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Susan Laird

‘Pigskin Peanuts’ brings a fall classic to Sacramento

This fall marks a milestone anniversary for the comic strip “Peanuts.” It was created 65 years ago on Oct. 2, 1950 by artist Charles Schultz. Like most Americans I can’t remember a time without it. This strip blazed a pioneering trail that went on to influence future cartoonists. The simplicity of the drawings, the thoughtful […]

September 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Toy with ‘Delight’ at Folsom’s newest museum

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old…You grow old because you stop playing.” These words are most appropriate for the Folsom Historic District’s newest attraction: the Museum of Wonder & Delight. A grand opening celebration sponsored by the Folsom Historical Society is slated for Sept. 11, 12 & 13. The one-of-a-kind museum is filled with […]

September 09, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Fifth dimensional spirit of art soars at 48 Natoma

We live in a world of three dimensions. Up and down, side-to-side. Width, height, depth. We can spin and appreciate the beauties of radial architecture, such as the views beneath the domes of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and the State Capitol in Sacramento. Yet, we humans can conceive of a fourth dimension. One […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Symphony kicks off 2015-16 season with free concert

Autumn may not officially start until September, but it certainly seems to be here. The kids are back in school, most college students are back on campus (or headed there) and Apple Hill farms are opening for business. It’s fall, y’all. Which means it’s time for another beloved El Dorado Hills tradition: the annual free […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Summertime, anytime hobbies and interests: There’s an app for that

Keep the brain active and you keep your soul young. A few weeks ago, I noticed my next door neighbor, Mark, setting up a large telescope on his driveway. “What’s up?” I asked. “I’m setting this up so I can look at Jupiter tonight. It will be just down the street.” Now, I’m a fan […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Dealing outside the box: See Europe in your own car and save

I like to plan in advance. It’s no secret. Planning any project ahead saves time, money and frustration. And if you add a little buffering for the unforeseen… a plan is a very good thing. It’s a true deal. A little artistic creativity helps. Sometimes you can combine projects and end up with an amazing […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

California State Fair raises a glass to 161 years of agriculture, fun

The California State Fair opens this Friday, July 10. For 17 days, visitors to Cal Expo can see farm animals, view crafts and inventions, eat amazing foods on a stick — and sample some fine wines produced by El Dorado County winemakers. Great tastes Our region produced an impressive number of winners in the wine aisle. […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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