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Spring is in the air — time to plan a day trip

Despite the rainy days of late, as I sit at my notebook computer to write this morning, robins and goldfinches are chirping in the garden. The sun is shining through a break in the clouds and all seems right with the world. Once again, I’m away from the noise of the TV/radio/Internet. I can ignore […]

1 Comment / March 26, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Arts Association hosts watercolorist

"Times Square, New York" by Alvaro Castagnet won first place at the Signature Watercolor Exhibition in New York.

Internationally acclaimed watercolor artist and instructor Alvaro Castagnet from Uruguay, South America, will be presenting a workshop sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association. The workshop will be at the Folsom Hampton Inn, 155 Placerville Road in Folsom, March 26 to 30. The public is invited to a reception for Castagnet on Thursday, March 29, from […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Book publisher to speak at the library

Calling all book lovers, writers, and dreamers: Have you ever wondered how to get a book published? What are book publishers looking for in a manuscript? On Saturday, April 14, at 1 p..m special guest Ted Savas from Savas Beatie LLC will talk about the secret world of book publishing at the El Dorado County Library, […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Charlie Brown and friends have a good time at Ponderosa

Lucy (Hannah Christiansen), left, requests a 5 cent payment after a psychiatric session with Charlie Brown (Matt Howlett.) Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Matt Howlett watched all of the Peanuts holiday specials as a child. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is one of his favorites with good reason — one of his ancestors, John Holland, is mentioned. “He (Holland) fell off the Mayflower and they mention him in ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’” Howlett said. “That’s how […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre hosts summer camps

The award-winning Sutter Street Theatre will again present summer camps in the visual and performing arts. To register or for information about tuition, class times or any other questions call (916) 353-1001. Camps will take place at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St. in Folsom. Performing Arts Camps for ages 8 to 12 (June 11-15 […]

No Comment / March 22, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Color Purple’ triumphs

"The Color Purple" comes to Three Stages next month. Courtesy photo

 It was 30 years ago this year that “The Color Purple,” Alice Walker’s powerful novel, was originally published. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for fiction; it went on to be adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg. As a Broadway production — originally produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones — the […]

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

Students’ plays hit the road

This week The B Street Theatre School Tour production of Fantasy Festival XXVI hits the road. This is the 26th year that elementary and middle schools students throughout northern California have submitted original plays to B Street’s annual playwriting contest for young people. Out of more than 150 plays submitted this year, five have been selected […]

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