As we were: Concerns about Stumpy Meadows raised

25 Years ago Nov. 17, 1986 Stumpy Meadows ATV project concerns FAWN By KURT DAVIS Members of the environmental group FAWN, Friends Aware of Wildlife Needs, are registering their concern about a U.S. Forest Service request for state off-road vehicle funds to maintain a campground at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir, east of Georgetown. FAWN was organized early […]

At a glance: Breathe easy

This is the time of year that skunks hibernate. This is good news for pet owners who have dogs and cats that like to chase skunks and anyone else who isn’t particularly fond of eau de skunk. Preview The Partners in Care Thrift Store, 2883 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, is having its Christmas preview […]

Crafters create one of a kind gifts

What: Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire Who: Cameron Park Community Services District Where: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park When: Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs: Admission is free Information: Cameron Park Community Services District, 530-677-2231 or cameronpark.org Sandy Russell has been making crafts most of her life. In 1986, she started making Christmas crafts. […]

Jewelry artist demonstrates at gallery

Placerville artist Lorrene Baum-Davis has won a third award in 2011 for her metal clay rings. The announcement was made at the Metal Clay World Conference held outside of Chicago in July. At the conference she was also teaching and presenting the Keum-Koo technique (applying 24-karat gold to fine silver). She won the Art Clay […]

Monterey Jazz Festival accepting applications

MONTEREY — The Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, announces the eighth annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, featuring the nation’s most talented middle school, high school, conglomerate school, and college jazz musicians and vocalists. The Next Generation Jazz Festival will take place in downtown Monterey from March 30 […]

Foothill gourmet: Pinwheels good for celebrations

Planning appetizers for a social celebration is continually challenging. The challenge is to find appetizers that are easily assembled, delight the eye, and the palate. Meet the challenge and the rewards are delicious tastes and multiple compliments. Hosting the gathering is relaxed and you have quality time to enjoy your guests. Pinwheel roll-ups are quickly […]

Ponderosa one-acts showcase talent

What: “One-Acts” Who: Ponderosa High School Drama Department Where: The Little Theatre, Ponderosa High School, 2661 Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springs When: Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Costs: Admission is free Information: Ponderosa High School, 530-677-2281, Ext. 2318 or ponderosadrama.tk SHINGLE SPRINGS — Dolly Kapoor loves having a lot of responsibilities bestowed upon her. The Ponderosa High […]

Foresters invited to monthly meeting

The November meeting of the Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum and the Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter of Nor Cal Society of American Foresters will take place Wednesday, Nov. 16. The meeting will be held at the Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 1341 Broadway in Placerville. The social hour starts at 6 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Kathy Hardy, an […]

On Duty Christian M. Munoz

Airman Basic Christian M. Munoz has graduated from Basic Training at Lackland Air Force base on Friday, Sept. 23. During his training, the airman was an element leader. He is taking extended training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Munoz is the son of Lauri Lenhardt of El Dorado Hills. He graduated from Independence High […]

A lot of luck in being married 70 years

Seventy years is a long time to be married, but Nelson and Amy (Perry) Dawson have been more than marriage partners, they also operated a successful business together. They met at a dance in Oakland in 1941, became engaged on Nov.11 of that year and married on Jan. 4, 1942. It was only happenstance that […]

Golden anniversary for the Shenefields

Former El Dorado County residents Frank and Frances (Ward) Shenefield celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct.7. The two met in 1958 at El Dorado High School. “Frank was singing in an all male choral group and I was square dancing with the Hangtown Twirlers,” said Fran. Frank Shenefield came to El Dorado County […]

‘LandScape’ is on view at ArtSpace

The show “LandScapes” is now showing at the El Dorado Arts Council’s gallery, ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville. The  multimedia exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 12, “LandSacpes” features some of El Dorado Counties best artists including Sandy Allie, Mike Bagdonas, Shell Benesch, Marjorie Dodrill, […]

Documentary film ‘Little Tibet’ to show at the Cozmic Café

The feature documentary film “Little Tibet” will be screened at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Following the film there will be a question and answer period with Tibetan filmmaker Nawang “Sonam” Anja-Tsang. Tibetech.org, Sierra Friends of Tibet, and Placerville Friends of Tibet welcome Tibetan filmmaker Nawang […]

“Lights, Camera, Art” coming to Sac lighting store

Although former Diamond Springs resident Ann Tracy moved back to her childhood stomping grounds in Portland Maine this past May, local folks will see some of her latest work at Lumens, 2028 K St. beginning Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing throughout the month. Tracy was invited to show work in […]

Airpark boutique has everything

Looking for a Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift? The Friends of Cameron Airport may have just the answer. The talented group is holding its annual Airpark Holiday Boutique at 3239 Baron Court in the Cameron Park Airpark on Friday, Nov 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 […]

Pastel show features top artists

The Sierra Pastel Society’s second biennial Signature Membership Show will be on display at the El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main St. in Placerville, from Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Dec.3, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A reception and awards presentation is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, at 4 […]

PAA fall art show

Gold Country artist Robert Sandidge will judge the upcoming Placerville Arts Association Fall Membership Show which opens Monday, Nov. 14, and closes Friday, Nov. 18. The fall collection is showing at the El Dorado County Government Center, building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandidge is a well-known artist, […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

Patrice Webb presents CD release show

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Georgetown singer songwriter Patrice Webb will host a CD release show at the Odd Fellows Hall, 6240 Main St. in Georgetown. The event is to celebrate the release of her first CD “Photographs” which includes a collection of original songs, many of which were inspired by a life of 20 years […]

Stepping out: There is a burger for everyone at the Burger Barn

Happy Veteran’s Day. If you would like to do something nice for our military, ask the President to bring them home, not just those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, all of them. Our young men and women are not the world’s police force, they are our future. — Yours truly Burger Barn First I would […]

Veterans Day giveaways at Red Hawk

To recognize Veterans Day, Red Hawk Casino is giving everyone 11 times points. Plus, in honor of the Armed Forces all veterans and military members receive a free exclusive gift on Friday, Nov. 11. All Red Hawk Rewards Club members can earn 11 times points on Friday, Nov. 11. Points can be used for free […]

Winery events center breaks ground

Construction is under way, with local officials handling ceremonial shovels Nov. 9, for a winery events center at David Girard Winery and Vineyard in the Gold Hill area. Replacing a 2,500-square-foot tent and portable toilets will be a 6,700-square-foot building with indoor toilets and changing rooms and storage. The architectural design complements the Tuscan-style tasting […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

Women’s suffrage is topic at Clarkesville meeting

To mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in California, the Clarksville Region Historical Society has invited Debbie Hollingsworth from the California State Capitol Museum to speak about the wonderful exhibit she has developed for the museum. The exhibit depicts the struggle to get women the right to vote in California. It was not until […]

El Dorado Epicurean applications available

To take advantage of California Restaurant Month this January the El Dorado County Visitors Authority is creating “The El Dorado Epicurean,” a weeklong celebration of local cuisine from Jan. 22 to 29. The grand finale is a county-wide progressive dinner for culinary adventurers being held on Sunday, Jan. 29. El Dorado County restaurants and hospitality related […]

Lunch for vets at the Carson Valley Inn

The Carson Valley Inn is serving a free spaghetti lunch for all veterans and active military, plus a guest, on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Valley Ballroom.  There will also be a Veteran’s Day colors presentation, the National Anthem and an invocation in the Carson Valley Inn parking […]

Aircraft association to hold ground school

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 512, of Placerville will be holding a Private Pilot Ground School at its hangar at the Placerville Airport. The class is free, except for the cost of materials, which is $99, to anyone interested in becoming a pilot. Successfully completing the class will qualify the student to take the FAA […]

Pollock Pines and Camino plan New Years party

The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center Association is hosting its 18th non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve Celebration and Bingo Extravaganza. The admission fee includes two six-packs for 20 games, hors d’oeurves, full dinner with dessert and snacks during the evening. There will also be party favors, sparkling apple cider at midnight and lots of door prizes for […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 5 Replies

Mendocino County celebrates wine and mushrooms

MENDOCINO COUNTY — At the peak of mushroom harvest season in Mendocino County (home to some of the most coveted and delectable species of mushrooms in the world, including the extremely rare — and maple-syrup flavored — candy cap mushroom), food and wine lovers, residents and visitors alike delight in celebrating this fabulous local bounty. […]

Winefest 2011 opens holiday season

Kick-off the holiday season by visiting historic Sutter Creek in Gold County for the 13th annual Winefest on Saturday, Nov.12. From 4:30 to 8 p.m., the Winefest, sponsored by AmadorArts, will feature more than 20 family wineries of Amador County, works by local artists, and two places to enjoy live music. The shops and businesses […]

John Wehrle—November artist-in-residence at de Young

The de Young’s Artist-In-Residence Program presents “Rising Tide: A Post-Cautionary Tale, A Work in Progress,” Nov. 2 to 27, in the Kimball Education Gallery. Envision and create a futuristic city with the help of Bay Area artist John Wehrle. During Wehrle’s residency, he plans to revisit an old theme — the evolving landscape of cities, […]

Sister Swing and band coming to Georgetown

What: Sister Swing and Band Concert Who: Music on the Divide Where: Oddfellows Hall, 6240 Main St. in Georgetown When: Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-17, and children ages 5 and under free Information: musiconthedivide.org or call 530-886-8440 Music on the Divide eagerly awaits the arrival of Sister Swing and the powerhouse […]

Enjoy holiday hits at Sierra Vista

Kick off the holiday season at Sierra Vista Vineyard and Winery’s Holiday Hits Party on Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. Sample an array of hors d’oeuvres and desserts paired with Sierra Vista’s delicious wines. Visitors will enjoy seafood ravioli paired with a light crisp Roussanne, pumpkin soup complemented […]

Thanks and Giving to benefit Food Bank of El Dorado County

Straight Line Roofing and Construction will host the fifth annual Thanks and Giving Customer Appreciation Party, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Cameron Park Community Services District, from 6 to 9 p.m. The goal for the fall 2011 Thanks and Giving is to raise more than $5,000 in cash and donations. Straight Line Roofing and Construction […]

Master Food Preservers: Cool cleaning

When was the last time anyone cleaned out the household refrigerator? No one remembers? Then, it is time to get busy and get this neglected chore done. Refrigeration slows down the organisms that can bring poisoning and spoilage to food, but it will not kill the nasty things outright. As the recent outbreaks of Listeria […]

Grow For It! Using houseplants in the home décor

Houseplants are plants that are brought into our lovely homes so that we can enjoy them, hopefully, without killing them. Houseplants are good for the indoor environment; they absorb carbon dioxide, give out oxygen, add moisture to the air and blah, blah, blah. Most importantly, I love plants, either in or out of the home […]

As we were: Roy Clark performs in Placerville

25 Years ago Nov. 10, 1986 Roy Clark plays Placerville By CHRIS DALEY Roy Clark, “ain’t broke two strangs since Ah been big,” but he broke two Saturday night. It was that kind of a show — where you pay good money to see somebody famous do what they do best — not break strangs, […]

Empty bowls raise funds to feed the hungry

According to the World Hunger Organization, approximately 850 million people worldwide are malnourished. Children are the most visible victims. To help change that statistic the public is invited to the Empty Bowls Supper at St. Patrick Church, Sacramento and Fiske streets in Placerville, on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The fundraiser to help reduce […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

At a glance: Let’s go out

Sadie Hawkins Day was first celebrated on this date in Al Capp’s “Li’l Abner” comic strip in 1937. A prominate resident of Dogpatch declared the first Sadie Hawkins Day in the hopes that his daughter would catch a man. The idea is that women and girls could invite a guy out became popular. Within several […]

Movie tackles issue of diet and disease

“Warning: This Movie Could Save Your Life!” cautions the marketing poster for the documentary film “Forks Over Knives.” The film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The […]

Food Bank of El Dorado County needs your help

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is looking for a few good men and women to assist El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity. Do you think you have what it takes to be an amazing volunteer for a great organization? If so the food bank can use your skills. The food bank is currently […]

Wine competition seeks entries

It is time to submit winery entries for the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Widely acclaimed as the largest competition of American wines in the world, this renowned event is accepting entries from across the country to be evaluated at the annual judging — a prestigious and extensive process that takes place over a […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 1 Reply

Sierra Health awards grant to Food Bank

The Food Bank of El Dorado County recently formed a partnership with the Sierra Health Foundation. The Sierra Health Foundation will provide added support to the Food Bank’s Food Rescue Program with a $15,000 award through its Responsive Grants Program. The Food Rescue Program is the heart and soul of the food bank’s daily food […]

Enjoy pancakes in Cameron Park

The Cameron Park Fire Department Explorer Post 89 will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. Tickets can be picked up at Fire Station 88 at 2961 Alhambra Drive or at the Cameron Park Community Center at 2502 Country […]

Master Gardeners talk about roses

On Saturday, Nov. 5, University of California Cooperative Extension/El Dorado County Master Gardeners will present “Rose Selection and Planting.” Now is the time to plant bare root roses. Come to this class and Master Gardener Julianne Melchor will acquaint you with the types and varieties of roses that are available — and how to plant them. […]

Host families needed

Change the life of a young person. Academic Year in the USA invites El Dorado County residents to welcome a high school exchange student into their homes this year. The placement season for 2012-13 has just begun. Make a difference in the life of an adventurous young person. Expose your family and community to new cultures […]

Lecture and book signing at State Indian Museum

Museum admission: $3 for adults; $2 for youths ages 6 to 17 and free for children five and under The State Indian Museum is proud to host Anthony Platt, author and professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, for a special lecture and book signing event on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 […]