Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Pinewood opens enrollment

Pinewood Elementary School is currently enrolling kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year. Pinewood is a school that provides unrivaled individualized student attention and an educational program that provides a challenging curriculum to students with all types of learning styles and levels. Pinewood received the 2014 California Distinguished School award based on […]

Military group presents speaker

Military Family Support Group is proud to welcome guest speaker Dr. Tim Thompson, chaplain, military and law enforcement veteran as he presents “What to Expect When Your Loved One Comes Home From Deployment.” All community members are welcome for this free and informative presentation designed for anyone interested in understanding what returning service members and veterans […]

Film shows plight of Baha’i students in Iran

The documentary film “To Light a Candle” by Canadian award-winning Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari will be shown without charge on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the El Dorado County Baha’i Center, 484 Main St. in Diamond Springs. Following the screening of the film there will be a panel discussion on the current situation […]

Rhône Rangers recognize California winery founder

The Rhône Rangers organization will present its third Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, March 27, to recognize the significant contributions made by an individual to the American Rhône wine movement. This year’s award will be given to Robert “Bob” Lindquist, founder and co-owner of Qupé Winery. In prior years the Lifetime Achievement award was given […]

Kids’ Expo to celebrate 30 years on April 11

Choices for Children, the local child care resource and referral agency, presents Kids’ Expo on Saturday, April 11 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. This year’s milestone event celebrates 30 years of offering a free family event with hands-on activities and performances that delight young children. This popular event was started […]

Lecture and book signing by Sylvia Sun Minnick

Sylvia Sun Minnick will conduct a lecture and book signing on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Angels Camp Museum in the Museum’s Carriage House, 753 S. Main St. in Angels Camp. Light refreshments will be served. Abandoned as an infant and raised as a refugee in Japanese-occupied Malaya during World War II, Sun Minnick’s inauspicious […]

State Fair announces new competition

The California State Fair is expanding its commercial competitions for 2015 to include a competition for extra virgin olive oil. Of all the olive oil produced in the United States, California produces 99 percent and the California State Fair is seeking to find the best from California. Extra virgin olive oils in more than 15 […]

Hands4Hope’s Winter Boutique a success

This past October, El Dorado County elementary schools including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & Fuzzy Drive, encouraging students to donate warm necessities like clothing, shoes, socks, pajamas, coats, scarves and hats. Combined, this community contributed more than 4,000 pieces […]

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ stars Idol alums

Broadway Sacramento announces that the new 2014 national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. in Sacramento, to Feb. 1. Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway star Ace Young (Joseph) head up […]

Hard Rock in Tahoe gears up for grand opening party

In true Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe style, South Shore’s newest resort casino celebrates its public grand opening with a not-so-traditional ice guitar smashing with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Warner Gaming and state officials on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:45 p.m. on the patio of the Fire Break Kitchen & Bar restaurant. […]

AAMC holds Garden Valley meeting

The local chapter of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) announces that Dr. Beverly A. Mikuriya, owner of Cool Consultations in Cool, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 24 at the AAMC’s monthly meeting at the Marshall Grange Hall in Garden Valley. Beverly Mikuriya is the sister of the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya, who is […]

Acoustic evening with Travis Tritt at Harris Center

Travis Tritt, who recently appeared at Harrah’s Tahoe promoting his most recent album “The Calm After…” brings his multi-awarded talents to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom for a special evening of solo-acoustic award-winning songs, stories and personal anecdotes. Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist Tritt. […]

Film ‘DamNation’ screens at the Cozmic Café

On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the documentary “DamNation” will screen at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. This is another film in the series of award-winning documentaries presented by the Sierra Club and the Coalition for Change. This powerful film odyssey across America explores the change in the United States’ attitude toward big dams […]

Arts are focus of discussion

The National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council will host “From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts” on Monday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This event will be held at Capital Stage Company, 2215 J St. in Midtown Sacramento and will include an announcement by Chairman Jane Chu, National Endowment […]

California Wine Institute elects chairman and board

Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association representing nearly 1,000 California wineries, announced the election of Carolyn Wente as its 2014-15 board chairman. Wente is the chief executive officer of Wente Family Estates in Livermore and the fifth Wente family member to serve as a Wine Institute chairman. The election was held at Wine Institute’s […]

Apple Hill Growers announces partnership

Whole Food Market Folsom and the Apple Hill Growers announce a partnership to make a difference in the local community. On Community Outreach Day, Wednesday, Dec. 17, Whole Foods Market Folsom will donate five percent of the day’s net profits to the Apple Hill Growers Association. With this generous donation from Whole Foods, the Apple Hill […]

Women’s Fund scholarship available

Applications are now available for Women’s Fund El Dorado’s (WFED) Wickline Scholarship, established to assist women living on the western slope of El Dorado County overcoming personal hardships by pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree. The award of $2,300 is distributed each year to one or more recipients. Due to a one-time gift, an additional […]

Waste Connections donates to Bigs

Waste Connections Inc. (El Dorado Disposal) continues to be an outstanding community sponsor and supporter of children in need. In March 2014, Waste Connections Inc. hosted its sixth annual Golf Classic for Kids at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course in Texas. Proceeds from the tournament benefited seven children’s charities and the local affiliate of […]

Performance commemorates Civil Rights Act

Theatre Works brings its riveting stage adaptation of the classic American film dealing with racial prejudice “In the Heat of the Night” to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The play demonstrates the slow evolution of attitudes, but leaves the characters and America with a long way to go. This […]

Musical boonanza

THE HANGTOWN Halloween Ball at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24, 25 and 26 provided festival goers a festival lineup of 30 diverse bands playing funk, soul, Americana and pure jam. The scene this year featured plenty of music plus yoga classes, morning meditation in a Zen garden, group pumpkin […]

Story discussion group to start

There will be a series of discussions in the Fifty-plus Room at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. The Short Story Discussion Group will discuss a variety of famous short stories and their themes. The group will be facilitated by Carly […]

Art series to spark creativity and interest

KVIE Public Television, in partnership with Art21 as part of its Access 100 Artists initiative, presents an exclusive screening of “Secrets from Art in the Twenty-First Century,” the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. on KVIE Public Television. This event will also feature […]

Fantasy glides on the ice

Disney On Ice Presents “World of Fantasy” presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, is coming to Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, Wednesday to Sunday, Oct.22-26. Rev up for non-stop fun with four of favorite Disney stories when this action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s “Cars,” “Toy Story 3,” “Tinker Bell” and “The Little Mermaid.” Thrill […]

Ponderosa FFA steps to help

By Melina Webb, Ponderosa FFA Chapter Reporter Imagine trying to evacuate your home to escape a raging wildfire at a moment’s notice. How would you be able to bring all of your personal belongings and animals with you? During the early stages of the King Fire in El Dorado County, which to this date has […]

Plans to light Pink the Night

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor those who have been diagnosed with cancer and remember those who have passed. The second annual “Mammo Man” competition will kick-off the month by raising funds for art and movement therapy for cancer patients. Whether you are a physician, businessmen, student or retired, your are […]

STC’s 2014-15 season opens with classic

Sacramento Theater Company’ s season opener is “The Grapes of Wrath,” a 75th anniversary commemorative production. Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel opens STC’s 2014-15 “Season of Legends, Epics and Icons” on Oct. 1-26. “The Grapes of Wrath” is an epic story of one family’s enduring spirit in the face of incredible […]

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Hangtown Kennel Club gets agile

The final session of the Hangtown Kennel Clubʼs obedience and conformation classes are underway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, continuing through Oct. 9. For the first time, an Introduction to Agility will be offered. This is an exciting sport so popular with active dogs and handlers. Spots fill quickly, […]

