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Placerville’s Bell Tower tolls for annual brewfest

Flowing like a lazy river of beer between the Jack Russell Brewery Downtown on Placerville’s Lower Main Street and the still under-construction Outbreak Brewery on Upper Main, is the 16th Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest. The brewfest will close Main Street to vehicle traffic from Sacramento Street to Clay Street on June 25, from 6-9 p.m. […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

The story behind spectacular fireworks

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

June 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Bright ideas inspire upcoming Mondavi season

Rob Tocalino Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis has lined up talent for their upcoming season that has filled their 2016-17 calendar with the leading artists in music, dance and theater. The season also includes a series of compelling speakers. The […]

July 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Barbara Steffen has found her fiery passion

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Cameron Park, “Fire Spirit Beads” owner Barbara Steffen, a talented artist as well as a devoted mother and grandmother, creates hand-made beads and enamel copper components for jewelry designers to use in their pieces. After more than 25 years of working in the Bay Area as a contracts […]

June 08, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Take the family to Placerville for the El Dorado County Fair

It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, the temperature rises and El Dorado County residents look forward to an annual tradition that brings together old and young alike. That’s right! The El Dorado County Fair is right around the corner and fair officials say this year’s event is sure to have […]

June 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Should I avoid parasitoids?

Mary Tran UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County No, but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug definitely should. You already know from the last update that the BMSB is an invasive pest that arrived from Asia in the 1990s. It is a problem because it eats (actually, it sucks out the juices of) many kinds […]

June 08, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Choral society holding auditions

Do you want to sing? The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra and music director Donald Kendrick are currently holding membership auditions for the 2016-17 concert season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065 or e-mail the SCSO at [email protected] The chorus rehearses September through […]

June 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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