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Mediterranean herbs

By Joan Jenkins UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Mediterranean herbs originated around the Mediterranean Sea in Greece, Italy, France, Spain and other lands with a warm sunny climate. They like the alkaline, fast draining soils with good mineral content common to the area. They also prefer full sun, meaning a minimum of six hours […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Bagpipes highlight Folsom Symphony Christmas concert

There’s just something about bagpipes. Whether it’s the skirl of the melodies they share or the rhythmic drums that often accompany them, “the pipes” have a romance about them that is undeniable. Scotland’s national instrument is rarely seen outside of Caledonian festivals and funeral services for fallen heroes. And that’s a shame, because this instrument […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Music to their ears

Hal Linden works with El Dorado Muscial Theatre's High Voltage members. Courtesy photo

It all started with a desire to give back. In 1994, a group of Folsom residents interested in the performing arts banded together. Their mission? To bring high-quality concerts at an affordable price to the greater Folsom area. Out of this fledgling concert association has grown the Folsom Lake Community Concert Association. Today, in partnership […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town transforms into winter wonderland

Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with holiday lights, festive décor, Santa and his reindeer and more at Fairytale Town’s Winter Wonderland event. The fun-filled family celebration is set for eight days: Thursdays through Sundays, Dec. 12-15 and 19-22. Fairytale Town will be open special hours for the event from 1 to 7 p.m. […]

No Comment / November 25, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dream the dream … ‘Les Mis’ comes to Placerville

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The French Revolution is coming to Placerville, and Imagination Theater is ready. The cast and crew have been manning the bulwarks, creating a set design that promises to capture the sprawling tale of love and honor against a backdrop of political uprising, encompassing a wide range of human emotions as they present “Les Miserables,” the […]

No Comment / November 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye tackles a ‘disaster’

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its first foray into theatre for children. As a bonus production in its seventh season, the theater company presents Barry Kornhauser’s zany, commedia dell’arte inspired confection — “Recipe for Disaster.” In the kitchen of a culinary school, an eager young apprentice readies for the biggest day […]

No Comment / November 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Warriors in Black Tie event honors veterans

In this season of thanks-giving, what better way to show military veterans that their friends and neighbors honor them for their service than by attending the Roaring Twenties-themed Warriors in Black Tie Inaugural Ball, a fundraiser set for Nov. 23 in Sacramento by the El Dorado Hills-based Fregoso Foundation. Max and Kelly Fregoso started the […]

No Comment / November 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »