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Celebrate 236 years of American freedom

Summer is officially here at last, and with summer comes our annual tribute to those 56 daring souls who signed the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Because these men risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor — and because countless others stood tall for freedom — we have the blessings […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Here’s to brew

How many towns dress up their historic downtown monument to look like a beer stein? Not too many. But the Placerville Downtown Association pulls out all the stops to promote the Bell Tower Brewfest, now in its 12th year, and the belltower gets “all dressed up” for the occasion! This year’s Bell Tower Brewfest is from […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Spend the night at Humpty Dumpty’s house

Families are invited to spend the night at Humpty Dumpty’s house this summer. Fairytale Town will host three Family Campouts at the park this year: Saturday, June 30; Friday, July 20; and Friday, Aug. 10. This exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance by Puppet Art Theater Company, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, […]

No Comment / June 15, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cimorelli climbs the charts, gets award nomination

The Cimorelli sisters —€” Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani — grew up in El Dorado Hills and are making waves in the music industry. Photo courtesy of AFB Photography

With more than 220 million total upload views, almost 15 million channel views and nearly three-quarters of a million subscribers, Cimorelli, a group of six sisters from El Dorado Hills, vaulted up Billboard’s Social 50 Chart from No. 16 to No. 3, right behind superstars Rihanna and Adele, and just ahead of Justin Bieber. The […]

1 Comment / June 15, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Big Idea Theatre: “The Life and Undead of King Henry V”

Big Idea Theatre’s 2012 season reanimates on Friday, July 6, with the opening of “The Life and Undead of King Henry V” by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Big Idea’s Artistic Director Brian Harrower. Join the production cast and crew for Shakespeare with a twist: England is slowly descending into chaos as a horrifying epidemic […]

No Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

B Street Theatre announces B3 Series lineup

The B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s Resident Professional, New Works Theatre, is announces its 2012-13 B3 Series productions.  The B3 Series, entering its seventh year, features a variety of plays and themes that are timeless in their appeal. The B3 series is recommended for mature audiences. Shows are subject to change. The season includes Arthur Miller’s […]

No Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Life transitions, the art of living simply and the importance of ‘The Present Moment’

Generations that cared for their children often need to be cared for by their children and grandchildren. Susan Laird, the toddler in this photo from 1967, is caring for her mom, Janet Laird, who is recovering from transverse myelitis. Photo courtesy of Susan Laird

There are stages in all of our lives: a time to be born, a time to die. Between those two points in time there is the “stuff” life is made of: childhood, school, the high school and college years, family life, friends, growing older. The list goes on and on. I’m now at the “sandwich” […]

No Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »