Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

At a glance: Big discoveries

By
From page B2 | March 13, 2013 | Leave Comment

Escabar_MimiUranus, the seventh planet from the Sun and the third largest by diameter, was discovered by Sir William Hershel on March 13, 1781. The planet is named after the ancient Greek deity of the heavens. Herschel made the discovery while systematically searching the sky with his telescope. It had actually been seen many times before but thought of as a star. Herschel named it “the Georgium Sidus” to honor his patron King George III of England. The mythological name came into common use in 1850.

Pluto, the only major planet to be changed to a member of the Kuiper Belt, was also officially noted on March 13 but in 1930. Once considered the ninth planet and the one most distant from the sun, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. American astronomer Percival Lowell first mentioned the possibility of Pluto’s existence in 1905 but died before finding it. In 1930 Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory, used Lowell’s predictions to find Pluto. Venetia Burney, 11 of Oxford, England, suggested the name of the Roman god of the underworld to her grandfather and he passed it on to Lowell Observatory. The name also honors Percival Lowell, whose initials are the first two letters of Pluto.

 

Safe graduation

Maybe the graduates from the Ponderosa High School senior class will make another big discovery because they had a chance to attend a safe graduation celebration. To help fund that party the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night committee is having a Dine Out at Kobe Surf and Turf in Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. Visit Kobe Surf and Turf on Wednesday, March 13 for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or for dinner between 5 and 9 p.m. and a portion of your purchase goes directly to supporting the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night. Top off dinner by joining in a little bit of salsa dancing. Salsa lessons are at 7:30 p.m. and then dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Remember to tell your server you are there for the fundraiser on both dine in and take out orders. For more details about the sober grad night visit phsSoberGradNight.org.

 

Fun Wednesdays

Wednesday nights at the Brick Oven Pub, 2875 Ray Lawyer Drive in Placerville, are fun, too. Jonny Mojo is playing acoustic Americana music from 6 to 9 p.m. Count on hearing a variety of his own original tunes, blues, rock, bluegrass and, of course, some Grateful Dead tunes. The Brick Oven Pub has a super selection of brews on tap, wine and great food. For more information visit jonnymojo.com or call 530-622-7420.

 

Artists wanted

Placerville Art on Parade is seeking artists to submit their designs for the painted banners that are displayed on the light poles on Main Street from June to October. Artists, designers, architects and art students (individually or as a group) are invited to submit designs for the Banners on Parade community art exhibit. Artist entries must be submitted by March 15 and will be evaluated by the Placerville Art on Parade Committee for selection. To submit a design download both the artist application and artist invitation forms from placerville-downtown.org or call 916-985-8996 for more information.

 

Spring wines

Holly’s Hill Vineyards, 3680 Leisure Lane in the Pleasant Valley area, is having a Viognier Celebration on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. There will be three new wines for spring: 2012 Viognier, 2012 Grenache Rosé and 2011 Estate Mourvedre and a lovely menu of chicken pillared, grilled calamari on black rice and a beef rosemary burger. For tickets and more information visit winery@hollyshill.com or call 530-344-0227.

 

Sweet 16

Oakstone Winery, 6470 Irish Acres Road in Fair Play, is having a 16th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the barrel room. There is a new “Wine Wheel of Fortune” to spin, some wines from 2010 through 2012 and new releases of the long-awaited Phoenix Rising Red, Lot No. 1, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2010 Zinfandel, and two new white wines — a 2012 Pinot Grigio and a 2012 Torrontes. There will be wonderful snacks to complement the wines. There is no charge and no reservations are needed to attend this big party. For more information call 530-620-5303.

 

Sweet time

Single Leaf Vineyards and Winery, 7480 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, is starting its 20th anniversary celebration with a “Sweet Emotions” weekend, March 16 and 17. Enjoy port, chocolate, nuts and cheese featuring a vertical tasting of Single Leaf’s port wines from 1992 – the first wine ever made at Single Leaf – through the 2011 vintage. Come celebrate “Livin’ on the Edge” since 1993. For more details call 530-620-3545.

 

Third Saturday

It is the third Saturday of the month and that means Third Saturday Art Walk at the Main Street galleries and businesses in Placerville. Visit Main Street for art shows, late night shopping, demonstrations, refreshments, music and more from 5 to 9 p.m. The Wine Smith is having an artist reception for Joey Cattone during the art walk. Her art features many wine related subjects and is a perfect pairing for the Wine Smith. For more information on the March 16 reception contact The Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.

 

Pretty things

Hartwick House, 6237 Pleasant Valley Road in Historic El Dorado, is showcasing the beautiful handcrafted fine jewelry from vintage pieces and found objects by Leslie Fryer. Stop by on Sunday, March 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. to meet this gifted local artist. To learn more call 530-622-2840.

 

Lucky day

For a fun St. Patrick’s Day think about stopping by the Placerville Brewing Company, 155 Placerville Drive in Placerville, on Sunday, March 17. There will be wonderful hand-crafted beers and ales and some great corned beef and cabbage. At 5 p.m. the Celtic duo the Method will be presenting a blend of high energy Celtic, folk and acoustic rock. There is no cover charge.

 

Keep on rolling

Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, is starting its Bocce Ball League on Friday. March 29. It is a fun with play from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Team members can bring food for the potluck and there is wine available for purchase. League play goes to May 24 with the top four teams playing in a single elimination play-off to determine the champions. The winning team will earn a case of Fenton Herriott wines. Cost is $60 per team. To play e-mail team information to winery@fentonherriott.com or call 530-642-2021.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

Goodbye LUPPU, hello LRPU

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

 
Past due state taxes bring arrest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Woman, dog back from Oso

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1, 6 Comments | Gallery

 
 
 
DA candidate to remain on ballot

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A9

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Benji and the Bickersons

By Matthew Margolis | From Page: A10

 
CPCSD seat unfilled

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A14

Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

By News Release | From Page: A14

 
.

Opinion

Something to think about: Teach your children well

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A6

 
Retain Bill Schultz as Recorder-Clerk

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

 
.

Letters

District 4 candidate

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 1 Comment

 
Open meetings

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

Volunteers and homeless camps

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

 
Bicycle events and traffic control

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7

Evacuation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 7 Comments

 
.

Sports

Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
King of the West roars into Placerville

By Gary Thomas | From Page: A11

First and goal: Bunt etiquette

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

 
Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

Jennings wins national title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Roundup: April 17, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Prospecting

Plantastic sale this Saturday

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Spring art brightens government center

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Things to do: April 18, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

 
Time out: A grand time at Grand China

By Earle Camembert | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Temple Kol Shalom hosts Passover Seder

By News Release | From Page: B3

 
Student art featured for Third Saturday

By News Release | From Page: B3

Promenade in high style

By Historic Old Sacramento | From Page: B4

 
Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B4

Friday nights are engaging at the de Young

By Fine Arts | From Page: B5

 
Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B6

See what is inside the vault

By Center For Sacramento History | From Page: B6

 
Eggstravaganza

By Fairytale Town | From Page: B6

Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B7

 
Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B7

Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

By California Stage | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

KVIE calls for artists

By Kvie | From Page: B9

 
A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B9

America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

By Blue Line Arts | From Page: B14

 
Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

By Fine Arts | From Page: B15

See wildflowers on train ride

By Railtown | From Page: B15

 
Easter at Northstar is family friendly

By Northstar California | From Page: B15

.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 28-30

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Frederick Wilbur Heymann

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Arthur W. Cornell

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Roy Cluness Chaix

By Contributor | From Page: A2

.

Real Estate

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

 
Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

 
Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

 
Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

 
EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

.

Comics

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A13

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
.

Home Source

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment