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Soar above Northern California with a ‘Bird’s Eye View’

“Delta Reflections” by Elaine Bowers, watercolor

Soaring high above the Sacramento Valley, the fields and farms below appear as a massive patchwork quilt. It’s quite magical … and filled with surprises. Clouds reflect their majesty in the rivers, streams and rice paddies below. The beauty is stunning. But only for a rare few: those who fly by nature – birds – […]

No Comment / October 12, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony opening season with Majesty

An evening of truly illustrious music opens the 2014-15 season of the Folsom Symphony with the performance of the Majesty concert at the Harris Center on Oct. 25. Maestro Peter Jaffe will conduct three stately works by Gioachino Rossini, Ludwig van Beethoven and Ottorino Respighi. Pianist Frank Wiens is the evening’s featured soloist. The Barber of […]

No Comment / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Grow for it! A new twist for your garden journal — go digital

Ola Jane Gow, UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County

By Ola Jane Gow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County June 17, 1974. It is hard to get fertilizer in bags. Found one place on corner of Main and Central Ave. He has fertilizer for groves in 50-lb sacks. It is $6.50 a 50-lb. bag. Crescent City, Florida Do you keep a journal of your […]

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

Find something extraordinary at Folsom History Museum

Wild, wacky and wonderful — Folsom History Museum hosts its fourth annual Extraordinary Collections exhibit this fall. Eighteen local residents share their interests with the community. Photo by Susan Laird

One local museum delights in discovering what folks in the tri-county area enjoy collecting. Every fall, these entertaining curiosities are put on show for the rest of us to enjoy. Folsom History Museum’s Extraordinary Collections exhibit celebrates four years of the fun and the funky. This year, 18 “ordinary” citizens generously share their extraordinary interests […]

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

Grow For it: Cool, clear water

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County           So, here we are at the end of summer and you have been diligently saving water, or so you hope. Some of us stumble along thinking we are doing so very well; then we receive the first summer season water […]

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

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 »

Spectacular exhibit of historical East Coast quilts at the Crocker

Medallion Quilt, attributed to Elizabeth Welsh (American), circa 1830. Cotton, 110 ½ x 109 in. (280.7 x 267.8 cm). Part of the Brooklyn Museum collection, Gift of The Roebling Society. Photo by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

As August draws to a close, this is the perfect time to take in the last weeks of an amazing, historical exhibit on loan from the Brooklyn Museum in New York to the Crocker Art Museum. “Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts” is an exhibit of 35 of the oldest and remarkably well-preserved […]

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »