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Grow for it! Autumn MORE

As the days grow shorter and nights longer, the garden needs different attention for the autumn season and to prepare it for winter. Clean up under trees and shrubs and in flowering beds to reduce the risk of future diseases, weeds and pests and apply organic mulch to protect roots. Remove all spent plant parts […]

November 05, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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

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 – […]

October 15, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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

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 […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Find something extraordinary at Folsom History Museum

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 […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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 […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,
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