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Scare4Hope hosts family carnival

Meet the Ghostbusters at the Scare4Hope carnival on Oct. 24. Courtesy photo

The Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum, a haunted house located in El Dorado Hills Town Center, hosts a family­ friendly carnival featuring a variety of games, activities and tasty treats. On Oct. 24 the event will also feature the Bay Area Ghostbusters, a group that dedicates its time attending non­-profit events in full costume. The Ghostbusters even have a car decorated […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Symphony debuts season with ‘Masterpieces’

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The Folsom Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Peter Jaffe, officially opens its 2015-2016 season Oct. 24 with “Masterpieces,” a selection of three of the most esteemed works of classical music. Alon Goldstein, an Israeli classical pianist, performs as guest soloist. The set opens with Aaron Copland’s patriotic “Fanfare for the Common Man,” written in response to the U.S. […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Prisoners of Age’ lands on Alcatraz Island

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The National Park Service is pleased to announce the return of the award-winning “Prisoners of Age” exhibition from photographer Ron Levine and designers Michael Wou and Russell Volckmann to Alcatraz Island through December. This exhibit marks the next in a series on Alcatraz that focuses on aspects of crime and punishment, incarceration, freedom and social justice. “Prisoners […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Connector segment study released

The Capital SouthEast Connector JPA recently released an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration analyzing environmental impacts of a 5.5-mile segment of the expressway between Prairie City Road south of Folsom and Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. The JPA proposes to reconstruct White Rock Road on a new alignment south of Highway 50 as a four lane […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County surveying residents this month

El Dorado County is developing its three-year strategic plan. As part of this process, the county is conducting a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings and focus groups. The county’s engagement process gives residents an opportunity to provide the county with their thoughts about why they live in El Dorado County and what would improve their quality […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scariest haunted house yet

Haunted Hills Asylum patient Janice (Sarah Thorne) holds onto her doll in Scare4Hope's Haunted Hills Asylum. Meet Janice and other skin-crawling characters during a tour. The haunted asylum is now open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Big news for Halloween fans­­, Hands4Hope and Scare Away Hunger have merged their haunted houses. Enter the Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum and meet the area’s most dangerous criminals, insane patients and, even worse, the mad doctors behind it all. The Haunted Hills Asylum is open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hangtown Halloween Ball features more than 40 artists

Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball returns to Placerville with a diverse lineup of more than 40 artists representing a range of musical genres including rock and roll, bluegrass, and Americana. The four-day festival runs Oct. 22 through Oct. 25. The festival features Railroad Earth (three shows), Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Beats Antique, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, North […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »