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New rides, competitions and exhibits at 2016 California State Fair

Hot summer nights are a staple at the California State Fair. This year, four new rides will give fairgoers thrills and chills. Susan Laird Arts & Entertainment columnist The hot days of summer are now upon us, and that can mean only one thing: the California State Fair must be right around the corner. This […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

State Fair launches new student competitions

The California State Fair is expanding the Youth Art Competition and Industrial & Technology Education Competition to create the all new California Student Showcase Competition. California residents can submit works in the areas of Fine Art, Science, Creative Arts, Innovations and Future Economics and Industrial and Vocational Skills. This prestigious statewide student competition celebrates the […]

Comments Off / April 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sign the petitions

EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Group petitions for new EDH charter school

They have a site, a plan and plenty of passion, yet a group of parents and educators wait to hear whether the Buckeye Union School District will welcome their petition to create a new charter Montessori school. Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills offered to house the first through eighth-grade school to be named […]

3 Comments / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Father/ son ensure the middle school band lives on

Father and son Glen, left, and Ben Cain are both middle school band teachers in El Dorado County who say they have the greatest job in the world. Courtesy photo

Father and son Glen Cain and Ben Cain have more than 50 years of experience between them as public school music teachers in El Dorado County, molding the young minds of thousands of area youth to not just learn to read music and play an instrument, but to be better people too. Ben, the band […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Experience the great songwriting of the Gershwins

Rhapsody and Rhythm Fly Me to the Moon

Described as a definitive Gershwin concert experience, Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience, comes to Stage One at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Jan. 8. Featuring Richard Glazier, Michelle Knight, Michael Andrew and a five-piece band, the concert offers a unique and entertaining multimedia musical celebration thanks to unprecedented access […]

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

Jam another present under the tree

The holidays just got brighter with the brilliant idea of putting up jars of your family-favorite conserves and chutneys, presenting them as gifts that will be a delightful sight under the tree. El Dorado County Master Food Preservers love teaching others about the wonders of canning; they presented a holiday-themed lesson in November in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photos by Jackie Penn

There’s very little more thoughtful than a festively colored jar of homemade jam, jelly or conserve — even chutney — to show you care about the gift you are presenting during the holidays. But let’s keep it clean. That was the message delivered by two El Dorado County Master Food Preservers who shared their knowledge […]

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



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