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Hop House brews up great menu, atmosphere

Stop by Hop House and enjoy a craft beer with owner Jason Enyeart, left, and chef Tyler Mort. The restaurant is open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

New restaurants in El Dorado Hills have really raised the bar for local foodies and those looking to have a great time just minutes from home. Hop House in El Dorado Hills Town Center is no exception. Owners Jason Enyeart and Craig Badolian have created a winning combination — quality craft beers, a comfortable atmosphere and […]

No Comment / August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

What’s it worth? Find out at Folsom’s Antique Evaluation Day

FOLSOM — On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 17th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Take in a ‘Bird’s Eye View’

"Wetlands Dream Revisited," Linda Gass stitched painting

During this historical time of drought, Californians are connected to the water in our region now more than ever before. The Sacramento Delta and San Francisco Bay Area have a unique landscape with rice fields, pastures, orchards, vineyards, farmlands and wetlands juxtaposed to urban centers that emphasize the vulnerability of water issues in California. As […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Arts center goes with the flow

2013 Best of Show, " Oporto Fishermen " by Steve Walters

Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons’ annual open watercolor exhibition, “Go With The Flow 2014,” will be on display at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sept. 2-27. WASH Inc. presents the very best of regional watercolor at this show judged by Chris Messer, NWS and CWA. The show will include a Second Saturday reception from 5:30 […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony’s fall gala raises funds for youth programs

The Folsom Symphony and music director Peter Jaffe are planning an extraordinary benefit gala this year. An Evening Under the Stars will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, on a hilltop in El Dorado Hills surrounded by rolling terrain, lush vineyards and sweeping vistas. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner, the area’s finest wines, dancing to […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wine and dine at Feast at the Fort

Unique culinary experience includes dinner prepared by Sacramento’s top chefs SACRAMENTO — To the delight of history enthusiasts and food and wine lovers throughout the region, Friends of Sutter’s Fort presents Feast at the Fort on Saturday evening, Sept. 20. Continuing as part of the city-wide “Farm-to-Fork” effort, this is the fifth year for this signature […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Spectacular exhibit of historical East Coast quilts at the Crocker

Medallion Quilt, attributed to Elizabeth Welsh (American), circa 1830. Cotton, 110 ½ x 109 in. (280.7 x 267.8 cm). Part of the Brooklyn Museum collection, Gift of The Roebling Society. Photo by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

As August draws to a close, this is the perfect time to take in the last weeks of an amazing, historical exhibit on loan from the Brooklyn Museum in New York to the Crocker Art Museum. “Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts” is an exhibit of 35 of the oldest and remarkably well-preserved […]

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »