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Award-winning playwright takes his stories on the road

Gabriel Hurley’s “Based on Actual Events” won the Best of Fringe award at the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival and will be performed at the Nugget Fringe Festival that begins it’s 10-day celebration of theater this weekend in Grass Valley. Courtesy photo

Ultrasuede Productions will present “Based on Actual Events” by Gabriel Hurley. It is a tale of love, laughter, tears and yes streaking as part of the 10-day Nugget Fringe Theater Festival from Thursday, Jan. 19 through 29. “Based on Actual Events” plays Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 27 […]

1 Comment / January 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Chefs and mixologists share 2017 trends

Michelle Schanel at the Snooty Frog in Cameron Park said high quality food with diverse flavors will continue to be customer favorites. Village Life file photo

Pork belly and kale, move over for micro-desserts, cooking on wood and an emphasis on plants and sustainability. With the arrival of 2017 some chefs and mixologists weigh in with their thoughts on what food and beverage trends will gain traction and what trends they’d like to see relegated to the compost bin. Here are […]

No Comment / January 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local tree man releases hometown CD


It’s been a while since Old Hangtown was a destination for what Bob Seeger called “that kind of music that soothes the soul.” But don’t turn out the lights just yet. The party’s not over. “The Rubicon Ride” is the latest CD to drop from the resurgent Placerville music scene that hit its stride in […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Festival of Lights a family traditon

Jump right into the spirit of the season at Placerville Downtown Association's Festival of Lights that flips the switch on holiday fun at 6 p.m.  Friday, Nov. 25. Village Life file photo

Celebrate the official holiday season kick-off — The Festival of Lights hosted by the Placerville Downtown Association — on Friday, Nov. 25, on historic Main Street. For more than 25 years Placerville has welcomed the holiday season with this special event that celebrates local entertainment and features a traditional tree lighting near the historic Courthouse on Main Street plus a […]

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

Rarely-seen historic treasures on display for Archive Crawl

A photographic exhibit on watercraft of the Sacramento River including this 1936 image of the Tower Bridge will be on display at the Center for Sacramento History as part of the Archive Crawl Oct. 8. Photo courtesy Center for Sacramento History

SACRAMENTO — In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 6th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is A Thirst […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: I can’t see to cook, what do I do now?

Terry Flattley, MA Jack recently had an appointment with his eye doctor. However, at this visit the ophthalmologist informed Jack that there was nothing more he could do for him. Eyeglasses were not going to fix his problem. He needed to give up driving even though he lives 20 minutes from town. “The bus doesn’t run out there,” […]

1 Comment / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s time for a facelift

In general, a facelift makes people look younger, a tad more attractive and it seems to lift people’s spirit. A facelift could be very valuable for the following reasons: People you owe money to will not recognize you at the shopping mall or elsewhere. For males, it’s easier to see under your chin to shave […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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