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Celebrate freedom with fireworks at Town Center

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The highly anticipated fireworks show in El Dorado Hills is back with a whole new twist and name.  Ring in Independence Day at Town Center’s Fireworks and Freedom Concert with entertainment including two live bands in the Steven Young Amphitheater; California’s newest outlaws and modern country artists, Blackburn Bullet, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

UC Davis defines ‘The New Front Yard’

By Debbie Hager UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County The University of California Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is an amazing resource in determining how best to create a new front yard or a new back yard during times of limited water availability. The New Front Yard as defined by the Arboretum is the […]

1 Comment / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Putting the ‘Pro’ in the Folsom Pro Rodeo

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“Well it’s bulls and blood, it’s dust and mud It’s the roar of a Sunday crowd, it’s the white in his knuckles The gold in the buckle he’ll win the next go ’round It’s boots and chaps, it’s cowboy hats It’s spurs and latigo, it’s the ropes and the reins And the joy and the […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Concerts, plays and superstars heat up Tahoe South

Internationally renowned mega-stars, Shakespeare, local theater, free concerts and bluegrass festivals — it all adds up to a spectacular summer under the stars at Tahoe South. Music headliners will light up multiple South Shore stages, including the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena: Aerosmith, July 3; Imagine Dragons, July 18; Train, July […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blueberries are the new apple

Blueberry — the new apple — according to members of the Apple Hill Growers. Big, blue, bursting with flavor berries are ripening at the Apple Hill Grower ranches signaling the beginning of the summer fruit season. With the bluing of the berries, berry-picking season is officially under way. Visitors are invited to grab buckets, hats […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Huck Finn’ musical adaptation ‘Big River’ opens at Music Circus


Matt Hessburg California Musical Theater The 65th Music Circus season continues with the dynamic musical “Big River,” Mark Twain’s masterwork “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” brought to toe-tapping musical life by the genius behind “King of the Road,” Roger Miller. In Big River, a Tony Award-winning adventure that’s both poignant and humorous, Huck and Jim […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

What’s the best wine in El Dorado County?

Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the 27th annual El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition. Windwalker Vineyard’s 2012 Barbera — Dick Cooper Ranch won the Best El Dorado County Winemaker and Best of Show awards. Illuminare Estate garnered the Frank Herbert Memorial Award sponsored by the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers for the […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »