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Winemaker revives history

Nello Olivo has produced award-winning wines from the grapes grown at his Cameron Park vineyard.

In the year 2000 Nello Olivo purchased 21 acres on Rancho Road in Cameron Estates with the intention of growing grapes for his home winemaking hobby. He planned to sell the surplus to fellow local winemakers. With the expert help of neighbor Lance Johnson, who was delighted to use his enology degree from U.C. Davis […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Folsom Symphony kicks off summer with ‘Made in America’

Time certainly flew this arts season. The Folsom Symphony will be closing out its 2012-13 season on May 17 & 18. But with its emphasis on “Made in America,” it actually feels more like a celebration of the beginning of an American summer. Think about it: high school and college commencements, family gatherings on the […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pops concert celebrates ingenuity, diversity of American music

By Linda Holderness This year, the Folsom Symphony’s annual pops concert will celebrate the diversity and ingenuity of American composers. Titled “Made in America,” the performance will run for two nights, May 17 and 18 at Three Stages, in response to the high demand for tickets in previous years. Since the symphony’s season schedule was […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony showcases French horn quartet

Folsom Symphony French horn soloists are: Angelina Contreras, Gary Suits, Guylene "Gigi" Tree and Mark Sheldon.

For its March 23 concert, the Folsom Symphony will present only three pieces … but they are masterpieces. First on the program, aptly titled “Our Magnificent Horns,” is Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck,” a creative “concertante” work from the 19th-century European Romantic era. A concertante composition showcases soloists, usually more than one, within the piece. For this […]

Comments Off / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My turn: County schools continue to make school safety top priority

El Dorado County’s 15 school districts continue to make school safety a top priority through a variety of strategies designed to further ensure the well-being of students, including concerted planning efforts between school districts, local law enforcement, and other county emergency service agencies. Our schools take every precaution to ensure the safety of students and […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Jeremy Meyers appointed county superintendent

At a regularly scheduled meeting of the El Dorado County Board of Education held Feb. 5, the Board of Trustees appointed Jeremy Meyers to the county superintendent position, effective July 1, 2013.  The appointment of Meyers comes as a result of the need to fulfill the unexpired term left by the retirement of Dr. Vicki […]

Comments Off / February 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Officials, law enforcement discuss school safety

On Jan. 16 Dr. Vicki Barber, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, and El Dorado County school district superintendents met with local law enforcement agencies to continue collaborative efforts regarding school safety.  Sheriff John D’Agostini, Placerville Chief of Police George Nielson, South Lake Tahoe Chief of Police Brian Uhler and El Dorado County District Attorney […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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