Wednesday, March 4, 2015

As we were: All’s well

25 Years ago March 5, 1990 County notes policy on wells Since the El Dorado Irrigation District and the city of Placerville are not allowing public water connections at this time, the county has been besieged with calls inquiring about the county’s policy on wells for issuance of a building permit, said an announcement from the […]

Discover thrifty fashions at luncheon

El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection invites the public to attend a luncheon and fashion show on Monday, March 9 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. The all-inclusive lunch is $18 and is catered by Cold Springs Country Club. Seating is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. The luncheon topic is […]

March is Museum Membership Month

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month. The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members. There’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships […]

Exhibit highlights two celebrations

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will debut a new exhibit titled “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State: Celebrating the Panama Canal in 1915” on Friday, Feb. 27. The exhibit highlights California’s two large-scale celebrations commemorating the completion of the Panama Canal in 1915 — the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco […]

Dirty Cello strings audiences along

Sutter Creek Theatre presents Dirty Cello on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes audiences on a wild tour of up tempo music featuring down […]

Heart-warming story plays at Sierra Rep

Disney’s “Mary Poppins” arrives at Sierra Repertory Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 28 with plenty of spectacle (she flies), plenty of songs (think “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”), plenty of heartwarming comedy and drama and – of course – plenty of magic, the kind only a no-nonsense nanny can deliver. The “practically perfect” musical plays through […]

Life as I know it: Man cannot live on trout alone

Perhaps the most interesting backpack trip that my friend John and I ever had was in Idaho. I had read about the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The Salmon River was, and still is, called “the river of no return” because of the dangerous rapids. It also is famous as the river Lewis and […]

Ladies keep it cool at Harris Center

Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award-winning songwriter and record producer who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. On Thursday, Feb. 26 Kosins brings a multimedia concert salute “The Ladies of Cool” to showcase the extraordinary artistry of the […]

El Dorado Community Foundation receives national recognition

The El Dorado Community Foundation executive director, staff and board of directors are proud to announce their recent national recognition and five-year accreditation from the Council on Foundation’s National Standards Board. The Council on Foundations is comprised of approximately 1,600 independent operating, community, public and company-sponsored foundations and corporate giving programs in the United States […]

50 Shades of Green

It’s a bit early for St. Patrick’s Day, but whether you are a leprechaun or not, you can be green, be healthy, have fun and help support local 4-H youth programs all at the same time on Saturday, March 7. The brainchild of five members of the 4-H Leadership Team, Alana Cardinalli, Brook Haynes, Nichole […]

Fleetwood Mac tribute at Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theatre presents Fleetwood Mask on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. The Bay Area tribute band Fleetwood Mask is the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Band members include Claudette Rodrigues (Stevie Nicks), Barbara Martin (Christine McVie), Mark Blasquez (Lindsey Buckingham), Paul Jones (John McVie) and Don Oberempt (Mick Fleetwood). The band formed out […]

Stone Foxes to rock at Vinyl

San Francisco’s the Stone Foxes perform its raw brand of rock ‘n’ roll at Vinyl on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Spearheaded by brothers Shannon Koehler, on drums, harp and vocals, and Spence Koehler, on lead guitar […]

Harpsichord duo to perform

Zweikampf, the harpsichord duo featuring Faythe Vollrath, a Placerville native, and Stephen Gamboa from Yale University, will perform an entertaining and eclectic concert comprised of rarely heard music for two harpsichords on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Inspired by the large and small entertainments of social gathering places, be it a coffeehouse, court or […]

HOG ride to help CASA

Abused and neglected children need help. These children need someone who will advocate for them in court and consistently guide them as a positive adult influence during a very difficult time in their lives. Three years ago, Folsom Harley Owners Group (HOG) contacted the El Dorado County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program and organized an annual poker […]

Run the fastest and spill the least to win

Run. Balance. Win. Oh and attempt that in snowshoes. The next in a three-part series of Camp Richardson’s Snowshoe Cocktail Races, is set for Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Racers, cocktail trays in hand, navigate through obstacles and up and down the beach. The winner is the fastest and driest at the finish. Prizes […]

Anne Roos brings home a Grammy

All the ladies ask her what she wore to the Grammys and the men don’t care — but what sticks in the mind of Anne Roos of South Lake Tahoe, who frequently performs her beautiful harp music in Placerville, is that she now has fulfilled what has to be the dream of every musician. “Hey, […]

Cupid, presidents and snow at Tahoe South

What do George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Cupid have in common? A three-day Lake Tahoe love affair on Valentine’s weekend. The recent snowfall and an infrequent quirk of the calendar represent a rarely welcomed entry of politics into romance. Consensual pleasures at South Shore take on a whole new meaning with the area’s combination of the […]

The arts blossom at Sacramento State

California State University, Sacramento’s Arts Experience is ready for spring with a dynamic Festival of the Arts that features vertical choreography and a new street fair-type celebration. That’s in addition to all the other diverse exhibits, theater and dance performances and music concerts, which include a Tony Award-winning musical, an exhibit of artworks from Nevada, […]

Popular speaker visits El Dorado County

Many met the annual visitors from Tibet with their orange robes, shaved heads and sand mandalas when they visited El Dorado County in January. Last February, Abbot Tryphon from the Christ the Saviour Monastery of Vashon Island, Washington also visited El Dorado County and was the keynote speaker of the first “Men in Black Speaker […]

Grow For It! In praise of the perfectly durable rose

“Roses aren’t as thirsty as many gardeners think” — that title from a Debbie Arrington Sacramento Bee article struck me. The rose, sometimes mistakenly cast as difficult to grow, prone to black spot and rust diseases and doomed to borderline existence as a spindly shadow of its former (catalogue image or perfect nursery) self — […]

As we were: Locals show cars in Sac

25 Years ago Feb. 9, 1990 40th annual autorama, bigger and better By JOY HAESSLER Harold Bagdasarian has outdone himself for the 40th anniversary of the Sacramento Autorama and Motor Sports Review currently showing at Cal Expo. There are 300 entries valued at a total of nearly $5 million, including custom cars, racers, street rods, […]

A special delivery Valentine

How many ways can you say, “I love you” on Valentine’s Day? Sacramento Valley Chorus says the best way to say, “I love you”, is a singing Valentine for that special sweetheart, husband, wife, mother, father or child. Quartets from award-winning Sacramento Valley Chorus make special memories for loved ones with a “Singing Valentine” delivered […]

Grow For It! Square-foot gardening

Have you heard of square-foot gardening? It’s a system where the seeds or plants are planted in an area the size of a square foot. It is a way of gardening that requires less work, less space and less water. And, it provides food for the table. The garden is built in a series of […]

EDUHSD student board member shines bright

It has already turned dark outside and the El Dorado Union High School District school board members begin to file into the board room to join several dozen observers of a regular meeting. The members organize their papers to the sound of rain and proceed with the agenda. Everything appears pretty standard at first glance […]

As we were: New president of school board

25 Years ago Feb. 2, 1990 Bob Laurie will head county school board By JOHN SAMMON Attorney Robert A. Laurie has been elected president of the El Dorado County Board of Education. The announcement was made by Ken Lowry, county superintendent of schools. An attorney with Cameron Park law firm of Laurie, Maloney and Wheatley, Laurie has […]

Railroad Museum announces Tuesday train rides

As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering excursion train rides to the general public on 14 pre-determined Tuesdays in Spring 2015. Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17 and […]

Katherine Lee to speak

Discover needs, desires and legacy and learn how to overcome fear of failure and frazzled brain with dynamic speaker Kathrine Lee, co-creator of the Ultimate Source, a faith-based personal development system on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Lee is a life and business strategist. She is an internationally recognized speaker and has touched countless people with her […]

Grow For It!: The Sherwood Demonstration Garden

The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County, in partnership with the El Dorado County Office of Education and Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center are forging ahead to ready The Sherwood Demonstration Garden for a public grand opening later this year. The garden will showcase plants and sustainable gardening techniques appropriate to the area, […]

Master Food Preservers: Looking for volunteers

Are you interested in joining UCCE Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County? Master Food Preservers is hosting a pre-orientation meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Bethell–Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane in Placerville. The program will cover in depth what you would do as a certified MFP, what the classes consist of and […]

Spirituality and Aging series to start

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills, is presenting a series on Spirituality and Aging on Wednesday evenings, Feb 18-March 25. In Joan Chittister’s book “The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully” she writes, “We’re ‘old’ — translate ‘useless,’ translate ‘unwanted,’ translate ‘out of place,’ translate ‘incompetent.’ We are the over-the-hill gang, our birthday cards say. […]

