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Enter for chance to win at the El Dorado County Fair

PLACERVILLE — Fulfill your Country Dreams at the El Dorado County Fair June 13-16. “This year, we have many new and revised categories from which to choose, guaranteeing a competition everyone will want to enter,” said the fair’s CEO Jody Gray. “The fair is a great place to show off that great photo you took […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Shaw play offers ironic but happy ending

“Widowers’ Houses” begins as a boy meets girl romance, but is soon complicated by economic-class differences. Blanche Sartorius is the spoiled daughter of a rich Realtor whose massive fortune has been made from milking poor renters in his sub-standard houses. An idealistic young doctor, Harry Trent has blindly courted Blanche until he discovers the declassé source of […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Arts center is ‘Awash With Color’

Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons presents an annual members’ watercolor show, Awash With Color at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, April 2-20. Juried by Patricia Osborne, Awash With Color will be a display of members watercolor paintings. More than 100 watercolors are expected to participate. A special second Saturday Reception with live music will be held from […]

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EDH quilter celebrates the military

"and Our Flag was Still There" by Melinda Bula

An evocative, quilt depiction of an embattled American flag by an El Dorado Hills artist has been added to the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky. The title is “And Our Flag Was Still There!” “When my son decided to join the Marines after college, I made this quilt to deal […]

2 Comments / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Passport Weekend a hot ticket

PLACERVILLE — Wine drinkers and fans of El Dorado wine country are making this year’s two Passport weekends in April a prized event. El Dorado Winery Association’s Passport 2013 weekends are April 13-14 and 20-21, and sales have been booming for the reinvigorated annual bash that engulfs this Sierra foothill region — and this year […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Protect wildlife babies during spring clean up

Throughout the spring, summer and early fall of each year, Sierra Wildlife receives large numbers of orphaned or injured baby birds, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, opossums, skunks, fawns and other animals displaced or injured by property clean-up efforts.  This month, a squirrel’s nest fell due to tree-trimming; the terrified mother squirrel ran off and did […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Help baby birds this summer

Spring is here and Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Baby Bird Nursery will open its doors in early May. Classes on feeding and caring for the orphaned babies will be held in April at the following times:  April 6, 10 a.m. to noon; April 9, 7 to 9 p.m.; April 20, 1 to 3 p.m.; and April […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »