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New dance studio leaps onto scene

There’s a new dance studio in town and its founder and artistic director Bianca Wilde can’t wait to open its doors at a grand opening Saturday, Aug. 8. Wilde, 25, a Cameron Park resident, graduated from Ponderosa High School in 2008 before being accepted into Brigham Young University — Idaho’s prestigious dance baccalaureate program. While […]

August is Toy Train Month at Railroad Museum

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to recognize August 2015 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the crowd-favorite Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit. In recognition of Toy Train month in August, an entirely new selection of Buddy “L” […]

Alums present scholarships

Once again the El Dorado High School Alumni Association is proud to announce the scholarship winners from the local high schools. These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are looking to the future by furthering their education. Winners are: El Dorado High School — Sage Somers, a renewable four-year Emerald Luther Memorial scholarship of […]

EDH Arts Association show at Harris Center

The El Dorado Hills Arts Association Membership Show is featured at the Bank of America Gallery in the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Thirty-nine member artists have created the 55 artistic works juried into this event. The show runs through Aug. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 […]

Holocaust survivor and Purple Heart recipient to share story

How does a 15-year-old boy from Greece survive the Holocaust then earn five American military medals including the Purple Heart? Albert Rosa will honor the region by sharing his amazing story of survival, resilience and hope on Sunday, Aug. 2 at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, from 2-4 p.m. This event is […]

Grow For It!: Much loved flower

Petunias are one of the most popular flowering annuals. They come in a wide range of varieties, colors and shades. Petunias are nonstop bloomers, from early summer to frost and are very reliable performers. They are easy to grow, both in the garden and in containers. I have grown petunias for quite a few years […]

Wooden Boat Classic celebrates ’50s

The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic returns for the eighth year with a celebration of the ’50s, big fins and Elvis on Friday through Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26 at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe. Boats manufactured in the 1950s and any boats with fins, which are not exclusive to the […]

Artists wanted for fall exhibition

Georgetown’s art gallery, Art on the Divide Cooperative, is excited to announce its second annual invitational art show, this year titled “Visions of the Harvest.” A call to artists is going out and all local and regional artists, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, are invited to submit work. The theme includes all aspects of the harvest […]

Oil painting demo by wanna be cowboy at PAA meeting

As kids, we often dream of growing up to be a fireman, a famous concert violinist or president. Kirk Miller, this month’s speaker at the Placerville Arts Association, wanted to be a cowboy. Sometimes the world gets lucky and life intervenes and a kid’s original dream changes. Fortunately for thousands of artists Miller, an exceptionally […]

Snowline Hospice invites public to Sundae Fun Day

Snowline Hospice, a nonprofit community-based hospice and operator of six thrift stores, is recruiting additional volunteers at a Sundae Fun Day event. This event will be held on Sunday, July 26 from 2-4 p.m. and will be at Snowline’s thrift store, 455 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Prospective volunteers who are interested in learning more about […]

Food bank hosts free farmers market in South Lake Tahoe

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in South Lake Tahoe to host a free farmers market and mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, July 22 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., to distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need it most. […]

Amador County Fair opens with free kids’ admission

The Amador County Fair starts off each year with a Kids’ Parade to the fairgrounds. The fair opens this year on Thursday, July 23. Get those creative juices flowing, get a favorite costume, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. The annual Amador County Fair Kids’ Parade brings to mind the Pied Piper […]

Bagel shop holds grand opening in EDH

Big Apple Bagels, 2209 Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills, is holding its official grand opening called Bagel Daze, on Friday, July 17. Scott and Stacy Walters, local owners, are very excited to be offering a number of specials during the grand opening including three free bagels with the purchase of one bagel. Bagel Daze will […]

Master Food Preservers: The fickle pickle

The UCCE Master Food Preserver 2015 series of classes started July 7. The kick-off class was Of Course You Can! Food Safety and Basic Waterbath Canning. The next class, The Fickle Pickle, is on Saturday, July 18 in the board room at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Learn to pickle […]

As we were: Rough road ahead

25 Years ago July 13, 1990 Road fees passed by supervisors By URSULA ROSE The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved of road improvement fees for Bassi Road in Lotus, Cameron Park, and El Dorado Hills at its meeting on Tuesday. All fees will be charged this fall, said Scott Chadd, transportation director. The Department […]

Charles B. Mitchell wines take top honors

​Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards and Winery by the Creek announced a successful run at the recent 39th Annual Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition. The two Charles B. Mitchell­ owned wineries combined to win three gold medals and five silver medals at the Costa Mesa-­based event. Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards’ 2012 Estate Grand Reserve, 2013 […]

Things are looking Optimiztiq for music festival

What: Placerville Music Festival Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Sunday, July 12, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Cost: $25 presale and $35 day of the event Information: placervillemusicfestival.com or 530-417-3093   Elyse Langford and her sister Ruth were enjoying an afternoon at the Reggae on the River music festival in southern […]

Amador County Fair implements no-wash policy in livestock areas

The Amador County Fair, in keeping with the water usage reduction programs for the state of California is implementing a no-wash policy in the livestock and horse show areas this year. While exhibitors will not be able to hose off their animals for shows and judging, they will be able to use one-gallon spray bottles […]

Meeting to cover ‘Volunteers – Recruit, Retain and then Rejoice’

Enjoy lunch on Tuesday, July 28 at the Sequoia Banquet Center in Placerville and obtain skills to assist with volunteer activities at the Association of Fundraising Professionals presentation on “Volunteers — Recruit, Retain and then Rejoice!.” Learning from traditional volunteer involvement and recognizing the trends and future of volunteerism, attendees can discover creative and relevant […]

Fun time at Connection Luncheon

The El Dorado Women’s Connection Luncheon is Monday, July 13 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Lunch seating is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Cost is $18 all inclusive. The featured presentation is “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Sharon Olson. She will be discussing the colors that […]

El Dorado Arts Council welcomes new executive director

El Dorado Arts Council (EDAC) announced that it has hired Terry LeMoncheck as its new executive director. LeMoncheck has worked in arts management in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years, serving as executive director of the Pasadena Arts Council (PAC) since 2002. Prior to joining PAC, she held administrative positions at the […]

Ride the ‘Movie Star Locomotive’ and celebrate Fourth of July

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a perfect time to visit Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and enjoy memorable train rides behind the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3. Railtown 1897 SHP first officially became a state park on July 4, 1983. Train rides behind the famous locomotive are available on Saturday, July […]

Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in high-need national forests. Forests across America are a prized natural resource and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will […]

EDAC hosting National Dance Day

El Dorado Arts Council is hosting National Dance Day on Saturday, July 25. The biggest dance event of the year, this free festival promotes dance and health in the community. Performances by local dance studios, including Jammin’ Dance and Fitness at 3 p.m. and Sarpika Tribal Dance, will showcase the many different styles of dance […]

As we were: Omo Ranch memories

25 Years ago June 29, 1990 Omo Ranch residents relive memories By ALISA HICKS Hundreds of former Omo Ranch community members gathered recently to reacquaint themselves with old friends and relive old memories. The homecoming was loosely in honor of the retirement of Ben Moran, who had been a teacher at Indian Diggings for 34 […]

Summer art opens at Fausel House

Escape to the Fausel House for a Summer Holiday Art Show presented by the El Dorado Arts Council. Featured artists include: Kassandra Allen, Kritike Bala, Joey Cattone, Jennifer Eubanks, Agi Gillespie, Shirley Mandfredi, Donna Sisley, Teri Meyer and Sherry Young. Held at the historic Fausel House, 772 Pacific St. in Placerville, Summer Holiday runs from […]

Yosemite celebrates 125th anniversary

Join the communities of Madera County as they celebrate the 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park with a day of festivities and meet Dawn Wall climber Kevin Jorgeson. When President Benjamin Harrison signed the legislation 125 years ago creating Yosemite National Park, the nation’s third national park, the establishment preserved more than 1,500 square miles of […]

Best reggae comes to Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the place to be this summer for the best reggae, hiking and swimming, gaming and dining and all-around Irie vibes. On Saturday, June 27 join the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the third annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival. Reggae favorites include Iration, Matisyahu, Don Carlos, the Expendables, The Green, Fortunate Youth, […]

Federated Church celebrates inclusivity

El Dorado County’s Federated Church will have a Worship of Celebration and Welcome on Sunday, June 28 at 10 a.m. This service is in celebration of Federated’s mission of inclusivity and invitation to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. It also recognizes the church’s designation as a United Methodist Reconciling Congregation and a […]

As we were: No new tax on wine

25 Years ago June 22, 1990 Ag chief says wine tax would ruin wineries By JOHN SAMMON Passage of a proposed liquor tax on November’s ballot would be a disaster for local small wineries, said El Dorado County’s agricultural commissioner. Authored by District 6 Democratic state Assemblyman Lloyd Connelly, Assembly Bill 2051, if passed, would constitute […]

Local citizens to join Alzheimer’s event

Local citizens are joining the Alzheimer’s Association to honor those Living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers on the weekend of Sunday, June 21. The Longest Day is a team event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. Held annually on summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of […]

Grow For It! The new Master Gardener Handbook

Gardening books are like seed catalogs. There is such a variety, so many specialties and they often come beautifully illustrated. For Master Gardeners, however, the definitive gardening book is the California Master Gardener Handbook, now in its second edition. The handbook is the “textbook” for the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program in […]

Blueberries are the new apple

Blueberry — the new apple — according to members of the Apple Hill Growers. Big, blue, bursting with flavor berries are ripening at the Apple Hill Grower ranches signaling the beginning of the summer fruit season. With the bluing of the berries, berry-picking season is officially under way. Visitors are invited to grab buckets, hats […]

Imagination Theater to hold scenic workshop

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce a Scenic Painting Workshop for Adults and Children ages 10 and older to be held at the theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, in August. This four-session workshop will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4; Thursday, Aug. 6; Thursday, Aug. 20; and Thursday, Aug. 27. All sessions are from […]

River workshop

Come join El Dorado County Parks, the American River Conservancy and Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park docents on Friday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., for a special tour of the South Fork American River in Coloma at the South Fork of the American River workshop. Staff and docents will lead participants on an […]

Amador Fair’s exhibitor entry guide available

Blue ribbons are waiting for the winners of hundreds of classes that can be entered in the annual Amador County Fair competitions. The exhibitor entry guide for the Amador County Fair, July 23-26, is now available offering a multitude of classes for anyone who wishes to enter their favorite handiwork and culinary creations, garden produce, […]

Arbor Day Foundation offers tree book

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book, “What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. “What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of […]

Lavender harvest time at Bluestone Meadow

It’s “Lavender’s Blue (Dilly Dilly)” harvest time at Apple Hill Grower Ranch, Bluestone Meadow. At Bluestone Meadow visitors can now discover 5 acres dedicated to the cultivation of English and French lavender. To celebrate the 2015 lavender harvest, Bluestone Meadow is hosting a Lavender Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28 from 10 […]

Independence HS announces graduates

The following students graduated from Independence High School on May 29, 2015: Michael James Beebe Cody Russell Bell John Esley Bright Andre Joseph Buchanan Harris Matthew Joseph Budd Robert Scott Charles Burkhart Jackson Phillip Campbell Christian Martin Campos Esparza Juan Rodriguez Canales Dylan Bradley Casarez Morgan Laurel Cedar Chapman Selena Linda Lillian Chase Haleigh Marion […]

New dance classes at Senior Center

Pilates and body ballet/belly dance classes are being offered at the Placerville Senior Center. The two new dance classes are being taught by Marina Kalashnikova Messina. Messina’s background includes folk, ballet, fitness and choreography. Having owned a professional dance academy in Russia, her experience brought her to festivals and performances all over Europe. Starting on […]

Hear soulful music at the community center

This month’s concert at the Shingle Springs Community Center will feature Frankie Soul and No Control, along with the Balladier Fred Archer Wilson on Saturday, June 13. Frankie “Soul” Rodriguez has been playing music in the Northern California area for 30 years. Rodriguez has appeared on stage opening shows for such noted acts as Tower of […]

Free After 5 Club support group 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 […]

Veterans Community Center to open

A weekly drop-in Veterans’ Community Center, sponsored entirely by local non-governmental organizations, will hold an open house Wednesday, June 10 from 1-3 p.m. in the lower level dining room at the Veterans Memorial Building on Placerville Drive in Placerville. Veterans, family members and care-givers are invited to express their interest in a variety of possible […]

Food bank distribution in Placerville

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in Placerville with its Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. If you are struggling to make ends meet, live in El Dorado […]

Grow For It! Go hog wild and show what you grow at the El Dorado County Fair

The 2015 “Hog Days of Summer” El Dorado County Fair opens Thursday, June 18 for four-days of family fun and entertainment. There’s always lots of exciting things to see and do like the wheelbarrow races, consuming insane amounts of  favorite treats, mutton bustin’ and exploring the fair’s agriculture/horticulture exhibition coordinated by the UCCE Master Gardeners […]

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