In step with Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson’s proclamation of Sacramento as the Farm to Fork Capital of the World, the American River College Foundation and Amador Vintners bring the best of food and wine together to celebrate the ground-breaking of the college’s new school of culinary arts. The evening of Saturday, May 18 from 5 [...]
WHAT DO DOCTORS KNOW? My friend John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “Doctors Say I Have a MULTIPLE PERSONALITY, But WE Don’t Agree with Them.” NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE: The Friends of Cameron Park Airport (FOCA) are having their Airpark Neighbors Yard Sale at various homes in the airport residential area on Saturday, June 1, [...]
What: Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale Who: UCCE Master Gardeners Where: Veterans Memorial building parking lot, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. When: Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: No admission, cash and checks are accepted for purchases Information: UCCE Master Gardener office at 530-621-5512 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday through Friday Tired of [...]
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. At least that’s what Snowline Hospice is hoping people realize as spring cleaning takes full effect. When you clean out your garage this spring, or finally replace that old TV or computer with a new one, consider donating your no-longer-needed electronics to Snowline instead. You’ll be avoiding adding [...]
This is the last paper produced at our 1360 Broadway address. As you read this we have already moved to 2889 Ray Lawyer Drive. We’ve been at our Broadway location for 21 years and four months, having moved here Dec. 7, 1991. The two locations tell a tale about Placerville and changing times. Placerville is [...]
By Kathy Jurgens Since this time last year, many of us who are dependent on real estate sales and construction, (with the resulting domino effect) for our livelihood have seen definite improvements. Sadly, there are still many who are still waiting for a little more gain in their checking accounts. The past few years have taught [...]
Building a retaining wall or paving your driveway just got a whole lot easier with the help of the staff at Cemex where expertise and inventory keep customers on the job professionally and at home. David Dodd, sales manager at Cemex, has been with the publicly owned company for 10 years. In that time he [...]
What: Spring Native Plant Sale Who: El Dorado County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Where: El Dorado County Government Center, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville When: Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: No admission Information: eldoradocnps.org The El Dorado County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (EDC CNPS) hosts the annual Spring Native [...]
The corporation that owns Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe — Hotel and Ski Resort announced that as of April 1 the hotel will be operating as an independent property with a new management company. PHR Management Inc., an affiliate of Ken Corporation LTD., the Japan-based ownership group, will assume management of the hotel. Max Saito, vice [...]
YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE: Thanks to Carlyn White, we offer the following interesting thought: “It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.” The ladies at the Mountain Democrat office felt this statement applied to me. BUY LOCAL PLANTS: A “Native Plant Sale” is scheduled for Sat., [...]
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The corporation that owns Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe – Hotel & Ski Resort announced March 4 that as of April 1 the hotel will be operating as an independent property with a new management company. PHR Management Inc., an affiliate of Ken Corp., Ltd., the Japan-based ownership group, will assume management [...]
Dressed in scrubs and not afraid to take on a challenge, 10-year-old Hunter McGee eagerly tried out Mercy Folsom’s new da Vinci Si Surgical System on Feb. 20.
His task: Pick up a penny and move tiny rings from one spongy cone to another.
The Oak Meadow Elementary fifth-grader won his spot in the surgeon’s seat by winning Mercy’s Name the Robot Contest. More than 200 students from the Folsom-Cordova, Rescue and Buckeye school districts entered the contest. Hunter’s name — Surgeo — came out on top.
I’m writing this from ground zero: My childhood home in Orange, Calif. To get through my job here I need smelling salts and a bulldozer. Eight months ago my elderly parents moved out of the single-story ranch they tended for years into a home that tends to them, I hope as well. I have parachuted [...]
By Cara Greenberg Houselogic The stuff of family life — from excessive clutter to funky odors — can be domestic downers, whether you’re planning a romanitc evening or simply want your home to be a peaceful retreat. Here’s how to put the spice back in your home life. Clutter be gone Clutter is a national epidemic, and [...]
In early 2001, three transplanted Texans cleared a mountaintop in the lonely zip code known as Mt. Aukum and planted 5,000 grape vines. The trio, all cousins, named the enterprise Mount Aukum Winery. As their new vineyard would require years to mature, they were eager to partner with local growers. One particular grape farmer stood [...]
The answer, apparently, is when it’s a Subway sandwich. It seems these tasty, elongated snacks haven’t been measuring up to vigilant customers’ expectations lately. Armed with their trusty yardsticks, pernickety patrons aross the country have resolutely sunk the Sub’s promotional promise of being one foot long (or exactly 12 inches for the dimensionally challenged). Many [...]
No sooner did I put out my cry to the universe — “Help! I have to clear out my elderly parents’ stuffed-full house and I don’t know what to do with it all!” — than it answered. My super-second-hand-sales-savvy friend Aaron LaPedis flew into town. The author of “Garage Sale Millionaire” (Wiley) had come to [...]
The wonder of gardening is that each year the cycle begins anew with an opportunity to learn from the previous year’s efforts as well as a chance to try something new. In the quest to offer a wide variety of forums for local gardeners, Master Gardeners will introduce several new educational venues in 2013. All [...]
As digital America dumps its books, a growing shop on Main Street scrambles to keep up with incoming tomes. The Bookery, located at 326 Main St., boasts about 350,000 titles and counting. This emporium is a treasure trove to local and visiting bibliophiles for whom the heft, feel and scent of real printed volumes maintain [...]
Parker Development officials unveiled proposals for four large residential projects this week. If approved and built, the projects will further shape the community Bill Parker helped define, pumping more than $1 billion into the local economy, bringing jobs and providing rooftops local business owners say they need to survive. El Dorado Hills is young enough [...]