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s it just me or is time flying by at Mach speed? Seriously, folks, I don’t mean to kill the mood, but the sand in the hourglass is slipping slightly quicker these days. Even as I sit here, working on a fast-approaching deadline, time is ticking like a train, the high-speed kind, and not on my side. Then there are things that happened 10 years ago, and I look back and it feels like only a few calendars have passed. It’s frightening sometimes. Like when the mental image I had of myself started to contrast with what the mirror showed. I’m getting less concerned with how time will transform me though—I think because I have accepted what I know will happen. Some perks with the passing of time are getting to know and accept who you are, and in turn developing a better relationship with vanity. One thing many say is an effective anti-ager is reducing stress, a.k.a. enjoying life. Lucky for you, the Fountain of Youth awaits you this month in Style’s 2013 Summer Fun Guide, packed with a plethora of activities, events, festivals, fairs, camps, concerts and much more to keep your family’s itinerary for fun full. Also this month, and just in time for the holiday, get some hot tips for impressing guests at your 2013 Fourth of July celebration. Local expert and awardwinning interior designer, Kerrie Kelly shares her “8 Independence Day Party Ideas” that are practical and affordable, yet chic…and will make any great get-together even better. Another hot topic warming up the month is the subject of youth sexting. In Our Kids, Jenn Thornton opens parents’ eyes in her piece, “Risky Business,” in which you’ll find a quick list of common sexting codes. Don’t let time pass you by when it comes to your kids and staying abreast of their technology usage. There are many dangers involved with virtual relationships, and youth sexting can signal this type of connection. One more thing before you get started with your summer fun, do you love your pets? Then don’t miss having them featured in Style’s annual People & their Pets pictorial spread coming in August 2013. To be featured, we need your photos now! Please email photos of you and your pet, or just your pet, along with the names of those pictured and the city where you reside to Deadline is July 5. Until next month, keep in mind that we only have the sun for a limited amount of time—go soak it up!





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asktheexperts is permissive use coverage Q: What on a car insurance policy? Are there state restrictions to this coverage that I should be aware of? most cases, if you give someone A: Inpermission to operate “your covered auto,” you will have coverage. However, you’re required to notify your insurance carrier of any licensed driver living in the same residence as you or anyone else who operates your vehicle on a regular basis; failure to do this may jeopardize coverage. The insurance carrier may adjust your premium if there is a higher rated driver. If someone has their own car and their own insurance, the carrier may list them as a nonrated driver, which would not affect your premium. But, if someone has a bad record, your insurance carrier will usually exclude him or her. When in doubt, notify your agent or broker; it is always better to figure this out before someone wrecks your car. —Terry D. McNeil, President T.D. McNeil Insurance Services 381 South Lexington, Suite 104, Folsom 916-983-2561, things should I consider when Q: What choosing a prong setting for an engagement ring?


The setting should be made to accommodate a stone’s size and shape, and only a highly trained jeweler should set the stone to ensure proper orientation for beauty, protection and longevity. It’s important to discuss with the sales associate what your expectation for how the ring will perform is. Your activity level or profession may make a high-set prong solitaire impractical; thereby, the associate may recommend a lower, broader prong or possibly a bezel set instead. The quality and type of metal is paramount; 14- or 18-karat gold and platinum are the most malleable and longest lasting. Proper casting or dyestriking methods eliminate porosity, which can cause weakness and loss. Lastly, to ensure the highest standard of ethics and workmanship, choose a jeweler who’s a member of the American Gem Society. —Grebitus & Sons Jewelers Locations in Sacramento and the Palladio in Folsom, 800-371-6003,

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Folsom Library has the perfect suggestion for a year-end gift for teachers and organization leaders, or an anytime gift for loved ones: a commemorative library “book spine”—mini plaques designed to look like the spines of books and mounted permanently on a wall in the Folsom Public Library. These beautiful spines come in two styles: wood and ceramic and can be engraved with up to two lines of 25 letters each. For more information, visit or the Friends’ BOOKtique bookstore inside the Folsom Library (411 Stafford Street)...Starting June 5, the Palladio at Broadstone will provide high-energy family entertainment every Wednesday with its On The Stage concert series. Held from 7-9 p.m., the series kicks off with a performance by the Top 40 cover band, Cheeseballs. For the full schedule, visit number of new stores are coming to Folsom this summer; be on the lookout for Franco’s 5 & 10 (a vintage toy and candy shop at Palladio), The Learning Experience (a daycare facility at 1740

Prairie City Road) and a Costco (fueling station expansion), set to open soon at 1800 Cavitt Drive...Kristin Thébaud Communications and the California Food Literacy Center took home the Gold CAPPIE Award for Pro Bono Campaign on April 4

at the Sacramento Public Relations Association CAPPIE Awards. The team was honored for its Food Literacy Month campaign in September 2012. Assemblymember Roger Dickinson authored ACR 161, a resolution sponsored by the California Food Literacy Center to declare September Food Literacy Month and to raise awareness about food literacy on the state level. The nonprofit has already begun planning with Assemblymember Dickinson and Kristin Thébaud Communications for this year’s activities. Congrats!...United Way California Capital Region’s 5th Annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 13 at Cal Expo. Sac-Val Janitorial Supply will donate one roll for every two rolls collected. The toilet paper will be distributed the following week to many of United Way’s 148 certified nonprofit partners in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties. For more information, visit yourlocalunitedway. org/tpdrive... Don’t miss the new Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market, located at the Historic Folsom Station Public Plaza,

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A number of businesses will soon open their doors at the El Dorado Hills Town Center! Expect yummy eats at Americano Grill Italian Bistro, lavish woodwork from NAR Fine Carpentry, high-end boutique goods from Talisman Collection and financial expertise from Van Hulzen Asset Management...Along with new businesses, the El Dorado Hills Town Center will be abuzz with fun, free activities for the whole family this month. The Bistro 33 Dance Party concert series runs the third Saturday of the month, beginning June 15, in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Doors open at 7 p.m...The Town Center’s popular Thursday night concert series, Live on the Boulevard, also returns this month (June 20) and is back with an amazing lineup—ranging from ’60s and ’70s classics to rock and roll, jazz, Motown, original artists and more. Concerts will last from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Steven Young Amphitheater...Showcase Saturdays begin June 22, and will repeat every fourth Saturday of the month. Enjoy a lively street fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. along Town Center Boulevard, featuring wine tasting (for a small fee; includes a commemorative wine glass that benefits Canine Companions for Independence), live music and Town Center business specials and giveaways, followed by a free concert in the Steven Young Amphitheater...Friends of the

and held year-round (rain or shine) on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring more than 45 vendors and farmers selling a plethora of locally grown produce, speciality foods (freshly made baked goods, eggs and other dairy items), plus live music, this market is the perfect destination for families, bike riders and pets! BeMoneySmart USA, the nonprofit organizing the market, puts teenagers to work at the event and teaches them real life finance skills and work ethic. For more info, visit you haven’t seen it already, the westbound lane of Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed to repair a drainage canal near the bridge. The lane, closed to vehicle traffic weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will be used for heavy equipment during construction hours. The lane is scheduled to reopen July 1...Create your own unique mosaic at Beauty and Blessing: Creating Art That Stirs the Soul at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills.

Pastor Trudy Franzen at Beauty and Blessing: Creating Art That Stirs the Soul

This all-ages event will be held June 25-28, starting with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. and continuing with the art workshop from 6-8 p.m. Childcare will be provided for young children. To sign up, call 916-933-1441...Identify your art goals and develop creative strength with artist Susan Keale, known for her whimsical illustrations and paintings, in her Private Creativity Mentoring program. The series will run June 1-July 31 on an appointment basis; space is limited. For more info, contact Susan at 530-228-8775...The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society meets the third Wednesday of each month (except December) in the Community Room of the El Dorado Hills Branch Library. Meetings begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. For more details, email’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Travel feature. — Compiled by Jamila B. Khan

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Michael Ricks

Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Don’t ever not try something for fear of failure. Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Working with people, and riding bikes. Q: Are you high or low maintenance? A: I hate to admit it, but medium to high. Q: What are you most proud of? A: Raising three children who continue to exceed my expectations! Q: Favorite humanitarian cause? A: LDS Philanthropies (Humanitarian Aid Fund). Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: “Seek first to understand and then to be understood.”

