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Got talent? Show fairgoers what you can do

PLACERVILLE — Highlight your talent for a chance to win well-deserved appreciation and honors. Participate in a contest or just come to watch; there’s sure to be a competition that interests you at the 2013 El Dorado County Fair. Teen Jam is back! If you are in high school or younger and are in a […]

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

‘Strolling Through the Garden’ a reflective feast for the eyes

Antique quilts, vintage clothing and sewing tools (from patterns to notions and more) are all part of the celebration of an American art form on show right now at the Folsom History Museum. Photo by Susan Laird

Quilts are many things to many people. They are tactile — physically warm and cuddly. Quilts are visual, sometimes colorfully patterned. Oftentimes textured with thousands of tiny stitches, they feature intricate patterns in neutral spaces and highlight focal points. Some quilts smell of lavender, rose or cedar from the linen cabinets where they are stored. […]

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

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 »