Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding: Candi Marden and Jaime Pike

Candi Marden and Jaime Pike, both of El Dorado, were united in marriage on March 23 aboard the Tahoe Paradise Yacht at Zephyr Cove, Nev. The reception was held on the Tahoe Paradise Yacht. The Rev. David B. Beronio officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father William Marden. The wedding ceremony united two families into […]

Engagement: Megan Brianna Donnelly and Jonathan Christian Leaf

Megan Brianna Donnelly of Santa Barbara and Jonathan Christian Leaf of Menlo Park announce their engagement. The bride-elect is a student at Westmont College, studying English and graduating in May 2014. She plans to attend graduate school. She is the daughter of Michael and Tania Donnelly from Placerville. The groom-elect is an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. […]

Announcement: Interested in a military career?

Interested in a full-time career as a member of the U.S. Army? Qualified active duty soldiers can earn up to $69,000 in tuition assistance, in addition to salary and benefits. The Army Reserve also offers tuition assistance, as well as paid duty for one weekend a month and two weeks a year. Interested in seeing […]

Band of Miwoks fund mission

Three dental professionals from the Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center recently returned from a weeklong mission to Honduras. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) funded their participation in the Rolling Hills Christian Church’s mission to support local medical/dental needs, assist with construction needs and work with a local orphanage in Tela, Honduras. […]

Scavenger hunt kick-offs drive

Hands4Hope — Youth Making A Difference will be partnering with local schools for a Toiletries Drive Challenge. Participating elementary schools will compete for a traveling trophy that will be awarded to the school that fills the most collection barrels with items per student ratio. The drive will run from March 31 to April 11 and […]

Adam Marsland to perform

Multi-talented, Los Angeles based musician and producer Adam Marsland comes to the Naked Lounge in Sacramento on April 2. Marsland wrote, played nearly every instrument, produced and engineered “The Owl and the Full Moon” in 2013, an album that consolidates his 17 years as a recording artist, session musician, producer and relentless DIY road warrior. […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Cody R. Eastridge

Air Force Airman Cody R. Eastridge graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 […]

Tour Angels Camp Museum

The Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St. in  Angels Camp, invites the public to its spring tours 2014 — for the entire month of April. Bring family and friends for a guided tour of the museum’s spectacular collections of wagons and carriages. Knowledgeable educators are happy to tell visitors all about the gold country history […]

Women work at Sutter’s Fort

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special “Hands on History: Hard Working Women of the Frontier” event on Saturday, March 15. As an event highlight and in honor of “Women’s History Month,” fort visitors will have the opportunity to hear from special guest Cheryl Stapp, historian and author of “Disaster […]

Sac museums showcase women

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In March, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are […]

SIRO-A arrives in Folsom

The “next generation of entertainment” from Japan is set to arrive at Harris Center for the Arts as SIRO-A, a six-member strong performance group from Sendai, Japan makes its North America debut on the West Coast. Set against a heavy, pulsing techno beat, the show features intricately choreographed projections, LED suits, lights and lasers. SIRO-A: […]

A night of music at Cap Stage

Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, is pleased to present Misner & Smith in their second performance on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Opening for the acclaimed Bay Area duo will be Capital Stage’s own producing artistic director Jonathan Williams performing selected songs on guitar in a similar genre. Known for their stunning live […]

Jason Gray in concert

Jason Gray will be in concert at Grace Fellowship Church, 8040 Highway 49 in Jackson, on Friday, Feb. 21. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Gray is a contemporary Christian singer-songwriter. As a person who stutters, Gray’s work emphasizes finding strength in weakness. His first major label record, “All […]

Good things happen at Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people of all ages and abilities to dance freely, move however they wish and express themselves. It’s a type of “movement medicine” that heals people by taking them out of their thinking minds and into their bodies. It brings people into an altered state where healing can happen. […]

Placerville offers fit class

Bellyfit is the world’s leading holistic fitness system for women. By blending the power and wisdom of ancient practices with the research technology and trends of the modern world, Bellyfit classes offer much more than just a workout. Bellyfit is the myth busting, spirit soothing, bootie shaking workout designed by women, for women — and […]

