FOOD & DRINK
El Dorado Hills Eateries Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldiers with Memorial Tables
On Memorial Day, El Dorado Hills, California, restaurants are commemorating fallen soldiers with Fallen Comrade Tables, a poignant tribute to those who have given their lives for the nation. Organized by Blue Shield of California, this initiative has been adopted by many businesses in El Dorado Hills Town Center to raise awareness and encourage gratitude towards those who have served.
Cody's Caravan Delves into Vintage Photography Secrets
In a captivating episode of Cody's Caravan, host Cody visits his friend Jody's home in Auburn to delve into the fascinating realm of vintage photography. They examine a collection of recently discovered 1940s negatives depicting mountain climbers and set out to uncover the stories behind these intriguing images.
Pooches strut their stuff at the fairgrounds
The Hangtown – Sierra Cluster is a series of three dog shows hosted by the Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville, May 27-28, and the Kennel Club of the California Sierra, May 29, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Find full event details at hangtownkc.org. Many El Dorado...
Grazing with Gary: From graduations to peach season
Looks like we survived Memorial Day and graduations. And how about the weather?. This week, we have more graduations, and it is also opening season for peaches. Now, for the best peaches, hit the Farmers Market on Saturday here in Auburn or visit other farm stands in the area. This is my favorite time of the year.
Raccoon euthanized after woman brings it to pet store and other customers kiss it
Wildlife authorities say a raccoon in Maine was euthanized and tested for rabies after a woman brought it into a pet store for a nail trim and some customers kissed it
Take Note Troupe anniversary performances includes Auburn
Take Note Troupe (TNT) marks its 20th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park this year with a production of “Romeo and Juliet” in Auburn, Folsom, Rocklin and Roseville. “Romeo and Juliet” debuted May 26 at Bridgeway Christian Church in Roseville and will appear this Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, at School Park Preserve in Auburn.
Next generation artists receive special recognition
Four outstanding high school juniors and seniors received the 2023 Young Artist Awards at a recent reception at Arts and Culture El Dorado’s new Switchboard Gallery at 525 Main St. in Placerville. The event also honored the memory of four bright lights in the El Dorado County community who...
Art on the Divide garden party to mark anniversary
Captions: David Blonski often entertains visitors at Art on the Divide Gallery special events. Courtesy photo. The heritage rose garden at Art on the Divide Gallery. Courtesy photo. Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery. Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery proudly opened its doors in June 2010 and each year...
From vine to glass — Madroña Vineyards’ village gets it done
It takes a village to make things happen. In the case of Madroña Vineyards it took a village of family, friends and community to establish the winery. The late Dick Bush and wife Leslie bought part of the Dart Ranch in Camino in 1973. The 52-acre parcel was purchased with partners Bill and Shirley Brooks.
Project 8 Winery proposal to go before Placer County supervisors in June
PENRYN, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors is set to have a separate meeting in June to discuss a proposed winery and restaurant in Penryn. The Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for June 20 starting at 9 a.m. at the Community Development Resource Agency’s Planning Commission Chambers at 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn. They're planning a separate meeting because of the "considerable public comments" expected at the meeting, according to the county.
Gorgeous gardens open for fundraiser
Get ready to go green with garden envy — all for a good cause. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills hosts its 13th annual Gardens of the Hills tour June 3 & 4. This year five gardens will be open thanks to the generosity and stunning creativity of homeowners in El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park and Rescue.
Hook a fish at Lake Walton
Community members and families are invited to come out to Lake Walton with their fishing poles, bait and tackle boxes for the 32nd Georgetown Fishing Derby Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the casting contest, strangest fish, shortest fish, longest fish and...
Kitten Season is Here - Volunteers Sought to Provide Temporary Foster Care for Kittens
(Placerville, CA) – Animal lovers in El Dorado County now have a unique opportunity to help local animals in need. El Dorado County Animal Services is currently looking for residents who would like to provide temporary foster care in their homes for abandoned and adoptable animals. "We especially have a great need for foster care homes for kittens right now," said Brittany White, Animal Services Shelter Supervisor. "Kitten season is in full swing, and we're seeing a big increase in mother cats and baby kittens coming into our shelter. Last week alone, we had 14 kittens come into the shelter and some of them need to be bottle fed. Animal foster families are crucial partners with Animal Services in giving kittens like this a good start."
Grow For It! California native plants
Do the bright green leaves of buckeye bring stirrings of spring? Do lupine blossoms remind you of hiking your favorite trails? Did you get to see your favorite wildflower during this year’s super bloom? What a unique experience it is to live in California — the state with more plant species than any other state. California is considered a biodiversity hotspot, which means that many of the animal and plant species found here are not found anywhere else on Earth (conservation.org/priorities/biodiversity-hotspots). California’s native plants offer many benefits to the home gardener.
Young cartographers impress
Drawing beautiful maps that depict everything from the family farm to funny sports teams names and gorgeous Romanian castles, this year’s winners of the 29th annual SAGE Map Contest showcased their talents and attention to detail. More than 300 local students in kindergarten through 12th grade participated in the...
Turn back to the '80s to benefit the Auburn State Theatre
AUBURN STATE THEATRE COCKTAILS & CINEMA STREET PARTY/FUNDRAISER "TURN BACK TIME" When: Saturday, June 3 Time: 6-10 p.m. Where: Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn Admission: $100 Box Office: AuburnStateTheatre.org/cocktails-cinema. Bust out the spandex, leg warmers and neon brights for a totally tubular time at the Auburn State Theatre’s...
HipNosis mesmerizes The Green Room once again
HipNosis — fronted by a tight, powerful horn section and soaring, soulful vocals — is showcasing some new songs by Steely Dan, Bonnie Raitt and others at its Friday show at The Green Room Social Club. The concert begins at 7 p.m. May 26 at 251 Main St., Placerville.
Rafting season delayed in some areas amid safety concerns
EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — After a record-breaking snow fall and winter in the Sacramento area, the aftermath is lingering into Memorial Day weekend. With all the snowmelt, the water is colder and moving faster, making it very dangerous. Emergency agencies across the region are pleading with people to not go in the water.
Bargain book sale benefits Pollock Pines Library
Avid readers and bargain hunters alert — the Pollock Pines Friends of the Library book sale takes place 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 26, in the Safeway breezeway at 6498 Pony Express Trail. For $5 shoppers can fill a bag with their favorite genres and look forward...
Beauty and passion drive artists to create masterpieces
Gold Country Artists Gallery, an award-winning artists’ cooperative in Placerville, features the work of Roger Lanzini, Phil Lachapelle and John Peck in May. Meet the artists on Main Street’s Third Saturday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. May 20. In the saddle. Lanzini is a skilled craftsman who tools leather...
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