foster

Air National Guard Airman Michael H. Foster graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Find treasures at the Sacramento Craft and Flea Outdoor Marketplace

The Sacramento Craft and Flea Outdoor Marketplace features hundreds of vendors selling unique and beautiful arts and crafts along with some newly manufactured quality goods including: jewelry, art, textiles/linens, food, furniture, accessories, kitchen wares, imports and more. The market is Sunday, Aug. 28. The market is located under the “WX” Freeway in Sacramento between Midtown […]

EDH Chamber plans trip to Ireland

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Collette Vacations, presents “Shades of Ireland” on March 11 to 20, 2012. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland and visit Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal Factory, Blarney Stone, Cliffs of Moher, A Night in Cabra Castle and more. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, Aug. […]

UCCE/El Dorado County Master Gardener class

The UCCE/El Dorado County Master Gardener class Making Worms Work for You is Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Join Master Gardeners Merry Campbell, Gail Fulbeck and Cindy Young for this presentation on how to use this hardworking friend of all gardeners, the worms. Learn how worms can rapidly break down kitchen waste […]

Register to Run For Courage

Run For Courage Inc. a non-profit that exists to raise awareness and funds to combat sex trafficking, is having a fundraising run on Saturday, Oct. 8. RFC looks to host 2,000 runners this year at the beautiful Parkway Trails for the second Run For Courage 5K/10K Walk/Run. Registration is now open for the event. This […]

Rotary Youth Exchange program needs families

Placerville Rotary is offering families the opportunity to see the world through an exchange student’s eyes. Host families enjoy the company of a student for three months. The requirements include treating the student as part of the family, providing the student with his or her own bed, and facilitating attendance at Union Mine High School. […]

GVCC Caregiver Support Group to meet

The Caregivers Support Group is held the third Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road, room 205, in Placerville. The next meeting is Aug. 18. All are invited to attend this free support group facilitated by Darlene Westphal with GVCC and Wanda Demarest, program […]

First 5 El Dorado executive director retires

Debra Herr, chair of First 5 El Dorado Children and Families Commission announced the retirement of Dr. Steven M. Thaxton. Thaxton was appointed as executive director for the commission when Proposition 10 was passed by the voters in 1998. Prop 10 established a First 5 California Children and Families Commission and local commissions in all […]

My Girlfriends Garden meets in EDH

Looking for a place to grow your dreams. My Girlfriends Garden is a non-membership fee, social networking group for women. Hopes and dreams range from business goals to personal aspirations. Everyone is invited to join the group to share thoughts and ideas with new and established girlfriends. Consider joining to share a dream together like […]

On the spot: Annetta Roffe

Age: 81 Residence: Pollock Pines Hometown: Pollock Pines Occupation: Retired, now volunteering at the Pollock Pines Library Favorite movie: “Gone With the Wind.” Favorite book: “Molly and Me.” Favorite vacation spot: Alaska. Something no one knows about you: “I have four great grandchildren.” What is your best quality? “My love for children.”

Author to speak at Newcomers lunch

At its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 15, Jennifer Ann Gordon will be entertaining Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers Club members at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Gordon is an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur, artist, a single mother of three glorious children and a poet. In her heart’s eye, writing is […]

NAMI to hold family education programs

The National Alliance on Mental Illness invites the public to register for the “Family to Family” educational program for family members and friends whose lives have been impacted by mental illnesses The series consists of 11 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. […]

Christian Women’s lunch in September

The public is invited to “In Renaissance Fashion,” a luncheon by the Shingle Springs Christian Women’s Connection (sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries) on Monday, Sept. 12, at noon. Cost is $16. The lunch is at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Country Club Drive in Placerville. The featured guest will be Marissa Pilgrim, from Roseville. She will […]

Another big win at the State Fair

Nello Olivo wines, in just their second year of competing, are winning major awards again, including another big win at this year’s California State Fair. Last year, judges named Nello Olivo’s Sangiovese ‘07  “Best Sangiovese of California” and “Best Red of Region.” This year, the Petite Sirah ‘06 has won “Double Gold” and “Best of […]

Renny Pritikin to kick off Sac State art lectures

Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection at University of California, Davis, kicks off the “Professions of Art: A Lecture Series,” which features four guest speakers at Sacramento State. Sponsored by Sacramento State’s Art Department, Pritikin’s presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the University’s Kadema Hall […]

Book signing at Books ‘n’ Bears

Author Sonja Bartimus will be signing copies of her book “The Delightful Miss Carrie” at Books ‘n’ Bears, 6211 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug 19. In her recently released biographical novel, “The Delightful Miss Carrie,” Bartimus recounts the true-life adventures of Carrie Watson Dinsmore, born in Vallejo in 1889, […]

Grow For It! Hardscape into the landscape

Hardscape is generally defined as the permanent materials used in the landscape other than growing objects. Things like fences, paths, patios and planters are broad categories of hardscape. Just as with plant materials, the choices, costs and options are limitless today, but a few basic principles still apply. Style and scale play important roles in […]

Master Food Preservers: Save the strawberries

Plump, juicy, red, ripe strawberries pop up at every roadside intersection to tempt passersby with tasty spring goodness. Who can resist stopping to buy a basket or three? With such an abundance of the delicious fruit available at this time of the year, smart consumers will find many ways to preserve the scrumptious berries. Keep […]

Georgetown Rotary donates funds

The Georgetown Divide Rotary Club, in its ongoing dedication to support the students of the Georgetown area, has donated $2,000 to the newly-formed Divide Schools Music Program, a local group dedicated to keeping music education in the schools of the Georgetown Divide. In 2006, Georgetown Rotary President Bob Pope initiated a music scholarship program and […]

Time to volunteer for the Sierra river cleanup

Online registration is now available for the third annual Great Sierra River Cleanup, taking place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, along rivers, lakes and streams throughout the Sierra Nevada, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) announced today. “This is a great opportunity to be good stewards of the region of the state that […]

As we were: Financing for Gold Hill intertie is set

25 Years ago Aug. 20, 1986 EID bonds rated AAA By KURT DAVIS The El Dorado Irrigation District is preparing to sell about $8 million in tax-exempt “certificates of participation” as the final step in financiing construction of the long-proposed Gold Hill intertie. The Deer Creek sewer treatment facility will also be expanded with a […]

At a glance: Perfect evenings are great for socializing

Cat Nights begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Whether this is just a nice time for cats to go out and make noise or if it is when witches turn into cats and then go prowling around — it is a lovely time to spend evenings outside. Pizza on the patio To take advantage of the […]

Threads of Life provide comfort and care

What: Threads of Life Quilt and Fine Art Charity Auction Who: Threads of Life Where: Davies Family Inn/Shadowridge Ranch, located at 3700 Fort Jim Road in Placerville When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 Information: 530-622-1121 A stitch here, and a patch there, and the end result is the third Threads of Life Quilt and Fine […]

EDHS alums award scholarships

The El Dorado High School Alumni Association awarded seven scholarships of $2,000 each. Included in these scholarships was the Dola Albusche award. Dola Albusche is a 1946 graduate of E1 Dorado. Winners were: Linnea Lomax and Rachel Carpender of El Dorado High School; Brittiny Harris, Jessica Parlin, Brooke Sindel and Kimberly Sly of Ponderosa High […]

Food co-op plans locavore dinner

The Placerville Natural Foods Co-op plans its Second Annual Fundraiser and Locavore Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Mother Lode Drive. The fundraiser will help the co-op achieve its financial goal to open at the Noah’s Ark Natural Foods site on Placerville Drive later this year. […]

Food Bank announces farmers market in Tahoe

The Food Bank of El Dorado County, in partnership with California Emergency FoodLink will provide its first free farmers market of the season on Friday, Aug. 19, in South Lake Tahoe. This event take place at Saint Theresa’s Bread and Broth at 1041 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe. The free farmers market that will provide […]

Help in planning the perfect wedding

What: Gold Country Bridal Fair Who: GoldCountryWeddings.Net Where: Sequoia at the Bee Bennett House, 643 Bee St. in Placerville When: Sunday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $10 Information: Chad Stalzer at 530-305-3033 Are you or someone you know planning a wedding? It will be an exciting time and maybe a little overwhelming. Dresses to […]

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Heavenly news: Neptune in opposition

For lovers of astronomy in the Foothills, it doesn’t get much better than summer here. The nights get longer and warmer. The spring rains are over, leaving a stunning backdrop of celestial gems to admire and explore. And this summer there is a special visitor making an appearance. Neptune is currently making its transit through Aquarius. As a […]

Master Food Preservers: Low sugar canning

Most novice home food preservationists react with surprise to the amount of sugar usually called for in a recipe for jams or jellies. Sugar helps to keep the color, shape and texture of fruit and acts to help preserve fruit spreads. Most recipes call for sugar because of the improved taste imparted by the sweetener, […]

EDH Firefighters’ Association presents annual event

The 39th annual Wine Cheese and Brew Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. on the property at El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills. The event is presented by the El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association. The event features wine and microbrew tasting, light food from local […]

Sac State theater plans fall seasons

Sacramento State’s young actors and dancers are already at work on plays, musicals and dance concerts as the University’s theater and dance department gets ready for Fall 2011. The season kicks off with “Dance House,” a riveting mix of dance works and styles designed to inspire. The concert, which runs at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7-8, […]

Sacramento Choral seeks tenors and sopranos

Would you like to sing Sir William Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” great Cathedral classics, along with a spectacular Christmas concert? The Sacramento Choral Society and Music Director Donald Kendrick are currently holding membership auditions for tenors and sopranos only for the 2011-12 concert season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good […]

Mondavi Center tickets on sale

DAVIS — Single tickets for the 2011-12 season at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California, Davis go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 12. Tickets are available from the Mondavi Center Ticket Office at 530-754-2787 and MondaviArts.org. The Mondavi Center’s 10th season runs from Sept. 21, to […]

EDMT announces auditions for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ aud

El Dorado Musical Theater will audition for “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9 a.m. Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. On a cold winter night, an old beggar woman comes upon a glorious castle […]

New tasting room opens

A  new tasting room joins the complex at 3500 Carson Road. On Saturday, Aug. 13, diVittorio Winery is inviting the public to come to the grand opening of its new tasting room in the Camino Wine Plaza. The tasting room opens at 11 a.m. and the event, complete with tasty food parings, goes into the evening. […]

A night of song at the Cozmic Café

Hickory Wind and Wicked Sisters will be appearing in concert Friday, Aug. 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The Wicked Sisters will perform at 7 p.m. with a mix of acoustic, rock, folk, country and blues in sweet three-part harmonies. The group plays both originals and […]

Jane Stipovich to show art on the Divide

Art on the Divide Cooperative gallery is showcasing the work of Jane Stipovich during the month of August. The gallery artists invite the public to a reception on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. to meet the artist, enjoy some refreshments and browse the gallery. The artist came to the Georgetown Divide in 1990 […]

Flower power provides seeds for hope

Nancy Siegler started planting sunflowers a few years ago after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The 15 or so plants helped her get through some very scary times. Twelve months ago Siegler planted 300 sunflower seeds. Three of the plants rose to 16-feet tall. “They’re magical. They make me feel good and give me inner […]