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Folsom Lake Symphony’s ‘Festa Italiana’ a feast for the musical soul

In Italian “festa” simply translates as “festival.” But in actuality an Italian festa is so much more. Within the culture it celebrates the life of a Christian saint. The faithful joyfully attend Mass. Homes and plazas sport decorations. Traditional foods, with recipes handed down for generations, comfort the body as well as the soul. Small […]

Bridge tournament revival in the cards for EDH Library

Life is like a game of cards, said Jawaharlal Nehru. The hand you are dealt represents determination. The way you play it is free will. The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library took that saying to heart. In 2011 the group shut down its annual bridge tournament fundraiser. Times were tough. It was time to give […]

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Grow for It! A garden tour with children

Stacey Price UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Spring Break is approaching and it’s time to start coming up with ways to entertain the kids once they are out of school. Have you considered a visit to the Sherwood Demonstration Garden? Located at the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, the Sherwood Demonstration […]

April 05, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Pull out all the stops for Organ Symphony

And now, for something completely different from the Folsom Lake Symphony … an organ concert on April 22. Many great works exist for this “King of Instruments,” as Mozart referred to it. But this is an instrument crafted from the woods of the forest and the metals of the earth. In other words, it’s not […]

April 05, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Enjoy a girls night out at LUNAFEST

Looking for a good girls night out event? One that is entertaining, yet thought provoking? Then look no further than LUNAFEST in Cameron Park on Thursday, April 6. This 15-year old mini-film festival, hosted by Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills, features short films by female filmmakers. The touring film festival promotes […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Master Food Preservers: What’s in your pantry?

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The most rewarding thing about home preserving is having a variety of pantry items at my fingertips; items I know my family loves and enjoys with the added bonus of feeling good about the ingredients contained in those jars. Meat broth, salsas, tomato products of […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,
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