Harrisons celebrate 60 years together

On June 30, Kenneth and Anita (Young) Harrison of Shingle Springs celebrated sixty years of marriage. The couple met while Ken was in the U.S. Navy and stationed on Treasure Island. Anita was a part-time switchboard operator in Berkeley. When they decided to marry, they brought another couple along with them to Reno. The other […]

Kaysie Herrera and Kevin Pino to wed

Mark  and Lolly Herrera of Salinas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaysie Nicole Herrera of Concord  to Kevin Alexander Pino, of Concord. The bride-elect is a 2001 Salinas High School graduate and graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2005. She earned an Master’s […]

Grow for it!: Pesticide poisoning in pets is an important topic — part I

In our Master Gardener training, we are taught to minimize the use of pesticides because they kill beneficial insects and wildlife. Pesticides can also kill pets. Because of their indiscriminate eating and chewing habits, dogs are much more likely to be poisoned than cats. The most common poisonings that I’ve seen in dogs in this […]

As we were: High school sweethearts celebrate anniversary

25 Years ago March 6, 1987 Couple celebrates wedding anniversary Hazel and Tony Gastaldi of Placerville will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary Monday. Tony is a native of El Dorado County and Hazel was born in Lake County, but has lived in EDC since 1915. Both graduated from El Dorado County High School were they were […]

At a glance: Stars are everywhere

Venus and Jupiter are putting on a spectacular display above the sunset point between Wednesday, March 7 and Sunday, March 18. Adding to the brilliant night show will be the Moon hanging out below Saturn and the blue star Spica on Saturday, March 10. Stars on Stage Stars take to the stage at the Sequoia […]

Campus corner: Appearances can be deceiving

People often make the mistake of judging a college by its campus and overall location. Generally, if the buildings are large and if the setting is significant, then the college is regarded as more influential than one that is small and tucked away, such as Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center in Placerville. Hidden behind […]

Girl Scouting is celebrating 100 years

They don’t have to learn how to stop a runaway horse, make poultices or cure a ham anymore. There is no Laundress Proficiency Badge, but the vision for Girl Scouts that Juliette Gordon Low held when she founded the movement in America in 1912 probably didn’t include badges in Cookie Business, Financial Literacy or Computers, […]

Bill Tobin speaks up for ShelterBox

Bill Tobin said he could talk all day about ShelterBox. All day, indeed. This writer had difficulty getting out his front door. The El Dorado Hills Rotarian has undeniable enthusiasm for the organization that provides critical shelter and supplies for natural and man-made disaster victims all over the world. As a ShelterBox volunteer ambassador, Tobin […]

Mystery and mayhem take the stage at Oak Ridge

What: “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie Who: Oak Ridge High School Drama Department Where: Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 1120 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills When: March 8-9 at 7 p.m., March 10-11 at 2 and 7 p.m., March 15-16 at 7 p.m. and March 17-18 at 2 and 7 p.m. Cost: Tickets for […]

Heavenly news: Boötes the herdsman

Imagine life 3,000 years ago. How would you know it was time to move your pastures to the valley for winter or plant your fields for spring? Would you look at the calendar? Would you be able to read it? Who is going to tell you when spring is near? The mythical herdsman, Boötes (boh-OH-Tees), […]

Poetry Out Loud winner speaks his mind

On the evening of Feb. 7, in front of a standing room only crowd at Imagination Theater, students from nine El Dorado high school programs vied for the chance to become El Dorado County’s Poetry Out Loud champion. In an extraordinarily keen competition, Corbin Gomez, a senior from Oak Ridge High School, took top honors. […]

Program to offer a healthy outlook for women

Health issues are a major interest in the news. Nutrition, health care, prevention and cures are topics often brought up. In an ongoing effort to keep the public informed, the American Association of University Women is presenting a program on “Women’s Health: Risk Factors and Health Maintenance” on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. […]

Spontaneous Fantasia visits Three Stages

Intertwining a live musical and visual experience, Academy Award winner J-Walt utilizes a drawing tablet, a sound system and a joy stick to create Spontaneous Fantasia, a virtual world created on a giant screen in real time, all before a live audience. J-Walt utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to […]

Maria Muldaur comes to Sutter Creek

Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band are playing hot, smokin’ New Orleans blues on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. at the Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek. Tickets are $23 in advance and $26 the day of show. Call 209-267-1070 or go to suttercreetheatre.com for information. Muldaur’s latest blues album “Steady […]

Mondavi Center presents the French ballet ‘Blanche Neige’

DAVIS — The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California, Davis will present the U.S. premiere performances of Ballet Preljocaj’s “Blanche Neige” (Snow White) on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. The Mondavi Gala, benefiting the Mondavi Center and the Robert Mondavi Institute […]

El Dorado County girl wins Young at Art competition

Sometimes, what it takes to succeed is the willingness to step out into the deeper water. This is what Sophie Hill, who lives in Shingle Springs, did on Feb. 1 when she showed her artistic talent at the annual “Young at Art” competition at St. Francis High School in Sacramento. Sophie is a seventh grader […]

Fitzpatrick to present a Berry good talk

Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of Shari’s Berries gourmet strawberries and author of “Berried in Chocolate” will be the keynote speaker at the annual ladies brunch at the Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way in Placerville. The inspirational presentation is Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to noon and will cover how Fitzpatrick turned her passion for chocolate-dipped strawberries into […]

Sounds of the Balkans come to Burke Junction

The sounds of traditional Roma (Gypsy) and Slavic music can be heard at Burke Junction, 3330 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, on Saturday, March 3. The concert is presented by Crepe Town and will take place in the event room at the shopping center. The owners of Crepe Town invite the public to an unforgettable “up […]

Gifted songwriter singer memorializes Hangtown fry in song

Album review Album: “Hangtown Fry” (BNR-CD223) Performed by: John Malcom Penn. Written by: John Malcom Penn. Released by: Blue Night Records, Hanover, Ill. Cost: $14.95 Available from: Elderly Instruments, toll free 1-888-473-5810 or elderly.com It isn’t often that someone comes up with songs about your community and has them released in a CD album. This […]

Stepping out: Bones Roadhouse Bar and Grub has freedom fries

“It is the Americans who have managed to crown minced beef as hamburger, and to send it round the world so that even the fussy French have taken to le boeuf hache, le hambourgaire.” — Julia Child Bones Roadhouse Bar and Grub Bones Roadhouse is located 4430 Pleasant Valley Road, which is at the corner […]

Old Hangtown Beer Works taps out beer week

As the third annual Sacramento Beer Week draws to a close, Old Hangtown Beer Works pairs up with local watering holes to offer tastings and pints. Saturday, March 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. visit the Brick Oven Pub on Placerville Drive in Placerville for a pouring a variety of beers, including a few “never-before-released” […]

Round up some poetry and music

Round ‘em up! The third annual Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival is now a regular sign of spring in Carson Valley. An outstanding lineup of performers, artists and characters appears April 26-29 at the Carson Valley Inn. Headliners committed to appear include award-winning poets Waddie Mitchell and Paul Zarzyski, multiple entertainer of the year […]

Cameron Park concert to swing

What: Cameron Park Community Services District’s Concert Series Who: Sister Swing Where: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park When: Saturday, March 3, 6 p.m. Cost: Advance tickets are $18 or $34 for two, tickets at the door $20 Information: Call 530-677-2231 Vintage jazz sounds of the 1930s and 1940s have a special appeal for Paula Chasey-Merrill, Valerie […]

Oreo turns 100

Do you dunk or not? Unscrew your Oreo or gobble it whole? According to informal, yet thorough research at the Mountain Democrat office, it takes 10 seconds for a whole regular Oreo to soften in ice-cold milk so that the crisp chocolate exterior is soft, yet retains some texture. It is not yet known how […]

Blind date becomes 70 years of love for Trumblys

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, Clay and Grace (Wieland) Trumbly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a surprise party with family and friends at the Cielo Estate in Shingle Springs. Clay’s family moved to Shingle Springs in 1926, left for a few years and then returned to their 160 acre ranch in 1934. He grew […]

Air Force Airman Clinton J. Stine

Air Force Airman Clinton J. Stine 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 […]

Engagement Kayela Irene Marsh-Anthony Frank

Kayela Irene Marsh of Placerville and Anthony Frank of Sacramento have announced their engagement to be married. The bride-elect is the daughter of Roy and Shawna Marsh, Placerville. She attended El Dorado High School and graduated from Florin High School in 2011. She is in the US Army, studying Culinary Arts. The groom-elect is the […]

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‘Best friends’ earn Eagle Scout honors

Jeremy Pare and Keegan Bowers met as Cub Scouts in Pack 460 and then soon became best friends. They continued their friendship throughout scouting and music. They graduated from Union Mine High School last May. Both became Eagle Scouts last year one month apart from each other while in Troop 460 in Pleasant Valley under […]

Mother Lode Rose Society presents gala auction

Shopping is so much fun when it begins with a snappy rose auction. The Mother Lode Rose Society is sponsoring a gala of roses at a rose auction on Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson. There are many choices of the […]

Falcon’s Eye presents fable

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its spring 2012 production of Carlo Gozzi’s hilarious comic fable, “The King Stag,” adapted by Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader. “King Stag” is the second production in the fifth full season of the Falcon’s Eye Theatre. Gozzi’s madcap tale of mirth and woe comes to life […]

Fairytale Town goes green

As the famous American philosopher Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s good to be green.” Seeing wisdom in these words, Fairytale Town celebrates “being green” in a variety of ways this March. On Saturday, March 3, “Green Eggs and Ham” takes center stage as Fairytale Town celebrates literacy and the birth of Dr. Seuss with […]

The joke’s on humorist Gallagher

Humorist Jack Gallagher returns to the 24th Street Theatre on Saturday, March 3, for his annual one night only concert event, “The Joke’s On Me … 3.0.” Gallagher makes it a threepeat as the humorist and rock and roll raconteur makes his annual pilgrimage down the corner and around the block from his Land Park home […]

At a glance: Leap into fun

A leap year consists of 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 days. This year has a Leap Day or intercalary day. This happens every four years to make up for the Earth’s annual revolution around the sun which is approximately 365.242199 days. The extra day is necessary to keep the […]

Mother Lode Union School District opens kindergarten registration

The Mother Lode Union School District announces that it will begin accepting kindergarten registrations and pre-k registrations for the 2012-13 school year at the Indian Creek school office, March 13 and 14, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration packets can be picked up at the Indian Creek office, 6701 Green Valley Road, Placerville, beginning Thursday, March 1, however, […]

As we were: Armed man tries to rob health department

25 Years ago Feb. 27, 1987 Health Department robbery attempted by MARY NEAL A man armed with a revolver approached a custodian working outside the El Dorado County Health Department Tuesday night, forced him into the building and demanded drugs, according to Placerville police reports. The incident began about 9 p.m. when Wayne Green, 44, walked […]

Celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Prayer on Friday, March 2. The women of Malaysia have chosen the theme “Let justice prevail” this year. The women open the service for 2012 with the greeting “selamat datang” (peace and welcome), a reminder that harmony as a people is […]

Making a difference one person at a time

Special education teacher Lynne Hollerbach has been a Big Sister for more than three years. She is one of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ “Big Sisters of the Year” and has been matched with her little sister, Safire Salazar, for the entire time she has been with BBBS. “I wanted to affect someone’s life one-to-one,” said […]

The love of the outdoors brings them together

Hersh Leffler, a cabinet builder and general contractor from Pilot Hill, is one of the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ “Big Brothers of the Year.” Leffler, 54, has been a Big Brother for more than two years. “It was always something that was in the back of my mind as something cool to do. One day […]

Senior Nutrition March menu

The following is the March Senior Nutrition Menu for El Dorado County — a nice place to dine serving the over 60 crowd homemade, fresh and affordable meals. The suggested donation is $3 for adults 60 years or older. Lunch is served from noon to 12:30 p.m. Menus are subject to change without notice. For more […]

Jacob Wellman finds his musical passion

“Sweet … but also somber,” 17-year-old bassoonist Jacob Wellman described his instrument as such after a moment of thought. The Oak Ridge High School senior has found his passion with the instrument. He dreams of Julliard and a performance career — goals easily attainable by this talented musician. Jacob was recently selected to perform with other students […]

Make a strike for Big Bro Big Sis

Big Brothers Big Sisters invites everyone to mark their calendars for Saturday, April 21, for a special fundraising bowling event at two locations — Folsom Bowl in Folsom and Knotty Pines Lanes in Pollock Pines. This is a family-friendly event and everyone is welcome and invited to form bowling teams. Bowling teams generally consist of […]

Two high school students tops in speech contest

El Dorado Post 119’s American Legion High School Oratorical Contest was won by Ben Sathis of Ponderosa High School. His oration was titled “The Modern Congress.” Nathan Somaparavu of Oak Ridge High School took second place with an oration titled, “American Exceptionalism.” Sathis’ winner’s prize was a $300 scholarship and an American Legion gold oratorical medal. […]

Families needed for cultural exchange

Coordinators for Cultural Homestay International are currently seeking host families in the El Dorado Hills/Cameron Park area. Cultural Homestay International is a non-profit educational program that brings students from all over the world to North American high schools and families. The program gives families the opportunity to share their way of life and values with […]

Tahoe-based public relations presented with three awards

The South Lake Tahoe-based Weidinger Public Relations batted 1,000 at the recent Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annual Silver Spikes program, winning awards in all three categories entered. WPR received three Awards of Excellence for efforts on behalf of the Amgen Tour of California, American Century Championship and Golf the […]

Foothill gourmet: Yummy brownies

Brownies are definitely a comfort food. Who can resist the guilty pleasure of a chocolate brownie? In recognition of the Oscars, I found some Oscar worthy recipes for flavorful brownies. If you find a variation presented today that tickles your fancy, go for it! Serve the brownies for friends and family and be sure to […]