Wendy Schultz

‘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 ,

Teacher helps students build a better future

Andy Kotko has been a wheelbarrow racer and a track star, but one of his best gigs is being a first-grade teacher at Mather Heights Elementary School in Rancho Cordova, laying the foundation for learning concepts that his students will carry forward into the rest of their lives. Kotko was one of four California teachers recently […]

November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Book offers a life-changing journey along the trails

Book: “‘Tails’ from the Trails” Author: Debbi Preston Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2016, paperback, 212 pages “From conquering the trails, I shed my insecurities. From our hiking, I learned so much about myself.” — “’Tails’ from the Trails” “’Tails’ from the Trails” is the story of a relationship between a dog and her people. From puppyhood […]

November 09, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

‘McGhee in the Gloaming’ reveals interesting vignettes

There are two warnings with “McGhee in the Gloaming.” First, don’t read the book blurb on the back of the book and second, don’t be scared by the number of pages. Just allow yourself to drop into each one of the 24 chapters at your own pace and trust that all will be well. Although […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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