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Fire blight

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Fire blight was very prevalent in El Dorado Hills last spring and summer. Fire blight is a bacterium that infects pome trees such as pear, quince, apple, toyon and crabapple giving the trees a scorched appearance. The first sign of the blight infecting trees is […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Sports Night’ at the Folsom Symphony

Folsom Symphony celebrates American and international sports with Sports Night at the Symphony, June 6 & 7. Tin Pan Alley favorite “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is just one of the treats at each performance. Photo public domain

What a season we’ve experienced with the Folsom Symphony. Our new maestro Peter Jaffe continues to amaze and delight. At the most recent concert, he conducted Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” without a score. Yes, he memorized it. The entire thing. So, it should come as no surprise that the Folsom Symphony is flexing its “muscles” at […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Gallery at 48 celebrates many local artists

“Green Venus,” Anton Nemeth, porcelain sculpture.

FOLSOM — Gallery at 48 Natoma presents “Organic Origins,” featuring Anton Nemeth’s porcelains and Suzanne Haydu’s watercolors, May 15 through July 2. The exhibit has both two-dimensional and three- dimensional abstract art with flowing shapes, brilliant color, and organic lines. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 15. In the adjacent Community […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Olde Coloma Theatre begins new, hilarious season

The Olde Coloma Theatre opens its 2015 season Friday, May 1, with an original melodrama comedy, “The Wrath of Swampy Boggs” or “That’s No Lady,” written and Directed by Jason Boyer. This hilarious tale of villainous duels is not to be missed. The show has not one, not two, but three villains and a brave and studious […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘High School Musical’ characters live happily ever after

El Dorado Musical Theatre's East High cheerleaders practice a routine during a recent "Disney's High School Muscial" rehearsal. The show opens May 1 at Harris Center for the Arts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

If you’ve always thought that the only thing wrong with “Romeo & Juliet” was that the star-crossed lovers died at the end of Shakespeare’s classic, then the play being lavishly produced by El Dorado Musical Theatre is for you. Not only do Romeo and Juliet live to see another day, but their lives are filled […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dramatic finale for Oak Ridge actors

Jurors take a vote in "Twelve Angry Jurors," opening at Oak Ridge on April 30. The drama is a social commentary on prejudice and politics. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Prejudice, personal relationships and bias could end a young man’s life. Oak Ridge Drama actors tackle tough emotions and conflict in “Twelve Angry Jurors,” the final show for the 2014-15 school year. “I love drama and more serious plays,” said drama instructor Tanya Mirell, who chose this play as the season finale. “I wanted to […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Church youth go ‘Back to the Cross’

Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church travel through time, making a stop in the Wild, Wild West where Carly Violette and Ella Putnam kick it up, during "Back to the Cross." Courtesy photo

By Rashelle Snead Lakehills Covenant Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church will travel through time during a special show. Like, it’s totally tubular! Hop aboard the “H/O-2000” Temporal Displacement Modulator and travel through time to discover how going “Back to the Cross” changes everything. While attending a summer VBS event, Norman tries […]

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