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Janitor-turned-sculptor cranks out political satire

A COLLECTION of sculptures depicting political figures including Newt Gingrich, Ross Perot, Willie Brown and George Bush are among the many satirical, political sculptures created by Laura Harling. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Retired state worker Laura Harling is a trim 64-year-old with an engaging smile and a humble demeanor. Whatever stereotypes exist for political satirists, she certainly doesn’t fit them. But that’s what the former casino dealer, state file clerk and janitor has become. In a series of delightful interviews over the last couple weeks, Village Life […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Sutter Street Revitalization comes to life

WHERE TO GO? Visitors study the temporary directory displayed on Sutter Street. Photo by Roberta Long

The new old Folsom Historic District springs to life as winter dies down and heavy equipment clears Sutter Street. “People are coming back and they like what they see,” said Jim Snook, owner of Snook’s Chocolate Factory in the heart of Sutter Street. Folsom Lake Bank President Bob Flautt stepped out onto Sutter Street and paused. […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘A Universe of Dreams’ — imagination comes alive

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There is no sound in space. But if there were, it might as well be the soundtrack to “A Universe of Dreams,” coming to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College  Saturday, Feb. 26. Featuring projected images from the Hubble Space Telescope, “A Universe of Dreams” is music, poetry and stories performed by Ensemble Galilei and […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Go for a hike (and more) with the American River Conservancy

Wakamatsu/Gold Hill walk and historic tours First & third Saturdays in March, April & May 10 a.m. to noon Join ARC trained docents for a firsthand look at the property recently acquired by ARC. This ranch is an interesting mosaic of springs, streams, wetlands, blue and live oak forest, sweeping vistas and prime agricultural soil.  […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Three Stages opens ‘A Chorus Line’ Feb. 11

SCRAPARTSMUSIC will show that one man's trash is another's treasure Feb. 18 at Three Stages. Photo by Fred Van Diem

Premiere gala already selling out It isn’t often that a touring production of a Broadway play chooses a community college for its only regional stop. But with the area’s most impressive performing arts venue raising its curtains next month at Folsom Lake College, it’s time to get used to the idea. Three Stages at Folsom […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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