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Helping hands — and feet — for neighbors in need

The rhythms of autumn are many. Fall colors reach their peak. Leaves fall. The air turns crisp with early morning frosts. Clothing turns to layers and thoughts turn to the needs of neighbors. Saint Mother Teresa famously told a young person who wanted to serve in India, “Go find your own Calcutta.” Now, that may […]

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Preserve our local treasure with a Night at the EDH Library

Not so long ago, pundits proclaimed “the end of the library.” E-books and Wikipedia were the wave of the future, “doncha know?” Today, over 65 percent of Americans own a tablet or smartphone. Access to knowledge exists as never before. And how is this machinery used? Sadly, many use this technology for watching videos of […]

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Grow for it! But I can’t garden anymore

Barbara Schuchart UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Oh, yes you can! Just because you’re growing older does not mean that you need to stop gardening. Gardening can be an enjoyable and positive experience for an older person. It’s good for mobility, flexibility and motor skills. It also helps to improve strength and endurance. […]

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California Museum celebrates life with Día de los Muertos exhibit

In mere days we celebrate Halloween — also known as All Hallows Eve. It’s a fun, sometimes creepy holiday. But there’s more to this seasonal favorite than meets the eye. In the ancient Christian tradition All Hallows Eve is the vigil, or day before, All Saints Day — Nov. 1. The next day, Nov. 2, is […]

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Folsom Lake Symphony autumn offering to be a Rhythmic Heat

Works dedicated to the New World by two North American composers and a Frenchman take the stage at the Harris Center, as the Folsom Lake Symphony performs its Rhythmic Heat concert on Oct. 22. A living composer Arturo Márquez is regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — Mexican composers of […]

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Grow For It! Unearthing the secrets to healthy soil

Ola Jane Gow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Are you thinking of removing your lawn for a more drought tolerant landscape? Perhaps you have recently moved and want to start a garden. Maybe your flowerbeds are tired and need a facelift. The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County will host an in-depth workshop […]

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Abundant autumn activities in our own backyard

Getting outside the four walls of daily assaults on our sensibilities is not only healthy, it adds meaning and zest to life. Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to get outside and away from the chaos. Charge the batteries. Embrace the good things in life. Big Crush This weekend, Oct. 1–2, is the […]

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