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Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Chamber salutes business and community leaders

2014-15 Folsom Chamber Board Chair Jim den Dulk, right, presents Wall of Fame award to Tina Polley. Photo by Roberta Long

In his last official action as 2013-14 chair of the of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Russ Davis awarded the Chairman’s Award to Robert “Bob” Flautt. As Davis revealed the name of the award recipient to the sellout crowd for the Folsom Chamber’s Annual Awards luncheon at the Lake Natoma Inn on […]

No Comment / March 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Merry Wives’ have a merry time during the Gold Rush

Adriana Marmo, Yuri Tajiri and Laura Kaya. left to right, appear in "The Merry Wives," a Gold Rush take on the classic Shakespeare play, at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season strikes gold with “The Merry Wives” by William Shakespeare, as adapted by Laura Kaya. Step back in time to the wild, wild West … where anything goes. It’s the Gold Rush, and tens of thousands of immigrants from around the world have flocked to California in search of their fortune. […]

No Comment / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Laughter generates dollars for causes

It’s said that when times get hard, “If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.” Stand-up comedians take that message to heart and five of them will share the healing power of laughter with others during the Stand Up for Kids comedy show set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Cameron Park Community Center in Cameron Park. […]

No Comment / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Surprises await in ‘Rehearsal for Murder’

"Rehearsal for Murder's" Alex Dennison (Eli Galloager) points a gun at other cast members, left to right, Karen Daniels (Kayleigh Neff), Lloyd Andrews (Michael Stevenson), David Mathews (Trey Sturges), Man in Auditorium (Garrett Larson), Bella Lamb (Gina Sapyta), and Leo Gibbs (Joel Heichman). The Union Mine production opens this Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When the beautiful, aspiring actress Monica Wells falls 10 stories to her death following the debut of her starring role in a Broadway play written by her fiancé, the police declare the tragic death a suicide. Law enforcement surmised her fatal plunge was the result of bad reviews of the play and the death was […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grace Foundation still waiting for a resolution

The Grace Foundation still has 42 horses in limbo. They cannot be adopted out because legal ownership issues haven't been resolved. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The footprints of countless volunteers and ebullient voices of children are all but gone though 127 horses and more than 80 other four-legged friends still live at The Grace Foundation, a 600-acre animal rescue and equine therapy ranch off Latrobe Road. Things are hardly back to normal since the foundation briefly closed and then reopened […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Big Idea takes on ‘When the Rain Stops Falling?’

Bert Andersson stars in "When the Rain Stops Falling," opening at Big Idea Theatre this week. Photo by Benjamin T Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season kicks off Friday, Jan. 10, with the opening of “When the Rain Stops Falling” by Andrew Bovell. This production is directed by Kirk Blackinton. It’s raining. Gabriel York is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the son he abandoned decades ago. “I know what he wants. He wants what all young men […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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