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Don’t miss Boo at the Zoo for safe trick-or-treating

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Lesley Kirrene Sacramento Zoo For the first time ever, the entire Sacramento Zoo will be transformed into a daytime Halloween wonderland for superheroes, princesses and critters of all sorts for Daytime Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy trick-or-treating and other ghoulish, safe, family-friendly […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Find fresh fruit and family fun at Apple Hill

 Baked goods abound at Apple Hill. These treats — apple pie, apple donuts, apple strudel and even a blueberry dumpling came from Boa Vista Orchards in Camino. Photo by Susan Laird
 

Labor Day weekend is behind us. The kids and grandkids are in school. The days are alternating between warm and cooler. Sunsets are earlier. The rhythms of autumn are here. And so are time-honored local traditions. One of these hallowed customs is an annual trip up the hill to Apple Hill. A little history Sixteen […]

Comments Off / September 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Celebrate California Restaurant Month

January is California Restaurant Month and culinary adventures are   waiting for hungry diners throughout El Dorado County. “The El Dorado Epicurean Collection of Culinary Adventures” is a monthlong celebration packed with delectable deals, exclusive seasonal offerings, wine-pairing specials, gourmet prix-fixe dinners, farm tours, vineyard hikes, cooking demonstrations with amazing and innovative chefs and special […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art and Wine Festival pops with color

By Peter Tyner Two of the numerous delights you’ll discover at Placerville’s Art and Wine Festival this year are the, uh, art and the wine. Seriously. This is in addition to the lively music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and wholesome, rip-roarin’ celebration that Hangtown always delivers. The Placerville Downtown Association hosts this 16th annual Art and […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

This should keep your tail wagging

Dogs will soon have new places to socialize and play; Two dog parks are almost complete. Photo courtesy of Lynn Mann, Picture the Pawsibilities Pet Photography

It’s a good month for local dogs and their owners. Not only will the El Dorado County Dog Owners Guild host what they call “the most fun event for dogs of the year,” they’ve announced two off-leash dog parks are close to opening. Dogs and their families can enjoy the fifth annual Pooch Plunge & […]

Comments Off / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ask a care manager: I’m enrolled in Medicare. What comes next?

The last column introduced the types of insurance that an individual will apply for once he/she is 65 years old or has been disabled for two years. Although an individual may elect to retire and take his/her Social Security as early as 62 years old or as old as 70-plus years old, Medicare still is […]

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

Billingsley’s Bullets: Anger plus denial equals stupid

Recently a friend asked me what act contributes the most to creating marital problems. It took me about 30 seconds to reply, “Collecting anger coupons.” • When you or your spouse allow anger to simmer, without identifying the anger, it allows anger to flourish just below the boiling point. The controlled anger really isn’t controlled […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »



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