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Winter squash: A confession

Winter squash come in all colors and shapes. They keep for months, making them a great decorative piece in addition to a delicious meal. Courtesy photo

By Paula Bertram UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Dear Readers, I have a confession: I’ve got a crush on winter squash (Cucurbita), hence forth “WS” in this article. All the warning signs are there: obsessive thumbing through catalogues for pictures and descriptions, daydreaming about WS — those hunky shapes, those amazing colors, talking to […]

No Comment / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Join the Jubilee at the Junction

The Burke Junction Merchants Association of Cameron Park presents the first Cameron Park Art & Wine Jubilee at The Junction. This new event is rapidly approaching and the merchants association is busy planning this spectacular jubilee that will take place at the Burke Junction shopping center over the next three months. The 2013 Cameron Park […]

No Comment / May 30, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Wood-fired pottery coming to Crocker

Rob Barnard, Platter, 1992. Stoneware, wood-fired, 1 1/2 x 18 inches. Collection of Josseline and Robert Wood

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum presents Rob Barnard: Pottery as Pure Art which will be on view July 21 through Oct. 20, 2013. Featuring 39 objects that span 20 years of Barnard’s artistic career, this is the first exhibition devoted to his production. This exhibition introduces to a wider audience the ceramic art of Barnard, one […]

No Comment / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Stars come out June 1 for special premier

Louis Mandylor, actor in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “Friends” and “CSI NY,” will appear at a special event in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, June 1. The actor will take a break from filming “Blood on the Border” in North Carolina to attend a premier of his latest film, which he starred in and […]

No Comment / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Only lovers of the book will love “The Great Gatsby”

It’s evident why 16-year-olds throughout America’s classrooms continue to read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic “The Great Gatsby” nearly a century after it was written. The slim novel is packed with meaningful symbols surrounding themes of class, excess, pretense and loneliness, which are as applicable today as ever. Director Baz Luhrmann’s new movie version does a great […]

No Comment / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Take a peek inside an artist’s world

"Morning Light" by Randall Tillery

Forty artists invite the publis to visit their studios and enjoy their diverse talents June 1 & 2 during the El Dorado Hills Arts Association’s Spring Art Studio Tour. Guests will meet talented local painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers and mixed media artists. There are 40 artists in 20 studios, eager to share their love of art […]

No Comment / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento History Museum offers free admission to military personnel and their families

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento History Museum recently announced its participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day […]

No Comment / May 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »