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‘Radical Sabbatical’ brings family together

TAKE YOUR TIME —€” Author Joanne Kraft discovered that she and her family bonded when they spent time together doing nothing. "We understand boundaries now" when it comes to scheduling activities, she said. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

When Joanne Kraft answered the door, she didn’t quite look like the picture of someone who’d learned how to slow down. She forgot a Cameron Park Life writer and photographer were coming. The 43-year-old wife and mother of four has a great excuse. She’s in the middle of a publicity tour for her first book, […]

1 Comment / June 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Wine at Town Center a sunny success

CAMERON PARK CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray and wife Julie enjoyed great wine and food at Wine at Town Center. Village Life photos by Noel Stack

Sunshine welcomed guests to Wine at Town Center Saturday. The fundraising event hosted by the Rotary Clubs of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park was rescheduled from June 4 to June 25 after rain washed out the first date. Mother Nature couldn’t have provided a more perfect evening this time around. Hundreds of people attended […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom History Museum’s 31st annual Quilt Show best in years

BRODERIE PURSE was created in 1820. It is an extremely old quilt, and highly unusual because of its excellent condition. It was obviously well cared for these past two centuries. It is on display at the Folsom History Museum's annual Antique Quilt and Vintage Fashion Exhibit through Sept. 5. Photo by Susan Laird

The 31st annual Quilt and Vintage Fashion Exhibit at the Folsom History Museum this summer is one of the best shows for vintage quilts in Northern California — ranking it “up there” in the world of quilt shows in the Western United States. As a dabbler in quilting who grew up with a mother, grandmother […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Be the Voice’ for Habitat

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its first singing competition with a $1,000 prize going to the winner. “Be The Voice” is a singing competition that begins on Facebook where anyone older than 13 can submit an audition video before July 25. Contestants then help to promote their video by getting their Facebook […]

No Comment / June 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Bodice-ripping show aboard the Delta King

'OR' ACTORS Jessica Bates, Stephanie Gularte and Jonathan Rhys Williams electrify the stage. Photo by Charr Crail

Capital Stage presents “OR,” by Liz Duffy Adams and directed by Peter Mohrmann. This sexy and irreverent comedy follows Aphra Behn as she gets out of the spy trade and into show biz, if she can only write her play without interruptions from her love life — celebrity Nell Gwynne, King Charles II, and double-agent William Scott, […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Venture into the unknown in ‘King of Shadows’

REAL OR IMAGINED? Gina Williams and Brian Harrower navigate through the shadows to find the truth in "King of Shadows" now playing at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Terri Brindisi

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season continues with the Sacramento premiere of “King of Shadows” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. When a runaway living on the streets of San Francisco meets a well-intentioned graduate student who is researching the homeless, he tells her there is a mythical world beneath our world, ruled by the King of Shadows. He […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage presents prize-winning drama

In tiny Zion, Ind., young Buddy Layman is the town idiot. What remains of Buddy after his mother saved him from drowning is the ability to sense water coupled with an intense fear of it. In the Depression era story “The Diviners” by James Leonard Jr. town folk meander through their mundane chores and bemoan […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »