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What’s the best wine in El Dorado County?

Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the 27th annual El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition. Windwalker Vineyard’s 2012 Barbera — Dick Cooper Ranch won the Best El Dorado County Winemaker and Best of Show awards. Illuminare Estate garnered the Frank Herbert Memorial Award sponsored by the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers for the […]

No Comment / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Let it flow: Craft beer takes Main Street Placerville

Brewfest A RGB

Ales, lagers, pilsners, Hefeweizen, Belgian-style—there is a wealth of beer coming to the 15th Bell Tower Brewfest on June 27 in downtown Placerville. So much to choose from with over 40 different breweries represented and the range from pale lagers to the darkest stout. Which beer style are you? The style of beer you like might depend […]

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Hands4Hope teens learn about media and health

Early last fall, Hands4Hope Youth Making a Difference was informed of a great opportunity to involve youth in a pilot program developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development called ​Media­Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active! The program is an interactive after­school education program for youth in grades fifth through eighth, designed to empower […]

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American River Music Fest tickets available

The ninth annual American River Music Festival scheduled for Sept. 18-21, will present more than 30 performances by nationally renowned musicians in nine locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma-Lotus. Performers include The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Dangermuffin, David Luning, Shook Twins, David Myles, […]

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‘Walking Dead’ stars coming to Sac Wizard World Comic Con

Wizard World Inc. continues its 2015 schedule with its second trip to the Sacramento Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento this weekend. Norman Reedus(“The Walking Dead”), Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Royal Pains”), Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Kelly Frye (“The Flash”), WWE […]

No Comment / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town offers summer fun

Fairytale Town has plenty of summer programs that will entertain the young and young at heart. For more information about any of the following events visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808- 7462. Campout at Fairytale Town June 19-20, July 25-26 & Aug. 14-15: Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park. This exciting overnight adventure […]

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Time to hog all the fun at fair

A view from the ferris wheel. Democrat photo by Megan Jeremica

The 2015 theme, “Hog Days of Summer” is proving to be a truly enjoyable theme for the El Dorado County Fair set for June 18-21 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Jody Gray, the fair’s CEO said she and her staff had a great time researching ideas for the Entry […]

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