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DIRECTOR RYAN ADAME and choreographer Christie Axelson give instructions to the cast Wednesday night. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Sutter Street opens doors to shut-down production Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt from Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre were looking forward to taking a week off for Thanksgiving, finding themselves with a rare break between main stage productions before the start of the theater’s annual run of “Holiday in the Hills.” But when the husband and […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trojan polo ends season

AMANDA JONES, shown here in a September game against Ponderosa, scored a pair of goals for Oak Ridge during Tuesday's final game. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins.

Oak Ridge High School’s varsity water polo teams both found themselves eliminated from the playoffs this week. The Oak Ridge boys team took on Jesuit Thursday at the Community Services District pool. Despite excellent defensive playing from Shane O’Rourke and Jeffrey Chambliss and aggressive offense from Joshua Verner, Riley McNamara and Garrison Yeandle, the visiting […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge volleyball makes semi-finals

TROJAN ALEXA BECKER makes a save during an October game. Oak Ridge will face St. Francis Tuesday in the Section semifinals.

The Oak Ridge varsity girls volleyball team handily defeated Lincoln High Thursday night in five games. Scores were 25-18, 19-25, 26-24, 18-25 and 15-9. “Slammin’” Katie Vaughn led across the board with 31 kills (of 67 attempts). Nikki Haggard had 28 assists and Maddie Chambliss led with 25 digs. Oak Ridge’s record now stands at […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDMT sings Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS — From left to right - Ghost of Christmas Future (Anjie Rose Wilson), Ghost of Christmas Present (Braiden Wells), Scrooge (Alex Levy), Jacob Marley (Jordan Peck), and Ghost of Christmas Past (Kaileen Teter).

El Dorado Musical Theater will perform the company’s first holiday production this month, complete with chain-rattling ghosts and fantastic flying effects. Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” premiers Friday, Nov. 19, at the Jill Solberg Theatre in Folsom. The musical adaptation, which ran for 10 years at Madison Square Garden, bears the names of Broadway writers […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Veterans recognized in El Dorado Hills

THE POW-MIA FLAG hoisted Wednesday morning reminds Americans not to forget those left behind during foreign wars. Village Life photos by Andy Laughlin

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center celebrated Veterans Day and the Marine Corps’ birthday Wednesday morning with a guest speaker and several local veterans sharing their stories. Local author Bev Moglich discussed her book, “Memoirs of a Navy Brat,” written about her experience as a teenager living in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor bombings. Several […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge tennis ends in loss

All good things must come to an end. Monday, a seemingly charmed Oak Ridge tennis team met its match against a very strong St. Mary’s team in Division I action. Monday’s match began with two losses from Tori Trylovich (in three games) and Katrina Lund (in two), putting the Trojans at a significant deficit out […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Who needs a studio?


ARTIST ANA RINCON works on a painting inside Olympus Caffè in El Dorado Hills. A former Tubac, Ariz. gallery owner, Rincon is currently traveling across California “exploring new projects,” she says. She will continue to paint on location at Olympus for the next few weeks and will soon have art on display. For now, view her […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »