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Folsom Symphony begins season with Wagner, Borodin, Mahler

By Linda Holderness The Folsom Symphony opens its 10th season, “Around the World and Beyond,” on Oct. 12 with “Titans,” featuring three works from German, Russian and Bohemian (now Czech Republic) composers. The evening starts with Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi” overture, continues with Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor” and closes with Gustav […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Sisters’ are friends for life

SWEET SISTERS — Big Sister Helen Bennett of El Dorado Hills, right, and Little Sister Lea Hall, 17, of Plymouth enjoy a treat at Mel's Diner in Placerville. The two have been together for four years, forming a friendship that will last a lifetime. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s been four years of hiking, movies, ice cream and even a chance to go onto the field at a San Francisco Giants game, and for 17-year-old Lea Hall, it’s been just fantastic being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. And it must have been pretty great for Helen Bennett, […]

No Comment / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Adventures in a wacky, wonderful world

Alice finds herself in a very strange world filled with zany characters and hilarious tea parties in Oak Ridge High School Drama's production of "Alice in Wonderland." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Imagine a tea party where the hosts pull the chair out from under you, make random jokes in strange voices and can’t seem to sit still. Now, imagine staying in character when all this chaos happens right before your eyes. Actress Ashley Adams, who plays Alice in Oak Ridge High School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland,” says […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Malibu woman arrested on alleged movie studio scheme

A Malibu woman faces a 32-count indictment, unsealed Nov. 6, for an alleged fraud scheme related to construction of a movie studio — with one of the supposed locations in El Dorado Hills. Carissa Carpenter, 51, was arrested Nov. 5 in Venice on charges including mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to a government […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Symphony transitions with ‘Out of this World’

Music reflects historical change on various levels. In less than two weeks, Peter Jaffe will guest conduct the Folsom Symphony and give us a foretaste of what to expect in the fall season when he officially takes over the baton of Michael Neumann, emeritus musical director. According to my sources at the symphony, rehearsals are […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

EDH pair indicted for alleged tax schemes

SACRAMENTO — A federal grand jury returned a 28-count indictment against Barbara Antonucci, 49, and Sherry Taggart, 54, both residents of El Dorado Hills, charging them with conspiracy to file false claims, filing false claims and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, beginning in March 2008 and continuing […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Attorney from EDH sentenced to 46 months

SACRAMENTO — Donald M. Wanland, 56, a resident of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced March 25 by United States District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton to 46 months in prison for convictions on 28 criminal counts, including tax evasion, failing to file tax returns, and removing, depositing and concealing assets from the IRS in defiance of […]

Comments Off / March 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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