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Volunteer tax counselors needed

There are a few openings for volunteer tax-aide counselors for the 2012 tax season to provide free, personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County for the elderly and low-income residents, under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program will operate Feb. 1 through April 15, 2013. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

An intimate evening with Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy has come out of retirement. She will perform at Three Stages on Oct. 1. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Best known as a recording artist, Helen Reddy had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the United States. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three No. 1 hits in the same year. She’s been on hiatus from performing publicly for over a decade; as of […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

On the way to Monterey

John Abercrombie's Organ Trio performa at Three Stages. Courtesy photo

Jazz guitar master John Abercrombie comes to Three Stages FOLSOM — John Abercrombie continues pushing the envelope of jazz guitar music into the 21st century. His vast experience as a jazz guitarist includes collaborative efforts with many of the all time greats in modern music including Chico Hamilton, Gato Barbieri, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie […]

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‘Weight of the Nation’ screening scheduled

Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution proudly hosts a screening of the HBO documentary, “The Weight of The Nation,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Three Stages in Folsom. In the United States, two-thirds of adults and one out of every three children are overweight or obese. The annual cost of treating obesity related disease and […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Discover ‘The Secret Garden’

By bringing "The Secret Garden" to life, Mary Lennox helps her family mend their broken hearts. The musical is now playing at Imagination Theater. Courtesy photo

Imagination Theater’s production of  “The Secret Garden: runs through Sunday, Sept 30. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnet, “The Secret Garden tells” the story of Mary Lennox, a lonely little girl who is sent to live with her uncle Archibald in Yorkshire, England, after being orphaned by a cholera epidemic in India. Still grieving over the loss […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Uncategorized | Read More »

County students perform well above state average

El Dorado County students again performed significantly higher than the state average on the 2012 California Standards Tests in all academic areas. The CST, a part of the California State Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, measures student knowledge based on the California Academic Content Standards, which are among the most rigorous in the nation. In […]

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‘Sly Fox’ brings mischief to Sutter Street Theatre

To tickle the humor of today’s audiences, “Volpone,” the 17th century comedy by Ben Johnson, has been moved from 17th century Venice to turn of the century San Francisco. Volpone is now called Foxwell J. Sly and he is the same scheming, rapacious miser vent on extracting fortunes from a trio of rich, greedy opportunists. Sly, […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »