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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 »

Cassandra Wilson celebrates the great Billie Holiday

Cassandra Wilson

FOLSOM — Join Cassandra Wilson as she celebrates Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday with a preview of her upcoming album, “Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday.” Harris Center for the Arts is one of her stops on a worldwide promotion tour of this homage dedicated to the beauty, power and genius of Billie Holiday. […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Bus schedules change during holidays

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Transit Authority announces it will operate the following schedule during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:  Wednesday, Dec. 24, (Christmas Eve) – Limited Service The local routes will operate on a Saturday schedule.  Limited Dial-A-Ride and complementary para-transit services will be available.  Sacramento Commuter Routes #4 and #6 will operate […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Movie theater hosts special holiday events

Fathom Events and Paramount Home Media celebrate the 60th anniversary of the timeless Irving Berlin musical as the beloved holiday classic returns to cinemas for a special two-day celebration event. Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will be presented in select cinemas nationwide, including Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 13 and Cinemark Folsom 14, on Sunday, Dec. […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac museums get into the holiday spirit

Check out unique and beautiful gingerbread houses at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Dec. 5-21. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Imagine. Explore. Discover. In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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