Enjoy traditions of the season, with nary a smartphone in sight

For an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of the season like it’s 1899, look just down the hill to the Folsom Historic District. True, the dirt streets are now paved. There are a few nods to technology. Yet, it is still possible to take the family out to experience the Christmas season without a smart […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Helping hands — and feet — for neighbors in need

The rhythms of autumn are many. Fall colors reach their peak. Leaves fall. The air turns crisp with early morning frosts. Clothing turns to layers and thoughts turn to the needs of neighbors. Saint Mother Teresa famously told a young person who wanted to serve in India, “Go find your own Calcutta.” Now, that may […]

November 09, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Preserve our local treasure with a Night at the EDH Library

Not so long ago, pundits proclaimed “the end of the library.” E-books and Wikipedia were the wave of the future, “doncha know?” Today, over 65 percent of Americans own a tablet or smartphone. Access to knowledge exists as never before. And how is this machinery used? Sadly, many use this technology for watching videos of […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! But I can’t garden anymore

Barbara Schuchart UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Oh, yes you can! Just because you’re growing older does not mean that you need to stop gardening. Gardening can be an enjoyable and positive experience for an older person. It’s good for mobility, flexibility and motor skills. It also helps to improve strength and endurance. […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

California Museum celebrates life with Día de los Muertos exhibit

In mere days we celebrate Halloween — also known as All Hallows Eve. It’s a fun, sometimes creepy holiday. But there’s more to this seasonal favorite than meets the eye. In the ancient Christian tradition All Hallows Eve is the vigil, or day before, All Saints Day — Nov. 1. The next day, Nov. 2, is […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Lake Symphony autumn offering to be a Rhythmic Heat

Works dedicated to the New World by two North American composers and a Frenchman take the stage at the Harris Center, as the Folsom Lake Symphony performs its Rhythmic Heat concert on Oct. 22. A living composer Arturo Márquez is regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — Mexican composers of […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow For It! Unearthing the secrets to healthy soil

Ola Jane Gow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Are you thinking of removing your lawn for a more drought tolerant landscape? Perhaps you have recently moved and want to start a garden. Maybe your flowerbeds are tired and need a facelift. The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County will host an in-depth workshop […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,