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Food Bank of El Dorado County benefits from ‘Operation Gobble’

Senator Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, Alicia Rockwell of Savemart Supermarkets, Mike Sproull of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Evan Jacobs of American Water, left to right, all helped to ensure families wouldn't go without a Thanksgiving turkey. Courtesy photo

Thanks to the collaboration of two well-known California politicians and the generosity of an area utility company, many of El Dorado County’s less fortunate were able to gather around a turkey this holiday season. It’s known as “Operation Gobble,” a team effort by California State Sen. Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and California American Water. […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rip Squeak creators come to Folsom gallery

Bedtime Stories

American Visions Art Gallery in Folsom will host internationally acclaimed artist Leonard Filgate and his wife author Susan Yost Filgate the creators of the much-loved children’s series Rip Squeak & Friends. The Rip Squeak series of paintings and books consist of an adventurous mouse Rip Squeak, his sister Jesse and their unlikely friends Abbey the […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lakehills Church actors find the ‘Best Christmas Present’

Children recreate the manger scene, complete with Mary, Joseph, the angel, three wise men and baby Jesus. "€œBest Christmas Present Ever"€ will be performed at Lakehills Covenant Chuch this weekend. Photo by Jeff McKenzie

Lakehills Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir  will unwrap the “Best Christmas Present Ever” at four performances Dec. 2-4 “This present won’t be found at the mall or any other store,” hinted director Carolyn McKenzie, who presents her 22nd Kids of the Kingdom production. She is assisted by a dedicated group of choreographers, vocal coaches […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Reindeer fly to Chautauqua

Ellen Anderson, Shelley Walker and Joseph Cady (kneeling) play Santa's Reindeer in "Reindeer Revenge." Photo by Kent Miller

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “Reindeer Revenge,” an original script written and directed by Marie Raymond and based on characters created by Kent Miller. “Reindeer Revenge” is the adventure of Santa’s reindeer trying to prepare for the big Christmas Eve flight while worrying about bad guy Christopher Crumb and coping with a moose named Murray who […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Company to donate a roof

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Straight Line Roofing & Construction recently announced the continuation of the Donate a Roof initiative. Every year Straight Line Roofing & Construction has provided a new roof to an individual with a failing roof and no method to pay for it. This year this has not happened and no one has come to our attention. As […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre continues its holiday tradition

Reliving Folsom's history —€” Actors Mike Jimena, standing, and Nicole Beigh, Sage Innerarity, Joanna Rehwald, in doorway from top to bottom, play some of Folsom's most interesting characters from the 1800s in "Holiday in the Hills." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

FOLSOM — In what will be the sixth of an annual holiday tradition, Sutter Street Theatre’s Historic District location takes center stage. “Holiday in the Hills,” set in late 1800s in Folsom, features favorites of the season and is based on real people who were active in Folsom’s life in that time period. Written by Sutter […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate Wild Nights & Holiday Lights at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will soon be ablaze with holiday lights, providing a beautiful backdrop for a unique family experience this holiday season. Wild Nights & Holiday Lights kicks runs 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10 and 15-23. In preparation for the second annual event, volunteers have hung thousands of colorful, environmentally friendly LED lights […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »