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Snow much happening in Tahoe South

A winter storm hammered Tahoe South in early March with 2-3 feet of snow at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood, giving powder hounds hope for an extended spring ski season. “Substantial snowfall in conjunction with major renovations has helped to deliver record-breaking business and we anticipate the momentum to continue through spring and beyond,” […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Have an Irish hooley with Slugger O’Toole

Slugger O'Toole brings their Irish spirit to the Harris Center stage March 12. Courtesy photo

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of all things Irish. With rip-roaring music, song and dance, the Harris Center for the Arts welcomes back An Irish Hooley! with Slugger O’Toole and the Kerry Dancers for an early celebration of the jovial holiday. Virtually a Folsom institution […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Holy Trinity principal praises new role

Holy Trinity School's new principal Christopher Nelson brings a dynamic, hands-on approach to the role. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Christopher Nelson hasn’t always been Catholic, but Holy Trinity School’s new principal has taken the reins to lead the school with gusto. “Catholic schools brought me into the faith,” he said. Baptized Methodist, Nelson said he wasn’t practicing when he became a teacher in his native Southern California. The UCLA grad taught public elementary school, […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bashing, crashing and smashing favorite returns to Folsom

The STOMP troupe will perform at Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The show is nearly sold out so be sure and get your tickets today. Photos by Steve McNicholas

STOMP, the explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique experience for audiences of all ages, comes to the Harris Center for the Arts this month. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Parents are powerful

When was the last time you called your parents to say hello? Have you ever thanked them for all they did for you? I am not talking about a one-sentence “thank you” on the phone. You need to arrange a face-to-face thank you with no interruptions, including the TV going or the telephone ringing or texting […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

Seattle-based The Ramblin' Years comes back to its local roots to perform at The Purple Place on Friday, April 17 — one stop of their Northern California tour. Bandmates are, left to right: Daniel Dunn, Katie Sweeney, Sean Clavere, Daniel Dovinh and Mitch Edwards. Photo by Olli Tumelius

Band stops home on tour Way before rock band The Ramblin’ Years’ was lighting up Seattle’s popular club circuit, lead singer Sean Clavere attended Oak Ridge High School, at which time he played in the marching band and led his first band, The Late Chaps. Now Clavere and The Ramblin’ Years are coming back to […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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