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Grow for it! Park that rototiller … permanently

By Paula Bertram UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  Digging and tilling — although traditional ways of preparing soil for planting — have fallen into disrepute. The churning up and mixing of soil layers can have several deleterious results, including: Bringing up weed seeds from dormancy — so you get more weeds, not less! Disturbing the invaluable top layer of soil […]

No Comment / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Fairytale Town has busy spring calendar

Fairytale Town will host many special events in the coming months. Don’t miss the fun. Fairytale Town is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the spring, summer and fall seasons, weather permitting. Weekday admission is $4.50 for adults and children ages 2 and older. Weekend admission is $5.50 for adults and children […]

No Comment / February 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Stephan Hogan’s country vibe is catching on

Musician Stephan Hogan of Cameron Park is making a name for himself in country music.   Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Stephan Hogan had a chance to move to Nashville last summer, pursuing his dream of a career singing his beloved country music. He decided to sit tight in Cameron Park but still managed to do anyway what many a Nashville hopeful still hasn’t achieved — a song on CMT. Hogan’s song, “Let’s Get Loud,” co-written […]

No Comment / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Third annual LUNAFEST film festival to benefit community

One of the great things about America is that when we want to bring awareness to an issue (or issues), we take can use the medium of film. The Soroptimist Club of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills, which focuses its efforts on improving the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the […]

No Comment / February 24, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Love, laughter rule in ‘Nice Work’

A rich playboy finds love in an unexpected way in "Nice Work If You Can Get It," coming to Folsom March 6-8. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

FOLSOM — Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger coming to Harris Center for the Arts. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony-winning musical comedy “Nice Work If You Can […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Spring into action with these Amador County activities

Thousands of blooms perfume the air when spring comes to McLaughlin's Daffodill Hill Ranch in Amador County. The popular venue opened on Monday, due to the early warm weather. Photo courtesy of Amador Chamber of Commerce

There are always things to do in and around our community, but once the weather starts warming our soil … activities seem to take off as fast as a gardener’s weeding schedule. If you’ve never driven through the Shenandoah Valley in Amador County in the spring sunshine, you haven’t experienced God’s Country yet. This place […]

2 Comments / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Kathy Kosins salutes great singers

Kathy Kosins

FOLSOM — Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter and record producer who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. In a multimedia concert salute The Ladies of Cool, Kosins brings to life the extraordinary artistry of the great […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »