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Gold Country Artists present ‘Small Wonders’

THE MINIATURES at Gold Country Artists Gallery are on display in a large patchwork quilt-like panel. Courtesy photo

Gold Country Artists Gallery is celebrating the Christmas season with its very popular “Small Wonders” show. This special exhibit runs through Jan. 1. In its third year, this display of miniature paintings and other small but masterful artworks produced by the members of the Gold Country Artists Gallery are on display in a gigantic patchwork […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

What I love best about El Dorado Hills and Folsom

During these long evenings of crisp air and twinkling lights I find myself thinking about my many years in El Dorado Hills and Folsom. What is it about these communities that keeps drawing me back? Why am I so passionate about this part of California? Time and again, I realize: it’s the people who live […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Soul sisters: Cimorelli rocks the charts

"The CimFam EP," released on Dec. 4 debuted at No. 6 on iTunes U.S. Pop Chart and No. 22 on the overall iTunes album chart. Sisters Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani grew up in El Dorado Hills.

Right now the sisters in the group Cimorelli feel like a million bucks … perhaps because “Million Bucks,”the title of their first original single, has caught the attention of music lovers on iTunes. It could also have something to do with the fact that their first EP, “The CimFam EP,” charted internationally on iTunes in […]

4 Comments / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Play uses ‘magic’ to promote giving

ENT_ToyShop

When the Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of magic dust on the wonderful dolls he has made they come to life in a surprising way. They realize how unusual they are when they find they can walk, talk and breathe. The Master Toymaker realizes it too, and decides he does not want to sell them. […]

No Comment / December 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Buckeye’s Best showcases young talent

THE LAZER STRINGS — Chase Forsberg, 8, Zack Foster, 10, and Preston Forsberg, 10, add Hawaiian flare to the Buckeye's Best talent show. The trio will perform "Surf's Up." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For one night only 43 of the finest young acts El Dorado County has to offer will perform on one stage … all in the name of education. “It’s pretty awesome and the quality … they’ll blow your socks off,” said Theresa Miller, the show’s producer. Buckeye’s Best, a talent show featuring about 120 children […]

No Comment / December 01, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Rip Squeak creators come to Folsom gallery

Bedtime Stories

American Visions Art Gallery in Folsom will host internationally acclaimed artist Leonard Filgate and his wife author Susan Yost Filgate the creators of the much-loved children’s series Rip Squeak & Friends. The Rip Squeak series of paintings and books consist of an adventurous mouse Rip Squeak, his sister Jesse and their unlikely friends Abbey the […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate community with the Folsom Symphony

Holiday cheer will be in abundance as the Folsom Symphony performs "A Joyful Celebration€" on Dec. 10 and 11. Included in the program are works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Photo, public domain

This is the time of the year when our community celebrates. We celebrate many things — family faith, successful harvests, another year of living. And we look forward throughout the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons to a better New Year. Celebrations here in the El Dorado Hills area take many forms. Personally, I like indulging in […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »