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Sierra Gold Chorus presents holiday music extravaganza

The Sierra Gold Chorus will perform with the Encore Double Quartet and the Placer High School Choir in this year's uplifting holiday show,  Christmas Carols and Choas, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church in Auburn. Courtesy photo

Judi Naill Sierra Gold Chorus Local women Julie Schuller of South Lake Tahoe, Kathy White of Reno, Donna Buckalew of Pilot Hill and Sue Faulkner of Pollock Pines are just a few of the women preparing for a fun-filled afternoon in Sierra Gold Chorus’s Christmas Carols and Choas, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church, […]

No Comment / December 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Holidays at home — Be inspired on Assistance League’s holiday home tour


It’s always a win-win to get holiday decoration inspiration while supporting a good cause. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills hosts its seventh annual Homes for the Holidays tour this weekend, Saturday Dec. 3 and Sunday Dec. 4, as seven El Dorado Hills homes will be opened to showcase their decked halls and plenty of holiday dazzle for […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘A Christmas Story’ brings charm to Imagination Theater for the holidays

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You’ll see the kid who sticks his tongue to the frozen flag pole and you’ll love it when Ralphie daydreams up a drama where he is the hero with his Red Ryder BB gun. Santa Claus and the department store elves are ready to listen to your Christmas wishes and give you a little extra […]

No Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cantare Chorale announces holiday schedule

Cantare Chorale News release The Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills will perform “Peace Love and Joy” regionally this holiday season at the Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento during the lunch hour on Friday, Dec. 9; at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills, on Saturday, Dec. 10; and at the Placerville Church […]

No Comment / November 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Preparing loved ones with dementia for the holidays

Maude sat in her comfortable chair and looked at the crowd gathered around her. Sounds of holiday music playing and children running through the home echoed in her ears. “Who are these people? Why are they in my house?” Maude became upset and anxious. People she didn’t recognize kept speaking to her and asking questions […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Holiday home tours inspire spirit of the season

Three holiday home tours take place in early December. A holiday home tour is the perfect place to get decorating ideas, do a little shopping, and enjoy the spirit of the season. This Tudor home on 38th Street in East Sacramento is one of five in the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour this weekend. Courtesy graphic by Patt Illouli houseportraitsusa.com

One of the delightful aspects of the holiday season is the creativity and effort folks put into decorating their homes. There are neighborhoods throughout the region decorated to the hilt. It’s fun to look at them as you drive by. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you could walk inside? Three holiday home tours […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

A very American holiday

Valentine Daendliker, wrapped in a Swiss flag, admires Half Dome in Yosemite. Courtesy photo

When Valentine Daendliker celebrated her first Halloween, the Rotary Youth Exchange student from Switzerland couldn’t resist dressing up like Heidi. With her blonde hair and bright smile, no one could pull it off better. El Dorado Hills Rotarians saw that smile a lot over the past 10 months as Valentine, 18, embraced her American experience, which […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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