Building a better community is important

Wells Fargo Bank has been helping small businesses go far since the mid-1800s and that dedication to supporting local economies earned the financial institution a special award. Last year, Kevin Barri, senior vice-president of community banking for Wells Fargo in Folsom, and Wells Fargo gave the Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines a $2,500 grant to use […]

Grow For It: Getting started in the garden

Are you a novice gardener? Do you need a plan to get started in your garden? Here are some ideas and information to get you started on the right track this spring. To start the planning stage, take a look around and note the following in your garden: the elevation, slope, soil, sunlight, water availability, […]

Educator Cain makes beautiful music

When he was in fifth grade, Glen Cain wanted to play the saxophone. His band teacher felt the clarinet would be a better choice. “Maybe it was because I was small,” recalled Cain, 54. “My band teacher said to start with the clarinet and you can switch to the saxophone when you get older.’” From […]

Company helps Sober Grad Night

Stop by the Shingle Springs Coffee Company at 4056 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs, on Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 to 11 a.m. to taste coffees roasted locally by the El Dorado Roasting Company. For each $3.75 purchase of a regular coffee with a bagel, a donation of $1.50 will be made to the Ponderosa […]

Foothill gourmet: Cooking with an exotic spice

Today’s column features information about saffron and a delicious saffron soup recipe. I chose to share saffron’s delightful flavor so that you can prepare an eye-popping and delicious repast. Saffron’s flavor is awesome for impressing family and guests. It’s perfect for a lovely weekend dinner. Saffron is the stigma of the fall flowering crocus. Inside […]

Spring at the Carson Valley Inn

The Carson Valley Inn spring concert lineup features Michael Martin Murphey on Friday, April 13, The Lettermen on Friday through Sunday, May 18 – 20 and Collin Raye on Saturday, June 16. Acclaimed as America’s No. 1 cowboy singer and songwriter, Michael Martin Murphey has made more than 35 albums and BMI has confirmed that […]

Railtown 1897 park offers a hoppin’ good time

JAMESTOWN — Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown has a variety of special activities planned for Easter weekend, April 7 and 8. Sharing the spotlight with the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3, the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance arriving in rail-related style aboard a locomotive on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. […]

Celebrate spring aboard the Wildflower Train

JAMESTOWN — On two Saturdays, April 14 and 28 Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from onboard a train pulled by the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3. The special afternoon wildflower trains will depart from the Railtown Depot promptly at 4:30 p.m. Prior to […]

Stepping out: A memorable dinner at Snooty Frog

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” — Elsa Schiaparelli “Shocking Life” (1956) Snooty Frog Restaurant and Bar For many years one dish was the mainstay of French restaurants in America. Known as tournedos Rossini, it was right up there with beef Wellington, lobster Newberg and other dishes, all of which are […]

Tab Benoit coming to Three Stages

FOLSOM — Carrera Productions is proud to announce a very special evening with BMA and GRAMMY nominated Tab Benoit on Friday, May 25, at Three Stages, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Benoit is a unique and amazing blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, and is the No. 1 Cajun music export from Louisiana. His Cajun-spiced vocals […]

Silver Screen Classic Movie presents ‘San Francisco’

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, April 7 with “San Francisco,” from 1936. As the audience anticipates the spectacle of the 1906 earthquake, movie goers are treated to Clark Gable’s hard-nosed independence, Spencer Tracy’s wise, priestly intervention, and Jeanette MacDonald’s innocence and powerful singing. The movie is shown at 1, 4 and 7:30 […]

Crocker director to speak at Sacramento State

Lial Jones, CEO and director of the Crocker Art Museum, is the next guest speaker in California State University, Sacramento’s Professions of Art free lecture series. Jones has led the Crocker for 13 years overseeing development of its expansion, which opened in 2010. She is also working with Sac State on its upcoming U-Nite presentation […]

Placerville artists celebrate spring

What better way to celebrate spring than to go the Placerville Arts Association Spring Membership Show? The PAA has 180 members who are active in El Dorado County in various art projects, shows and local galleries. The show runs from Monday through Friday, April 9 to 13, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

Diamond Springs art show winners announced

The Diamond Springs Art Association Spring Art Show and Sale is at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, through Friday, April 6. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judge Sharon Galligan selected the following winners: Best of Show: Lee Holderman, “African Tiger.” Floral: first place, […]

Eggstra special dinner in Pollock Pines

On Saturday, April 7 the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center Association, 2675 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines is sponsoring an indoor Easter Egg Hunt at the center beginning a 3:30 p.m. followed by the annual Easter dinner. All children 10 years-old and under are invited to join in this fun event. There will be lots of […]

New look for Mount Aukum Winery

Mount Aukum Winery recently took an industrious step by developing a new brand for their already successful winery. Recognizing that their brand is meant to be an indicator and visual representation of who they are in the market and noting that their former logo was far too plain to convey this, the popular family-owned winery […]

At a glance: Beautiful vistas

All the rain has sure greened up the landscape and ensures that the wildflowers will be beautiful. A stop by the El Dorado County Government Center, building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, also ensures a pleasant scene with the annual Diamond Springs Art Association Spring Art Show and Sale. The art is on display […]

Local Scout Troop performs solemn ceremony

On Feb. 26 at the Annual Blue and Gold Banquet in Shingle Springs, six boys crossed over into Boy Scouts after approximately five years of hard work in the ranks of Cub Scouts and Webelos. Along the way these young people obtained more than merit badges — they also started to grow up and become […]

As we were: Things speed up at race track

25 Years ago April 3, 1987 Speedway season kicks off tomorrow Promoter John Padjen has scheduled a full season of racing, including 22 point races, featuring sprints, modifieds, super stocks and street stocks starting tomorrow night at Placerville Speedway, weather permitting. Rounding out the 1987 season at El Dorado County Fairgrounds will be five special events, […]

Dream playhouse makes dreams come true

What: Dream Playhouse drawing Who: Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. and El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity Where: Kids’ Expo at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Cost: Prize tickets to win the playhouse are $5 each. Proceeds benefit Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. and El Dorado […]

April Senior Nutrition Menu

The following is the April Senior Nutrition Menu for El Dorado County — a nice place to dine serving the over 60 crowd. The suggested donation is $3 for adults 60 years or older. Lunch is served from noon to 12:30 pm. Menus are subject to change without notice. For more information call one of the […]

Heavenly news: Dance of the constellation — Hydra the Serpent

The giant celestial snake, Hydra, is slithering into view in the night sky this spring. Look to the south to trace it during the early evening hours. This long and mostly faint constellation of Hydra, the female water snake, is one of the most extensive of all star patterns. Interestingly, there is also a much […]

Authors have their say at Authors’ Day

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 22, doors open at noon, program at 1 p.m. Cost: $10 Information: Betty at 530-642-9609 or Mary Jane at 530-676-8923 Humor, romance and mystery, history, conflict and friendship — this year’s Authors’ Day at the Placerville Shakespeare Club has […]

Entertaining Ideas: March 30, 2012

PLACERVILLE Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St., is featuring the art of Bob Masse this week. He has produced concert posters and album covers for bands like Led Zeppelin, The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. In 2001 he was commissioned to do three logo posters for the California State Fair. For more information […]

Army Ranger Graduate Matthew Anderson McClary

Matthew Anderson McClary, a 2002 Ponderosa High School graduate and a West Point Military Academy distinguished graduate has recently graduated from the most rigorous training course the United States Army offers, Army Ranger School, and has been promoted to first lieutenant. More than 400 soldiers began but only 161 graduated graduated from the course at […]

Engagement: Heather Louise Esrey-Trevor C. Hughes

Heather Louise Esrey and Trevor C. Hughes, both of Shingle Springs, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Kelly and Cheryl Sanders of Shingle Springs. She is a 2010 Ponderosa High School graduate. She is currently enrolled at Folsom College. She works as an insurance agent for Prospector Insurance Agency in Shingle Springs. […]

Engagement: Angela Lang-David Allured

Angela Lang of Paloma and David Allured of San Andreas have announced their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of Jim and Georgeann Lang of Novato. She is a San Marin High School graduate. She is also a graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton where she earned a BA in […]

Diamond Springs artists open show

The Diamond Springs Art Association is presenting its Spring Art Show and Sale beginning Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 6, at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. to […]

Heavenly to host Spring Loaded Festival

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — With the California sun shining down on one of North America’s deepest snowpacks, Heavenly Mountain Resort is gearing up for its 16th annual Spring Loaded festival. The two-week event is a non-stop party, full of concerts, competitions and some of the best spring ski and snowboard conditions at Lake Tahoe. “Between the […]

Lodi wine show is more than tasting

The 2012 Lodi Spring Wine Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds and is definitely “more than just a wine tasting.” The Show will feature not only wine from more than 40 wineries, but also tasty treats from local restaurants and caterers and a wide […]

Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum presents concert

Established in 1992, Schola Cantorum is celebrating 20 years of excellence in Church Music. Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum and conductor Donald Kendrick will present their annual choral concert Lenten Choral Mysteries on Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento. The program will feature this 30-voice choir […]

Sac State exhibit is a little ‘Mad’

A new exhibit at California State University, Sacramento’s University Union Gallery is inspired by a mad man — a Mad magazine man, that is. “Tony Natsoulas: Doing the Basil” runs through Friday, April 20. Natsoulas is a well-known Sacramento artist whose specialty is large scale, humorous, figurative ceramic sculpture. One of his early artistic role […]

Stepping out: Old Town Grill is now serving dinner

“Only in America do we buy hot dogs in packages of 10 and buns in packages of eight.” — Claimed by several people Old Town Grill As I mentioned before, my daughter brought the grandkids up for the Christmas Parade last year. The kids wanted French fries for lunch (hey, it is a parade day), […]

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 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.

CASA’s build relationships with children, offering a listening ear …

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