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Taylor Graham named inaugural Poet Laureate of El Dorado County

Taylor Graham poses for a photo with El Dorado County Supervisor Brian Veerkamp after a board proclamation named her Poet Laureate of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

Alisyn Gularte El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Arts Council has inaugurated a Poet Laureate program for El Dorado County. This post, officially appointed by a conferring institution, is bestowed on a noted poet to honor his or her body of work and to celebrate poetry as an art form. Taylor Graham was chosen by […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

State Fair launches new student competitions

The California State Fair is expanding the Youth Art Competition and Industrial & Technology Education Competition to create the all new California Student Showcase Competition. California residents can submit works in the areas of Fine Art, Science, Creative Arts, Innovations and Future Economics and Industrial and Vocational Skills. This prestigious statewide student competition celebrates the […]

Comments Off / April 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to El Dorado Hills

With the help of the Missoula Children’s Theatre Holy Tinity students rehearsed and performed a lively and entertaining production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” last year. Courtesy photo

By Holly Barbaccia Sleeping Beauty is in the trunk … the car trunk. On April 18 Joe Godburn and Scott McGee pulled into the parking lot of Holy Trinity School Ministry with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything needed to put on a production of the classic children’s tale, “Sleeping Beauty” … except […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Office of Ed hires Monsma

The El Dorado County Office of Education announced the selection of Kevin Monsma as the new associate superintendent of Educational Services, effective July 1. “Mr. Monsma’s record of achievement, instructional expertise and conviction to serve will strengthen EDCOE and the county educational community as a whole,” El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. said. “EDCOE at the core […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Volunteers needed for state park projects

SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, April 16, California State Parks Foundation will host its 18th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 27 state parks across California. More than 3,000 volunteers are needed to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. The annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup event, which runs […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Four generations of Weston turn Viewpoint to black and white

"Cat in Hat" by Kim Weston will join other works by the Weston family for an exhibit at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center through June 4. Courtesy photo

In its main gallery during the months of April and May, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents the art of the Westons in an exhibition titled Four Generations of Weston: Black and White — Edward, Brett, Kim, Zach. Edward Weston is probably best known, and considered by many influential artists of his day, as a pioneer of 20th century art. […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pratt running for supervisor

Dave Pratt

Fair Play winery and vineyard owner Dave Pratt has announced that he is a candidate for the El Dorado County Supervisor, District 2 seat to be decided on the June 7 Primary election ballot. Pratt, 57, identified the need for improved representation, ramping up efforts to enhance the agricultural-tourism foundation of the District 2 economy, protect […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »