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Folsom Lake Symphony dons new name, romance and destiny

As Valentine’s Day swiftly approaches, one of the more romantic activities available to folks in our neck of the woods — a musical evening at the The Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom — is nearly sold out. Always entertaining, this musical season holds some surprises. Name changes Last year, the host of this event […]

February 03, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Documenting at the speed of life: Social media yearbooks

In this day and age, many agree: Life is what you make of it. Parents and grandparents for centuries admonished the young to mind their “Ps and Qs.” In other words, “practice good manners, make a good impression, stay honest and keep your integrity.” The faith community makes it even more specific: follow the Ten […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Success with citrus

Do you love the smells and colors of citrus? Citrus can be grown in our county’s lower elevations or in microclimates that are devoid of cold air basins. There are many varieties of citrus to match your tastes and needs. Some trees suitable for our area are: the Washington navel orange or a Bearss lime […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Art of the app: Roll up your Christmas list with a few

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. As we go to press, Advent is nearly over, Christmas is around the corner and New Year’s Day is just a little over a week out. Hopefully all your Christmas shopping is done by now. But just in case you forgot someone, here are a few iOS […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow For It! Poinsettias year round

Once the holidays are behind us, there really is no reason to toss out those beautiful poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). With a little attention throughout the year, you can get these tropical plants to re-bloom for next years’ holiday season. Growing poinsettias throughout the year is also a great way to involve children in calendar-driven activities, […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sacramento Youth Symphony seeks alumni to mark 60th anniversary

Music engages the mind and spirit in a way few art forms do. It stimulates multiple areas of the brain. Scientists believe it enhances mathematical and logical talent. Theologians praise it as “praying twice.” When a young person takes up an instrument, the potential for personal growth is virtually unlimited. But those who mentor these […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Holiday home tours inspire spirit of the season

One of the delightful aspects of the holiday season is the creativity and effort folks put into decorating their homes. There are neighborhoods throughout the region decorated to the hilt. It’s fun to look at them as you drive by. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you could walk inside? Three holiday home tours […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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