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Peace and serenity the aim of Pollock Pines artist

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Phil Lachapelle’s high school teachers probably thought he was taking down every word of their fascinating lectures back where he grew up in Rhode Island, but the Pollock Pines artist today confesses why his pencil was flying over the pages on his desk. “I was drawing cars,” said Lachapelle, one of a dozen local artists […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Walk on the ‘wild’ side with the crypt keepers in Sacramento


America is a nation rich in history. To get a feel for that history it is often necessary to travel east. But not always. Today’s activities column takes a look westward. To, of all places, the Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento. There is some amazing stuff buried there amidst the lilies and the wild flowers. […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Winkler sentenced 26-years-to-life

A man found guilty of murdering his wife was sentenced to 26-years-to-life in state prison on Monday. “I’m ready for a big dose of karma,” Katelynn White, a member of the audience, said as Todd Winkler, now dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit instead of a suit, was led into the courtroom. “That outfit fits […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cap Stage presents ‘Anna Karenina’

Actress Lenne Klingaman plays the titular role in Capital Stage's production of "Anna Karenina." Courtesy photo

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season, Moving Between Worlds, with the Sacramento premiere of Helen Edmundson’s award-winning adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina.” William Faulkner called Tolstoy’s enduring work “the best novel ever written” and the Times called Edmundon’s play “an exemplary adaptation.” Capital Stage’s production will be directed by founding Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte and will feature Lenne […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony opening season with Majesty

An evening of truly illustrious music opens the 2014-15 season of the Folsom Symphony with the performance of the Majesty concert at the Harris Center on Oct. 25. Maestro Peter Jaffe will conduct three stately works by Gioachino Rossini, Ludwig van Beethoven and Ottorino Respighi. Pianist Frank Wiens is the evening’s featured soloist. The Barber of […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Shane gets a ‘Special Spaces’ surprise

Shane Rogers hangs out in his new bedroom created by Special Spaces. The cancer survivor now has his own indoor treehouse. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Shane Rogers may have been stunned by a dream bedroom makeover, but his parents counted down the days to the big reveal last Sunday, excited for the joy they’d see on their son’s face as much as for the fresh start the new surroundings would mean. “Whoa,” Shane said softly as he entered his new […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Interfaith dinner to promote understanding

Following the nightmarish attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on America, there came a wave of outrage and fury toward those of the Muslim faith by many in the United States, a hatred that still permeates some segments of society. It is because of those feelings that two local religious leaders, a Christian and a Muslim, […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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