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Susan Laird

Folsom Lake Symphony’s ‘Festa Italiana’ a feast for the musical soul

In Italian “festa” simply translates as “festival.” But in actuality an Italian festa is so much more. Within the culture it celebrates the life of a Christian saint. The faithful joyfully attend Mass. Homes and plazas sport decorations. Traditional foods, with recipes handed down for generations, comfort the body as well as the soul. Small […]

Celebrating a decade of beauty in Folsom’s Civic Center

One of the blessings of living in the tri-counties area is the vast amount of opportunity to experience life to the fullest. Whether your interests lean to the great outdoors or to the infinite worlds of the arts, there is something for you. This week, our focus is on the Gallery at 48 Natoma in […]

Bridge tournament revival in the cards for EDH Library

Life is like a game of cards, said Jawaharlal Nehru. The hand you are dealt represents determination. The way you play it is free will. The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library took that saying to heart. In 2011 the group shut down its annual bridge tournament fundraiser. Times were tough. It was time to give […]

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Pull out all the stops for Organ Symphony

And now, for something completely different from the Folsom Lake Symphony … an organ concert on April 22. Many great works exist for this “King of Instruments,” as Mozart referred to it. But this is an instrument crafted from the woods of the forest and the metals of the earth. In other words, it’s not […]

April 05, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Enjoy a girls night out at LUNAFEST

Looking for a good girls night out event? One that is entertaining, yet thought provoking? Then look no further than LUNAFEST in Cameron Park on Thursday, April 6. This 15-year old mini-film festival, hosted by Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills, features short films by female filmmakers. The touring film festival promotes […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Straw bale gardening is a creative, fun activity

Art is defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.” My guess is that gardening is one of the most ancient arts out there. About the same time the first hunter/cave painter spread ocher on a rock, some gatherer took notice of the connection between seed and soil. The ancient gardens […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,
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