Conquer the mountain with Heavenly’s new summer pass

HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN — For the first time ever, Heavenly Mountain Resort is offering a summer season pass which allows guests unlimited access to ride the gondola to 9,136 feet, sightsee from amazing heights at the observation deck and hike Heavenly’s gorgeous mountain trails. The pass also includes unlimited rides on Tamarack Express, a six-person, high-speed […]

Mondavi Center adds another concert

DAVIS — Return to Forever IV, the definitive jazz/rock fusion ensemble, will make its Mondavi Center debut on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The performance, presented as a “Just Added” event for the 2011-12 season, will begin at 8 p.m. in Jackson Hall at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis. Tickets […]

At a glance: There is plenty to do

Now that the weather has finally heated up, the activity level is also heating up. There is a lot to do and the pace picks up for the rest of the summer. Wild time A really fun presentation is happening at the Cameron Park Library, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park when the Wild […]

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Golden event to raise community awareness

Since Gold Step Studios opened its doors in November of 2010, a series of positive community events and classes has taken off. Gold Step Studios is striving to continue its growth as a safe and productive studio for everyone in El Dorado County. On Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gold Step […]

Grow For It! Gopher control

The pocket gopher is the bane of foothill gardeners. A single gopher can inflict considerable damage to a garden or landscape in very little time. Fortunately there are several effective methods to control gophers, including relying on natural controls and excluding the access to the plant, trapping, or using poison baits. Since the California Fish […]

Mingle with Tangled Roots at Powell’s

Tangled Roots is a great name for this band. Tangling mind, spirit and heartfelt soul, these four minstrels bring their music to life. Leader of the group, singer-songwriter Rick “Big Daddy” Hussong shares a lifetime of stories with his music and lays down the rhythm with acoustic-electric guitar and dobro. He is locked into the […]

As we were: It is a blast

25 Years ago June 30, 1986 Blasting ordinance due Sheriff Richard Pacileo appeared before the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, advising them that a new ordinance is needed to regulate blasting. Pacileo said he currently issues permits to individuals who have blasting licenses from the state. The permits are valid for a specific […]

Impressive art makes the scene in Fair Play

Artist Joey Cattone, 65, works in many mediums and likes to “fool the eye” with her painting. Her mastery of “trompe l’oeil” and her love of wine was a perfect pairing for her latest commission of transforming the water tank at dkcellars in Fair Play into a wine press. Dave and Kim Pratt of dkcellars met […]

Free healing clinics on Monday

Feeling Great Now! is hosting a free healing clinic on Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning June 27. All healers are welcome to participate in, and contribute to these unique and powerful events. Everyone is invited to come and receive healing. Sessions are short, about 15 – 20 minutes. Alternative therapies are encouraged. […]

Summer Fun at the Library

It’s summertime; hot days, camping trips, kids out of school and visits to local swimming holes. Summer means it’s once again time to find solace from the heat and boredom with an array of free fun events for people of all ages at the El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, in Placerville. What […]

Sacramento Heritage Festival presents final show

On Sunday, June 26, the Sacramento Heritage and Blues Festival will take place at the Sacramento Horsemen’s Club, at 3200 Longview Drive in Sacramento. As a final gift to the Sacramento community some of top blues acts in the country will be appearing. Featured will be Bobby Rush, a 50-year veteran of the chitlin circuit, […]

Author to speak about Pearl Harbor

The public is invited to “Remembering Pearl Harbor” a luncheon by the Shingle Springs Christian Women’s Connection (sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries) on Tuesday, July 12, at noon. Cost is $16. The lunch is catered by Diane Wilkinson at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. The speaker will be Karan Gleddie. […]

Community Resource Center presents new support group

The Community Resource Center is presenting a new support group for women entitled “Womens’ Empowerment.” This group is open to any woman looking to find new strength and resilience in her life, vent frustrations, share new ideas and find new friendships. Womens’ Empowerment meets Monday at 2 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 1864 Broadway, […]

Patriotism, the Way I see it

By Mollie Tuthill People seem to think Patriotism is just the fact of being spirited, but to me it’s much more than that. Patriotism is showing love for our country and being willing to sacrifice anything for it. Patriotism is not just about war, it’s about the people, our ancestors, who sacrificed their lives to […]

What patriotism Means to Me

By Ellie Feis A country without patriotism would be like a book without words. Patriotism lives within the hearts of every American that strives to make America great. To me, patriotism is courage, strength, and perseverance. Patriotism is a passion that drives people to give everything to protect their country and what they believe. I […]

Fleet Reserve Association announces essay winners

Students in El Dorado County wrote essays on “What Patriotism Means to Me” for the Americanism Essay. After review the Fleet Reserve Association and the Auxiliary of Branch and Unit 275 announced the winners. First place winners are Ciara Barrett, Hannah Hill, Ellie Feis, Molly Tuthill, Rebecca Feis and Patrick Donavan. Second Place winners are Elizabeth Davidson, Gina […]

Day spa owner becomes fitness champion

“It’s never too late,” said Gabriela Pereria, 38. Pereria thought about participating in beauty and fitness competitions when she was in her 20s, but after two children and “flirting with 40,” the owner of Mimosa Day Spa on Broadway thought that dream was over. However, after losing 32 pounds and building muscle, Pereria not only […]

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Toyota Avalon full size in so many ways

Avalon has always been based on the Camry chassis, just a bit longer and wider on a wheelbase that is lengthened by an inch and a half to 111.0 inches. The body is also longer by about nine inches making the rear seating area mimic a limousine. But unfortunately the Avalon has somehow been relegated […]

Foothill gourmet: Pizza with pizzazz

I enjoy creating gourmet pizza for family and friends when they visit. Making flavorful pizza is not difficult and today’s column includes extra ideas to make fabulously flavorful pizza. First, a recipe for pizza dough follows. It’s a pizza dough recipe that I’ve used since 1990. The recipe makes one large pizza, or two appetizer […]

Summer music at Mondavi Center celebrates Cajun and Indian

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts announces the return of the popular SummerMusic series on the UC Davis Quad. This year’s lineup includes the Cajun sounds of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys on July 16, and the Indian rhythms of Non Stop Bhangra on Aug. 13. “With these two exciting […]

Brewfest offers brews, fun and music

The Bell Tower is “all dressed up” for the Bell Tower Brewfest on Saturday, June 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. The festival will close Main Street from Sacramento to Clay streets with more than 35 craft breweries pouring samples inside merchant locations and in the Moody parking lot near Tortilla Flats. For those wishing […]

Silver Screen presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series, presented by the Auburn Library, continues on Saturday, July 2, with Shakespeare’s magical comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” from 1935. In the movie, the woods teem with sprites, lovers, magic. As two couples race through the forest they attract the attention of fairies Oberon and Titania. Seeing their chance for […]

Dutch masters at Legion of Honor

One of the world’s best private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including masterworks by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen and others, will be on view at the Legion of Honor July 9–Oct. 2. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., where it debuted earlier this year, Dutch and Flemish […]

American River Conservancy offers ‘Energized by Nature’ Camp

What: Summer Camp series ” Energized by Nature” for ages 6-11 Who: American River Nature Center Where: American River Nature Center in Coloma and surrounding public lands in the Coloma-Lotus Valley When: July 11-15 Information: 530-621-1224 or go online to arconservancy.org Over the past 20 years, the American River Conservancy’s Nature Camps have given youth, ages […]

Help Dads suit up while yelling your lungs out

Take advantage of an opportunity to kick, punch, yell and help someone out at the same time. Bring your kids to Robinson’s Taekwondo in Cameron Park on Friday night, June 24, at 7 p.m. for a night of bonding, board breaking and being real loud. The clinic is free with the donation of a business […]

The Market has everyting

She’s the complete package. She’s a singer-song writer of talent and taste. She’s Tamra Godey and if you haven’t heard her, Friday afternoon at the Market is a wonderful opportunity to broaden your musical horizons. If you’ve already heard her at one of the local night spots you know what I’m talking about and will […]

Get to Camino for cowboys and cornbread

It’s time for Cowboys and Cornbread — a day-long celebration of western living and old-fashioned fun at Rainbow Orchards, 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino, on Saturday June 25. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with Thompson’s Toyota Classic Car Show, Rotary Taster’s Choice Chili-off, country dancing, cowboy poetry, yodeling, fiddling and non-stop activities all […]

The movie ‘Bloodline’ to premier at Three Stages

Three Stages Performing Arts Center in Folsom is premiering the new Matt Thompson movie, “Bloodline,” on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. The evening begins with red carpet festivities featuring leading cast members, producers, and many others who helped make the film possible. The festivities will be followed by the premiere of […]

Stepping out: Great sandwiches served with enthusiasm

“Too few people understand a really good sandwich.” — James Beard Sweet Spot Sandwich Shop Some time ago someone told me about a place called the Sweet Spot Sandwich Shop, which is located in Placerville’s Creekside Place on Main Street in Placerville. Their Webpage says, “Not only will you will be greeted with enthusiasm and […]

Jammin’ night of music benefits festival

Elliot Randall and The Deadmen, along with the Empty Wallets will perform on Saturday, June 25, at the Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main St. in Placerville, to raise funds for the upcoming American River Music Festival in Lotus on Sept. 16, 17 and 18. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. Bay Area-based, […]

Wine at Town Center rescheduled

The Rotary Clubs of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills postponed their Wine at Town Center event due to rain. The original date of June 4 was changed to June 25. Those who purchased tickets for the June 4, event in El Dorado Hills Town Center will be able to use those tickets on Saturday. […]

Burke Junction Cruise Nights return

The first of three Summer Cruise Nights at Burke’s Junction kicks off on Tuesday, June 28. Enjoy a free classic car cruise night from 5-8 p.m. with your favorite summer tunes and restaurant dining. Cruise Nights are the last Tuesday of every month, June-August. Celebrity judges vote for Best in Show, and  the community votes for […]

Deals for Big Fun got bigger

The fun just got bigger at the 2011 California State Fair – and so did the savings. Along with exhibits, entertainment and exotic food, this year’s State Fair attractions include deep discounts on food, fun, and shopping. “100 Golden Deals-the Ultimate Coupon Book,” contains 100 coupons that can save State Fair visitors as much as $3,000 […]

Plenty of fun things to do this summer at South Lake Tahoe

What do six months of record snowfall mean for South Lake Tahoe this summer? It translates to pure blue energy on and off the water. Here are five reasons to make Lake Tahoe Californian’s top destination for a convenient, memorable and value-packed summer vacation: See It, Bike It, Hike It Scenic rides on the Heavenly […]

At a glance: Happy birthday George

George Vancouver was born on this date in 1757. The English officer of the British Royal Navy explored and charted North America’s northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of present day Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon during his 1791 to 1795 expedition. He also got to check out the Hawaiian Islands and the […]

The 2011 El Dorado Rose Court

Normadene Carpenter Wherever Normadene Carpenter of Placerville goes, so go the Roses. She looks like a rose and acts like a rose, and is at all the same events that Roses attend, like the Butterfly Concert. Most people probably just assume that she already is an El Dorado Rose or one of the Ladies of […]

The 2011 El Dorado Rose Court

Judy Muetz Judy Muetz of Placerville has been a Lady of the Court since 2003. Even before that, Muetz has always been a Rose in spirit. Muetz, 63, has been in the background, nourishing the Rose program with her enthusiasm, encouragement, nominations, receptions and expertise in apparel history, vintage costumes, fine sewing and design. She […]

The 2011 El Dorado Rose

Mary Ann Harper blossoms Mary Ann Harper, 68, of Shingle Springs was named 2011 El Dorado Rose last Thursday night. In astonished tears, she accepted the sash from 2010 El Dorado Rose, Mary Kay Brancheau, 67, a fellow graduate of El Dorado High School. Brancheau was a year behind Harper in school, and now Harper […]

As we were: Incumbents returned to office

25 Years ago June 20, 1986 Analysis: council race was close The precinct-by-precinct analysis of the votes in the recent Placerville City Council election shows how narrowly incumbent Al Tuttle managed to keep his seat against challenger Joe Citarella. … Overall, Tuttle received 113 votes more than Citeralla in the five precincts. Despite strong showings […]

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Master Food Preservers: Label literacy

Food labels might not make the best-sellers list, but careful reading of care and handling instructions may prevent food borne illness. With the overwhelming choices of food available, from fresh to frozen, dried, canned and ready to eat, consumers must follow manufacturers’ guidelines when preparing, serving and storing food. If food becomes contaminated, serious illness, […]

Grow For It! Italian Thistle — A threat to your property

Italian thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus), a noxious and invasive weed, is found in many places on the western slope of El Dorado County. Documented in El Dorado County as early as the 1940s, it is a nuisance in the home garden and, once established, it can crowd out forage plants in meadows and pastures, and exclude […]

El Dorado senior win scholarships

Congratulations to the El Dorado High School Seniors who won scholarships. The El Dorado High School administration would like to take this opportunity to thank the scholarship groups for their generous contributions to the future of the students, and for attending Scholarship Night. The following students were scholarship and/or award winners: Active 20/30 Club of […]

Peter Nolan recognized for volunteerism

Allstate Foundation Grants $1000 to the City of Placerville Allstate agency owner Peter Nolan received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1000 grant from the Allstate Foundation for the city of Placerville Recreation and Parks Department, where Nolan volunteers. Allstate agents and employees have […]

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Youth need items for soldier care packages

To celebrate Independence Day and the men and women fighting for freedom, the hard-working youth volunteers in Hands4Hope — Youth Making A Difference are gearing up for a “Soldier Care Package Drive.” The event runs through July 4. Andrew Bassett, Stephanie Cooper, Ameilia Crye, Samita Dutta and Destry Fitzpatrick are working on getting the packages […]

Shakespeare Club presents the gift of knowledge

The Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2949 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, awarded six scholarships this past school year. The scholarships are named for the club’s benefactor, Mollie Hurd. In 1929 she willed the club a sum of money to build the clubhouse that is still in use today. The scholarship fund is financed by the generous donations […]