Las Madrinas benefits Children’s Hospital

During the holiday season, Las Madrinas honored 35 Southern California families and their daughters for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the annual Las Madrinas Ball on Dec. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. More than 900 guests from the greater Los Angeles area, including the debutantes, their […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Connor B. McDonald

Air Force Airman Connor B. McDonald graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 […]

Connecting all women, all the time since 1964

The El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection (formerly Shingle Springs Christian Women’s Connection) hosts a monthly luncheon on the second Monday of each month. The meeting and luncheon are at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. This event is an informative, entertaining, social gathering that features a speaker telling a personal […]

Ride the rails on Tuesday

The California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on 12 pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014. For 12 Tuesdays, weekday guests can delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River. Appealing to all ages, the experience […]

Wedding: Jaime Miles and Jeff Moore

Jaime Miles and Jeff Moore were united in marriage in a special group ceremony taking place during the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. The ceremony was officiated by Queen Latifa during the evening broadcast of the Grammy Awards. Music for the surprise ceremony was provided by Macklemore and Madonna. The couple then went […]

Cowboy Poetry Gathering celebrates Nevada statehood

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is turning 30 this year and its home — the state of Nevada is celebrating 150 years. Nevada became the 36th state on Oct. 31, 1864. The sesquicentennial celebration, also known as Nevada 150, started on Oct. 31, 2013 and will culminate on Oct. 31 of this year. Nevada 150 […]

Cantare Chorale holding auditions

If you enjoy singing and want to further develop your vocal talent, now’s the perfect time to join the local choral group Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills. Cantare is excited to announce auditions for its spring season. The 70th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion is fast approaching and Cantare members plan to honor the […]

Jazz piano virtuoso brings musical history to Harris Center

Jon Weber, a spectacular solo pianist, whose brilliantly crafted spontaneous orchestrations easily place him in the rarefied company of today’s elite jazz musicians, has been praised by All About Jazz as “a virtuoso — pure and simple.” Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, will serve as the venue for Weber as […]

Vegas-style show at MontBleu Theater

Exotic dancers, high-flying aerialists, beat-driven DJs, a fire performer and sword swallower will turn weekends at MontBleu Theater into a risqué feast of outrageous light, color and sound in the new burlesque revue “Sweet Talk: A Delicious Electro-Cirque Kiss” beginning Sunday, Jan. 19. “Sweet Talk” features 10 multi-talented cast members from the region, including members […]

Duty: 1st Lt. Jared H. Juntunen earns Naval Aviator Wings

Native of Shingle Springs 1st Lt. Jared H. Juntunen was awarded Naval Aviator Wings at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, on Nov. 15, 2013, signifying his official designation as a United States Marine Corps aviator. The wings represent the culmination of nearly three years of flight training, across three different aircraft. 1st Lt. Juntunen will be flying […]

Living history leaps into the future with new exhibit

Against the backdrop of powerful wind turbines and a beloved historic railway, visitors are exploring the future of energy and transportation at a new exhibit presented by the Western Railway Museum. Traction Labs, an interactive exhibit highlighting renewable energy solutions, opened in November and has been attracting visitors of all ages from throughout California and […]

2013 Photos of the year: Krysten Kellum

DSC_1439 ec DSC_1961-ec-1024×682 DSC_2129e DSC_2373-ec-1024×682 A WHEELBARROW RACE competitor crosses the muddy pond obstacle June 16, 2013. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum DSC_2984-ec-1024×682 COMPLETING HIS second race of the day, Davey “Doc” Wiser crosses the finish line with support from competitor Brian Veerkamp to conclude the Championship Race of the John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races […]

Equations and symbols = art

Join visual artist and classical composer Greg La Traille at his new exhibition “The EquationArt of Greg La Traille,” at Gold Lion Arts, 2733 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit features a selection of oil paintings by La Traille, including a series known […]

Lone Eagle Grille introduces Shane Hammett as chef de cuisine

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino announces the promotion of Shane Hammett as the new chef de cuisine of Lone Eagle Grille. Prior to his appointment Hammett served as sous chef at Lone Eagle Grille since April 2012. “Chef Hammett embraces the change of seasons and local products, setting out each day to […]

