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Look for gifts made in the USA this Christmas

As I was doing a recent writing assignment for the Mountain Democrat, I overheard a conversation that I found quite interesting at a local merchant’s register: “Ma’am, do you have any items that say they are ‘Made in America?’” a gentleman asked. “Why are you looking for something like that?” the clerk asked. “Well, I’m […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Grease’ returns to IT’s stage

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What: “Grease” Who: Imagination Theater Where: On the grounds of the El Dorado County Fair, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Dec. 3 — 26 Cost: Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for children Information: (530) 642-0404 Imagination Theater has done it again: The Placerville theater company is bringing one of the […]

No Comment / December 01, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Young EDH actors star in Sac play

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Local young actors Kitty Czarnecki and Delaney Kelleher will star in the holiday classic, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” at The Studio Theatre in downtown Sacramento starting this weekend. The play tells story of an old woman who makes quilts for the needy. When a self-centered king approaches her and demands a quilt, she refuses and they […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Town Center coffee shop one artist’s studio

PIANO BLUES by Ana Rincon

Swing by Town Center’s Olympus Caffé this month and you’ll likely notice something new: An easel and canvas set up in the south corner of the coffee shop and, if you’re lucky enough, Fair Oaks-based artist Ana Rincon hard at work on one of her brilliantly colored renditions. The oil on canvas painter has been using […]

6 Comments / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake Symphony, handbell choir ring in season

MESTRO MICHAEL NEUMANN and The Folsom Lake Symphony will have something special in store for everyone when it presents “Season of Cheer” on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. in Folsom. Courtesy photo

Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas or simply enjoys the sounds of the season, the Folsom Lake Symphony will have something special in store when it presents “Season of Cheer” on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. You might wonder, “who is the Folsom Lake Symphony?” Many already know this phenomenal local performing ensemble, previously known […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Holiday Magic comes to Fair Oaks

ICY STREAM WITH SUNSET, by Vicki Foote

CHROMA GALLERY — Fair Oaks’ Chroma Gallery will feature stunning scenes of winter life during December’s “Holiday Magic” show, opening Dec. 10 and continuing through Jan. 3. The gallery will showcase paintings frosty vistas, warm sunsets and imaginative renditions of a variety of subjects by artists working in oils, acrylics and pastels. A special Second […]

No Comment / November 26, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

STAR award nominees sought

The annual youth STAR awards sponsored by of El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. The group will roll out the red carpet for 150 guests to recognize youth for their outstanding contributions to community through leadership, mentoring, […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »