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Experience Aji Japanese Bistro

The kalbi taco is part of Aji's Japanese Bistro's street food menu with tender short rib and kimchee slaw. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Total surrender — Aji Japanese Bistro owner Nick Dedier wants diners to take a seat and let his staff take them on a dining experience they won’t soon forget. “Come in with an open mind and let us take care of you,” Dedier said. Dedier and chef Russell Okubo have created a menu designed to excite taste buds […]

No Comment / April 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Spring Awakening explores the teen years

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its April 2014 production of the electrifying musical drama “Spring Awakening.” This marks the first performance by The Falcon’s Eye on the magnificent main stage of the Harris Center for the Performing Arts. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Spring Awakening” is a rock […]

No Comment / April 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town, Sutter host wellness festival

Families will enjoy fun games, free play, gardening activities, health screenings and more at the Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival at Fairytale Town on Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The one-day celebration of active and healthy living is free to the public thanks to the generous support of Sutter Children’s Center, […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Mulch magic

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Unless you are Punxatawney Phil and still in your underground hole, you have heard that California is in a drought. Precipitation this year has been minimal, and the water supply is anticipated to be limited. With such a water reality, does that mean you can’t garden? […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pondo turns stage into ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Seymour (Mason Bergenholtz), left, presents to Audrey (Ashley Arbis) and Mushnik (Jason Block), a strange and interesting new plant that he is sure will attract business to the flower shop. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“The Plant” and its voracious appetite come to life this spring as the Ponderosa High School Drama Department presents “Little Shop of Horrors.” Don’t get attached to these actors; your favorite on-stage star will likely end up as dinner before the show ends. Like poor Audrey, played by Ashley Arbis. This leading lady secretly loves Seymour, […]

No Comment / March 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Sac train rides, underground tours resume in April

SACRAMENTO — Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 5 & 6, with each program offering fun […]

No Comment / March 27, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Big band salutes Frank Sinatra, Harry James

Sebastian Anzaldo will perform his tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, with the Don Clark Big Band at Harris Center for the Arts.

It’s going to be a star-studded show when Harris Center for the Arts presents a Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Harry James Featuring the Don Clark Big Band. Joining in the tribute will be the legendary vocal group the Four Lads, performing their hits “Moments to Remember,” “Istanbul,”  “Standing on a Corner” and more. Also […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »