Bidding the banners a bye-bye

Of all the beautiful banners that hung on the light poles along Placerville’s Main Street since early June, how do you pick a favorite? After a favorite is selected and the winning bid placed, where would you hang your prized banner? In your home, your business, your garden? Get your lucky pen ready and plot […]

Stepping out: D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery and Café is simply delightful

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” — Epicurus D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery and Café Last weekend, on my way back from trying some wines in Amador County during the “Big Crush” event, I stopped by D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery and Café in Mt. Aukum. As […]

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Art and Wine Festival wineries

Many of El Dorado County’s award-winning wineries are participating in the Placerville Downtown Association Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, in merchant locations on Main Street in Placerville. The wineries offering tastes are: Auriga Winery Beamer’s Winery Bechard Winery Bella Grape Boeger Winery Charles B. Mitchell Winery Chevalier Winery Colibri Ridge Winery Crystal Basin Cellars […]

Divide gallery to feature Amy Brown

The Art on the Divide Gallery continues its artist of the month event with featured artist Amy Bowen. Her artwork will be on display at the gallery for the month of October, and the public is invited to a reception to meet the artist and view her artwork on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1 to […]

Last Saturday Art Walk at the junction

Burke Junction Last Saturday Art Walk is Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be “Art in the Breezeway.” Local artists from El Dorado and Sacramento counties will have their art work on display from 5 to 9 p.m. Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises will have a wine and beer bar on the patio. Wine and beer sale […]

Just the facts for the Art and Wine Festival

What: 14th annual Art and Wine Festival Who: Placerville Downtown Association Where: Main Street in Placerville When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $30 Information: or 530-672-3436 With the Placerville Downtown Association’s 14th annual Art and Wine Festival coming up on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 15, it is again time to take a look at […]

Four-day Nevada Day celebration in Carson City

It only takes four days to celebrate 147 years of Nevada statehood  because the Silver State knows how to party. The  four-day celebration of the Silver State’s admission to the Union in 1864 will be celebrated Oct.27-30, in Carson City. From Lake Tahoe to Great Basin National Park, Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, to […]

‘One Night Only’ at the Davis Musical Theatre Company

On Thursday, Oct. 13, some of the Sacramento area’s best and most sought-after award-winning talents take the stage to entertain audiences with “One Night Only,” a fundraiser benefitting Davis Musical Theatre Company. Featuring some of Broadway’s rare gems, this one-night benefit will showcase many songs never before performed on the DMTC stage. From the popular […]

Haunted walking tour in Truckee

Truckee is rich in history and lurking in the shadows of the historical building facades lay the town’s most interesting secrets and spectral attractions. Brave souls and aspiring ghost hunters can go behind the scenes and hear stories, Thursday, Oct. 20 and Fri., Oct. 21 at the Historical Haunted Walking Tour. Longtime residents will tell […]

An evening with Moss Henry and Patrice Webb

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, will host two award-winning Northern California songwriters who will present an evening of storytelling and song in an intimate setting. As a long time supporter of local music, The Cozmic Café is proud to have Great American Songwriting Contest winner Moss Henry and […]

Find a costume at IT

Looking for that special costume for an upcoming party? Imagination Theater is clearing out its costume closet on Saturday, Oct. 8; Saturday, Oct. 15; Saturday, Oct. 22; and Thursday, Oct. 27 — just in time for Halloween. Many unique, cool, nostalgic, eclectic, colorful, crazy, fun, classy and one of a kind items will be available. […]

California Dressage Society to hold championships

Horse trailers are on the move, riding boots are being polished and excitement is building as final preparations for the 44th Annual California Dressage Society Championship Show presented by are underway. The show will begin Thursday, Oct. 6, and offer spectacular competition through Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Murieta Equestrian Center. The center, 7200 […]

Master Food Preservers: Thanksgiving treats

Many tastes of fall have become Thanksgiving classics. Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and a moist, golden turkey seem to make the perfect combination meal for a Thursday in November. The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County offer a free public education class titled “Cranberries, Pumpkin and Turkey” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., […]

Grow For It! Who is a Master Gardener?

Here’s a little test to see if you might be a good candidate to become a volunteer in the Master Gardener program. Do you: • Enjoy sharing your knowledge and experience with others in the community and helping others do the same? • Like detective work — taking a problem and researching the cause and […]

At a glance: Listening can be better than seeing

On this date in 1921, the first radio broadcast of a World Series game occurred. This thrilled baseball fans everywhere. Radio broadcasters could recreate the game for listeners and did not spend a lot of time talking about irrelevant stuff. Maybe today’s television broadcasters could take a listen to some old tapes and take note. […]

Arts and education benefit from ‘A Taste of Foothills’

To enjoy the treasures from some of El Dorado County’s most gifted artists, chefs and winemakers in one lovely setting, attend “A Taste of the Foothills, A Benefit for Cedar Springs Waldorf School,” on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. Guests will […]

Taste wine and olive oil to battle poverty

What: 2011 Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Event Who: Community Resource Center in Placerville Where: Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills When: Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $15 per person and $25 for two Information: Community Resource Center at 530-344-1864, or visit In July 2010, the Community Resource Center opened […]

Fall fashions spring forward to scholarships

“Hats off to Scholarships” is this year’s theme for the Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers Club’s annual fall luncheon and fashion show. The club’s membership invites the public to celebrate fall and the day of fashion on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. The fun begins at […]

As we were: Volunteers to recapture history

25 Years ago Oct. 1, 1986 Relive history at Sutter’s Fort SACRAMENTO — Relive the excitement and confusion that marked the early fall of 1846 at Sutter’s Fort in Alta, Calif. On the weekend of Oct. 11-12, the experiences of an uncertain future, which marked the early days of war in California, will be recaptured […]

‘My Time’ to meet

The next meeting of “My Time,” a gathering for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementia, stroke or other chronic health condition, is Friday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St. This group is facilitated by Ruth Michelson, a licensed marriage and family […]

Support group to meet

The next meeting of the “After Five Club,” a free support group for those providing care to individuals with Alzheimer’s, a related dementia or other chronic health condition, is Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center, 935 A Spring St. in Placerville. The goal of this gathering is […]

Sheriff to speak in Georgetown

El Dorado Country Sheriff John D’Agostini will be the speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 18, luncheon meeting of the Georgetown Divide Republican Women Federated. D’Agostini was elected sheriff, coroner and public administrator of El Dorado County in November 2010. He often recalled during his campaign about when the local deputy stopped by to talk and […]

‘Ties to the Land’ workshop scheduled

The University of California invites the community to a workshop on “Ties to the Land.” This is a two-part workshop series with one work-shop in the fall before the holidays when family members often come together and a follow-up workshop in early 2012. The follow-up workshop will focus on the financial and legal approaches and […]

Students invited to join robotics program

The world is always evolving and technology is a part of the change. Everyone is talking about technology. The fastest growing field is engineering and the fourth is computer science and a great area for students to foster an interest in technology is robotics. Robotics is a quickly growing activity that involves engineering and computer science […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Collette Vacations, presents Shades of Ireland — a 10-day trip March 11 to 20, 2012, to Ireland. Trip highlights include: Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford Chrystal Factory, Blarney Stone, Cliffs of Moher, a night in Cabra Castle and more. The price includes air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel […]

National Memory Screen Day promotes early detection

National Memory Screen Day marks the focal point of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for those concerned about memory loss. In El Dorado County, the event will be hosted by Senior Day Care Services, a program of the El Dorado County Department of Human Services, and a […]

Holy Trinity to raise funds for people with intellectual disabilities

One of the most successful programs conducted by the Holy Trinity Parish Knights of Columbus is the fundraiser to help people with intellectual disabilities to improve their quality of life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that People with Intellectual Disabilities affects about one in 10 families or 7 to 8 million […]

Walk to School Day promotes health

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct 12, schools within the city of Placerville and El Dorado County will continue the journey to become healthier by walking to school under the banner of International Walk to School Day. Both Sierra School and Louisiana Schnell School will be participating again this year in the city of […]

Run For Courage announces beneficiaries

Run For Courage Inc is pleased to announce that four nonprofit organizations, Courage To Be You, A New Day For Children, WIND Youth Services and Agape International Missions (AIM), will be awarded funding from proceeds raised at The second Run For Courage 5K/10K race to be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 a.m. in Folsom. […]

Luau fundraiser to help transplant recipient

Fred E. Moore is grateful to be alive. He recently received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning a luau and auction to help with his expenses. In 2006, Moore was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome, meaning his lymphocytes became cancerous and affected his skin. […]

Caregivers Support Group meets the third Thursday

The Caregivers Support Group is held the third Thursday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in room 205. The next meeting is Oct. 20. All are invited to attend this free support group facilitated by Darlene Westphal with GVCC and Wanda Demarest, program supervisor […]

October Senior Nutrition Menu

The following is the October Senior Nutrition Menu for El Dorado County — a nice place to dine serving the over 60 crowd. The suggested donation is $3 for adults 60 years or older. Lunch is served from noon to 12:30 pm. Menus are subject to change without notice. For more information call one of the […]

Master Food Preservers: A perfect pear

This beautiful fall morning could not get any better. First, the dreaded yard work turned out to be easy and quickly finished. Then, the hair salon had exactly the right time open for an hour of beauty. Finally, a call from a friend resulted in plans for an excursion to a pear orchard for an […]

Take a CROP walk for a good cause

What: CROP Walk Who: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Where: Benham Park, 3071 Benham St. in Placerville When: Sunday, Oct. 9. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., and the walk starts from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: $5 minimum donation Information: 530-676-7181, or Would you like to take a walk to help homeless and distressed people around Placerville? El […]

It’s a teen scene at the EDH library

At first glance, the El Dorado County Library in El Dorado Hills at 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, is a grown-up’s library. A gorgeous fall display by Pottery World of El Dorado Hills greets patrons as they enter the main room and a magnificent painting of Horsetail Falls by Connie Randmma hangs above a fireplace against the […]

Heavenly news: By the light of the Moon

To the human species, the Moon has been a constant companion in the sky, and its beauty has elicited inspirational music and poetry. Other than the Sun, the Moon has, from time immemorial, been the most impressive celestial object in the sky. Amongst the eight planets orbiting the Sun, all but two, Mercury and Venus, […]

Crocker Art Museum presents fall programs

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum will present more than 20 classes for children of all ages and adults during the museum’s fall Studio Art and Art History session. Classes are designed for a range of skill levels and led by teaching artists. Fall courses for children include “Dragon Daze” and “Fire and Ice,” a pair […]

The Miles Davis Experience comes to Folsom

Miles Davis — the name alone has become synonymous with jazz and its place in popular culture, notably the prolific years of 1949-1959 that began with Miles Davis recording what would become the Birth of the Cool and ending with the momentous Kind of Blue. Under dramatic images depicting a remarkable era in jazz — […]

Sac State One Book spotlights ‘The Grace of Silence’

Michele Norris’ acclaimed memoir, “The Grace of Silence,” is Sacramento State’s One Book selection for the 2011-12 academic year. Norris, one of the hosts of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” began the book as an analysis of race in the Obama era. When she realized that discussions about race in her own family were […]

‘Prohibition’ explores era of chaos and speakeasies

KVIE announced today that “Prohibition,” a new three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will air Oct. 2, 3 and 4, from 8 to 10 p.m. on KVIE Channel 6. Set in the era of bathtub gin, bootleggers, and speakeasies, the series tells the true story of the rise, rule and fall […]

On the spot: Jake McMahon

Age: 18 Hometown: Placerville Occupation: Kitchen aide at Eskaton and a student Hobby: Skateboarding Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption” Favorite book: “Huckleberry Finn Favorite vacation spot: Lake Tahoe Best quality: “My athletic ability.” Tell us something no one knows about you: “I like to cook.”  

Fall Festival at Amador Flower Farm

It’s time for the 15th annual Fall Festival at Amador Flower Farm. On the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be fun for the entire family. Visit the farm animals, take a free tram ride tour of the farm and venture through the hay bale maze, pumpkin […]

El Dorado High School helps community

El Dorado High School athletes have been successfully “going green” to raise needed funds for athlete costs. On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the El Dorado High School Athletic Boosters will host a combination E-Waste and Document Shredding event at El Dorado High School, 561 Canal St. in Placerville. To date […]

Left of Cool turns right into Zia’s

Hang a right at Zia’s for Left of Cool on Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. with special guests Tom Gunterman and Rick Dugan Hugh and Sheri Hoeger are the founding members of Left of Cool. They have been performing together for many years, and both were part of the popular local band Sierra […]

Discover Soul at Zia’s

Frankie Soul
 is presenting a Soulful Evening at Zia’s, 312 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Frankie “Soul” Rodriguez has been playing music in the Northern California area for 22 years. He has appeared on stage opening shows for such noted acts as Tower of Power, Elvin Bishop, […]

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