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Grow, preserve and craft — Masters offer knowledge


When Cheryl met Gerry almost 50 years ago, she was intrigued by a pressure cooker the bachelor had in his home. She’d been wanting to try her hand at fixin’ up a batch of beans … “We had beans on the ceiling and we were finding them in the strangest places for a long time […]

No Comment / September 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Art ‘thief’ on the loose during Artists Showcase 2015 Tour


Don’t be alarmed, but you already may have been stolen by Rod Williams. The artist makes no apologies for his actions and in fact his fans think you should thank him for his thievery, since it no doubt resulted in an astonishing painting. “I do steal people,” smiled Williams, gazing with his visitors at a […]

No Comment / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Peace and serenity the aim of Pollock Pines artist

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Phil Lachapelle’s high school teachers probably thought he was taking down every word of their fascinating lectures back where he grew up in Rhode Island, but the Pollock Pines artist today confesses why his pencil was flying over the pages on his desk. “I was drawing cars,” said Lachapelle, one of a dozen local artists […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artist ‘learned from the best teacher’

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Watercolor artist and president of the El Dorado Hills Arts Association Bonnie Williams is largely self-taught, attending a few workshops over the years that constitute her only instruction. Unless, of course, one counts Mother Nature. “Nature is the best teacher of all,” said Williams, standing in her small studio inside the home she and husband […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Head for the heavenly haven — it’s Apple Hill time

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As last year’s King Fire tightened its grip on El Dorado County, the members of the Apple Hill Growers Association suffered under its stranglehold. Not this time, vows Bodhaine Ranch owner Mei Lin Martini. “Labor Day weekend is going to be good,” she said, drawing a nod from husband Paul Martini. “Last year during September […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Work your funny bone into a farce in ‘See How They Run’

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She wasn’t sure how to take it when she was told she makes a great spinster, but after a moment of thought Imagination Theater’s Jan Le Pouvoir decided she liked it. “I guess I will choose to take that as a compliment,” said Le Pouvoir, who portrays Miss Skillon in IT’s hilarious British farce, “See […]

Comments Off / September 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A heroine unlike any other


A teenaged girl who saves China — why not? Once you see the talented casts from El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” all things are possible, even a girl becoming a national hero with the help of a mischievous dragon. The colorful, elaborate setting will fill the Harris Center for the Arts stage in Folsom […]

1 Comment / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »