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Christmas tree farms see green on Black Friday

Grant Merryman, 2, and brother Broderick, 4, get ready to load up their 10-foot-tall Christmas tree, held by dad Ryan Merryman, into the cart after Uncle Michael Berezin, far left, cut it down at Hillside Tree Farm in Camino. The family came up from El Dorado Hills to find the perfect tree. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado County’s Christmas tree farms and area shops bustled Friday as families traveled from near and far, searching for that perfect, fragrant tree. Hillside Tree Farm in Camino opened the day after Thanksgiving. Hillside’s staff greeted customers bright and early with a fire to warm the soul (and chilled hands) and cookies. In addition to trees, visitors also […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taste the best California wines at the State Fair

Top wines including Best of Region and Best of California winners will be featured at the California State Fair in the Save Mart Supermarkets Wine Garden for visitors to enjoy from through the duration of the fair, July 24. Winners were selected in the 2016 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition with the help of 175 […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local wineries take top honors at State Fair Wine Competition

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The California State Fair is proud to announce the top wine awards from the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the state exposition. The Best of Show red was awarded to the Grace Patriot Wines 2012 Tempranillo. It scored a double gold and 98 points. […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Take a look at artists’ ‘Inner Views’

2014 Best of Show winner Daphne Stammer, “Seated Figure”

Northern California Arts presents its Inner Views annual membership show, June 23 through July 18, at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.    Northern California Arts, founded in 1939, presents a juried show of the members’ works. All levels, all styles, all media to be judged by Brenda Louie.   A special second Saturday reception will take place July […]

Comments Off / June 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Track and Field: Trojans, Grizzly boys take first place

Sewell, Belluomini 3-time league champs Three El Dorado County high school track and field teams completed for their league championships last week with advancement to the postseason at stake. Two boy’s teams won titles while one school had two triple-event winners. In Division I action, Oak Ridge trekked to Del Oro with its varsity boys […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

The arts are alive at Sac State

Sacramento State’s Arts Experience is ready for spring with a dynamic Festival of the Arts that features vertical choreography and a new street faire-type celebration. That’s in addition to all the other diverse exhibits, theater and dance performances and music concerts, which include a Tony Award-winning musical, an exhibit of artworks from Nevada, a musical […]

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

NorCal artists present their best works

2014 Best of Show winner Daphne Stammer, “Seated Figure," acrylic.

Northern California Arts presents Inner Views, the annual membership show, through July 12 at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Don’t miss the special Second Saturday reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 14. The event will feature live music performed by Sean O’Conner and refreshments. Northern California Arts, or NCA, founded 1939, presents a […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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