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‘Boo-tiful’ autumn in the Sierra Foothills

Autumn views like this one at Vermont’s Strong House Inn are what that state is famous for. But a Sierra foothills' fall gives the Green Mountain State a run for its money. Photo by Susan Laird

I recently attended a retreat for writers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. It was the beginning of the fall color season — the landscape was alight with crimsons, golds and greens. As a writer, I wanted to experience this. With other writers from around the country, I hiked through the Robert Frost Wayside […]

1 Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Extraordinary Collections’ on display at Folsom History Museum

Vintage cash registers vie with railroad brake wheels in the wild and wonderful collections exhibit on display at the Folsom History Museum this fall. Photo by Susan Laird

And now, for something completely different. A fun and extremely eclectic set of private collections is currently on display at the Folsom History Museum. “Extraordinary Collections” showcases the stuff we humans collect. And what an interesting bunch we are. This year, more than 20 individuals generously share their passions with the community at large … […]

No Comment / October 13, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Grow for it! Perennials – easy and beautiful

By Deborah Nicolls UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener My favorite gardening season is fall. Other than watering and dead-heading I don’t garden in the summer because I rely primarily on perennials in my yard and they don’t need a lot of attention during the summer. With the arrival of fall it is time to […]

No Comment / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony kicks off 10th season with free EDH concert

Town Center will be the setting for an evening of great music and culture this Thursday, Sept. 19, as the Folsom Symphony kicks off a decade of bringing beautiful music to the region.  Free concert Bring your chairs to enjoy this outdoor concert. And what a concert it will be…no “mini sampler concert” this. It […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘All Aboard!’ for 4th annual Folsom RailFest 2013

Enjoy a ride on the Skagit – a motorized railcar – at the Fourth annual Folsom RailFest, Sept. 21-22. Photo courtesy PSVRR

Imagine a time before modern engines. Travelers to California came here through the use of muscle — human and animal. Technology helped some, via sailing ships (and more human muscle). But once you landed here … you walked, rode or drove animals hitched to something. Even Native Americans, who came here via the Bering Strait […]

No Comment / September 03, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Consider native plants for your garden

By Deborah Nicolls El Dorado County Master Gardener If you are thinking about putting in new landscaping or just enhancing your existing yard, why not consider native plants? There are native plants for every situation in your garden. There are plants that do well in shade, many that do well in full sun and others […]

No Comment / August 29, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Cyclebration – fun for the entire family

School may be under way or starting for most, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get out with the entire family this summer. Folsom celebrates its sixth annual bike festival, Cyclebration, Sept. 6–8. For three days, bike enthusiasts can enjoy 10 events and lots of family fun. Members of the public are welcome […]

No Comment / August 25, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »