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Blueberries are the new apple

Blueberry — the new apple — according to members of the Apple Hill Growers. Big, blue, bursting with flavor berries are ripening at the Apple Hill Grower ranches signaling the beginning of the summer fruit season. With the bluing of the berries, berry-picking season is officially under way. Visitors are invited to grab buckets, hats […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Huck Finn’ musical adaptation ‘Big River’ opens at Music Circus

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Matt Hessburg California Musical Theater The 65th Music Circus season continues with the dynamic musical “Big River,” Mark Twain’s masterwork “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” brought to toe-tapping musical life by the genius behind “King of the Road,” Roger Miller. In Big River, a Tony Award-winning adventure that’s both poignant and humorous, Huck and Jim […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hands4Hope teens learn about media and health

Early last fall, Hands4Hope Youth Making a Difference was informed of a great opportunity to involve youth in a pilot program developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development called ​Media­Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active! The program is an interactive after­school education program for youth in grades fifth through eighth, designed to empower […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

American River Music Fest tickets available

The ninth annual American River Music Festival scheduled for Sept. 18-21, will present more than 30 performances by nationally renowned musicians in nine locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma-Lotus. Performers include The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Dangermuffin, David Luning, Shook Twins, David Myles, […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Walking Dead’ stars coming to Sac Wizard World Comic Con

Wizard World Inc. continues its 2015 schedule with its second trip to the Sacramento Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento this weekend. Norman Reedus(“The Walking Dead”), Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Royal Pains”), Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Kelly Frye (“The Flash”), WWE […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Time to hog all the fun at fair

A view from the ferris wheel. Democrat photo by Megan Jeremica

The 2015 theme, “Hog Days of Summer” is proving to be a truly enjoyable theme for the El Dorado County Fair set for June 18-21 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Jody Gray, the fair’s CEO said she and her staff had a great time researching ideas for the Entry […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gold Cal volleyball heads to New Orleans

New Orleans bound— The Gold Cal Juniors Volleyball Club celebrates the talents of assistant coach Erika Jones, Hannah Azimi, Kayla Jurd, Danae Cochran-Ford, Cassidy Madsen, Maddie LaMont, Madison Enos, Mikayla Newsome-Rouse, head coach Karlianna Thrasher, standing left to right, as well as Holly Wold, Aubrey Kenny, Maddog Shields, Bella Danker and Gabby Grau, kneeling left to right. Courtesy photo

The Gold Cal Juniors Volleyball Club, 15-Air, will head to the USA Volleyball Junior National tournament in New Orleans, June 23-28. The girls won their spot in the coveted tournament after finishing first place, 10-0, out of 96 teams during the Far Westerns League Qualifier tournament in Reno earlier this year. The club’s season spans a […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »