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Shakespeare meets Mardi Gras

Erica Weinheimer and Eric Baldwin discuss a marriage proposal in Big Idea Theatre's production of "Twelfth Night; or What You Will." This version is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Courtesy photo

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season finale, Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night; or, What You Will,” opens Thursday, Nov. 3. Set against the background of the first Mardi Gras in post-hurricane New Orleans, this “Twelfth Night” production is a riotous, fun-filled romp filled with drag queens, shipwrecked pirates and lovesick counts. Let the good times roll! Elly award-winning director […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get treats from the Sheriff’s Dept. this Sunday

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with KNCI Radio and other local agencies to provide children an opportunity to participate in a very safe trick-or-treating experience. The Trick r Treat event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Blackstone neighborhood in El Dorado Hills. Children will […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Railroad Museum looks at trains on a smaller scale

SACRAMENTO — To the delight of rail enthusiasts of all ages, the California State Railroad Museum debuted a new exhibit titled “Common Diversions: Toy Trains and Scale Model Railroads” on Nov 3. While the items on special display will all be miniature in size, the goal of the exhibit is to clearly distinguish the big […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

High school district welcomes public comment on proposed student calendars

The El Dorado Union High School District is in the process of developing its student calendars for 2012–13 and 2013–14 school years, in cooperation with input from district management, district principals, district bargaining groups, and elementary and middle school superintendents. A number of critical assumptions have been used as the basis for developing the school calendar: […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Trick or Treat safety tips

CAMINO – “Whatever time of year it is, safety is our number one concern. Preventing an injury or illness before it happens maybe difficult to measure as far as statistics go, but it is everyone’s primary mission, especially when it comes to children,” said Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan. “Halloween is an enchanting […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County annual tax sale set

C. L. Raffety, El Dorado County treasurer and tax collector reports that the county’s auction of tax defaulted property is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Board Room (Building A) at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. Prominent on the list of properties up for bid this year are approximately […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sac State choir to salute vets

California State University, Sacramento’s three choirs, under the direction of Professor Donald Kendrick, will salute Veteran’s Day with “Bring Them Peace,” a choral concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento. The evening will feature the Sac State Chamber Choir, the Women’s Chorus and the University […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »