Friday, December 19, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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‘Dirty Dancing’ comes to Broadway Sacramento

“Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On Stage,” an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Dec. 26 to Jan. 4, 2015. Based on the popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, “Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On […]

InConcert captures holiday spirit

Capture the holiday spirit with the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra on Saturday evening, Dec. 20 and Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church,12889 Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley. “What sweeter music can be heard during the holidays than your favorite carols and joyful seasonal songs? My assistant Toon and I have […]

Grow For It! Citrus Basics

Citrus plants are evergreen trees and shrubs that offer attractive form and glossy deep green foliage year round; they flower with a wonderful fragrance and produce delicious fruit. Citrus require full sun and require protection from frost. They are not cold hardy and need special care during the winter months. Some varieties are much more […]

Holiday treats

Cutout gingerbread cookies Ingredients 1 egg 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1 package Krusteaz Gingerbread Cookie Mix Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together egg, butter and cookie mix until dough forms, hand kneading if necessary. Dough may be sticky. For easier handling, cover and refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes. Transfer dough to […]

Holiday lighting tips

The holidays are here and Mr. Electric wants homeowners to remember safety when dealing with holiday lighting. These general safety tips from Mr. Electric will ensure families have safe and happy holidays. General inspection of lights The first step in holiday lighting is to inspect all cords, strands and bulbs. Check for loose connections, frayed wires, […]

Engagement: Teri Chilcoat and Tyler Tarantino

Teri Chilcoat of Placerville and Tyler Tarantino of McKinleyville announced their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Rose Chilcoat of Placerville. She is a SSGT in the United States Air Force. The groom-elect is the son of Dominick and Deborah Tarantino. He is a SSGAT in the United States Air Force. The wedding will take place at Redwoods River Resort in […]

Engagement: Megan Carrie Mitchelson and Brandon James Smith

Megan Carrie Mitchelson of Placerville and Brandon James Smith of Redding announced their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ross Mitchelson and Kelly Kohlstedt and is a kindergarten teacher. The groom-elect is the son of David and Letitia Smith and is a police officer. The wedding will take place in Maui, Hawaii in August 2015.  

Old Town Auburn to celebrate Christmas

If the holiday season puts you in the mood to regain some of the spirit of Christmas past, with caroling, a fireplace and hot cocoa, then Old Town Auburn with its 28th annual Country Christmas celebration is the place to be. On two Saturday nights, Dec. 13 and 20, the streets of Historic Old Town […]

Book shares how to find inner strength

With an inspiring foreword by Fran Drescher, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” shares stories of resilience, positive thinking and overcoming challenges. “Pull yourself up, dust yourself off and play the hand that you’ve been dealt,” wrote actress Fran Drescher in the foreword to a powerful new collection of stories from “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” […]

Holiday magic dances across the stage

Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of family and the magic of Christmas will bring people together at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, Dec. 9-12, to enjoy the merriment of the holidays in “Robert Friedman presents Moscow Classical Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker.’” “These Moscow Classical Ballet dancers are beautiful young strong dancers with a great deal of […]

CalRTA donates gift baskets to YANA

For its annual community project, the California Retired Teachers (CalRTA) made 35 gift baskets filled with household and personal items to donate to the clients of YANA (You Are Not Alone). YANA is a program sponsored by the Department of Human Services and the Area Agency on Aging. Volunteers make daily or weekly telephone calls to seniors […]

Life as I know it: New and moving experiences

In my last column, I told of our move from Florida to La Puente in Southern California. As we settled in, Peggy to the care of the family and I to a new job, we felt somewhat overwhelmed by the difference between a small village and massive Los Angeles. At work, I was being introduced […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Trevor R. Valchar

Air Force Airman Trevor R. Valchar 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 […]

Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory M. Brundage

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory M. Brundage 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 […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Julian P. Lopez

Army Pvt. Julian P. Lopez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Lovely blues at Harlow’s

Like a young Etta James, blues and soul singer Karen Lovely has the magic elements of both dramatic stage presence and naturalness to back up her prodigious vocal talent. Swell Productions is pleased to present Lovely and her band on Sunday Nov. 30 at Harlow’s, 2708 J St. in Sacramento. Lovely shot onto the blues scene out […]

Fairytale Town offers free admission on two days

Fairytale Town gives thanks to the Sacramento community by offering two free admission days during the holiday season. On the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fairytale Town offers free admission to families who bring a canned food item for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services — Holiday […]

Celebrate the holiday season at luncheon

The El Dorado Women’s Connection Luncheon is Monday, Dec. 8 at Cold Springs Golf Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Seating is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. This is the Christmas fundraiser luncheon and to participate bring favorite cookies, cakes, candies, preserves or other food items to sell. The group is happy and […]

Placer County discovers new gold in Mandarins

The new gold in Placer County California is growing on trees as the county has become known for the intensely flavored, sweet, Mandarin oranges. The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, Friday to Sunday, Nov. 21-23, will celebrate 21 magical years with the new crop of delicious, foothills-grown Mandarin oranges. Placer County growers will sell thousands of […]

Cheap Trick sings hits at MontBleu

Rock ’n’ roll’s very own “Dream Police,” Cheap Trick, will crank up the volume and belt out the hits that made the group famous at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa, Friday, Nov. 21. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick is an institution in […]

Engagement: Anamarie Kristine Thompson and Christopher Patrick Golling

Anamarie Kristine Thompson and Christopher Patrick Golling, both of El Dorado Hills, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Keith and Kay Thompson of Camino. She is currently working on a bachelor’s degree. The groom-to-be is the son of Dan and Regina Golling of Modesto. He is a member of the California National […]

Campaign underway to fill the shelves

The El Dorado County Library in Placerville is busier than ever, checking out nearly 300,000 items last year — yet funds for new books and other vital materials continue to dwindle. In the face of this dilemma, the Friends of the Library — Placerville Chapter has launched a “Fill Our Shelves” campaign to raise some […]

Jackson Elementary Students read to raise money

Jackson Elementary school piloted a new read-a-thon program to raise money for critical education-enhancing programs. The programs include but are not limited to: music, computer lab, additional science programs, PE equipment, art and school supplies, library books, learning software and major technology upgrades. Jackson’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) plays a vital role in supporting these programs at Jackson […]

Camp Richardson offers unappy winter fun

Travelers seeking a digital free oasis this holiday season can find it at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina (camprichardson.com). According to the U.S. data group Nielsen, Americans spent 34 hours using smartphone apps and on the mobile Web in December 2013, averaging at least seven sessions a day with their device. This trend has […]

Patchy Sanders in Sutter Creek

Patchy Sanders, a rootsy Americana folk blend of medieval to Americana, Celtic, Appalachia and more is appearing at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Patchy Sanders is a rootsy yet jaunty folk pop band from Ashland, Ore. Its latest album “Patchy Sanders and the Wild […]

Amador County Fair celebrates ‘Country Tunes and Midway Blooms’

Anyone who has attended the Amador County Fair will recognize the appropriateness of the newly designated 2015 Fair theme “Country Tunes and Midway Blooms.” The annual county fair is famous for the bountiful flowerbeds along the midway bursting with brilliant colors from thousands of zinnias. And being in the middle of ranch country, the country […]

Food for Families campaign to run through December.31

Join News10 for Raley’s Food For Families through Dec. 31 at all Raley’s, Bel-Air and Food Source locations to help in the fight to feed the hungry. Hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 Americans. You may not think you know anyone that is suffering, but millions are. In California alone, nearly 27 percent […]

Life as I know it: The Deep South

Before I relate more of the events of Fernandina Beach and Florida living, it’s appropriate to tell you that two of my daughters and I have just recently returned from a trip to New Orleans and Florida. We decided to have some adventure, see new, and for me, some old sights. We flew to New […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Kevin M. Schnaidt

Air Force Airman Kevin M. Schnaidt 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 […]

