Duty: Army Pvt. William B. Tillotson

Army Pvt. William B. Tillotson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic […]

El Dorado wines win in Amador

After more than 40 years, the Amador County Fair commercial wine competition has evolved to become the showcase for Sierra Foothill American Viticultural Area wines. For the second year in a row a Mourvedre from Amador County was awarded Best of Show, from Morse Wines in 2014. By the end of the day of judging […]

A beautiful day at Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm

“They’re coming. I see the buses,” Emogene Haller, event manager, announced over the walkie-talkies. Four schools with their students and teachers were arriving to participate in the second annual Okei-san Experience Field Trip at the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm site in Placerville, near Coloma. “Places everyone,” Haller called out. The morning group of […]

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings planned

Residents living in and around the Placerville community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. American Legion El Dorado Post 119, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville, will host Life Line Screening on Monday, Aug. 25. Richard Bennet from Woodland Hills participated in a Life Line Screening event in […]

En garde at Silver Screen Classic

The Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Aug. 2 with an adventure that takes place during the French Revolution. Andre, a nobleman’s illegitimate son, vows revenge against the Marquis for murder. A wanted man, Andre hides out onstage, disguised as the masked character Scaramouche. He bides his time as he improves his sword […]

Lee’s Feed appreciates customers

Lees’ Feed and Western Store is announcing its 2014 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by Lees’ Feed and Western Store, 4110 Mother Lodge Drive in Shingle Springs, on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to enjoy special store promotions, a chance to win prizes and more. Free products will be drawn […]

Arbor Day book helps to identify trees

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book “What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. “What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of […]

My Time meeting in August

My Time is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The My Time group meets the first Friday of each month and is facilitated by Ruth […]

Tractor Supply Store recognized

Placerville’s Tractor Supply Company (TSC) store was recently recognized for winning the Paper Clover Regional Champion award for being one of the top 5 stores to have the highest transaction percentage in its region during the 4-H/TSC Spring 2014 Paper Clover Promotion. The region included all TSC stores in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and […]

Learn about lavender and its many benefits

The public is invited to attend lunch sponsored by El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection on Monday, Aug. 11 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Seating is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is noon. Cost is $18. Former Master Gardener Joann Perry will share her extensive, interesting and practical knowledge about the […]

At a glance: Comets to meteors

On July 23, 1955 “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets topped the charts. The song was actually the B-side on the Decca recording of “Thirteen Women.” The song “Thirteen Women” did not hit the big time but when “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” was used in the movie the “Blackboard […]

Taste the best at the State Fair

Attendees to the California State Fair will have a chance to sample the top wine award winners in the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition during the fair. This year’s wine competition consisted of 2,829 wine entries received from 746 participating winery brands. Seventy-four judges on 18 panels awarded 2,068 medals, including 52 double gold, 217 […]

Volunteer kitchen help needed in EDH

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently seeking dedicated kitchen volunteers to assist with set up, serving, and clean up from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills “Moni Gilmore” Senior Center located at 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday. The Senior Nutrition Program is a […]

Medi-Cal dental services available in South Lake Tahoe

Throughout July, adults and children with Medi-Cal will be able to see a dentist in South Lake Tahoe. Tooth Travelers, a Mobile Dental Clinic, is available by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. behind the Barton Community Health Center at 2201 South Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. Credit card and cash payments are […]

Marshall Medical Center to host day of fitness and fun

Marshall Medical Center will once again be hosting a Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 2. This is the third Women’s Health Expo that Marshall has held and each year it has been a success. The event runs from 8-11 a.m. and is open […]

Railroad Museum offers a fun ‘History Happy Hour’

Let history make you happy. As part of the Thursday Night at the Museums extended summer hours program, the California State Railroad Museum is offering a special “History Happy Hour” on Thursday evening, July 24. The happy hour is from 6-8 p.m. and the trivia game begins at 7 p.m. Interested museum guests will enjoy wine, beer, […]

Kids parade for free admission to the fair

This year’s Kid’s Parade on opening day of the Amador County Fair on Thursday, July 24, will likely have a lot of red sparkly shoes marching down the street, to match the fair’s slogan of “There’s No Place Like Home.” So get your creative juices flowing, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. […]

As we were: Money for home repairs

25 Years ago July 21, 1989 FmHA raises home repair loan limits WOODLAND — The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) has changed its regulations raising the loan limit for home repairs from $7,500 to $15,000, announced Richard E. Mallory, the agency’s California/Nevada state director. Funds are available for home repairs and weatherization/insulation in small towns and […]

How to safely help a horse

Whether you’re a horse owner or just a horse lover, seeing a horse lying on the ground and needing help can be a frightening sight. Knowing how to help a large injured animal or evacuate a terrified horse from a dangerous situation while keeping the animal and the human responder safe, takes special knowledge of […]

Foothill dining: Tasty, healthy and refreshing summer treats

For kids, summer is the season for having fun, enjoying time off school and indulging in favorite warm-weather treats. While on trips to the beach and the boardwalk, they’ll inhale brightly-colored slushies, coat their steaming funnel cakes in powdered sugar and crunch into potato chips until their tiny fingers are covered in grease and crumbs. […]

After 5 Club to meet

The After 5 Club is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The After 5 Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. The next gathering […]

UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate to sign autographs at State Fair

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Comcast Xfinity invites fans to join UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate on Saturday, July 19 from noon-2 p.m. at the California State Fair. Fans will have the chance to meet and get an autograph with the UFC star at the Comcast Xfinity booth near Raging Waters at California State Fair. […]

Music Circus presents ‘South Pacific’

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific,” a universally acclaimed musical theater masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22-27. A love story for the ages, “South Pacific” features some of the most beautiful […]

