Susan Laird

Save the date? Yes, but take action

  Life gets complicated.   Our agendas are full and moving at light speed.   It’s like packing for a weekend trip. You want to stuff 20 outfits into a single overnight bag to be prepared for every possibility. But it just doesn’t work.   So, to simplify our lives, someone invented “save the date.” […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Fiber arts, quilts converge at Folsom Civic Center

 Every February, one of the significant quilt and fiber exhibits in the Western U.S. comes to the Folsom Civic Center: the annual quilt show of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. The show is at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of February. This year, the FQFG is […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Lake Symphony concert testifies to ‘Russian Romance’

There is a certain emotional appeal in Russian music. A tortured, bittersweet, triumph of the human spirit in vibrations that travel from a musical instrument to the human ear. A Slav who yearns for release. Invisible — even secret — until it communicates with the heart. In February Maestro Peter Jaffe and the Folsom Lake Symphony bring […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Techno fabulous apps to kick off the New Year

Computers, smartphones and tablets are a daily fact of life for the majority of Americans in 2017. And so are program applications simply referred to as “apps.” “There’s an app for that” is a common phrase in the lingo nowadays. And it’s hardly surprising: more than 1,000 new apps are uploaded to the iTunes App Store […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Casting light on collecting desires in ‘Extraordinary Collections’

Every two years, the Folsom History Museum opens its exhibit hall to the collections of area residents. Called Extraordinary Collections, the result is always unique, fascinating and completely unduplicatable. This year is no exception. Did you know, a whole set of three or more items is all you need to have a collection? Some 19 […]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Enjoy traditions of the season, with nary a smartphone in sight

For an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of the season like it’s 1899, look just down the hill to the Folsom Historic District. True, the dirt streets are now paved. There are a few nods to technology. Yet, it is still possible to take the family out to experience the Christmas season without a smart […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Music of the season for family, friends and neighbors

This past year is spinning to a close. The hectic holidays are upon us. Yet this is the best season of all. For this is when people come together. Homes twinkle with lights signifying hope. Shoppers seek gifts for friends and loved ones. And the music of the season reminds us all to pray for […]

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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