Brightening up entryways during drought

During the heat of summer there are many plants that can still add a little color to your landscape. A favorite and easy to grow is salvia, or sage, in hundreds of species. Salvia has fragrant foliage and flowers. Pineapple sage is stunningly bright and does smell like pineapple. Salvia prefers well-draining soil and some […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | 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 ,

EDH Arts Association show at Harris Center

The El Dorado Hills Arts Association Membership Show is featured at the Bank of America Gallery in the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Thirty-nine member artists have created the 55 artistic works juried into this event. The show runs through Aug. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

de Young to premiere de la Renta’s work in retrospective exhibit

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce the world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work — the first major survey celebrating the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition which runs March 12 through May 30, is being presented in collaboration with the house […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Capital Stage takes on social injustice, unrest

Sacramento — Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival “Playwrights’ Revolution” with staged readings of six brand-new plays. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created this series of staged readings to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. Each year, a handful of plays are carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions. Audiences are then […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Local wineries take top honors at State Fair Wine Competition

The California State Fair is proud to announce the top wine awards from the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the state exposition. The Best of Show red was awarded to the Grace Patriot Wines 2012 Tempranillo. It scored a double gold and 98 points. […]

July 22, 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 ,