Brett Hunn is MontBleu marketing director

Brett Hunn, a 10-year Northern Nevada gaming veteran, was recently appointed marketing director at Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa . With a marketing and gaming background, extensive knowledge of the region, Hunn offers a fresh approach on promoting and positing the property as a leading gaming, entertainment and dining venue in Tahoe South. With […]

Winter wine adventures are a perfect getaway

Heading to the slopes this winter? Although a glass of California wine by the fire is blissful after a day of skiing or snowboarding, why not also experience the places where that wine is made? Many winter resort enthusiasts in California add to their adventures by pairing a wine country day trip with their getaway. […]

Marc Black performs at the Coz

Troubadour Marc Black is playing at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, Dec. 6. Black plays a finger style blues in the traditions of Mississippi Hurt and the great Tim Hardin. He has performed and recorded with Pete Seeger, Art Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Happy Traum and John Sebastian, to name a […]

Enjoy the Metropolitan Opera at the movies

Enjoy the finest of NYC culture as Fathom Events brings The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series “The Met: Live in HD” to more than 650 select cinemas across the U.S. All performances will be at 9:55 a.m. with encore performances on select Wednesdays immediately following the respective live event at 6:30 p.m. local […]

Reggae Jam at Tahoe

Late Nite Productions presents legendary, Grammy-award winning roots-reggae legends from Jamaica, Black Uhuru, plus Mike Pinto, and DufFyah for the Lake Tahoe Fall Harvest Reggae Jam on Friday, Nov. 29. Doors open at 10 p.m. This 21 and over reggae show is in the blu nighclub of MontBleu Resort at South Lake Tahoe. Tickets are […]

Local artist creates Midwest monument

ELLINWOOD, KAN. — El Dorado Hills school teacher and artist Tim Conway made a major mark in a Midwest town, creating a monumental mural dedicated to the history of Ellinwood and the Santa Fe Trail. The mural is more that 30 feet tall and 50 feet wide. It graces the wall of the historic 1887 […]

Madroña label supports Lake Tahoe

Madroña Vineyards, 2560 High Hill Road in Camino, is one of the premiere wineries in the Sierra Foothills. It has turned its unique Lake Tahoe labeled wines into a fundraiser for the Tahoe Basin by donating a portion of sales to key groups supporting the region. In its first try, Madroña raised more than $6,000 […]

‘The Invisible Lighthouse’ presents a unique experience

Thomas Dolby, the multi-Grammy-nominated artist and producer, takes his new live show — part film, part concert, part transmedia event — on the road and on Saturday, Nov. 23, it comes to the Crest Theater in Sacramento. Each show will be a unique event that cannot be replicated outside of Dolby’s theater performance. In a […]

Adagio rolls out the red carpet

Adagio For Hair, 4356 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills, is rolling out the red carpet for its grand opening on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16 from 6-9 p.m. This two-day event will include free product samples, prizes, a red carpet model presentation and complimentary services by stylists. The red carpet model presentation […]

Railroad Museum celebrates veterans

To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer veterans and active military personnel complimentary excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad plus complimentary museum admission on Monday, Nov. 11. With patriotic music playing aboard the trains, veterans and active military […]

Old Sac welcomes Hawaiian Chieftain

The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, which specializes in living history education programs for young people, is in Old Sacramento through Dec. 8. The tall ship, which is 103 feet, nine inches long with a main mast rising 75 feet from the water is docked upriver of the Tower Bridge near 1210 Front St., Sacramento. . […]

EDMT announces auditions

El Dorado Musical Theatre (EDMT) will hold auditions for its Encore production, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Monday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 pm. Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. This is an Encore production for performers ages […]

Big sound at Crystal Basin

Born Barefoot will be playing at Crystal Basin Bistro, 3590 Carson Road in Camino, on Friday, Nov. 15. Enjoy some awesome Crystal Basin Cellars wines, plus beers, ciders and bubbly along with the gourmet small plate creations and other menu items. Music will start at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Born Barefoot is a small […]