Rocklin artists to show works during studio tour

Join six Rocklin artists for the 21st annual Autumn Arts Studio Tour, Nov. 7-9, at Finnish Temperance Hall. Many impressive credits follow this team of artists who bring Finn Hall alive for a full weekend. This is your opportunity to see demonstrations, purchase high quality art, be inspired and experience the passion these artists have […]

State Indian Museum offers November events

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum, 2618 K St. in Sacramento, is offering a series of special events and activities each weekend in November that celebrates and shares the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans. The State Indian Museum will offer notable Basket Weaving Demonstrations, a compelling […]

Diego El Cigala to captivate the audience

Appearing for the first time at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Nov.5, three-time Grammy-winner Diego El Cigala is often credited as being the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. El Cigala has captivated audiences all over the world with his gravelly voice and passionate interpretations of flamenco and […]

Grow For It! Citrus

The voice on the phone was tentative: “Hello, is this the Master Gardener?” “Well, I’m one of the Master Gardeners. My name is Petunia” (name changed to protect the author). “Did you have a question?” Anguished voice: “I think my mandarin tree is dying!” Racing thoughts on the MG’s end — Master Gardener to self: […]

Book expands knowledge about olive oil and more

Would you like to expand your knowledge on olive oil? Most people like the taste of extra virgin olive oil. Not all extra virgin olive oils taste the same. Early harvest extra virgin olive oils are fruity with a hint of green and ripe olives and usually have a peppery finish. This extra virgin olive […]

Local squadron recognized as best in California

Placerville’s Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 was recognized as the Cadet Squadron of the Year Saturday evening at the Civil Air Patrol California Wing annual conference. Seventeen Cadet Squadrons throughout California competed for this coveted title. Major General Joseph R. Vasquez, CAP’s National Commander and CEO, Brigadier General Larry F. Myrick, CAP’s Vice Commander […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Arthur Perez

Army Pvt. Arthur Perez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle […]

Anniversary: Neil and LaVerne Moore

Neil and LaVerne Moore celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3. The couple was married in 1959 in London, England. Their initial adventure started at California State University, Sacramento after a football game in 1954. The real adventure started in London in 1959 continuing through a number of foreign locations resulting in three children and seven […]

More Art and Wine activities

Another feature at this year’s Art and Wine Festival will be the Images of Hope project, a volunteer group that seeks to provide exceptional cultural and artistic events and resources in the local community and raise funds to offer art therapy for cancer patients and their families as part of the healing process. Festival-goers will […]

Discover the history of the olive’s golden oil

Discover the history of olives in California’s Gold Country with a lecture, book signing and olive tasting featuring authors Salvatore Manna and Terry Beaudoin, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is “Olives in California’s Gold Country” by Manna and Beaudoin. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of […]

Life as I know it: From Sun Valley to Indianapolis

In my last column, I told of going to Detroit, Mich., and being discharged from the Coast Guard. I immediately, with my few possessions, hitchhiked to Indianapolis to see Peggy. She was still in nursing school. I stayed near, or at, the hospital for several days and we spent as much time together as possible. […]

Grow For It! What are you going to do with a brown lawn?

It’s officially fall and we are still in a drought and we still have watering restrictions. Front lawns that are visible are in all shades of brown. Will those lawns be restored with a good rainy season, or, are they done for? If you are in this position, what is your plan for the area? […]

‘Snow White’ to play on

Although the King Fire is almost contained, Imagination Theater and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds are still closed to the public. The theater company is extremely grateful for the firefighters that arrived from across the state and country to help El Dorado County. Unfortunately, more than half of the scheduled shows of “Snow White and […]

Meet local author at party

Celebrate the highly-awaited launch of the book “The Red Chair” and meet the author Dänna Wilberg in person. Find out why people are talking about love and fear. Pretty Road Press will launch Wilberg’s new book “The Red Chair” on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Reunion Night Club, 4370 Town Center Blvd. Suite 100, in El […]