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Film not quite “Epic” but good

“Epic” is a mixture of several stories we’ve seen before — “The Littles,” “Avatar,” “The Wizard of Oz” and ”Honey I Shrunk The Kids.” Teenager Mary Katherine (aka M.K., played by Amanda Seyfried) goes to live with her eccentric father (Jason Sudeikis) after her mother dies (which is barely mentioned so it will go right over most […]

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Got talent? Show fairgoers what you can do

PLACERVILLE — Highlight your talent for a chance to win well-deserved appreciation and honors. Participate in a contest or just come to watch; there’s sure to be a competition that interests you at the 2013 El Dorado County Fair. Teen Jam is back! If you are in high school or younger and are in a […]

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‘Strolling Through the Garden’ a reflective feast for the eyes

Antique quilts, vintage clothing and sewing tools (from patterns to notions and more) are all part of the celebration of an American art form on show right now at the Folsom History Museum. Photo by Susan Laird

Quilts are many things to many people. They are tactile — physically warm and cuddly. Quilts are visual, sometimes colorfully patterned. Oftentimes textured with thousands of tiny stitches, they feature intricate patterns in neutral spaces and highlight focal points. Some quilts smell of lavender, rose or cedar from the linen cabinets where they are stored. […]

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Winter squash: A confession

Winter squash come in all colors and shapes. They keep for months, making them a great decorative piece in addition to a delicious meal. Courtesy photo

By Paula Bertram UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Dear Readers, I have a confession: I’ve got a crush on winter squash (Cucurbita), hence forth “WS” in this article. All the warning signs are there: obsessive thumbing through catalogues for pictures and descriptions, daydreaming about WS — those hunky shapes, those amazing colors, talking to […]

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