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Grow For It! Rain gardens — a new approach

Alice Cantelow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Remember the old days when you could just throw water at any plant you chose for your garden to get it to thrive? Now we know better — wet winter or not, drought or not, we’ve learned that our California water is precious and limited. Water conservation in our homes […]

No Comment / February 08, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Fiber arts, quilts converge at Folsom Civic Center

 Every February, one of the significant quilt and fiber exhibits in the Western U.S. comes to the Folsom Civic Center: the annual quilt show of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. The show is at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of February. This year, the FQFG is […]

No Comment / February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Lake Symphony concert testifies to ‘Russian Romance’

There is a certain emotional appeal in Russian music. A tortured, bittersweet, triumph of the human spirit in vibrations that travel from a musical instrument to the human ear. A Slav who yearns for release. Invisible — even secret — until it communicates with the heart. In February Maestro Peter Jaffe and the Folsom Lake Symphony bring […]

No Comment / January 25, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: Joy in a jar with home canned Soup

Sue Mosbacher UCCE Master Food Preserver The other night I came home late from work. The house was cold, I was tired and I just wanted a bowl of hot soup to warm me up from the inside. I looked in my pantry to check out my selections: vegetable, beef stew, Cuban black bean, split […]

Comments Off on Master Food Preservers: Joy in a jar with home canned Soup / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Grow for It! Meet your Master Gardeners

Stacey Price UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County El Dorado County conjures up images of snow-laden mountains and crystal clear Lake Tahoe, but there’s another side to El Dorado County: El Dorado Hills. This is the first place you find as you make your trek up Highway 50 toward Lake Tahoe and it’s an […]

Comments Off on Grow for It! Meet your Master Gardeners / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Techno fabulous apps to kick off the New Year

Computers, smartphones and tablets are a daily fact of life for the majority of Americans in 2017. And so are program applications simply referred to as “apps.” “There’s an app for that” is a common phrase in the lingo nowadays. And it’s hardly surprising: more than 1,000 new apps are uploaded to the iTunes App Store […]

Comments Off on Techno fabulous apps to kick off the New Year / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Casting light on collecting desires in ‘Extraordinary Collections’

Every two years, the Folsom History Museum opens its exhibit hall to the collections of area residents. Called Extraordinary Collections, the result is always unique, fascinating and completely unduplicatable. This year is no exception. Did you know, a whole set of three or more items is all you need to have a collection? Some 19 […]

Comments Off on Casting light on collecting desires in ‘Extraordinary Collections’ / December 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »