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Authors share their stories

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Information: placerville-shakespeare.com Poetry, historical fiction, mystery, contemporary fiction and romance — you’ll find all that and more at the Placerville Shakespeare Club’s annual Authors’ Day on Sunday, April 23. For 10 years the club has been featuring authors […]

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘At What Cost’ explores the risks taken to save a life

Serial killers, organ transplants, gangs and revenge set the stage for “At What Cost,” the action-packed mystery thriller by Cameron Park resident James L’Etoile. Lay in a stockpile of snacks and beverages and pray for a rainy day because you will not want to put this book down once you’ve started reading. When West Sacramento […]

April 04, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Soup’s On and the reading is delicious

  New York Times best-selling author John Lescroart has written 28 books with many taking place in San Francisco. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene What do teachers do when they retire? Anything they want to. On Feb. 15 the Soup’s On event at the El Dorado County Office of Education brought out more than 50 retired […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Dying for a Diamond’ continues the saga of Laurel McKay

Book: “Dying for a Diamond” Author: Cindy Sample Publisher: Cindy Sample, published February 2017, paperback and e-book versions, 242 pages   “I, Laurel McKay, have very simple needs and make only one request for my upcoming nuptials and honeymoon. No dead bodies.” — “Dying for a Diamond” If you are familiar with Cindy Sample’s Laurel […]

February 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Live the golden dream at the park

What: Gold Discovery Day Who: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park  Where: Highway 49 in Coloma When: Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: No admission, $8 parking fee, fee for some activities Information: (530) 622-3470 or go to marshallgold.org One hundred and sixty-nine years after gold was discovered in the tailrace of John Sutter’s sawmill in Coloma, […]

January 18, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Shopping buddies fill carts with necessities, cheer

They partnered up two by two — Bigs and Littles, uniforms and sneakers, excited children and even more excited adults — to shop, eat and have fun together at the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Snowball Christmas shopping event on Dec. 3. Adult volunteers helped children from needy families make Christmas dreams come true. Target shopping carts […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

An unwimpy event in El Dorado Hills

Readers of all ages: A huge event is coming to El Dorado Hills on Saturday, Nov. 19 — a one-of-a-kind, first time ever event as Jeff Kinney, author of the immensely popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series, comes to Northern California, hosted by Face in a Book bookstore. Tina Ferguson, owner of Face […]

November 16, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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