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For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details

Linda Heath Clark holds a scratchboard painting titled, "Shadows and Hues," in her home studio in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The poet said only God can make a tree, but that’s because Joyce Kilmer hadn’t seen Shingle Springs artist Linda Heath Clark go to work on a scratchboard. Watching as Clark, 62, showed the various stages of one of her forest creations, taking the dark background and transforming it into an autumn forest of exploding […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Couple still enjoys joshing after 75 years of marriage

Robert and Marcella Reed weren’t really expecting any visitors to their comfortable duplex at Ponte Palmero in Cameron Park recently. After all, they had already celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Aug. 2 with a big party at the senior retirement complex. So when Cameron Park Life walked in and remarked about the couple having […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Antique Peddlers Fair fills the street with barter and bargains

Antiquers will take to Sutter Street in Folsom Sept. 18 with their collections of treasures up for sale. Courtesy photo

What: Antique Peddlers Fair Who: Folsom Historic District Association with assistance from Twin Bridges Antique Productions Where: Sutter Street, Folsom When: Sunday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: No admission charge Information: (530) 241-4063, tbcashows.info or HistoricFolsom.org For half a century now, Folsom’s historic Sutter Street twice a year has been filled with waves and […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A midsummer’s laugh riot as IT presents Shakespeare spoof


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 […]

Comments Off / 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,” […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »