Wines inspire a memorable dinner

Nello Olivo wines will be featured at a wine dinner at Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Sequoia, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, on Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m. Executive chef David Bagley has created a spectacular menu to pair with selected favorites from Nello Olivo’s award-winning list of wines. The hors d’ oeuvre course […]

You be the judge

What: Passport Weekends 2012 Who: El Dorado Winery Association Where: 32 El Dorado County wineries When: Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, and April 21 and 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $70 per passport, $26.62 designated driver Information: 1-800-306-3956 or eldoradowines.org El Dorado Winery Association’s annual Passport Weekends are coming up on […]

Cameron Park CSD is planning many activities

The Cameron Park Community Services District is offering many activities in April. Team sports T-Ball is for boys and girls 4 to 7 years old. Practices and games are on Saturdays only beginning May 5. The district is also looking for adults interested in helping out. Registration is deadline is Friday, April 13. Recreation and […]

The Orient Express comes to the Olde Coloma Theater

Lotus Belly Dance dance group Sarpika and Olde Coloma Theater are presenting the second installment of “The Orient Express” on Saturday, May 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year they are featuring Turkish dancer and musician, Vedat, who will also be teaching workshops on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6 on Turkish folk dances as […]

Sierra Donor Services sets record in saving lives

SACRAMENTO — Sierra Donor Services, formerly known as Golden State Donor Services/Sierra Eye and Tissue Donor Services, led the nation in the number of organs recovered per donor at 3.78 for the first nine months of 2011. The national mean was 3.13 organs per donor according to the latest statistics released by Centers for Medicare and […]

Grow For It! Planning your herb garden

Herb plants in their spice or fresh forms are excellent additions to any garden bed, container area or windowsill. They often have terrific shapes and are great additions to a flowerbed for their attractive qualities alone. Take care to select the right plant for the right location, like any garden plan. Most importantly, consider the […]

Master Food Preservers: Kale chips

Sneak a peek down the natural foods aisle at the grocery store and find out what the “in” crowd snacks on instead of boring old chips. Right there, beside the bean dip, stands a bag of kale chips. Yes, kale chips have arrived, so move over, pretzels, and let the newest craze unfold. Loaded with […]

Taekwondo black belts go green

Taekwondo black belts are going green. That’s Girl Scout green, as black belt instructors from Robinson’s Taekwondo share the celebration of 100 years of positive values, healthy fitness and community service shared by generations of American girls. Saturday, April 28, Girl Scouts from across the state will come to share their excitement at the 100th […]

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Animal Outreach competing for grant

Beginning Friday, April 6, Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode will be a participant in the qualifying heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Animal Outreach is competing for a chance at more than $500,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000. The 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a […]

At a glance: Let the creative juices flow

Last weekend Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in Camino, held a fun painting class. The class was taught by Aimee Rebmann in the barrel room at the winery. The charming instructor had everyone creating master pieces during the two hour class and the wine tasting and snacking didn’t slow down the creative mood. After […]

As we were: Senior Legislators are re-elected

25 Years ago March 27, 1987 Senior legislators re-elected The election of two Senior Legislators who will represent El Dorado County at the 1987 and 1988 sessions of the California Senior Legislature (CSL) took place March 17. The incumbents, Senior Senator Peggy Rowe and Senior Assemblyman Evelyn Grau, held their seats by an overwhelming majority […]

CASA delivers a delicious lunch

It’s time to break out a $10 bill and your appetite because the 120 volunteers for the 16th annual CASA Kids Box Lunches are gearing up to deliver a delicious lunch right to your desk.

The box lunches are one of Court Appointed Special Advocates’ biggest fundraisers and the proceeds are used to recruit, train and support the 150 CASA volunteers who advocate on behalf of more than 400 abused and neglected children in El Dorado County.

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Student quartet to open Sac State faculty gala

The Valhalla Quartet, composed of California State University, Sacramento students, took first place in November’s inaugural A.J. and Susana Watson Student Chamber Music Competition, and will receive a unique honor for their achievement. The group will open the New Millennium Concert Series Faculty and Friends Gala at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Sacramento State’s […]

One hero saves six — and counting

How can the worst day of your life also be the best day of someone else’s life? For Diamond Springs residents Rich and Deanna Santana, that day happened last May when their 17 year-old son Scott was involved in a car accident that left him with severe brain and spinal injuries. “We knew as soon […]

CASA reschedules poker run

Due to changing weather conditions, the fifth annual Spring Breakin’ Out Poker Run will take place on Saturday, April 7. Registration for the run, sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates of El Dorado County and Folsom HOG Chapter 1787, is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Folsom Harley-Davidson, 115 Woodmere Road in Folsom. The pre-run […]

Foothill gourmet: Foods that begin with C

Today’s column celebrates foods that begin with the letter C. My first recipe is from a workout friend. Workout friends are great for workouts, fabulous for lunch and terrific for sharing a recipe. Thank you, JoAnn. She shared a family loved recipe for calamari salad. When JoAnn lived in the Bay Area, she bought her […]

Economic entomologist to speak at El Dorado Center

Before the concept of “sustainability” and just as the modern environmental movement was dawning Patrick Weddle began a unique 45-year journey as an applied ecologist and anti-pesticide environmentalist. This journey began as a college student, took Weddle through the farms and fields of California, the halls of the U.S. Congress and ultimately around the world. […]

Photo contest open to students

High school students across the state are invited to step behind the lens and capture photos that represent California for the 2012 LegiSchool Photo Contest: “California Through My Eyes.” Images can be of items big or small, landscapes, people, places, buildings and action shots, as long at it answers the question: “What represents California to […]

Mystery and murder continue at STC

Looking for a fun-filled night of mystery and suspense? See “Dial “M” For Murder” at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. This classic suspense thriller by Frederick Knott was the basis for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. After marrying his wife for her money, Tony Wendice now plans to murder […]

Artist creates exhibits with organic elements

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young’s Artist-in-Residence Program presents “Joy Broom, Waxed and Winged: Museum of Natural Curiosities,” through April 1. Broom creates extravagant, layered three-dimensional specimen boxes that combine her intricate line drawings of organic elements with actual insects, seed pods, branches, body references, antique maps and biological medical sources, all coated with purified […]

Explore the magic and peace of a labyrinth

Located on the Divide just a mile up Wentworth Springs Road from downtown Georgetown exists one of the most extraordinary labyrinths on the planet. Join owner Rob Edwards and labyrinth designer and builder David Blonski for a weekend retreat from Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25 to learn all about labyrinths and feel at […]

Nearly Beloved celebrates new CD

Nearly Beloved will be at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, March 23. San Francisco-based, Nearly Beloved’s latest album “Where’s Bob?” is a fun, lyrical, and biting trip through the country. From the gorgeous gospel choir of “Where’s Bob,” to the Bakersfield guitar twang of “My Memory,” Nearly Beloved’s songs bear […]

Creative juices flow at Lava Cap

The folks at Lava Cap Winery are celebrating the arrival of spring with some fun events. The first endeavor is Sip Wine and Paint a Masterpiece on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The is a chance to unleash your inner artist and enjoy a memorable day of sipping wine and painting. Aimee Rebmann, […]

Stepping out: Archer’s Butcher Block is three businesses in one

“My favorite animal is steak.” — Fran Libowitz Archer’s Butcher Block Archer’s Butcher Block, which is located at 5425 Mother Lode Drive, between Greenstone Road and the “Y,” where Mother Lode Drive meets Pleasant Valley Road, is really three businesses in one: a meat market, deli and a custom butchering shop. I walked in on […]

Crocker Museum presents spring break camp

SACRAMENTO — Beginning Monday, April 2, the Crocker Art Museum will host Crocker Art Camp: Spring Break Session for children ages 5 through 10. With a variety of art activities, gallery adventures and outdoor games, there will be something new and exciting for every child all week long. The Crocker Art Museum is an ideal […]

Folsom Arts Association hosts artist

Internationally acclaimed watercolor artist and instructor Alvaro Castagnet from Uruguay, South America, will be presenting a workshop sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association. The workshop will be at the Folsom Hampton Inn, 155 Placerville Road in Folsom, March 26 to 30. The public is invited to a reception for Castagnet on Thursday, March 29, from […]

Charlie Brown and friends have a good time at Ponderosa

What: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” a musical comedy based on the 1967 musical comedy by Clark Gesner and comic strip by Charles M. Schulz Who: Ponderosa High School Drama Department Where: Little Theater, 2661 Shingle Springs Road in Shingle Springs When: Thursday, March 29 and Friday March 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at […]

EDH Town Center to host Spring Fling

EL DORADO HILLS — Spring has sprung in El Dorado Hills and on Saturday March 31, the Spring Fling extravaganza at El Dorado Hills Town Center is the perfect place for locals to ring in the new season. The family-friendly festivities will be held in the heart of Town Center, and will have children 12 […]

FLC students to exhibit works in BofA Gallery

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College hosts an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, March 23 through May 13, with a special artists’ reception on Friday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features a diverse range of works such as […]

International violist to perform at community concert

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association is pleased to present Barbara Westphal in the fifth concert of the six concert series on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. The night of viola music will be at the Theater at the Mine at Union Mine High School, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado. Internationally acclaimed violist Westphal […]

Hometown boy Chris Isaak playing Stockton

It has been a while since Chris Isaak has played in Stockton. On Friday, April 6, Isaak will be bringing his Beyond the Sun Tour home to the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, with special guest Nick Isaak. It is a perfect tour for a homecoming concert. The Beyond the Sun Tour is in support […]

Sac State jazz groups to compete

For the sixth year in a row, the California State University, Sacramento’s Jazz Ensembles have been named among the top six college jazz bands in the nation and will head to Monterey March 30-April 1 to compete against the other five groups in the Next Generation Jazz Festival. The event is organized by the Monterey […]

‘The Color Purple’ comes to Three Stages

It was 30 years ago this year that “The Color Purple,” Alice Walker’s powerful novel, was originally published. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for fiction and it went on to be adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg. As a Broadway production — originally produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy […]

Sac State honors women’s spirit

March is a time when heroines of all stripes are recognized as the California State University, Sacramento Women’s Resource Center celebrates Women’s History Month with an array of educational events highlighting women’s history, culture and achievements. The celebration will conclude at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, with the Women of Influence Awards Ceremony in the […]

On Duty Army Pvt. Wesley J. Larrabure

Army Pvt. Wesley J. Larrabure has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

Air Force Airman Joshua D. Green

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Green 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 […]

Ryan and Markie Taylor

Markie Alexandra Beidleman of Huntington Beach and Ryan C. Taylor of Folsom were married in the Newport Beach LDS Temple on Friday, Dec. 4, 2010. The bride is the daughter of Rick Hall and Tracey Beidleman of Huntington Beach.  She graduated from Corona Del Mar High School and worked at Disneyland and as a fashion […]

On Duty Air Force Airman David M. Crocker

Air National Guard Airman David M. Crocker 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 […]

On Duty Army Pvt. Brian Sanchez

Army Pvt. Brian Sanchez has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical […]

On Duty Air Force Airman Dylan P. Sullivan

Air Force Airman Dylan P. Sullivan 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 […]

On Duty Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg

Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

On Duty Marine Pvt. Adam Kantner

Pvt. Adam Kantner, 19, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Jan.7, 2011. The private successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD as one of 85 recruits in Training Platoon 2130. After a 10-day leave at home in Placerville, Kantner reported to […]

Jennifer Cassel and Randy Rigdon Jr. engaged

A September wedding is planned for Jennifer Cassel of Cameron Park and Randy Rigdon Jr., also of Cameron Park. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Donald and Cheryl Cassel of Cameron Park. She is a 2000 El Dorado High School graduate and earned both an AA and an AS from Folsom Lake College in 2009. […]

Army National Guard Pvt. Steven D. Wendell

Army National Guard Pvt. Steven D. Wendell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle […]

Air Force Reserve Airman Michael J. Brown

Air Force Reserve Airman Michael J. Brown 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 […]