Foothill gourmet:Cooking secrets and hints

It’s always fun to share cooking secrets and hints. Here’s a few hints to help bake a perfect batch of cookies and my favorite Oatmeal Craisin Gems recipe. Making the dough Be sure to measure the flour accurately. Even the slightest variaion in the amount of flour can have a direct effect on a cookie. […]

Divide Gallery features artist Ramona Douglass

Art On The Divide Gallery continues its monthly featured artist presentation with a reception for Ramona Douglass on Sunday, March 13. The public is invited to come in, browse, enjoy some refreshments and meet the artist between noon and 3 p.m. Born in 1920, Douglass said that her earliest training was at her mother’s knee […]

Yosemite Renaissance exhibit features local artist

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 26th year with an exhibit of 42 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 39 artists. Drawn from more than 570 entries, this year’s exhibit includes a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract, all interpreting the majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra. The goals of Yosemite Renaissance […]

Crocker spring show features John Buck and Daniel Douke

SACRAMENTO — This spring, the Crocker Art Museum will present exhibitions highlighting the work of two California artists: John Buck, an alumnus of the University of California, Davis, and Southern California-based Daniel Douke. Forty years of John Buck’s sculpture and printmaking are surveyed in the traveling exhibition, “John Buck: Iconography,” featuring 60 prints, sculptures, and […]

Betts to speak at de Young

Kate Betts, author of “Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama” and the “Power of Style” will sign books and give a lecture titled “Why Style Matters: First Ladies and Their Impact on American Fashion” at the de Young Museum on Saturday, March 12. The book signing in Piazzoni Murals Room is at 2 p.m. the lecture in the Koret Auditorium is at 4 […]

Aquila Theater brings Pirandello’s play to Three Stages

Considered a groundbreaking work and one of the most important plays of the 20th century, Three Stages proudly presents Nobel Laureate Luigi Pirandello’s most famous drama, “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” as produced by Aquila Theater. “Six Characters in Search of an Author” will perform in Three Stages on Saturday, March 12, at […]

St. Pat’s party brewing in Placerville

Ah, it is almost Saint Patrick’s Day. It is the one day of the year when everybody is Irish. The Placerville Brewing Company and Restaurant, 155 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is proud to present what has become the area’s premier St. Patrick’s Day party on Thursday, March 17. For the sixth year running the kitchen […]

Stepping out: Prospector’s Café is a gold mine of café delicacies

“There’s something I’ve noticed about food: whenever there’s a crisis, if you can get people to eating normally things get better.” — Madeleine L’ Engle  “The Moon by Night,” (1963) Prospector’s Café When the company she was working for in Florida was sold in 2008, Cindy Southerland was without a job and had to make […]

Annual quit show stitches past and present together

Hartwick House’s Annual “Past to Present” quilt show and sale will be held this year from Sunday, March 13 through Friday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Historic El Dorado. The Hartwick House has hosted the quilt show for 13 years. The shop also carries new fabrics, sewing notions, patterns, books, buttons and […]

Jazz meets Broadway at Three Stages

“Never miss a chance to see John Pizzarelli,” exclaimed Rex Reed in a headline in The New York Observer. Patrons of Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, will have that chance, and more: seeing him perform with his acclaimed spouse, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey. According to the New York Times, […]

Auditions for ‘White Christmas’ set for May

Imagination Theater in Placerville has scheduled auditions for the holiday favorite, “White Christmas.” Auditions will be held May 14, at 9 a.m. with callbacks following on May 15, at 1 p.m. Auditioners should come with a song prepared from the 1940s (Irving Berlin songs preferred). The audition will also consist of dance combinations and cold […]

Tour behind the scenes at Railtown

Don’t miss this final, behind-the-scenes shop tour of Railtown 1897 State Historic Park this season on Tuesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors will get an up-close look at current projects underway plus see newly completed projects including the recently restored Sierra No. 3, also known as the “Movie Star Locomotive.” After a […]

‘Kill Shakespeare’ asks for public input

The creators of “Kill Shakespeare” will announce on March 15, that one of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters will share Julius Caesar’s fate and, “shuffle off this mortal coil” in the comic series’ next issue. The critically-acclaimed comic published by IDW, which places some of the Bard’s greatest characters together in the same story, is releasing […]

Jeffrey Siegel offers a delightful exploration of George Gershwin

The March 19 “Keyboard Conversation” with distinguished pianist Jeffrey Siegel promises an informal, accessible and highly entertaining exploration of the life and times of George Gershwin. Siegel applies his vast prowess with the piano and his enigmatic, knowledgeable commentary towards this most beloved of American songwriters and his times. From “Rhapsody in Blue” to Aaron […]

Bill Alkire and the Jazzmin come to Georgetown

Come and spend a nostalgic afternoon with the Jazzmin under the direction of Dr. Bill Alkire on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at the Georgetown IOOF Hall, Highway 193 and Main Street. Enjoy the contemporary arrangements of tunes from Broadway musicals, movie themes, and original jazz compositions. Be entertained by familiar music with a […]

Railroad Museum features fruit crate art in new exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Railroad Museum has opened an exciting new exhibit titled “Pick Me! Fruit Crate Art and the California Dream.” More than 80 iconic fruit crate art labels from the 1880s through the early 1950s are on display as part of this visually powerful exhibit. Chosen from the museum’s collection and from the […]

Wildflower observation car to roll at Western Railway Museum

The Scenic Limited: • Departs each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in April at 11 a.m., 12:30pm and 2:00pm. •  Coach tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 years and older, and $7 for children 2-14. • First Class service is $5 extra and includes cookies and lemonade served by uniformed staff. • Advanced reservations […]

Theater students head to D.C. stage competition

Sacramento State students brought home several awards from a recent acting competition, with two of them heading for the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and a showdown with 32 other college actors from across the nation. Junior Olivia Hughes and her scene partner, sophomore Sean Nill, bested more than 200 young actors […]

Rosanne Cash performance at Three Stages is sold out

Rosanne Cash puts it this way: “When I was 18, I was on the road with my dad. One day, we were sitting in the tour bus, talking about songs, and he mentioned a song and I said, ‘I don’t know that one.’ He mentioned another one, and I said, ‘I don’t know that one, […]

Air Force Airman Joseph S. Lewis

Air Force Airman Joseph S. Lewis 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 Force Airman Jonathan M. Lucas

Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Lucas 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 […]

Alison and Cass Gossage

The beautiful Flying Cloud Farm in Petaluma was the site of the Oct.2, 2010 wedding of Alison Zito and Cass Gossage. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Susan Zito of Placerville. She is a 2001 graduate of El Dorado High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wine Business Administration […]

Air Force Airman Luke B. Angi NO PHOTO

Air Force Airman Luke B. Angi 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 Force Reserve Airman Edward B. Cendejas

Air Force Reserve Airman Edward B. Cendejas 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 […]

Aaron Meyer and Andrea Garcia engaged (Photo)

Andrea Garcia and Aaron Meyer  both of  El Dorado, have announced their engagement. The bride elect is the daughter of Craig and Karla Garcia of Pioneer and Pam Garcia of Oakland. She graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pyschology from UC Davis in […]

Airman Alexander Nelson(Photo)

Air Force Airman Alexander Nelson 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 an […]

Sixty years together, never boring

On Nov.26, 2010, Jean Ann (Voss) and Richard Reynolds Allured of Placerville celebrated 60 years of marriage with dinner at a restaurant in Sacramento, a play and a stay at a  bed and breakfast inn courtesy of their family. The couple grew up as neighbors in Jackson and began dating in high school. After their […]

Tyler Brown and Seth Mackey earn Eagle Scout

Seth Mackey of Placerville and Tyler Brown of Diamond Springs were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on Dec. 15, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Placerville. Brown, 18, is the son of Read and Laurie Brown of Diamond Springs, and has been […]

John Womak and Whitney Person Engagement

Bruce Person of Placerville, Janet Winters of Grizzly Flat and Paul and Judy Womack  of Diamond Springs are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Whitney Person and John Womack. Whitney is a 2003 graduate of Union Mine High School and  earned a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Chico State University. She is […]

CHP Officer Merrill Sept

CHP officer Merrill Sept has successfully completed cadet training at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He has been assigned to duty at the CHP Bridgeport Area office. Cadet training included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid and apprehension and arrest of suspected violators,including those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Training […]

U. S. Navy Chief Gary Dumont

U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Gary Dumont has re-enlisted for the fifth time in a ceremony at Fallon Naval Air Base in Nevada. Dumont’s was the last re-enlistment ceremony that Admiral Thomas Kilcline, Commander of the U.S. Naval Air Forces presided over  before his own retirement. Chief Dumont has served in the U. S. […]

U. S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle A. Bond

U. S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle A. Bond graduated from a thirteen week boot camp at U. S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Jan.28. The private was one of 470  candidates graduating. Bond was with the 2nd Battalion Echo Company Platoon 2111 and earned a Certificate for Platoon High Shooter, scoring 338 […]

Air Force Airman Brian S. Smith

Air Force Airman Brian S. Smith has 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 […]

Golden anniversary for Diamond Springs couple

On Dec. 28, Thomas and Patricia (Huckabay) Saich of Diamond Springs celebrated their 50th anniversary. The couple met when they were both working for Aerojet in Sacramento and married a short time later in Carson City, Nev. on Dec.28, 1960. Thomas had lived in Diamond Springs since he was a child and the couple made […]

Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher S. Rutter

NO PHOTOArmy National Guard Pvt. Christopher S. Rutter has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, […]

Army Reserve Sgt. Ryan D. Harvey

Army Reserve Sgt. Ryan D. Harvey has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation New Dawn in the Iraqi Theater of Operations or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations.  The soldier is a member of the 304th […]

Marine Pvt. Private Ethan Daniel Suaste Photo

On Jan.7,U. S. Marine Corps Private Ethan Daniel Suaste  graduated from a thirteen week boot camp at U. S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego with 509 other candidates. Suaste’s platoon,2nd Battalion Fox Company, Platoon 2134, received the Honor Platoon designation out of the class of five platoons. The private is currently stationed at Camp […]

Army National Guard Pvt. Christina N. Sudtell TO)

Army National Guard Pvt. Christina N. Sudtell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, 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 […]

Air Force Airman Jeffrey D. Ikeler

Air Force Airman Jeffrey D. Ikeler 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 an […]

Air Force Airman Jeremiah Miller

Air Force Airman Jeremiah Miller 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 an […]

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr.

Air Force Reserve Airman Daniel L. Poole Jr. 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 […]

A family divided but still united

United in intention, but divided in service, siblings Charles Douglas Harris and Jessica Lynn Harris have graduated from basic military training. Douglas Harris completed  15 weeks of infantry training at Ft. Benning, GA. and is a Private Second Class in the US Army. Private Jessica Harris completed 13 weeks of military training at Parris Island, […]

New date set for Thomas McGuane lecture

SACRAMENTO — California Lectures is pleased to announce that a new date has been scheduled for Thomas McGuane on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1013 K St. in downtown Sacramento. McGuane will be in conversation with Pam Houston, discussing his latest book, “Driving on the Rim,” as well as his work […]

Army Pvt. Steven Alan Wagy

Army Pvt.Second Class Steven Alan Wagy  graduated from Advanced Individual Training from Ft. Gordon, Ga. on Dec.14, after completing Basic Infantry Training at Ft. Sill, Okla. During the nine weeks of basic infantry training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and […]

Army Specialist Dawayne M. Davis

Army Specialist Dawayne M. Davis is currently serving a one year deployment at Fort Garry Owen, in Al Amarah, Iraq, where he is assigned to Intelligence. Davis completed basic infantry training at Fort Sill, OK. in 2008 and received specialized military training at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, MD, focusing on tract vehicle repair and […]