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Artist ‘learned from the best teacher’

Watercolor artist and president of the El Dorado Hills Arts Association Bonnie Williams is largely self-taught, attending a few workshops over the years that constitute her only instruction. Unless, of course, one counts Mother Nature. “Nature is the best teacher of all,” said Williams, standing in her small studio inside the home she and husband […]

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‘Pigskin Peanuts’ brings a fall classic to Sacramento

This fall marks a milestone anniversary for the comic strip “Peanuts.” It was created 65 years ago on Oct. 2, 1950 by artist Charles Schultz. Like most Americans I can’t remember a time without it. This strip blazed a pioneering trail that went on to influence future cartoonists. The simplicity of the drawings, the thoughtful […]

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Head for the heavenly haven — it’s Apple Hill time

As last year’s King Fire tightened its grip on El Dorado County, the members of the Apple Hill Growers Association suffered under its stranglehold. Not this time, vows Bodhaine Ranch owner Mei Lin Martini. “Labor Day weekend is going to be good,” she said, drawing a nod from husband Paul Martini. “Last year during September […]

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Work your funny bone into a farce in ‘See How They Run’

She wasn’t sure how to take it when she was told she makes a great spinster, but after a moment of thought Imagination Theater’s Jan Le Pouvoir decided she liked it. “I guess I will choose to take that as a compliment,” said Le Pouvoir, who portrays Miss Skillon in IT’s hilarious British farce, “See […]

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The Nothing takes Sutter Street

Michael Ende’s fantasy novel made famous by the 1984 hit film by the same name, “The Neverending Story” has transformed the Sutter Street Theatre stage into a world limited only by the imagination. Adapted for the dramatic arts by David S. Craig and told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, […]

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Toy with ‘Delight’ at Folsom’s newest museum

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old…You grow old because you stop playing.” These words are most appropriate for the Folsom Historic District’s newest attraction: the Museum of Wonder & Delight. A grand opening celebration sponsored by the Folsom Historical Society is slated for Sept. 11, 12 & 13. The one-of-a-kind museum is filled with […]

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Gold Rush Days turns back time in Old Sacramento

It’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s — the heyday of the Gold Rush and what better place than in Old Sacramento? Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento is a wildly fun and free heritage celebration offering a variety of family-friendly activities that take place throughout the historic district to help […]

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