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 […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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 […]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for It! Caring for clematis

Sue McDavid UCCE / El Dorado County Master Gardener If ever there was a queen of climbers, clematis would be that queen. This fabulous vining plant can be trained to climb trellises, fences or arches over doorways. It has incredible flowers ranging in size from huge to more profuse and smaller ones in various colors. […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Enjoy traditions of the season, with nary a smartphone in sight

For an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of the season like it’s 1899, look just down the hill to the Folsom Historic District. True, the dirt streets are now paved. There are a few nods to technology. Yet, it is still possible to take the family out to experience the Christmas season without a smart […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 09, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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. […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,