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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 […]

No Comment / March 13, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off on Seek out the sweet treats and go for A Chocolate Affair / February 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off on Alice to trek through a wild and wacky Wonderland in IT production / February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off on Learn an art as old as dirt / January 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 — […]

Comments Off on New glass-melting business will bowl you over / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre founders perform their own life’s play

If they had written a play where the hero and heroine, each possessing extreme measures of creative talent, found one another late in life, fell in love and against all odds built a community playhouse beloved throughout the land, it would be called “Connie and Mike and the Sutter Street Theatre.” It would be a […]

Comments Off on Sutter Street Theatre founders perform their own life’s play / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Shingle Springs couple celebrates a ride of a lifetime

Tom and Lucille Livingstone looked nonplussed as they sat in their comfortable home in Shingle Springs, contemplating the question they had just been asked: What is your secret for 70 years of marriage? The Livingstones celebrated their 70th anniversary on Dec. 1 but the reasons they stayed together and supported one another through thick and […]

Comments Off on Shingle Springs couple celebrates a ride of a lifetime / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »