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Pat Lakey

Cunningly cute corgis spread joy

Writer’s note — This is about Tanner and Emma, two wonderful Pembroke Welsh corgis who are licensed with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and love nothing more than going to different places to spread joy with their humans, Ann-Marie and Jim L’Etoile of Cameron Park. The pair of pooches, who will tail their own tail below, […]

Funny people to entertain at MORE fundraiser

Cheryl the Soccer Mom will be first on the funny list during the Stand Up for MORE Comedy Night, set for March 31 in Placerville, warming the crowd for the animal-conspiracy proponent Tim Bedore who will explain his thoroughly entertaining theories. “I live in Folsom so I’m familiar with the Placerville area,” said Cheryl. “But […]

March 29, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Supes chair delivers ‘State of the County’

It wasn’t long after the men’s singing group The Dynamix had harmonized Friday about a man wooing a woman, telling her that he has no money — but has love in his heart — that El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chair Shiva Frentzen took the microphone during an annual business luncheon to say the […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Seek out the sweet treats and go for A Chocolate Affair

Remember, way back, when your grandma would open up her kitchen window on an early summer morn and the sheer white curtains would flutter lightly in the same breeze that told your nose she had just baked a fresh batch of cinnamon rolls? Remember, way back, what those glistening rolls looked like as they sat […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Alice to trek through a wild and wacky Wonderland in IT production

So Peter Wolfe, director of Imagination Theater’s latest play, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” told the White Rabbit during a recent dress rehearsal, “If the squirrel is late go ahead and run around.” Not sure what that was all about … but right after the White Rabbit got its marching orders, the King of Hearts was […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Learn an art as old as dirt

Brian Hayes likes that part in the movie “Ghost” where Demi Moore is working in the wee hours of the morning on a potter’s wheel, hands caressing and shaping the moistened clay and then Patrick Swayze, roused from sleep, comes up behind her and … well, you know … “I do like that part,” said […]

January 18, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

New glass-melting business will bowl you over

They’re really fired up on 48 gorgeous wooded acres in the Texas Hill subdivision just outside Placerville, reaching temperatures of 2,250 degrees Fahrenheit several times a week. That hellish number takes 12 hours to peak, a pinnacle that marks the point where glass melts. And that’s exactly what Cathy Porter and Bernadette Guimarin want — […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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