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Grow for it! Your own vegetable Garden of Eden: companion planting

By Betty Hensley UCCE Master Gardener of Tuolumne County Just as there are many wonderful benefits to finding that right companion in life, there is also something special and fascinating about companion planting. According to the Cornell University Gardening Resources Ecogardening factsheet No. 10, Companion Planting: “Plants are very active in ways that are not so […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

African American heritage explored at Crocker

Jacob Lawrence, Bar and Grill, 1941, gouache,
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of
Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy
of Design

“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond” presents a selection of works by 43 black artists who lived through the tremendous changes of the 20th century. In paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs, the featured artists embrace themes both universal and specific to the African American experience, including the exploration of identity, the […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘My Seven Gifts’ tells it all

Book: “My Seven Gifts: A Surrogate’s Story” Author: Tawni Rae Publisher: Two Harbors Press, 2014, 140 pages, softcover and e-book versions Much has been written about adopting a child, about the heartbreak of not being able to have a child and all the methods attempted to have a child. Most of it is from the prospective parent’s point […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Arts Council on the move

PLACERVILLE — After five years on Main Street, the El Dorado Arts Council will move to the historic Fausel House on 772 Pacific St. this September. The El Dorado Arts Council is a non-profit organization that enriches and educates the community in all of the arts, supporting the cultural and economic development of El Dorado […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Have a pint or two at the Bell Tower Brewfest

PLACERVILLE — Drink up (responsibly) at this year’s Bell Tower Brewfest — Saturday, June 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. The festival will close Historic Main Street in Placerville from Sacramento Street to Clay Street. More than 45 craft breweries will pour samples inside merchant locations, on the street, and in the Mooney parking lot near […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Classic California beach party moves inland to Folsom

Surfs Up entertainers will take audience members back to the carefree, fun 1960s. Hit the waves in your mind as you listen to great surf music at Harris Center for the Arts on Sunday. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Back in the 1960s, surf music was riding the wave of success and among the most popular acts of the time were Jan & Dean and the Beach Boys. If you long for the day when radio stations played such memorable hits as “Surf City” and “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” plus hits from […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tributo a las Divas Cubanas kicks off Harris Center’s Four Slices of Cuba

Yordamis Mergret will take audiences on an electrifying musical journey., paying  homage to legendary Cuban divas Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza and Graciela during her performance at Harris Center for the arts. Courtesy photo

FOLOSM — Fans of Afro-Cuban-Latin music who love high-energy performances will be treated to the exciting song stylings of Cuban vocalist and former member of Bamboleo, Yordamis Mergret, as she takes audiences on an electrifying musical journey. Mergret pays homage to legendary Cuban Divas Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza and Graciela as the first performer in Harris […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »