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“Images of Modern America: Folsom”

Book: “Images of Modern America: Folsom” Author: Roberta Kludt Long Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Co., March 2015, soft-cover and e-book versions, 96 pages “Images of Modern America:  Folsom” is just what anyone interested in the city of Folsom would want: a bit of history, a wealth of what the town has to offer in the way of entertainment, […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

How does your garden grow?

Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s garden is filled with pops of color. Their garden and six others are on this year’s Gardens of the Hills tour, May 16 & 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Like any typical new yard, trial and error often dictate what will grow best. But Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s yard is anything but typical. Their nearly 1.7-acre Serrano spread is a colorful, gorgeous wonderland where 100-year-old olive trees effortlessly mingle with newly planted flowers, mandarin trees, roses and so much more. Garden lovers who take […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

SCSO finale features powerful modern American classical music

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will perform modern classical music at a May 9 concert. Courtesy photo

Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will team up with Sacramento State’s University Chorus to present choral orchestral music by three modern American classical composers in a powerful season finale entitled Songs of Eternity. “We hasten to assure our audience that the music for this concert is considered accessible modern music […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Almost Elton John’ brings uncanny tribute to Harris Center

FOLSOM — Remember When Rock Was Young stars the multiple award-winning, multi-talented singer, actor and pianist Craig Meyer. He is considered the best Elton John tribute artist in the world, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. This spectacular show coming to Harris Center […]

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

SFC exhibits goes wild

"American River" by Tom Sellas

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Art Where Wild Things Are, an open juried art show will benefit the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, May 12-29. Regional artists will submit paintings, sculpture and textile art that are broad and creative interpretations of life in the natural world. Judge is David Lobenberg. An artists reception will be held from […]

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

Sutter Street goes dark with ‘Bad Seed’

Caelyn Anderson stars in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Bad Seed," opening May 9. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In a small Southern town, Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter Rhoda, a little evil queen. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a […]

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

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 »