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Town Center celebrates American freedom with free Folsom Symphony concert

Freedom isn’t free. Purchased at a high price, freedom is the birthright of every American. As a people, we are unique. We love our freedom. We also love peace. It is a sad truth; freedom must be repurchased in every generation — sometimes by standing up for the rights of men and women to be […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Americana Celebration in Old Sacramento Labor day weekend

SACRAMENTO — An Americana in Old Sacramento celebration awaits visitors to the popular historic district over Labor Day weekend complete with free live music, classic cars and vintage vehicles — 1950s-era buses, emergency vehicles and taxi cabs. In addition, a variety of special evening events and various museum-related activities are planned for the extended holiday weekend. With […]

No Comment / August 24, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Harris Center fills calendar with great performances

The Harris Center for the Arts has lined up a calendar full of new and returning performers for the 2014-15 season. Located at Folsom Lake College, the three stages in the center will present more than 400 performances and others will be added throughout the season as they become available. Harris Center features local, national […]

No Comment / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Family dynamics come out in “Tribes”

Capital Stage opens its 10th Anniversary Season, themed Moving Between Worlds: The Ever-Changing Human Landscape, with “Tribes” by Nina Raine. The Wall Street Journal calls “Tribes” “the best-written, best plotted, deepest, most daring-and funniest-new play in recent years.” Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, “Tribes” has received critical acclaim in both […]

No Comment / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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’

"Puzzle of Salt" 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 »