Grow For It!: Geraniums and pelargoniums

Geraniums and pelargoniums are easy to grow perennials and familiar to both gardener and flower lover. The most common geraniums are pelargoniums. True geraniums are called geraniums or cranesbills. Both geraniums and pelargonium are in the Geraniaceae family, but each is a different genus and with hundreds of species. The cranesbill name comes from the […]

Scouts lend a hand at Cameron dog park

EDDOG close to reaching funding goal With a little more help needed, soon Fido and Fifi will sniff and run free in the half-acre, off-leash dog park currently under construction at Hacienda Park in Cameron Park. “EDDOG is approximately $5,000 away from the $45,000 needed to build out Hacienda Park,” said El Dorado Dog Owners […]

Johnny Cash tribute show at Cameron Park CSD

What: Cash Tribute concert featuring James Garner Who: Cameron Park Community Services District Where: The Cameron Park Community Event Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park, When: Friday, March 8, doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Cost: Advance tickets $18 each or $34 for two or $20 each at the door Information: […]

At a glance: Enjoy a Caprese salad

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Republic of Florence, Italy. Besides enjoying Caprese salads, the architect, painter, sculptor and poet was one of the most famous artists of the Italian Renaissance. The David and Pieta statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes are among his most notable pieces.   […]

Oh, say can you write

he Placerville Elks Lodge No. 1712 put out a call for creative writers in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades to craft an essay on “What does the National Anthem mean to you.” The students in El Dorado County responded with an excellent group of papers. Students were given information about the National Anthem […]

Tiësto Club Life invades UNR

PR Entertainment, Ruby Skye and Midnite present the Tiësto “Club Life Campus Invasion Tour” with special guests Tommy Trash, Quintino, Alvaro and Erik Lobe at the Lawlor Event Center, University of Nevada, Reno on Thursday, March 7. “Club Life College Invasion Tour,” is the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market. Tiësto will […]

Music and movement classes help children

A whole-brain approach to fitness blending music and movement therapy, expressive arts therapy, and sensory-emotional-behavioral integration and regulation for children with special needs, or children who want to feel special is being offered in El Dorado Hills. “Super-flex My Brain: Music, Movement, and Mindfulness” classes, where everyone is welcome and everyone succeeds are offered in […]

AVID students are building the dream

“You got this, dude,” said Gilly Red as fellow eighth grader Adalberto Santana talked his way through the steps of an algebra problem that had been stumping him. While students in his tutorial group asked questions designed to help Adalberto define the problem, other Herbert Green AVID students were grouped in tutorials exploring math, English […]

Foothill dining: Two great brunch recipes

This one-dish brunch casserole is ideal for a crowd. Add a fruit salad and you can sit back and enjoy your company.   Cheesy bacon and egg brunch casserole Makes 12 servings Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes   Ingredients 8 slices bacon 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 loaf (8 ounces) […]

As we were: Placerville hires new administrator

25 Years ago March 4, 1988 City chief named By TIM WILLIS The Placerville City Council has hired Robert Semple, an assistant city manager of Coalinga, as its new city administrator, with a base salary of $43,800 annually. Semple starts his new job April 4 and succeeds Lee Yarborough, who retired late last year. Mike […]

Celebrate St. Pat’s Day with musical gumbo

If the phrase “Irish/Cajun music” makes you tilt your head and piques your interest, then be sure to attend Music on the Divide’s St. Patrick’s Day concert with Tom Rigney and Flambeau. The concert is on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 6240 Main St. in Georgetown. A unique amalgamation of […]

Things to do: March 1, 2013

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, March 4 through 31, is featuring photographer, Kelly Morris. The gallery is also featuring the abstract paintings of Randy Honerlah. Both artists are new in the gallery. For more information call 530-642-2944. Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating […]

Rusty Buckets opens show at Auburn Event Center

For the first time in the Sacramento and Sierra Foothill area, Poor Man’s Whiskey will be bringing its very special performance of “Dark Side of the Moonshine” in its entirety to the Auburn Event Center, 145 Elm Ave. in Auburn, on Saturday, March 2. This show has sold out the Fillmore and is rarely performed. The Auburn […]

Jason Petty pays tribute to Hank Williams

It is a trip down country music’s memory lane. In “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes,” Jason Petty pays tribute not only to Hank Williams and his influence on country music but also to the stars who influenced Williams and those whom Williams influenced. This includes Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, George Jones and […]

Provocative play tells a touching story of life

What: “Learning Spanish” Who: California Stage Theater Company When: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 24. Visit for show times Where: 1725 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: $20 for general admission, $15 for military, students, SARTA members, age 12 and under, seniors and SARTA members. Groups of six or more get special discounts Information: 916-451-5822 or 916-451-5822 […]

Moura brings soul to Three Stages

International songstress Ana Moura has emerged as one of Portugal’s leading voices of traditional fado, — meaning “fate” — her country’s soulful answer to the blues. She embarks on an extensive national tour, including a performance at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Thursday, March 7, that will embrace […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes to Sacramento

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Sacramento as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage Wednesday, March 6 to Sunday, March 17 at the Community Center Theater, 13th and L Street in downtown […]

It’s up and down at yo-yo championships

SACRAMENTO — For a fourth consecutive year, hundreds of yo-yo players from all over the world will descend onto the Downtown Plaza with one thing in mind — competition. On Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m., the California State Yo-Yo Championships is taking place. Old school tricks like rock the baby and walk the dog take on […]

Travel to Amador and taste the world

In Amador County the winemakers create vintages with a passion not just a crush. From growing grapes to making elegant wines they love what they do and love to share what they do. They also believe that the first signs of spring are a great time to share the fruits of their labors and are […]

Laughter is good for everything

What: “Stand Up For Kids” Who: Leadership El Dorado Class 6, El Dorado County’s Chamber of Commerce Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville When: Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $35 tickets can be purchased at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce in Placerville, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce in Cameron Park […]

Benefit for church

On Sunday, March 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 2979 Coloma St. in Placerville, the Cahersiveen Irish Band will perform a benefit concert for the preservation fund of the beautiful and historical church. Church of Our Saviour is the oldest church in continuous operation in El Dorado County and […]

Tea ceremonies steeped in Japanese tradition

The anonymous donor behind the charming Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room and Garden at California State University, Sacramento’s University Library will continue to honor the woman for whom they’re named by funding a series of springtime teas. “Tea season” is scheduled through April 11. All are offered free to Sac State students and the general public, […]

Time out: Breakfast shines at the Golden Waffle

Restaurant: The Golden Waffle Café Address: 1449 Broadway in Placerville Phone: 530-642-9322 Hours: Open every day from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast is served all day. Confession time. I, and you may find this hard to believe, am a regular cup-o-joe Joe. The thought of spending more on a cup of coffee I cannot […]

Marshall Medical produces public awareness campaign

Residents tuning in to Foothill 7 Television lately have noticed a few changes and some new programming options. Marshall Medical is just one of several local organizations that is collaborating with El Dorado County’s Television station during its time of growth, expansion and outreach to the community. Marshall Medical recently released its first public awareness […]

Arbor Day February gift

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from California who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. “Redbuds will […]

Top pianist visiting Grass Valley

What: Pianist Ang Li Who: In Concert Sierra Where: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Road, Grass Valley When: Sunday, March 17. Pre-concert is 1:15 p.m. and concert is 2 p.m. Tickets: General admission $26 and children 17 and under free. Information: 530-273-3990 or visit GRASS VALLEY — Pianist Ang Li has chosen a program for her In Concert Sierra […]

Learn the art of gardening with the Cowboy Gardener

The Mother Lode Rose Society is offering a new look at enhancing the rose garden at its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson. Verne Pershing, the Cowboy Gardener, is an expert on beautifying your landscape. He will present a program creating […]

Film fest coming to Tahoe

The silver screen meets glittering Lake Tahoe at the eighth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour Friday, March 8, at the MontBleu Showroom. Presented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee and Patagonia South Lake Tahoe, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the […]

Learn about eating healthy

“You Don’t Have to be a Victim to Disease — Understanding the Relationship Between Nutrition and Disease ” will be hosted by  June Scofield DC at the Mother Lode Chiropractic Center from noon to to 1 p.m. on Thursday. March 7 as part of a free health and wellness event. The event features Deana Christofferson, “Mom […]

Standal earns Violet Richardson Award

On Feb. 13, Soroptimist International of Placerville, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, presented El Dorado High School senior Whitney Standal with its Violet Richardson Award. The annual award honors young women for volunteerism in their community. Standal will receive a $500 cash award, just a few weeks prior to International Women’s Day, […]

Celebrate movement and outreach

“Breaking the Chain” is a March 2 gathering to celebrate the power of community outreach through movement and to share the benefits of Nia at the Cozmic Café. Nia is a holistic workout experience combining martial arts, dance and healing arts, designed to foster physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. This jam features a diverse […]

Veterans to discuss peace

On Sunday, March 10, Veterans for Peace (VFP) invites the public to a provocative panel discussion titled “Imperialism and Current Military Exploits.” “We’ll talk about how we get into wars, the cost of war, how the U.S. military will fight the next war, and what folks can do to stop war,” said Carroll Nast, convener […]

‘Lunafest’ features nine films

“Lunafest” is a program of nine short films all by, for, and about women. The films celebrate the unique, touching and inspirational roles of women in the local, national and international communities. All of the Lunafest proceeds are donated to charity. Specifically, net proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the Soroptimist International of […]

Grow For It! Fire wise landscaping — a fresh look is good

If you are like many residents of the West Slope, you may have lost long-established plants to the prolonged freezing weather of January. At my Camino home, 3,000 foot in elevation, plants that have made it through many past winters are looking mighty unhappy right now. Luckily for me, we are overdue for a major […]

Ehlers earns scholarship

Alison Ehlers’ success in the classroom has earned her one of the highest academic awards at California State University, Sacramento. The Placerville resident is one of four students who earned the Love of Learning scholarship. Ehlers, who recently graduated with a master’s degree in psychology, received the $500 scholarship for her academic achievements. She was in […]

New rector at Faith Episcopal offers hope

The Rev. Dr. Sean Cox was installed as rector of Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park on Jan. 27, but he’s been on the job since November, getting to know the community and his new congregation. Cox comes to Faith Episcopal from Austin, Tex. where he served as rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in […]

At a glance: Golden triumphs

Feb. 27, 1960 is a memorable day in United States Winter Olympic history. It is the day the U.S. men’s ice hockey team beat the Soviet Union team 3 to 2 to set up a gold medal game with the Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia). The gold medal match was played Feb. 28 and the emotion […]

Learning is an adventure

The middle school program at California Montessori Project is like no other. Located in Shingle Springs, these seventh and eighth graders get to do many of the things many other students could only dream of. At the end of every cycle, which is a learning period roughly six weeks long, the students go on an […]

New exhibits at Divide gallery

Come see what’s new in March at the Art on the Divide Gallery as the artists offer their interpretations of the theme “March Madness.” An artistic challenge, the monthly theme will inspire members’ creativity and help them explore new and interesting ways to think and imagine. A shared creative goal provides insights into the minds […]

Birthday love for MORE

It’s Ann Wofford’s 50th birthday on Sunday, March 3 and she wants presents — but not for herself. Wofford, a member of the Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises board of directors, came up with a different idea for celebrating 50 years of life. MORE is an El Dorado County organization serving adults with developmental disabilities since 1973. […]

As we were: Stuffed game animals confiscated

25 Years ago Feb. 24, 1988 DFG confiscates stuffed animals By MARY NEAL State Department of Fish and Game wardens recently entered the Old West Trading Post at 346 Main Street and confiscated a grey squirrel-fox, a raccoon head, four bangle bracelets made from python and cobra skins and a belt and buckle made of […]

Foothill gourmet: Classic mac and cheese and more

Baked macaroni and cheese is definitely a family comfort food. Today’s column includes a basic recipe, two stove top recipes and inventive additions to delight your diners. Classic baked mac cheese — Ingredients: 8 ounces fusilli or other short pasta, 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, plus 1 teaspoon more for the baking dish, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, […]

Jacob Fine memorial scholarship to be awarded at Ponderosa

The first Jacob Fine Memorial Scholarship will be awarded May 2 at the Ponderosa Scholarship Night. Jacob Fine attended Ponderosa High School from 2002-06. He generously served his school as a commissioner, in student leadership and on the snowboarding team. He brought humor and intellectual gifts to the classroom and was known as a friend […]

Time to get cracking and help the community

What: El Dorado Hills Crab Feed and Dance Who: The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Where: El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way When: Saturday, March 9, doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door […]

Things to do: Feb. 22, 2013

ONGOING put gold 222 here Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the very popular “Love is in the Air” show with art work inspired by the theme love and romance. Above is Leslie Chamber’s version of this theme in the form of her ceramic vase entitled “Lover’s Kiss.” The gallery […]