Blue Shield teams up with Hands4Hope

On July 25, Blue Shield of California team members from the El Dorado Hills and San Francisco offices, joined El Dorado based Hands4Hope’s Sacramento Homeless Outreach. A total of 23 Blue Shield team members and three Hands4Hope youth volunteers provided sack lunches, toiletries and clothing for more than 150 people in need in the areas […]

Ask a care manager: Housing choices for older adults

Irene has been alone for a number of years after her husband passed away unexpectedly in his early 70s. Although the first few years were a struggle for her getting used to being by herself, she managed and became more independent in the process. She is now in her mid-80s, her health is declining and […]

Historical car races: As with humans, race cars improve with age

It was another gorgeous weekend at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway for the 40th annual Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Even though afternoon temperatures only reached 75 degrees, a hat or sunblock was essential. And the racing is just as intense. Drivers in vintage Porsches, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Maseratis, Cobras, Corvettes, open wheels, Can-Am, Trans-Am and even an […]

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Placerville student wins scholarship

Lindsey Thomas of Placerville is a recipient of the 2014 Shire Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. Fifty-seven award recipients have been selected from 2,380 applicants across the United States. As […]

Cantare names new director

Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills is thrilled to announce the selection of its new director, Mariia Pechenova. Pechenova has a background that is impressive and well rounded. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, she has lived in the United States since 2012. Her short stay here has been punctuated by excellent references and performances. In […]

Volunteer kitchen help needed in EDH

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently seeking dedicated kitchen volunteers to assist with set up, serving, and clean up from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills “Moni Gilmore” Senior Center located at 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday. The Senior Nutrition Program is a […]

Medi-Cal dental services available in South Lake Tahoe

Throughout July, adults and children with Medi-Cal will be able to see a dentist in South Lake Tahoe. Tooth Travelers, a Mobile Dental Clinic, is available by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. behind the Barton Community Health Center at 2201 South Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. Credit card and cash payments are […]

Marshall Medical Center to host day of fitness and fun

Marshall Medical Center will once again be hosting a Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 2. This is the third Women’s Health Expo that Marshall has held and each year it has been a success. The event runs from 8-11 a.m. and is open […]

Kids parade for free admission to the fair

This year’s Kid’s Parade on opening day of the Amador County Fair on Thursday, July 24, will likely have a lot of red sparkly shoes marching down the street, to match the fair’s slogan of “There’s No Place Like Home.” So get your creative juices flowing, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. […]

After 5 Club to meet

The After 5 Club is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The After 5 Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. The next gathering […]

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CSROP instructor receives 2014 Pupils’ Choice Award

The El Dorado Union High School District and the Central Sierra Regional Occupational Program (CSROP) are excited to announce that Julie Gilroy has been awarded the 2014 Pupils’ Choice Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. Gilroy has been teaching the CSROP Animal Health Program at Ponderosa High School since August 2007. The Sacramento […]

Delta Kappa members meet

The local chapter of the Delta Kappa Society International recently held its annual banquet at a Placerville restaurant. Epsilon Chi Chapter, which was formed in El Dorado County in 1951, is part of a worldwide honor society for women educators in more than 18 countries, involving 84,000 members. The evening’s program included the initiation of […]

Grow For It! Garden whodunnitts: Insect ID on the Web

It was a dark and stormy night. No, wait, it’s a bright sunny day and you are inspecting your veggie garden, fruit trees or some favorite plant in your yard. That’s when you see it: a bunch of murdered leaves. So, whodunnitt? You consider your list of causes: maybe I didn’t water correctly, maybe there […]

‘A Chorus Line’ kicks off Music Circus season

The nine-time Tony Award-winning singular sensation “A Chorus Line,” conceived by Michael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 to 29. This emotional behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway world is a […]

Oak Ridge art show featured student art

As the end of April rolled around, schools and their teachers prepared for the annual open houses. Oak Ridge High School was no exception. In addition to visiting their students’ classrooms and the Career Fair parents could view a student-coordinated art show. This is the first year of the ORHS Art Show and not the […]