Imagination Theater audition workshop

Imagination Theater announces a free audition workshop on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The morning session from 9 a.m.-noon is for youth, ages 8-17 and the afternoon session from 1-3 p.m. is for adults. The workshop includes audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing […]

Food bank’s mobile food pantry to distribute food

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of Placerville with its mobile food pantry on Friday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. If you are struggling to make ends meet, live […]

Bipolar Insights: New year resolution

Jan. 5 is Bipolar Insights second class of the new year. Although I love the holidays, it feels wonderful to be looking out at the many chairs before me as I am preparing for class; it feels familiar. As I write on the white board, I hear the door open behind me and the footsteps […]

Imagination Theater schedules auditions

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming audition for “See How They Run,” a British farce directed by Lanny Langston. Auditions are scheduled at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Parking will be in the upper tiers due […]

Chuck Brodsky returns to Garden Valley

North Carolina-based singer and songwriter Chuck Brodsky is returning to one of his favorite venues, the Marshall Grange in Garden Valley on Saturday, Jan. 24. Local banjo phenom Wesley Allen Murphy will open the show which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door and $12 for grange members and […]

Grow For It! Living with fire and a drought

It was hard to live in El Dorado County last summer and fall without realizing the impact of fire on our neighbors and ourselves. Whether you were breathing smoke, watching the fairgrounds being transformed into a small city of firefighters, reading the daily fire updates, or packing your possessions in the event you had to […]

El Dorado County terroir and grapes are a perfect pairing

Want to try some different wine varietals and explore new tastes and nuances? El Dorado County’s wine region is thriving with more than 50 different grape varietals that are capturing the attention and palate of casual drinkers and connoisseurs. The region’s wine grape cultivation dates back to the mid-1800s, when discovery of gold in El Dorado […]

Artists take up residency at Fine Arts museums

Each month the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosts a different artist in the Kimball Education Gallery at the de Young as part of the Artist Studio Program. By inviting artists to install and demonstrate their art, this interactive program enables visitors and artists to meet and work together. Ian Everard is doing InsideOut/Work in […]

Sutter Creek to present Rigney and Flambeau

Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents the hot Cajun and zydeco sound of Tom Rigney and Flambeau on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. Rigney is an electrifying violinist and composer and a true showman who commands the stage. Rigney returns to the Sutter Creek Theatre with his band Flambeau who are some of […]

Grow For It!: ‘Frozen’ — Not for those tender plants

Walt Disney Pictures hit another Academy Awards jackpot last year with the popular animated movie “Frozen.” A Snow Queen with cryokinetic super powers freezes and unfreezes her kingdom at will, while singing the movie’s theme song “Let It Go” with the words, “Let the storm rage on, the cold never bothered me anyway.” Not to […]

Author launches book at the Smith Flat House

Author Lizzi Tremayne will be at the Smith Flat House, Smith Flat Road in Placerville, on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. to sign her book “A long Trail Rolling.” Meet the author and hear passages from her book. The story tells of a young girl escaping her father’s killer. Aleksandra served as a Pony Express rider and […]

First 5: Is your child ready? Your child’s health and dental toolkit

Healthy children are better able to learn. With 90 percent of a child’s brain developing before the age of 5, it is important to identify and address health issues early. Children don’t come with health care manuals. Maybe the automobile industry had it right by including maintenance schedules in the glove box. Taking your car […]

Carson Valley Inn offers fun January specials

January dining at the Carson Valley Inn includes value specials and 24-hour convenience in Katie’s, a variety of dinner entrées and specials in CV Steak and quick-stop fare in Job’s Perk. CV Steak is open nightly from 4:30 p.m. featuring a selection of tasty appetizers, a bountiful wine list, specialty after-dinner drinks and a generous […]

Pull out the bibs … it’s crab time!

What: 22nd annual Crab & Tri-Tip Feed Who: Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Where: Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado When: Saturday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. Cost: $50 per person before Jan. 15 and $55 after Information: Attention crab lovers: The crab feed of the year returns Saturday, Jan. 31. The Rotary Club of El Dorado […]

Peggy Depue to offer art collage workshop

Art On the Divide Cooperative gallery will host an instructional collage workshop with local artist Peggy Depue on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Garden Valley Grange, 4940 Marshall Road in Garden Valley. All who are interested are invited to pre-register at the cooperative gallery before Jan. 25. Class size is limited […]