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Pushing the envelope: Auto design drives the future

The famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.” This is especially true when it comes to the vehicles Americans drive. Auto design is iconic in our history. Think of it: the early horseless carriages in the rolling […]

April 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Gardening with a Mediterranean thumb

By Alice Cantelow UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County You’ve probably heard the term “Mediterranean climate” bandied about. Yes, that is the official name for the pattern of cool, wet (usually) winters and hot, dry summers found in our area below about 3,000 feet. But did you know just how rare our climate is? […]

April 06, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

LUNAFEST film festival showcases the value of empowering women

Years ago I read about a man who put his daughter through college debt-free. His friends ridiculed him. They told him: “You will never get a return on that money. She will just get married and have kids. If you had a son, he could have joined the family business with a college education.” The […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Master Food Preservers: The best time of the year — for lemons

By Sari Cochrane A winter garden is beautiful, especially to a UCCE Master Preserver. The season’s bounty can be found in a search among the gothic branches and bramble of the foothills and unpruned gardens. Rosehips and kiwi are at their best, but both put up a fight so wear long gloves. Another garden warrior […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Celebrate ‘the craft’ of fine furniture and Oak Ridge art at 48 Natoma

No matter what area of human endeavor one looks at, one eventually finds those who pursue excellence to the point where that field becomes a true art form. Or, as those perfection seekers call it, “the craft.” This week, a group of 18 members of the Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild will display the work […]

March 16, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for It! Planting in containers

Sue McDavid UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Do you love lots of colorful bloom and foliage but only have a small plot for gardening? If that is the case, container gardening is the answer. So many different and colorful plants can be used, which can easily be changed out for the different seasons. […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Amador County wine tour beckons to the Cellar Door

Easter is early this year, but spring is right on time. The daffodils are blooming in El Dorado Hills, and that is a sign that it must be time for Amador County’s famous annual wine tour. Behind the Cellar Door This annual wine event is held in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley just to the south […]

February 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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