Things to do: July 18, 2014

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Aug. 3, is featuring fine art photographer Doug Parks. Parks’ work emphasizes Northern California landscape. Now, after a career in communications technology including technical aspects of photography and cameras, photography is his full-time passion. Also featured is painter Joyce Bahnsen. Her canvas is paper for […]

Impressionist Caliendo at MontBleu

Frank Caliendo, one of the nation’s most recognized comedy impressionists for his parodies of NFL studio personalities and Hollywood actors, will bring his offbeat antics to Lake Tahoe, July 19 at 9 p.m. for a one night only show at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $54.50 or […]

Free chamber music at Sac State

The annual CalCap Chamber Music Workshop will run July 20-25 and July 27-Aug. 1 at Capistrano Hall. Led by California State University, Sacramento music professor Pete Nowlen, the two sessions will bring together intermediate and advanced musicians from across the country. These performers of the violin, cello, piano, flute, clarinet and other instruments are assigned […]

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Cartoonist visits State Fair

The California State Fair is proud to welcome Leigh Rubin, renowned cartoonist, to visit the fair from Saturday, July 19 to Tuesday, July 22. Rubin’s cartoons can be seen in more than 400 media outlets worldwide. Rubin’s art and cartoons will be on exhibit during the entire State Fair in the Fine Art Building, Expo […]

A sneak peek of art show

The 48th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition is Aug. 3-17. The word has gone out to hundreds of artists and art organizations as well as online Calls to Artists Websites. The show will feature 55 artists showing diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental. Art in a wide […]

Enjoy traditional and progressive music

The Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter, presents traditional slack key and progressive fingerstyle guitar by Chris Yeaton and Adam Werner on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Hawaiian-born Yeaton draws from a lineage of great Hawaiian slack key tradition. His musical inspiration and journey begins with one of Hawaii’s most celebrated musicians, master slack […]

County exhibits popular at State Fair

Glenn County has won Best of Show for its county exhibit. The Salvagno family celebrated its 11th anniversary of building Glenn County’s exhibit at the California State Fair. The family has won silver and gold awards in the past and Glenn County has won the Best of Show Award for the second consecutive year. Member […]

Paul Damon performs at Wine Smith

Paul Damon is playing at the Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Damon delivers a heart-felt powerful performance that will touch the soul. He combines his life’s stories of love, compassion, fear, rage and understanding with music and science. He enters a meditative state as he plays to […]

Omar Sosa plays at Harris Center

Omar Sosa, musician extraordinaire — composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator and communicator— will perform at the Harris Center for Arts in Folsom on Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m. as part of the Four Slices of Cuba series, a Cuban music festival. Sosa has performed numerous concerts all around the world. He’s winner of the 10th […]

Wedding: Dawn Pfutzenreuter and Matthew Welch

Dawn Pfutzenreuter of Rescue and Matthew Welch of El Dorado Hills were married at Wedgewood at Sequoia in Placerville on May 16. The couple met in kindergarten at Green Valley Elementary School in Rescue. The families became close friends thanks to the moms becoming best friends. After being in school together for many years Matthew went away for college […]

Cool artist earns special recognition

Around Christmas of last year Gloria Bilotta’s daughter called to tell her she had found her mom listed as “deceased” on the Internet roster of members of the national Women Artists of the West. It was a mistake, obviously and when Gloria traveled to San Diego for the group’s annual show in May the other […]

Discover butterflies of the Sierra Nevada

What: “Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada and Their Plant Interactions” Who: El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Where: Planning Commission Room, Building C of the El Dorado County Government Center, 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville When: Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Cost: No charge Information: facebook.com/eldoradocnps or eldoradocnps.org The El Dorado Chapter of the California […]

State Fair recognizes military

Thursday, July 17 is Military Appreciation Day at the California State Fair and all active, reserve and veteran military personnel will be recognized with free admission to the State Fair with proper identification. Along with free admission there will be employment workshops for military, Military Ready to Eat (MRE) cooking competitions and events honoring military […]

Amador Fair honors cowboys

In recognition of the many contributions that the cowboy has made and is still making to Amador County and the state of California, the Amador County Fair, July 24-27, will feature special events and acknowledgements for “National Day of the Cowboy” on Saturday, July 26. The music and lifestyle of the cowboy will be featured […]

The music continues at Bear Valley Music Festival

Music director Michael Morgan and newly appointed executive director Tara Kayton have planned an exciting festival with varied concerts and events to present in the village of Bear Valley for the 46th annual Bear Valley Music Festival continuing to Aug. 10. The vitality of the festival will be seen in the robust classical music series and […]

Stuck on Moonstruck Chocolate

Chocolate. Who doesn’t love the stuff in all its many incarnations from everyday chocolate bars to fancy bonbons that melt in the mouth. Enter a company called Moonstruck Chocolate Company that takes chocolates to a whole new level of decadence. Located in Portland, Ore., the boutique firm offers original artisan chocolates that appeal to the taste […]

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Master Food Preservers: Gifts from the kitchen

Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers on Tuesday, July 22, for a free class where the MFPs will share recipes and techniques for creating holiday gifts from the kitchen. Not all the ideas are canned foods; there are lots of different techniques and recipes that the MFPs will share. This special class will be held […]

EDCOE implements innovative grants

Classroom-level grants will soon help to bring more innovative and engaging learning experiences to the students of El Dorado County and a cohort of educators is working together to ensure successful implementation. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) announced the Innovation Grant recipients on May 31 and provides guidance, training and tools to […]

At a glance: Launch a fun time

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket on July 16, 1969 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program landed the first humans on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin got to do the Moon walk as Michael Collins piloted the command spacecraft for this important […]