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A midsummer’s laugh riot as IT presents Shakespeare spoof

Romeo

What: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Aug. 12-28, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinées Saturdays and Sundays Cost: Tickets are $13 to $17 per person, with an opening weekend special of all tickets being two for $25 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006 […]

No Comment / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Shingle Springs couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Bernhart “Bernie” Ritscher was on leave, a Navy man in the midst of World War II in 1944, when the Seattle-born boy decided to take a look around Sacramento. He soon spotted the Navy Club, run by mothers of men in the service and decided to drop in. “The place was full of good-looking chicks,” […]

No Comment / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Christmas in summer — the only thing missing is Santa

Folsom Prison inmate Arqueta Mauricio stands next to a bike frame he’s ready to refurbish. Cameron Park Rotarians collect the bikes and then distribute them after they’ve been repaired. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It doesn’t have to be Dec. 25 for Christmas to come to town, thanks to a bunch of “elves” who all year long are toiling to make sure that kids who might not otherwise have a bicycle are able to join their friends year-round for one of America’s favorite pastimes. Members of the Cameron Park […]

No Comment / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Loving life is the secret to living long

Ina Martin looks through family photos as she reflects on her 101 years. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Ina Martin of El Dorado Hills will celebrate her 101st birthday June 9 by having cake and ice cream, maybe some pizza, with a few friends she’ll have over to her home in an older part of the community. “When we first came here, there was nothing — just fields and one other house back […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Raelene Nunn in for El Dorado Rose

El Dorado Rose candidate Raelene Nunn is sponsored by the Shakespeare Club. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A former El Dorado Rose has been asking Raelene Nunn to run for the title for about 10 years now — but Nunn was always too busy. “She was too busy volunteering for other efforts,” said Teddy Wolterbeek, who was Rose in 2000. “I asked her for years and years … then this year she […]

1 Comment / June 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local authors share tales at Shakespeare Club

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 24, noon Cost: $10 Information: Tina at (530) 621-1447 or Gail at (530) 647-2537 Four local authors whose works run the gamut from historical fiction to factual history, from murder mysteries to travel, will be featured during the popular Authors’ […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Young actors shine in ‘101 Dalmatians’

Cruella de Vil (Sarah Allen) gives her final goodbye in the finale of "101 Dalmations" playing at Imagination Theater through April 24. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

What: “101 Dalmatians” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: April 8 through 24, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m.; a show on April 16 at 10 a.m.: and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $10 and $12 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006   It’s hard to […]

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