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Grow for it! A new twist for your garden journal — go digital

Ola Jane Gow, UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County

By Ola Jane Gow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County June 17, 1974. It is hard to get fertilizer in bags. Found one place on corner of Main and Central Ave. He has fertilizer for groves in 50-lb sacks. It is $6.50 a 50-lb. bag. Crescent City, Florida Do you keep a journal of your […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Find something extraordinary at Folsom History Museum

Wild, wacky and wonderful — Folsom History Museum hosts its fourth annual Extraordinary Collections exhibit this fall. Eighteen local residents share their interests with the community. Photo by Susan Laird

One local museum delights in discovering what folks in the tri-county area enjoy collecting. Every fall, these entertaining curiosities are put on show for the rest of us to enjoy. Folsom History Museum’s Extraordinary Collections exhibit celebrates four years of the fun and the funky. This year, 18 “ordinary” citizens generously share their extraordinary interests […]

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Gin Blossoms bring ‘jangle crunch’ to Folsom

Gin Blossoms will perform at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

To prove the staying power of Gin Blossoms, we have to go back to 1995. A couple of years earlier the band’s hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Until I Fall Away” and “Found Out About You,” among others, dominated the airwaves and Seattle-based alternative radio station made Gin Blossoms a Pacific Northwest favorite. The station booked the band for a 1993 […]

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Apassionato arts fundraiser this Saturday

The El Dorado Arts Council will host its annual fundraising event — Apassionato – A Toast to the Arts — from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Manzanita Kitchen in Diamond Springs. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds will go toward funding community art programs as well as funding arts in education. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rosanne Cash celebrates new album at Harris Center

Rosanne Cash comes to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 3. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 3 to perform live from her 13th record, “The River & The Thread.” With “The River & the Thread,” Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, “Black Cadillac” (2006) and “The List” (2009), […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Snow White’ comes to Sutter Street

Brandon Wall and Hannah O’Brien star in Sutter Street Theatre's production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," opening this Friday. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” a musical based on the story by the Brothers Grimm with book, lyrics and music by Carol Weiss, comes to the Sutter Street Theatre on Friday, Sept. 26. This family musical, directed by Allen Schmeltz with musical direction and choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt, contains a zany, wisecracking mirror who will only […]

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Fairytale Town hosts literacy festival

Fairytale Town presents the ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival, a two-day festival celebrating early childhood literacy, the weekend of Sept. 27 & 28. Now in its 14th year, the annual festival features readings and presentations by children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities and more. Admission to the festival and Fairytale Town is free […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »