Placerville’s last stand

THE MARKET is the last certified farmers market still in operation in Placerville and will continue to operate all year long. Alicia Davis from the Davis Farm in Sloughhouse has been providing corn and other vegetables for 38 years and even though summer is gone the list of vegetables available at the Market is a […]

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Entertaining Ideas: Placerville special events

PLACERVILLE The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory, Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, has trained observatory docents to show the many celestial wonders of the universe as seen through two 14-inch telescopes.  To view the sky continue to the back parking lot to the left of observatory gate. Admission is free […]

Entertaining ideas: Music

PLACERVILLE The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., presents Open Mic Night on Thursdays. Musicians, poets or other entertainers are invited to sign up for a spot on stage. This is an all ages, family friendly environment for original work. Audience members can see what talent resides in the foothills. For more call 530-642-8481 or go […]

Entertaining ideas: Art

PLACERVILLE Fusion Gallery and Findleton Estate Wine Tasting, 440 Main St.— After surviving a car driving through their front window, Fusion Gallery and Findleton Estate Wine Tasting have re-arranged its entire gallery and has a fresh look with lots of new work. The gallery is getting ready for the pre-holiday 10×10 show. The artists participating […]

Holiday shopping at the de Young

SAN FRANCISCO — The fourth annual Holiday Artisan Fair takes place Nov. 19 and 20, hosted by the award-winning de Young Museum Store. This seasonal two-day event celebrates art and craft with unique pieces from tabletop to textiles. The fair features work from the Bay Area’s finest artisans, as well as an expanded selection of […]

Cowboy poets tell trail tales

MINDEN, NEV. — Cowboy poetry, lively music, tales of the trail, stretch-the-truth yarns and good old-fashioned cowboy fun are all part of the 23rd annual Rhymers Rodeer in the Carson Valley Inn’s Valley Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20. This year’s artists include cowboy poets Jim King and Jerry Bell, cowboy musician […]

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Beautiful music

SOL BRIDGE featuring Joaquin Fioresi, Jonny Mojo, Dan Abbott, Douglas Neal and Colt Langstaff are playing Friday, Nov. 12, at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, at 8 p.m. Klan Dyken on their 20th annual “Revive the Beauty Way Tour 2010″ is also appearing. Cost is $5 and all proceeds benefit a Thanksgiving […]

Fall show

VALERIE BYE’S “Apples in Chinese Bowl,” above, and Ramona Beckwith’s “Hornet’s Nest Collage,” right, are two of the paintings on display at the Placerville Arts Association Fall Membership Show Monday, Nov.15, to Friday, Nov. 19. Stop in during regular business hours at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville, to see the […]

Air Force Airman Christian J. Roebbelen

Air Force Airman Christian J. Roebbelen 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 […]

Lindsay Nicole Misch and Morgen Michael Earle

The families of Lindsay Nicole Misch and Morgen Michael Earle are happy to announce their engagement. Lindsay is the daughter of Bob and Valerie Misch of Pollock Pines. She is a 2006 graduate of El Dorado High School and  works as direct service provider for MORE in Placerville. The groom to be, Morgen Earle, is […]

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Shopping event to raise funds for senior nutrition program

At Home Care is sponsoring a “Holiday Shopping” fundraiser for the Senior Nutrition Program of El Dorado County. The “Holiday Shopping” event is on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. The day of shopping is to support funding for the […]

Air Force Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy

Air Force Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy 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 […]

ROTC Cadet Justin E. Chamberlain

Justin E. Chamberlain has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. […]

Program offers help for grieving

Navigating the holidays can be a challenge under normal circumstances. For those grieving the loss of a loved one, the “most wonderful time of the year” can be a spiritually stifling season, with little peace on earth to be found. There is hope. This holiday season, Green Valley Community Church will provide two ‘Surviving the […]

Lake Tahoe celebrates adventure films with annual festival

Lake Tahoe, recognized as a training ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, is the stage for the ninth annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Saturday, Dec. 11, at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure, the film festival is a perfect summary of outdoor culture. The dramatic action […]

EDMT’s High Voltage to perform ‘Holiday Celebration’

Celebrate the holidays as El Dorado Musical Theater’s premiere tour company, High Voltage, presents two cabaret style performances of “Holiday Celebration” on Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18, both at 7 p.m. at Oak Hills Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road in Folsom. “Holiday Celebration” features many memorable holiday classics, as well as some new […]

Fifth annual Las Posadas Walk in Sutter Creek

The public is invited to participate in Las Posadas, a festive Christmas walk in Sutter Creek that re-creates the journey of Joseph and Mary on their way to Bethlehem. It takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Las Posadas is the Spanish term for shelter or lodging. For the fifth year, the four […]

Santas to get together for annual dinner at Burke Junction

For close to 10 years the Burke Junction Train sat idle. This past Aug. 21, Burke Junction had the inaugural return of the Burke Junction Train in Cameron Park. Following that gala opening many have taken the journey around the center and some famous people have also hopped on the train. To kick off the […]

Museums offer art related gifts for the holidays

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young and Legion of Honor museum stores offer a wide variety of unique art-inspired gifts including books, jewelry, apparel, accessories, crafts, home décor, stationery and children’s toys. This year, the stores feature French-themed merchandise that complements the special exhibitions “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée […]

The Four Preps sing a Hollywood Christmas

Following up a packed-housed, two-night appearance at the Carson Valley Inn this spring, the Four Preps are returning to the CVI to present a Hollywood Christmas Concert in the newly-refreshed Valley Ballroom on Thursday evening, Dec. 9. The songs of the Four Preps will certainly stir up a memory or two — hits like “26 […]

Sacramento Baroque Soloists present early Christmas present

Sacramento Baroque Soloists will open the holiday season with a concert of Christmas carols this Thanksgiving weekend at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The musicians will play their own arrangements of the carols, including instrumental tunes and Lisa Lawson’s soprano vocals accompanied by flute, harp, violin, cello, archlute, harpsichord and drums. “We’ll present the carols as […]

Sac State professors exhibit work

Exploring the interface between visual and verbal expression, design professor Nigel Poor and English professor Doug Rice will display their works Nov. 15-Dec. 9, in the Else Gallery in Kadema Hall. Gallery hours are noon-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Poor will give a talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, and a reception […]

Cameron Park Country Club donates to Snowline Hospice

Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County would like to recognize the Cameron Park Country Club seniors for their generous donation of $3,318. This donation was the culmination of many hours of hard work fundraising for Snowline throughout the past year. The outreach committee, led by John Ray, presented this donation to Snowline’s executive director, Michael […]

Ricky John and Johnny Dee to rock the Wine Smith

What: Special performance Who: “Ricky John” Jackman of Ricky and the Redstreaks and “Johnny Dee” Dengate of Chicago Tribute Where: Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville When: Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 19, and 20, at 8 p.m. Cost: $15 Information: 530-622-0516 Join the fun as the Wine Smith in Placerville and welcome “Ricky John” […]

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Placerville’s last stand

THE MARKET, 4600 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, is the last certified farmers market still in operation in Placerville and will continue to operate all year long. Alicia Davis from the Davis Farm in Sloughhouse has been providing corn and other vegetables for 38 years and even though summer is gone the list of vegetables available […]

Regal theaters in Placerville offers special pricing

Regal Entertainment Group is presenting “Regal Value Tuesdays” at Regal Placerville Stadium 8, 337 Placerville Drive in Placerville. On “Regal Value Tuesdays” the admission price is $5 for all shows, at all times (3D up-charges may apply and holidays may be excluded). Visit for movies, showtimes and to purchase tickets online.

Wine country

DOUG RATCKOVICH is paying at Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, Saturday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. He plays a style of country and rock. Enjoy tasting wines, wine by the glass, cheese plates and the music. Guests are welcome to purchase bottles of wine and bring food from elsewhere. For more information call 530-626-WINE. Courtesy […]

Veterans Day tribute to feature Cantare Chorale concert

The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument will host the fifth annual Veterans Day Tribute in celebration of our nation’s veterans. The event continues to draw from the more than 17,000 El Dorado County Veterans and those who wish to honor them. The monument is one of the finest tributes to veterans in […]

Learn to communicate compassionately and improve relationships

The Center for Violence-free Relationships is giving individuals an opportunity to improve their relationships by focusing on compassionate communication that fosters connection and respect. The four week workshop starts on Monday, Nov. 22, and will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Center, 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 11, in Placerville. The workshops will focus […]

As we were: Water, Navy commission, Farm Bureau and railroads

25 Years ago Nov. 22, 1985 Biologists test muddied river water by KURT DAVIS While the South Fork of the American River running muddier than it has in recent memory — from Pollock Pines to Folsom Reservior — biologists from the State Fish and Game are trying to determine the extent of the damage done […]

‘Grease’ returns to Placerville’s Imagination Theater

Some say “the third time is the charm” but so were the first and second. Imagination Theater is once again presenting the popular musical “Grease,” running Dec. 3 through Dec. 26. A whole new generation of local young talent will perform this wildly energetic and entertaining show. “Grease” was Imagination Theater’s premiere production in 2001 […]

Students stage mini ‘opera’ that teaches many lessons

A mini “opera” coming to Sacramento State is more than just a musical production — it’s also an educational project that reaches across several subject fields. “The Devil’s Highway” will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in Capistrano Hall Room 151. It is based on Luis Alberto Urrea’s acclaimed book of the same […]

PAA fall show brightens the government center

Gold Country artist Howard Rees will judge the upcoming Placerville Arts Association Fall Membership Show which begins Monday, Nov.15, and ends Friday, Nov. 19, during regular business hours. This show will have diverse two dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental. Works of art in watercolor, oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, pencil, photography […]

Foothill dining: Holiday indulging

With the abundance of temptations during the holidays, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy blood glucose level. The Culinary Institute of America’s Assistant Professor Jennifer Stack, MS, RD, CDE, suggests diners can enjoy some of  holiday favorites by making the following flavor- and fiber-rich meal. The caraway and herb-roasted pork tenderloin, paired with […]

Bob Rawleigh is appearing in El Dorado County

The community is invited to a celebration concert on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., at the Pollock Pines Community Church, 6361 Pony Express Trail, in Pollock Pines. Celebrating the release of his very first Christmas CD, “Filled with Love This Christmas,” gifted and talented vocalist Bob Rawleigh will be performing songs from the CD […]

Olive Garden announces annual Pasta Tales contest

Olive Garden is seeking to capture students’ future aspirations and plans to achieve their goals as part of its 15th-annual Pasta Tales essay writing contest. This year, Olive Garden is asking students to: “Describe how furthering your education beyond high school will help make your dreams come true.” The contest grand prize is a three-day […]

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Some Soul at Powell’s

ENTERTAINMENT AND FUN keeps on happening at Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville. On Saturday, Nov. 13 Frankie Soul and No Control id playing at 9 p.m. Frankie Souls and No Control is back on Sunday, Nov. 14, for Second Sunday Blues in the afternoon. On THursday, Nov. 18, teh music […]

Bring a toy and help the Toys for Tots program

It is hard to imagine Christmas without toys. Just think about a young child waking up early Christmas morning and finding no toys, no Santa, no Christmas. This does happen in El Dorado County. Century 21 Select and the Cameron Park Fire Department support the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program to help give each […]

Community Concert features a new mix of music

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association, the oldest cultural organization in El Dorado County, is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary. It was in September of 1950 that the El Dorado Community Concert Association got it’s start. The  mission has always been to present in Placerville a regular series of concerts every year by top-ranking Solo artists, instrumental and […]

Roseville Arts presents recycled fashion show

Roseville Arts — Blue Line Gallery invites the public to the second annual “Fashion Spree and Green Tea” on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Renesas Electronics, 7501 Foothills Blvd. in Roseville. Tickets are only $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door. Runway models with special guests […]

‘Play On!’ rescheduled

A fire at Golden Sierra High School has interrupted the presenting of the fall school play. “Play On!” will be presented on Nov. 18, 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. at the multipurpose room at the high school, 5101 Garden Valley Road in Garden Valley. Tickets are $10 and $5 dollars. For more information contact Paul […]

Foothill gourmet:Two great Thanksgiving recipes

I have two excellent recipes to share  for Thanksgiving: Sweet Potato, Pecan, and Cranberry Surprise and Teri’s Favorite Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing with Apples.  Last year, my sister made Sweet Potato, Pecan, and Cranberry Surprise for Thanksgiving dinner and my good friend Teri shared with me a delicious Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing with Apple. Sweet Potato, Pecan and Cranberry […]

Dine out for a good dinner and cause

Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County is partnering with local restaurants on an ongoing fundraising activity which kicked off in July. The November “Dine Out for Hospice” event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 4-10 p.m., hosted by Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse at 2023 Vine St. in El Dorado Hills. Proceeds benefit Snowline […]

New director at Snowline Hospice makes a difference in people’s lives

Michael Schmidt is a man whose life has come full circle. He’s a fourth generation San Franciscan, who moved to Sacramento as a toddler, lived and worked all over the world, and now returns to his roots as the new executive director of Snowline Hospice. His wife Susan is the clinical director of an outpatient […]

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