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‘Pigskin Peanuts’ brings a fall classic to Sacramento

This fall marks a milestone anniversary for the comic strip “Peanuts.” It was created 65 years ago on Oct. 2, 1950 by artist Charles Schultz. Like most Americans I can’t remember a time without it. This strip blazed a pioneering trail that went on to influence future cartoonists. The simplicity of the drawings, the thoughtful […]

September 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Toy with ‘Delight’ at Folsom’s newest museum

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old…You grow old because you stop playing.” These words are most appropriate for the Folsom Historic District’s newest attraction: the Museum of Wonder & Delight. A grand opening celebration sponsored by the Folsom Historical Society is slated for Sept. 11, 12 & 13. The one-of-a-kind museum is filled with […]

September 09, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Backyard summer gardens provide safe places for birds

Mixed annual and perennial flowers are beautiful substitutes for a lawn. Imagine a meadow outside your home inviting birds. Choose according to sun, soil and climate. If the area gets less than six hours sun, select part sun or shade plants. Retain plants with berries, foliate fruit and nectar and those that bloom at different […]

September 02, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Symphony kicks off 2015-16 season with free concert

Autumn may not officially start until September, but it certainly seems to be here. The kids are back in school, most college students are back on campus (or headed there) and Apple Hill farms are opening for business. It’s fall, y’all. Which means it’s time for another beloved El Dorado Hills tradition: the annual free […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Brightening up entryways during drought

During the heat of summer there are many plants that can still add a little color to your landscape. A favorite and easy to grow is salvia, or sage, in hundreds of species. Salvia has fragrant foliage and flowers. Pineapple sage is stunningly bright and does smell like pineapple. Salvia prefers well-draining soil and some […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Summertime, anytime hobbies and interests: There’s an app for that

Keep the brain active and you keep your soul young. A few weeks ago, I noticed my next door neighbor, Mark, setting up a large telescope on his driveway. “What’s up?” I asked. “I’m setting this up so I can look at Jupiter tonight. It will be just down the street.” Now, I’m a fan […]

August 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Dealing outside the box: See Europe in your own car and save

I like to plan in advance. It’s no secret. Planning any project ahead saves time, money and frustration. And if you add a little buffering for the unforeseen… a plan is a very good thing. It’s a true deal. A little artistic creativity helps. Sometimes you can combine projects and end up with an amazing […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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