On Duty Kayela Irene Marsh

Army Pvt. First Class Kayela Irene Marsh has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. on Friday, Oct. 7. During 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, […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

Cedar Springs offers a fun pumpkin patch

Discover a magical and wholesome new world lit by luminaries as Cedar Springs Waldorf School presents its annual Pumpkin Path on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. If you have children or grandchildren, third grade and under, and are tired of the over-sugared fright fest that Halloween has become, then this adventure is […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

The ‘Phantom’ comes to Carson City

The Northern Nevada premiere of “Phantom of the Opera,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic tale of forbidden love, comes to the Carson City Community Center in November. Set in the 1880s, the play features a deformed man — a  master magician, technician and musician, who lives beneath the Paris opera house and falls in love with a […]

Sac State choir to salute vets

California State University, Sacramento’s three choirs, under the direction of Professor Donald Kendrick, will salute Veteran’s Day with “Bring Them Peace,” a choral concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento. The evening will feature the Sac State Chamber Choir, the Women’s Chorus and the University […]

Students to perform in festival

The third annual Causeway Youth Band Festival culminates in a massive concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Student band musicians from more than 50 schools in the region, including the area’s two largest universities, will perform together in the final concert of the week-long festival at the Mondavi Center. The concert program will […]

Gold Step to offer ‘Playshop’

The public is invited to join Erin Davidson at Gold Step Studios, 617 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a “Nia Technique Playshop.” Nia is a sensory-based movement fusion practice, blending martial arts, dance arts and healing arts in a fun-filled hour or more. The cardio-vascular workout […]

Have a ghoulish time at Hospice Haunted House

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is just a few weeks away and Snowline Hospice has a “Haunted House” that should not be missed according to the spooky haunts creators. Designed by the same immensely creative volunteers who put together the first haunted house, this one promises to be the most hair-raising, heart-stopping, nail-biting, […]

Big auction and dinner to help Big Brothers and Sisters

Thanks to the generous supporters in El Dorado County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County paired 40 children with a big brother or sister following last year’s Big Autumn Auction. There are more children who need help. By attending this year’s Big Autumn Auction, you can make a difference while enjoying a fantastic evening of […]

Stepping out: Carniceria y Taqueria Soto is small but good

“You can tell how long a couple has been married by whether they are on their first, second or third bottle of Tabasco.” — Bruce Bye Carniceria y Taqueria Soto Located across from Raley’s in the Western Plaza shopping center, Carniceria y Taqueria Soto is another of the least known, and probably the smallest, restaurants […]

Classic rock, folk and blues at Cozmic

The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, presents Rule 62! and Tamra Godey on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8:30 p.m. The night will feature classic rock, folk and blues. The group Rule 62! is a duo of guitars and vocals covering a wide variety of classic rock, folk, pop and country stuff. There are catchy original tunes, […]

Love finds a way at Union Mine

What: “Almost, Maine” Who: Union Mine High School Drama Department Where: Union Mine High School, Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: Thursday, Oct. 27, to Saturday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Nov. 3 to Saturday, Nov. 5. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Thursday night shows are adults, $10; Union Mine […]

Students display talent in art show

What: Fourth annual Disability Awareness Art Week Show and community reception Who: Folsom Lake College in Folsom Where: Folsom Lake College, Falcon’s Roost in the Peregrine Room, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. When: Art show is Monday, Oct. 24, to Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and community reception is Thursday, Oct. 27. Cost: Admission is free […]

Cameron Park CSd offers preschool

Cameron Park Community Services District has a half-day preschool for 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 year-olds who are ready for learning and fun. Kinder Kids Preschool will be learning about fire safety, the changing season, and fall fun through science, music, language development, art, math, cooking and games during October. The program is geared to […]

Reader’s Digest considering local author’s story

Carolyn Johnson of Shingle Springs is one of the 150-word life stories being considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. El Dorado County residents can show support by voting for Johnson’s story or any others they like at facebook.com/ReadersDigest. The story “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Carolyn Johnson “There’s been an […]

Learn about plant propagation at Master Gardener class

On Saturday, Oct. 22, University of California Cooperative Extension/El Dorado County Master Gardeners will present “Propagation II.” This free three-hour class presents different methods of plant propagation by Master Gardener Gail Fulbeck. She will discuss how, when and under what conditions seeds should be germinated, perennials should be divided and cuttings should be taken and […]

Free driver safety program for veterans

The American Association of Retired Persons Driver Safety Program is proud to offer a free classroom course to all veterans. The AARP Driver Safety program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course designed for drivers age 50 and over. (For this class there is no age limitation). This free program is good […]

USDA video offers advice to poultry owners

Whether you raise chickens for personal enjoyment or for their meat or eggs, there are simple precautions you can take to keep your birds safe from predators and infectious poultry diseases. “Simple Steps to Keep Backyard Poultry Healthy,” is a friendly easy-to-understand video produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection […]

Amador Friends of the Library accept donation

The Friends of the Amador County Library recently received a $500 grant for its Shelving Fund from the Wal-Mart Foundation, Bentonville, Ark. This grant was awarded through the Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program. “We appreciate the generosity of Walmart in helping us to improve the county’s main library branch,” said Janie Brown, president of […]

Sacramento State to celebrate food day

A cornucopia of events will be held at California State University, Sacramento on Monday, Oct. 24, as part of Food Day, a nationwide mobilization that encourages the development of healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way as a means to improve health, the environment and America’s food system. Food Day is sponsored by […]

At a glance: A good time to wear a hat

On this date in 1957 Queen Elizabeth II went to a football game in the United States — no not a soccer game. She wore a lovely hat and carried the proper handbag. Hopefully she had some tasty football food and had a good time. Fashion fun The members of the Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers Club’s […]

Master Food Preservers: Nuts!

Nuts, nuts and more nuts! Nuts in bags on the counters, nuts on shelves in the pantry, nuts in the corner waiting for someone to come to the rescue. The neighbors have been very generous in sharing the bounty from the trees this year, so something must be done with all the nuts, before someone […]

Fashions from the past tell an educational story

The Placerville Shakespeare Club is presenting a vintage fashion show, “From Grandmother’s Trunk” on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The special event will feature a tea and authenic vintage style clothing from the 1800s and forward. The parade of fashions promises both an educational glimpse of women of that period with overtones of humor and compassion. A […]

Pollock Pines Library—a jewel

At 1,200 square feet, the Pollock Pines branch of the El Dorado County Library is tiny. It sits amid a fabulous apron of dogwood trees that put on a luminescent display in the spring when everyone is hoping they will be snowed on to bring an end to winter. The library looks like a cabin in […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 2 Replies

As we were: Scout plans dance to build project

25 Years ago Oct. 15, 1986 Scout to build veterans monument By KURT DAVIS Steve Carnett, 15, wants to be an Eagle Scout. But to become one he has to build an enduring project that will enhance the community. His project is a veterans’ memorial to be erected in a small strip of Placerville city […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

Women’s Connection to hold holiday bazaar

The Shingle Springs Christian Women’s Connection, sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries, invites the public to a “Holiday Faire Bazaar” and luncheon on Monday, Nov. 14. The event is at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. The bazaar will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $16. […]

Sac State professor chronicles water on film

The wealth of California is measured in water, and a Crocker Art Museum exhibit studying that resource will include several photos by California State University, Sacramento film coordinator Jenny Stark. “Liquid Assets: Perspectives on Water” is a multifaceted, museumwide event presented in partnership with Water, CA, a collaboration of artists, writers, architects and scientists. “Liquid […]

Krabacher will give Livingston lecture

The annual John C. Livingston Faculty Lecture celebrates the academic life and legacy of the late Dr. Livingston, a professor of government at California State University, Sacramento from 1954 to 1981. Its purpose is to honor a distinguished faculty member who has played an active role in the life of the university. This year’s recipient […]

Nello Olivo’s wine club reaches 300

Deborah Morino of Camino is Nello Olivo Wine Club’s 300 member. She joined the club in May, during a visit to the Nello Olivo wine tasting room located in the cellar of Placerville restaurant, Sequoia. Like others who visit the tasting room, Morino liked what she calls the “magical atmosphere” and the wines, which is […]

A look at 75 years of photojournalism

In 1936, renowned publisher Henry Luce conceived LIFE Magazine to bring the world into the homes of his fellow Americans through photography. It was an overnight sensation. Seventy-five years later, LIFE Books looks back on the extraordinary legacy of the brand that captured the moments we will never forget — images that have defined and […]

Master Gardener class on holiday plants

On Saturday, Oct. 29, University of California Cooperative Extension/El Dorado County Master Gardeners will present “Holilday Plants.” Master Gardener Rob Bietz will discuss plants that help make the holidays more festive. It starts at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. For more information about the public education […]

Arbor Day Foundation offers tree care booklet

The Arbor Day Foundation has a handy tree-care booklet that is designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive the “Conservation Trees” booklet by giving a $3 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. “Conservation Trees” is an easy-to-use booklet and features illustrations, colorful photos and easy-to-understand descriptions. “It is important that […]

Tree identification made easy

The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, “What Tree is That?,” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. “What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of […]

Soroptimists to honor young volunteers

Soroptimist International of Placerville, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, is seeking applicants for its recognition program targeted to young women who make the community and world a better place. The Violet Richardson Award honors young women, between the ages of 14 and 17, for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime […]

Casting call goes out for chefs

Mike Darnell, president of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company has announced there will be a third season of the hit culinary competition series “Masterchef.” Chef Gordon Ramsay will once again give talented amateur cooks the chance to prove to him, and to fellow judges, restaurateur Joe Bastianich (Del Posto, Eataly) and chef Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot, […]

Placerville Soroptimists seek grant applications

Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to go back to school can now obtain applications for the Women’s Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist International of Placerville’s major service project. Applications are available by contacting Kaye Culver at 530-622-4730 or 530-344-1476. Completed applications must be returned to Soroptimist International […]

Planning underway for Empty Bowls

According to the World Hunger Organization, approximately 850 million people worldwide are malnourished. Children are the most visible victims. Planning for the 10th annual Empty Bowls Supper in El; Dorado County has started with the second meeting of the coordinating committee. Last year, the supper raised over $14,000 to feed the hungry. The El Dorado […]

Registration is open for Nature Bowl

The Department of Fish and Game invites parents and teachers to help their children have fun learning about California’s natural resources. Registration is now open for the 28th annual Nature Bowl, an elementary school activity-based competition held each spring. This popular program increases the science and conservation literacy of third  to sixth grade students in the Sacramento Valley and foothills. […]

South Lake Tahoe Library — an open vista

Across the street from Lake Tahoe, next door to a campground and surrounded by towering pines, the South Lake Tahoe branch of the El Dorado County Public Library is a treasure hiding right in plain sight of the droves of tourists driving down Lake Tahoe Boulevard. “It’s a good library,” said Branch Manager Sally Neitling. […]

Heavenly news: Jupiter at opposition

Called the “king” planet of our solar system, Jupiter doesn’t do anything small. For starters, Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. How big is it? About 1,000 Earths could fit inside Jupiter. That’s big. To show off even more, for the next month, Jupiter will appear even bigger than normal, shining as […]

October 17, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 2 Replies

Local students to help fill the shelves at the food bank

The Food Bank of El Dorado County and KCRA 3 have officially kicked off the 24th annual KCRA 3 Kids Can Food Drive. Fourteen area schools in El Dorado County will participate in the 2011 KCRA Kids Can Food Drive and all of the collections will benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Starting […]

Rose Society presents annual dinner

The Mother Lode Rose Society is sponsoring its annual fundraiser,”Mangia Italiano,” eating with an Italian flare. The event will be at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson, on Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. There is an ongoing need of funds for upkeep of the garden. This past year it has […]

Bluegrass for the Moke! features Lewis and Rozum

On Friday, Oct. 28, Grammy-nominated bluegrass duo Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum will perform in concert in Mokelumne Hill to benefit efforts to save the Mokelumne River. The concert will be held at the Mokelumne Hill Town Hall on Main Street, starting at 7:30 p.m. “We’re really excited that Laurie and Tom are coming to […]

On duty: Army Pvt. Gregory W. Andersen

Army Pvt. Gregory W. Andersen has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During 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, […]

Engagement Angela Perron and Scott Latimer

Angela Perron and Scott Latimer, both of Folsom, have announced their engagement to be married. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry and Peggy Perron of Placerville. She is a graduate of El Dorado High School. She works as a baker. The groom-elect is the son of Tom Latimer of Folsom and Julia and Barry Reynolds […]

Sacramento State is the place for dance

California State University, Sacramento is the site for dance as Dance Sites 2011: the Faculty Dance Concert will be staged at the University Theater Oct. 26 to 30. Directed by Professors Linda Goodrich and Lorelei Bayne, Dance Sites features an array of musical styles and dance interpretations and a crossover collaboration with the university’s music department. […]