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Heard over the back fence: Dance the night away

 Officials at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wash., have informed us that Rebecca Rose Wolfe of El Dorado Hills was placed on its Dean’s List. To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must complete at least 12 units for the quarter and attain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. Congratulations Rebecca, […]

National Night Out Tuesday

Placerville loves a party, and to prove it friends and neighbors will take to the streets Tuesday, Aug. 5, to celebrate National Night Out, a nationwide event that always finds local participation at its peak. In fact, Placerville has been honored with several first-place awards for its celebration over the years, including a first-place honor […]

Heard over the back fence: Book publishing tips offered

FIRE IS NOT LOGICAL: Thanks to Jewel Blair-Smith, we offer the following quote: “How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?” HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK: Author Erin Dealey will offer tips and tricks regarding “Navigating the Wild World of Publishing” on Saturday, June […]

Heard over the back fence: Dance night in Shingle Springs

KEEP HANDS IN POCKETS: Someone named “Bob” dropped off the following “Top Moron” quote: “NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED! In Modesto Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to […]

Grayson Kleinknight learning how to battle ALL

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

Vacation dreams become a nightmare

Book: “Little River” Author: James L’Etoile Publisher: SALT Media Productions LLC, March 2013, 296 pages, e-book and softcover versions Imagine being on the white sand beaches of Jamaica with the gentle ocean surf in front of you and  warm sea breezes surrounding you. It’s one of my favorite day dreams but if you add a ruthless, […]

Authors bring Christmas books and fun to EDH

On Saturday, Nov.23, readers and Christmas lovers everywhere can indulge in some pre-Christmas magic when authors and illustrators, Loren Long and Jon Agee come to Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills, where they will end their nation-wide book tour. The two author/illustrators bring their storytelling skills and new Christmas […]

Book captures a daredevil’s life

Between the covers Book: “Forgotten Aviator:  The Adventures of Royal Leonard” Author: Barry S. Martin Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, July 2011, 256 pages, soft-cover and Kindle versions. If the name Royal Leonard is unfamiliar to you, it’s not surprising. Leonard, a legendary pilot, who pioneered blind flying, introduced celestial navigation to TWA, became Chiang Kai-shek’s […]

Take my word for it: Your kids are the world

I received a video in a text from my wife. In it, my 4-year-old daughter tried to get my 18-month-old daughter to say “Grandma and Grandpa” phonetically and accurately. When she nailed it, my wife and eldest daughter cheered. It was a small, but important victory for a kid learning new words every day, and […]

County youths benefit from United Way book drive

SACRAMENTO – Local residents can help 168 El Dorado County kids reach for the stars by participating in United Way California Capital Region’s 2nd annual STAR Readers Book Drive Feb. 18 through March 8. The drive benefits more than 650 children across five counties in United Way’s STAR Readers project that is working to increase graduation […]

Heard over the back fence: Try a blind date with a book

 Thanks to John Chapman, we present the following “Advice from a Blue Bird” T-shirt statement: “Rise early * Spread a little happiness * Keep a song in your heart * Think spring * Be colorful * Feather your nest with friendships * The sky’s the limit!” HOW ABOUT A BLIND DATE?
 The […]

Heard over the back fence: Heroes Night Saturday

 My friend John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without their motives questioned.” HEROES NIGHT OUT: 
The 15th annual “Heroes Night” is being presented by Boys and Girls Club, El Dorado County, on Jan. 12, at 5 p.m., in […]

Heard over the back fence: Pollock Pines Friends of Library seek book donations

John Chapman provided the following T-shirt quote: “I’m too sexy for my hair — that’s why it’s not there.” YOUR BOOKS ARE NEEDED: 
Becky McIntyre, president of the Pollock Pines Friends of the Library, informs us that current bestsellers and books published from 2010 are needed for the foyer book sales at the […]

Heard over the back fence: Dance the night away

 The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar notes the following interesting viewpoint: “The truth is, we see in life what we want to see. If you search for ugliness, you’ll find plenty of it. If you want to find fault with other people, your career, or the world in general, you’ll certainly […]

World renowned children’s author coming to EDH

Fans of Jan Brett, the very successful children’s book author will be thrilled because Brett is coming to El Dorado Hills. She has written more than 30 books, including “The Mitten.” Aboard her artwork-wrapped rockstar bus, Brett is on a 23-city national tour to promote her newest book, “Mossy” and will be making a stop at […]

Regional Chamber Choir to sing songs of the world

The Women’s Choral Studio, a chamber vocal ensemble under the direction of Catherine Fagiolo, celebrates its fourth spring performing season on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. The choir features singers from across the region, including Placerville, El Dorado Hills and Folsom.The program will be presented in Folsom’s Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal […]

Rock doc: Steps forward and back for the world’s nukes

My household has no less than three nightlights that give good service to me and mine. Perhaps you have a nightlight or two yourself. And beyond those useful little devices, of course, there are the regular lights that a person may switch on in the middle of a windless night. Those basic facts highlight the […]

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Heard over the back fence: Partners in Care plan night at the theater

My buddy John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.” • • • PARTNERS IN CARE FUNDRAISER: 
On Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., the Partners in Care organization is presenting “A Night at the Theater,” at the Placerville Shakespeare Club at 2940 Bedford […]

Heard over the back fence: Get your bag o’ books at Cameron Park Library

 John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement:
”The Constitution
* * * * *
for the articles.” • • • MIGHTY LOW PRICE:
 How about an entire grocery bag of books for a mere 5 bucks? The Cameron Park Library will present its monthly used books sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. […]

Amgen Tour is a world-class event

For those wishing to get a world-wide feel on a local scale the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is a backyard trip with a wide-wide flavor. From the cycling enthusiast to the general thrill seeker, AEG, presenter of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, is offering unique VIP experiences for tourists planning to addend this […]

El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight – ‘I’d go fishing’

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No  wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, that he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot […]

Book-signing, sunshine enlighten Placerville audience

Leaving Elk Grove Saturday morning in dense fog to attend the “From Hate to Hope” program at the Federated Church in Placerville, Chris Slay drove into the sunshine. As she neared the foothills, blue sky and sunbeams emerged from the murky clouds. Over 150 people packed the Federated sanctuary to hear a modern story of […]

The rural life: Forgoing Facebook

I received an e-mail from my dentistÕs office the other day. People there were excited to let me know that they (meaning the dental practice) are now on Facebook. They hoped IÕd come join them there for Òlots of new and exciting information.Ó I do like my dentist and everyone in his office. But I […]

Book gives a practical guide to slow down and enjoy life

Democrat staff writer Gina Giacomini of Pollock Pines has a number of professions, all part time and all working together to create a diverse and interesting life. For 20 school years, she has taught an art-based writing course at the Charter Home Study Academy in Placerville through the El Dorado County Office of Education. For […]

Billingsleys bullets: A nightmare of numbers

Democrat columnist I remember taking the class of Statistics 210 in college. The class was a continuous monotonous lecture, with a predictable CPA pace. Outside the classroom window, a tennis court tempted me to skip class Ñ to move from boredom to sunshine and great tennis shots. The concept of Òrange,Ó Òfrequency,Ó and ÒmeanÓ did […]

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Prisoner of Nicaragua: Volz to make homecoming to introduce book

Democrat correspondent The former Ponderosa High School student who spent a year in a Nicaraguan prison after being wrongly convicted of his former girlfriendÕs murder, is returning to El Dorado County to introduce his new book, Gringo Nightmare. Eric VolzÕs story of moving through the unjust legal system of a Third World country, and being […]

Heard oer the back fence: Read any good books?

Democrat staff writer Bookworm club: If you are a senior and live in or near El Dorado Hills, you might be interested in joining the El Dorado Hills Senior Center Book Club. Members of the club meet on the last Friday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to visit […]

The weekly Daley: Facebook and other oddities

Democrat columnist I joined Facebook several weeks ago, not even quite knowing what it is, what it does and why anyone would even want to do Facebook. I thought it was like a variation of e-mail. If you want to write to a friend, you send a Facebook message and include a picture of yourself […]

The Balancing Act: Living in a perfect world

Democrat columnist It has been about 125 days since the inauguration of Barack Obama and I feel much better. Under the Great One, I can see that we are heading for a perfect world. There will be no more wars; all you have to do is talk to people, like the Kim Jong-il, the president […]

Volunteers are needed

Who is spreading the love of reading by giving out a half a million books in the space of a single day? It could be you. Participate in World Book Night, an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books. Across America, this growing movement unites authors, publishers, book stores, libraries […]

The goal is to spread the love of reading

William Shakespeare might appreciate how World Book Night (WBN) is celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, April 23. Spreading the love of reading around the world, person to person, is the goal of World Book Night. This year, more than 250,000 volunteers will be giving away half a million free books to people in their communities […]

Heard over the back fence: Authors Day tix available

Carlyn White forwarded the following “Great Lesson on Stress:” “Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.” MEET THE AUTHORS:
 On April 21, “Authors Day” will take place at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. Doors open at noon, and the program begins at […]

Remembering Dennis

Once upon a time, the Mountain Democrat had a war correspondent — 18-year old USMC Pvt. 1st Class Dennis Kramer, from Camino. His articles, sent to the Mountain Democrat from the jungles of Vietnam, detailed his arrival at Camp Pendleton, his assignment to Vietnam, his arrival in Da Nang, his duties with Bravo Company, third […]

Heard over the back fence: Kindness is important

GARDEN SHOW AND MORE: The Antique Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs, is sponsoring a garden show at its store on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be food and fun for everyone. If you bring a can of food for the Food Bank, it will be appreciated. VERY SUCCESSFUL STUDENT: […]

Tahoe South tourism rides a renaissance wave

Tahoe South is continuing its renaissance with more than $150 million of improvements and new construction. From total reconstruction of lodging properties to new restaurants and businesses, confidence in the Tahoe market is continuing to rebound. “An energetic vibe is obvious throughout town in the midst of Tahoe South’s transformation and change,” said Carol Chaplin, […]

Students gain a touch of understanding

The students sit riveted to their seats, fully engrossed. After years of hearing “It’s impolite to stare,” it is awkward at first, but liberating to finally be able to fully take in the wheelchairs, immobile limbs and other forms of disabilities demonstrated and being discussed by the speakers. What the students discover looking into the […]

Heard over the back fence: How to pass the buck

ENJOY TALENT SHOW: An Older Americans Day celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Enjoy the free talent show and cake and refreshments. Any donations will be appreciated. For more information call 530-677-2231. UPCOMING TRIP REVIEWS: Star Walker forwarded the following Day […]

Folsom magazine: This wine bar is a feast for the senses

In a world of hide-away wine bars and hole-in-the-wall eateries there’s a sleeper in Folsom called Back Wine Bar & Bistro. Concealed in a sprawling shopping complex at Green Valley and East Natoma roads, Back Bistro is a stylistic date-night retreat, a curious cross between a Guggenheim garden sculpture and Rick’s Café Américain, (with a nod […]

Billingsley’s Bullets: The aging process requires patience

April 17 was my birthday. I would like to share the following birthday card quotes with you: “Drinks well with others.” “Once upon a time, a very special person was born, who was destined to change the world … Calm down — it’s not you. It’s Jesus.” “When you’re old, your butt cheeks droop. Your […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mercury Enters Gemini We experience millions upon millions of words in our lifetimes, and most of them, though right for the moment, are soon forgotten. Mercury’s entrance into the loquacious sign of Gemini today begins many weeks of steady, fluent, abundant communication. Those who want to be memorable would be wise to do more than […]

MacMaster and Leahy fiddle around at Harris Center

The “First Family of Fiddling” makes world-class music at the Harris Center for the Arts as Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have created a new show featuring their children alongside dancers and singers from the traditions of their hometowns of Cape Breton and Lakefield, Ontario. The evenings of Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5 will […]

Heard over the back fence: Learn to skateboard

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS: The Clarksville Region Historical Society will meet on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Students of Mr. Hodgin’s Oak Ridge High School’s history class will offer history presentations. The public is invited. DANCE NIGHT AT SHINGLE SPRINGS: On Friday, May 1, you can enjoy […]

Pillow talk part two: Picking the perfect sheet

Who knew so many people were losing sleep over their sheets? I didn’t. Not until my column about creating a heavenly haven broke two weeks ago, a column that tripped a feather-storm of emails from readers talking — and asking me — about that most intimate part of their life: What they sleep with.   Some readers […]

At a glance: Play ball

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is predicting that Major League Baseball fans will eat more than 18.5 million hot dogs and nearly 4.2 million sausages in 2015. The combined hot dog and sausage consumption could stretch from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia to Chase Field in Phoenix and the hot dog total alone […]

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