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care to anyone in the local community, regardless of health insurance coverage. Over the next three years, Ricks hopes to expand the hospital’s capabilities to include a cancer center, in addition to continuing to provide world-class patient care to area residents. Ricks has also been able to apply some of the lessons from his baseball days to his new career. “As a leader, you have to model the behaviors you want in the other members of your team,” Ricks says, adding that this philosophy can apply to all aspects of life. “I’m passionate about success,” he explains, “but success done the right way—so that other people benefit as well.” — Amber Foster

favorites Author/writer: Patrick Lencioni Escape: Fly-fishing with my dad and son Guilty pleasure: Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate Meal in town: Surf n’ turf at Sutter Street Steakhouse Local landmark: Beatty Hill (steepest bike hill in the area) Movie: Gladiator Musician/band: Garth Brooks Place to buy a gift, locally: Folsom Bike and Bicycles Plus Local nonprofit: Mercy Foundation

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ichael Ricks didn’t take the traditional path to a career in health care. During his college years, he played baseball for the Brigham Young University Cougars, all the while dreaming of a career in the pros. When that dream did not come to fruition, Ricks applied for a variety of internships, and by chance ended up working at a local hospital. The experience proved life changing. After finding his niche in the health care industry, Ricks went on to get a master’s degree in health administration and increasingly gravitated toward leadership roles. In October of last year, he became the new president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom, a non-profit medical center that provides


folsom parks and recreation Moving Forward on Folsom Trails

his is an exciting time for the city’s bikeway and trail network, with several new projects currently in the planning and construction stages. The 16-mile HumbugWillow Creek Trail is nearing completion, which will provide access to the state’s Lake Natoma Trail and connect to the American River Parkway system. Last year, the first phase of the Dos Coyotes segment and two bridges spanning the creek were added; now funding has been secured through a California Recreational Trails grant for the final 2,000 feet of trail, scheduled to begin construction in spring of 2014. Also slated for early next year is the Levy Trail, a small segment that will connect Levy Park to the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail. This segment has also received funding through the state’s Recreational Trails Grant program, and includes one small wood bridge. The new Johnny Cash Trail is scheduled to break ground this fall, named after the “Man in Black” and his famous song “Folsom Prison Blues.” This trail segment, located within Folsom State Prison property, borders Natoma Street for much of the way and also includes the city’s second bike/pedestrian overcrossing. The overcrossing will span Folsom Lake Crossing Road and include towers on both sides that resemble those of the prison. Fabrication of the overcrossing will be completed offsite, and then the two steel segments will be trucked to Folsom, bolted together on site, and lifted into position by crane in the overnight hours. Federal and state grants are funding the project’s $3.7 million costs. The new Lake Natoma Waterfront Trail is expected to break ground this fall, providing a “passive” walking and hiking trail that includes portions of pavement and packed dirt. This state grant-funded project is a cooperative effort between Folsom, the Bureau of Reclamation, and State Parks to provide a fully accessible trail from the Historic District to the lakefront. The trail can also be used to access the American River Parkway. In recognition of the city’s trail system and efforts to encourage cycling for transportation and recreation, the League of American Bicyclists recently honored Folsom as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly City. With the upcoming additions to the trail system, as well as those planned for the future, the city strives to reach Gold Level status in 2016. — Lesley Miller To download your free Folsom trails map, visit, or purchase a copy for $2 at the Folsom Senior & Arts Center (48 Natoma Street).

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rom serious subjects to musical theater, there’s something for everyone at Three Stages this month. The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley comes to Stage One for an exciting and very special one-night-only performance on June 7. A songwriter and singing sensation for more than 50 years, folks of all ages will enjoy his extensive repertoire of musical classics, including the signature hit and one of the most played songs on the radio “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.” One Way Productions presents The Hiding Place, based on the factual life of Amsterdam born Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom, through June 2. The story chronicles her family’s faith after they’re arrested and imprisoned in WWII. Sacramento’s own alternative rock band CAKE will please fans with two performances on June 1 and 2. More music is in store from June 14-16 with Michael Jackson HIStory feauring Kenny Wizz, a thrilling show featuring 20-plus hit songs that’ll take fans from early Jackson 5 to the current decade. Also on tap this month, Ricky Nelson Remembered (June 28), the classic Bye Bye Birdie, presented by the El Dorado Musical Theatre (June 12-14 and 18-21), and Corazón de México, presented by Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes (June 29). — LeeAnn Dickson For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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the10 spot Rodeo Trivia

Whether you’re a city slicker and it’s your first time at the rodeo or you’re a seasoned stampede goer, lasso-up your cowgirls and boys and test your smarts on this competitive sport that’s a bucking good time. 1. What two basic categories of events are most rodeos divided into? 2. In what three states is the official sport rodeo? 3. Where in Europe are rodeos banned? 4. What’s the primary purpose of a rodeo clown? 5. Who sang the 1991 hit single “Rodeo”? 6. What rodeo legend is profiled in the biopic 8 Seconds? Bonus: What does the title refer to? 7. True or false: Many rodeo events are based on everyday tasks of cattle ranching. 8. What does the Spanish word “rodeo” translate to? 9. In the U.S., the largest number of rodeos is held on what holiday weekend? 10. In what rodeo event do children ride sheep and attempt to hang on as long as possible? — Megan Wiskus


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s pets, in pop culture, and when naming pubs, rabbits are all the rage. When The Fat Rabbit Public House opened its doors in October of 2012, residents of Folsom and beyond (including yours truly) rejoiced. In the comfortable, convivial space—adorned with dark wood, stained glass windows, a mix of seating options, and slanted, beamed ceilings—patrons are treated to their favorite fare from across the pond, whether it’s schnitzel, shepherd’s pie, a Scotch egg, or fish and chips. Served with a brew and a side of laidback, genuine European hospitality, it’s no wonder customers hop in from sun up to down. My habitual order—placed at the bar, in true European pub fashion—is the Pierogies with a Pint of Boddingtons. These plump, doughy dumplings, stuffed with creamy mashed potatoes and sharp Cheddar cheese, then garnished with sweet caramelized onions and a side of sour cream, are my taste buds’ new best friends. The savory comfort food is available as a small plate, served three up for $4.50 ($3 during happy hour!), or a large plate, served five up for $7.50. The root word of pierogie, “pir,” means festival, and for good reason: one bite of Fat Rabbit’s version and there will be a party on your palate. The Fat Rabbit Public House, 825 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-985-3289. — Megan Wiskus



Summer Splendor JUNE 1 – COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY Residents of El Dorado Hills and those within district boundaries are invited to dispose of large/bulky items, green waste and e-waste from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Video Products Distributors (4250 Town Center Boulevard West). For details on nonacceptable materials and optional disposal, visit and follow the links for “waste/recycling collection.”

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Head to the El Dorado Hills Community Park at 7 p.m. to enjoy free live music, food, bounce houses and children’s activities. For the complete artist lineup, visit

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JUNE 28-29 – PARENTS’ NIGHT OFF: KIDS SLEEPOVER AT THE CSD Looking to enjoy a night away from the kiddos (ages 6-12)? Bring them to the CSD at 6:30 p.m. for a night jam-packed with a pizza pig-out, a late-night swim at the pool and a good oldfashioned sleepover. Children will be supervised by Day Camp staff members and have a great time while parents enjoy the night off. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Fee ($35) includes dinner, admission to the pool, light breakfast and snacks. For more information about these events and other happenings, visit or call 916-933-6624.

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june events June is National LGBTQI Pride Month Compiled by Jamila B. Khan

Through July 2 Telling Stories

This exhibit at The Gallery at 48 Natoma features the expressionist works of painter Paul Honatke and ceramic mixed-media artist Michele Fisher. In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the El Dorado Hills Arts Association Artist Studio Tour Preview will be on display until June 27. For more details, visit thegalleryat48natoma.



The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley A fixture on Top Forty radio (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” “Unchained Melody,” and more), the Righteous Brothers can rightfully claim to have fathered “blueeyed soul.” See half of the dynamic duo perform at Three Stages at 8 p.m. For ticket details, visit


Rotary Wine at Town Center From 6-10 p.m. at Sandra’s Rose Garden and Steven Young Amphitheater in Town Center, sample some of the finest wines (and brews!) from El Dorado, Amador and San Joaquin Counties, while tasting food from local restaurants and listening to live music. A silent auction will be held throughout the event. For more details, visit

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El Dorado County Fair: “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” Discover the agricultural bounty available locally in El Dorado County this Father’s Day weekend. There will be animals, exhibits, carnival rides and food vendors galore packing the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Free shuttles will be available. For a full event guide, visit




Folsom Rhythm & Brews Head over to the Palladio at Broadstone for this first annual family-friendly event, featuring six bands on two stages, the best craft breweries, fantastic food choices and a “Dad Zone.” It’ll be the perfect place to spend Father’s Day weekend. For more details, visit

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Michael Jackson HIStory This musical biography will take fans back to the Jackson 5 era before continuing on a thrilling journey to the millennium. In all, HIStory will feature more than 20 songs performed live by the world's top MJ impersonator Kenny Wizz. This international sell-out show will rock Three Stages with three performances. For times and tickets, visit

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El Dorado Hills Town Center’s popular Thursday night concert series is back with an amazing lineup—ranging from ’60s and ’70s classics to rock and roll, jazz, Motown, original artists and more. Concerts take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Fo r t h e l i st o f p e r fo r m e r s , v i s i t



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The El Dorado Hills Arts Association will feature 40 artists—including painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers and mixed-media artists— in 20 locations around Shingle Springs, El Dorado Hills and Folsom. Don’t miss this self-guided, free event. For more details, visit eldoradohillsartists. com.


Ricky Nelson Remembered
and The Four Preps In Ricky Nelson Remembered, Nelson’s twin sons will perform their father’s songs (“Hello Mary Lou,” “Garden Party” and more), with The Four Preps (“26 Miles: Santa Catalina”) opening the evening. Performance begins at 8 p.m. at Three Stages. For more details, visit



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Pre-rodeo festivities will include a Stars and Stripes Country Concert on June 29 at 6 p.m. at Folsom Rodeo Park, followed by a Cattle Drive on July 3. Then sit back and enjoy three nights of fast-paced rodeo action, along with nightly fireworks, interactive children’s activities and live music. For more details, visit

more events Through June 2 – The Hiding Place. See One Way Productions’ performance of the inspiring true story of Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom at Three Stages. The story recalls the Ten Boom family’s journey in supporting the underground resistance to help save persecuted Jewish families in Holland. To purchase tickets, visit

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June 1 – Night in History. At the Folsom Historical Society’s second annual fundraiser at Pioneer Village, guests will relive Folsom’s rich history with activities like gold panning, storytelling and reenactments. At the “Strut Your Stuff” contest, the best vintage outfit for men, women and children will be judged. A hearty BBQ dinner will follow. For tickets, visit June 1 – Summer Reading Kick-Off. The El Dorado Hills Branch Library will throw a party to celebrate the launch of its Summer Reading program. Enjoy free book giveaways, face painting, Popsicles and games from 1-3 p.m. For more details and to register for the summer program, visit June 1 – Grape Escape. Cesar Chavez Park will host this culinary event, which highlights regional boutique wineries, along with tasty delights of Sacramento’s emerging restaurant scene. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. To learn more, visit

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June 1-2 – Folsom Relay for Life. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS), this annual event honors and celebrates cancer patients. Numerous teams will provide activities, music and movies, while various booths will provide information and resources. All proceeds will benefit ACS. For more details, visit June 2 – Old Town Auburn Fine Art & Wine Faire. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., area fine artists will set up booths throughout Old Town Auburn in the style of a French street market. This free event will include live music, wine, food and floral booths with fresh market bouquets. Attendees can see artists painting "in action" or "en plein air" as they capture the scenery of the historic foothill town. For more details, visit June 5-August 28 – Palladio Summer Concert Series On the Stage. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Palladio, families can enjoy the sounds of yesterday and today with this year’s line-up of bands. June’s respective bands include Cheeseballs, Decades, Superlicious, and Mercy Me. For a complete list of performers, visit

Front Fenders 6:30PM – 8:30PM Steven Young Amphitheater

Showcase Saturdays Experience Town Center Like Never Before!

6:30PM – 8:30PM • Beer and wine tasting (Benefitting CCI) • Local musicians on Blvd.

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June 8 – Fun on the Farm. Participants are invited to explore Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch in Rancho Cordova. Starting at 9 a.m., meet farm animals, dig in the garden soil, plant seedlings, make a farm fresh snack and create something special to take home! For more details, visit

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calendar more events continued... June 8 – 64th Annual Wagon Train: End of the Trail Party. As the wagon train makes its way to “Old Hangtown” at 2 p.m., server's races, Studebaker wheelbarrow demos, gold panning, historical displays, a beer garden and more will come to town; Broadway, Downtown Placerville and Placerville Drive will all be abuzz with different activities. For more details, visit June 13 – Toilet Paper Drive. Spare a square to help local nonprofits at Cal Expo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Toilet paper will be distributed the following week to many of United Way’s certified nonprofit partners from Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo and Sacramento Counties. For more details, visit June 16 – Family Day at the Ballpark. Bring your family to Raley Field and help support the River Cats and Including Us, West Sacramento—a group dedicated to supporting special needs families. The first pitch will be thrown at 12:30 p.m. For more details, visit westsacramento. June 18 – ADHD Support Meeting. Beginning at 7 p.m., enjoy an evening of support, discussion and knowledge for ADHD children and their parents at the El Dorado Hills Branch Library. Guest speakers from professional fields frequently lead each meeting. For more details, visit June 21 – Pete Escovedo and His Orchestra. At this concert benefiting the Music Never Stops Foundation, hear the bearers of Latin jazz Pete Escovedo, Eddie Palmieri, Poncho Sanchez and Ray Barretto rock Stage One of Three Stages. The acclaimed ensemble Caliente will also perform. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit June 21-22 – Family Campout at Fairytale Town. Spend the night at Humpty Dumpty's house! This exciting overnight adventure will include a theatre performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town's canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast. For more details, visit June 22 – The Family Music Faire. Head over to the Amaral Center (indoor

concert) and Lawn at the Fairgrounds in Nevada City for an entertaining and fun way to introduce kids to the joy of classical music. The faire kicks off with an indoor concert featuring two short, kid-friendly classics, followed by a free lunch and lots of activity booths, including an instrument petting zoo hosted by the musicians. To reserve your free tickets (required for 11 a.m. concert only), call 530-265-6124. June 22 – El Dorado Dance Academy Presents Decades. El Dorado Dance Academy’s 10th anniversary show will feature a variety of dances—from ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop to kathak, samba and folklorico—in an evening-length program at Three Stages, featuring dancers of all ages. Show begins at 5 p.m. For more details, visit June 22 – Showcase Saturdays. Repeating every fourth Saturday of the month, enjoy a lively street fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. along El Dorado Hills Town Center Boulevard, featuring wine tasting (for a small fee; includes a commemorative w i n e g l a ss t h at b e n e f i t s C a n i n e Companions for Independence), live music business specials and giveaways, followed by a free concert in the Steven Young Amphitheater. For more details, visit June 22 – Folsom Lake Open Water Swim (FLOW). This open water swim— specifically designed as a training swim for multi-sport competitors and novices alike, with 0.6, 1.2 and 2.4-mile distances—will take place at Beal's Point and feature a triangular 1.2-mile design. The event is not USMS sanctioned, so all can participate. For more details, visit June 23 – Red Shoe Crawl. Grab your friends and family to sample the region’s culinary delights while leisurely strolling a ro u n d D ow n tow n a n d M i d tow n Sacramento. This grub fest will support the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. Registration starts at 1 p.m. at The Citizen Hotel. Guests are encouraged to wear red shoes. For more details, visit June 24 – 11th Annual El Dorado County Special Olympics Benefit Golf Tournament. Gather three of your best buds to participate in an 18 hole, fourperson scramble golf tournament at the Cameron Park County Club. Prizes will

be awarded to first, second and third place winners and to longest drive. Nongolfers can enjoy a raffle, auction and a tri-tip banquet at 1 p.m. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. For more details, call John at 530-417-2661. June 29 - Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes Presents Corazón de México. The company’s annual lively and passionate rendition of Mexican culture, both past and present, will feature 35 dancers, mariachis and other musicians. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Stage One of Three Stages. For tickets, visit June 29 – Bell Tower Brewfest. Help support Main Street Placerville at this annual fundraiser. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association, the event (held from 6-9 p.m.) will offer patrons a taste of more than 35 craft brews and the performances of wildly entertaining bands. Downtown merchants will also offer special deals throughout the night. For ticket information, visit June 29 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy. Celebrate the classic works of William Shakespeare while enjoying all-you-can-eat Crystal ice cream at Fairytale Town’s magical midsummer evening! The enchanting event will feature multiple ice cream stations, live entertainment, hands-on activities, an old-time marketplace and more. Costumes for the whole family are encouraged. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit June 29 – Summer Spectacular. Welcome summer at Cameron Park Lake at 2 p.m. and then enjoy an evening filled with great musical entertainment, food and craft exhibitors, contests and a world-class fireworks show. For more details, visit

SAVE THE DATE July 3 – Fourth Annual July 3rd Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center. Starting at 6 p.m., guests of all ages can ring in Independence Day with three live bands, a Badge to Badge chili cook-off, kids’ activity area (complete with a bounce house and Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show), as well as a community parade down Town Center Boulevard. For updates, visit

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outtakes 16th Annual Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, April 13 Photos by California State Parks Foundation.

Dixi Mara, Chris Damron and PG&E President Christopher Johns

Jim Gill of PG&E Nick Borowiec and son, Evan

State Park Ranger Terri Lopez leads volunteers in stretching exercises before starting Earth Day assignments

Solar America Technology (SMA) volunteers

Folsom Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom, March 21 Photos by Tom Paniagua.

John Testa receives the Volunteer of the Year Award

Marshal Crossan of Folsom Chevrolet receives the 2012 Business Hall of Fame Award

The Knapp family: James (a Big Brother), Judy, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County, Jim (a Big Brother) and Cory

Lynn Solberg receives the Outstanding Partnership Award

Sharon and Digger Williams

The Hands4Hope Youth Board, accompanied by the evening’s entertainers and H4H club members: (back row): Austin Laut, Julia Guardino, Grant Laut, Connor Cahill, Jamin Sagay, Marissa Peterson, Carl Palagud and Connor Campbell; (front row): Hailey Abraham, Heather Dunham, Mackenzie Ramirez, Andrew Bassett, Madison Ramirez, Leanna Ordanza, Julia Phillips, Michelle Gonzalez, Jordan Caldwell and Kirsti Buckendorf

Shainia DiMariano receives the Dentistry Business Award

Hands4Hope Board Director Coleen Johnson and her husband Jim

Hands 4 Hope Youth Board Spaghetti Feed Jodi Martin (a Big Sister) and Trinity

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Lakehills Community Church, El Dorado Hills April 12 Photos by Jennifer and Mike Bassett.

Hands4Hope adult volunteers Genevieve Walk and Tori Loba share the evening with family members Carolyne White, Billiy White and Marie Shepherd (also a H4H volunteer)

Folsom Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt Lembi Community Park, Folsom March 30 Photos by Tom Paniagua.

Children pose with the fairy

Members of the Folsom City Lions help fundraise

Local family poses

2012 Miss Orangevale and 2012 Millennium Queen

Kids stop for a photo with the Easter Bunny

Rotary Club of Historic Folsom’s 2013 International Culinary Event Folsom Community Center, March 24 Photos by Tom Paniagua.

Event attendees

Have Mercy Band

The Rotary ladies serving up vino

Visconti’s Ristorante

Chef Bruce

Jimmy T’s Catering

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folsom film society Movie Magic Comes to Town by Abigail Blank


ilms, movies, the show…regardless of what you call them, they are an iconographic part of American culture. Whether we enjoy the mirroring of ourselves in contemporary mainstream films, the what-ifs of wild futuristic science fiction, or the intrigue of independent films and their commentary on the world around us, one thing’s for sure—it’s a mission impossible to find someone who doesn’t partake in the silver screen. In November of 2012, local film lovers Najma Merchant, Fidel Salas and Colleen Tamaru founded the Folsom Film Society (FFS). As their mission statement eloquently explains, the nonprofit’s goal is to provide “an exposure to the art of film through responsible programming and vision to broaden viewpoints and start meaningful conversations” for the residents of Folsom and the surrounding communities.

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The films chosen by the FFS span a wide variety of topics and issues, some more controversial than others.

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Najma Merchant (L) with viewers at a recent film screening at Three Stages

Merchant, the executive director, says there’s so much cinema and film happening around us that goes unnoticed by mainstream viewers. With this notion in mind, she and her partners decided it was time to “bring it local.” “We were a little bit naive but ambitious,” Merchant says of the blind faith in their efforts. They jumped into establishing the organization without giving much thought to funding, not seeking any

assistance in the beginning. Instead, the group pooled their personal resources to get it off the ground—an emotionally charged endeavor to say the least. “It’s a very personal venture for all of us,” Merchant explains. Each of them brings their own skills and passions to the table in an effort to bring independent films to a wider audience. Finding out what the community wants has been an ongoing experiment. Merchant herself has been surprised by the different responses the FFS has received on various topics covered by the films shown thus far, noting sometimes the films with the fewest attendees have the most passionate viewers. “A lot of times, people who come to [see] these independent films want to discuss them.” Because of these impassioned film enthusiasts, the organization hosts informal discussion groups after the viewings. Whether one wishes to converse about the cinematography or the subject matter, all are encouraged to join the discussions sharing their thoughts and opinions. The lack of a small theater in the local area creates challenges for the FFS, as the larger mainstream theaters have gone to digital big screens. They are grateful, however, to work with Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, where they’ve hosted screenings on the second Thursday of the month since their inception in November. What’s more, the FFS is now collaborating with the Folsom Public Library to provide a summer series of films shown on Sunday afternoons through August, after which they have plans to resume the Thursday screenings at Three Stages. Merchant says they are also working on a partnership with Folsom Lake College to create a media and film course, as well as an internship program. The films chosen by the FFS span a wide variety of topics and issues, some more controversial than others. Merchant notes the more serious topics may have less patronage but often have a deeper impact on those who do attend. By perusing their Web site, one can find a catalogue of the films they’ve screened in the past months, from the fun and whimsical

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore—an allegory about the curative powers of books done in a hybrid style of animation, including miniatures, computer animation and 2D animation—to The Invisible War, a documentary dealing with the heavy and often polarizing topic of sexual assault within the military. The FFS offers annual memberships to film aficionados like themselves. By making this tax-deductible donation, members are entitled to advanced notice of events, private member receptions and discounted tickets to screenings. There are also various ticket discounts available to students and seniors. As their membership grows and they begin to acquire grants and funding from various sources, plans are in place to expand their reach to large-scale events, such as guest lectures by filmmakers and industry professionals. Merchant says all of her hard work is worthwhile, as people regularly come to her expressing their interest and intrigue in the films chosen. “For all of us, it’s been a really good experience because we see it’s not just us,” she says. By bringing lesser-known yet groundbreaking and thought-provoking independent films to smaller communities like Folsom, Merchant hopes to inspire a new generation of filmmakers and film lovers. In all, Merchant says her and her fellow founders know following their passion was the right decision. “We know we’re doing something worthwhile.”

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artbeat June 8-9 – Classical Masters Music Festival. Head to Three Stages for this two-day classical music performance competition for musicians ranging from ages 4-18, including competitive and non-competitive categories for piano and string ensembles, Master Class opportunities for competitors, a performance featuring the finalists and more. For more details, visit

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late bloomers A Guide to Midlife Maternity by Jenn Thornton

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ushing 40 and preggers? No, this is not a reality show, but it is reality for an increasing number of women who have delayed pregnancy to pursue other plans or simply mature. Although age absolutely affects reproduction rates, conceiving midlife does happen (shout-out to Kelly Preston and company). So even if you’re late to the pregnancy game, you’re not out. Here, Dignity Health’s Dr. Carrie Gordon, OB/ GYN with Mercy Hospital of Folsom, advises on what to expect when you’re expecting later in life.

EXPECT POSSIBILITIES Advancing maternal age is still associated with an increase in complications for both the mother and child. “Over-40 mothers are two to five percent more likely to have gestational diabetes, placental abnormalities, high blood pressure and miscarriage than younger women,” Dr. Gordon explains. “The baby is also at risk of genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, premature birth, low birth weight, asphyxia and stillbirth.”

EXPECT PROGRESS The above information, combined with the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report that infertility affects about 11 percent of women (6.1 million), does not add up to the most favorable odds—but they’re not necessarily a deal breaker. “The options and availability for infertility treatments to women in the U.S. have improved over the past decades,” notes Dr. Gordon, crediting this progress for granting advancing-aged women, and those with significant medical problems, the opportunity to have a healthy preg-

nancy and delivery. She also relays that the number of women giving birth in their 40s and 50s is at record highs. “According to the CDC, the birth rate for these women has been increasing steadily for the last decade,” she adds. “This has been attributed to the improvement of reproductive medicine and prenatal care.”

EXPECT TO PROTECT It is essential to safeguard the body’s extremely fragile reproductive system. Take the necessary steps to prevent STDs, many of which don’t exhibit signs of infection, making regular checkups essential. Choosing the right contraception can keep you on fertile ground, so discuss details with a doctor. Fibroids, endometriosis, diabetes and cancer can also impact fertility as one ages. Given this information, step up the protective measures—don’t smoke or expose yourself to toxins, maintain normal body weight, eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly. Adds Dr. Gordon, “Starting folic acid supplementation three to six months prior to planned conception

is recommended, and make sure that all existing health problems, like diabetes and high blood pressure, are under control. Having regular visits with your health care provider can help you optimize your health prior to conception.”

EXPECT A POSITIVE OUTCOME No pregnancy is without risk, but there are plenty of good-news post-40 pregnancy stories out there. “We are seeing over-40 pregnancies much more often that are successful,” confirms Dr. Gordon, crediting better medical care with advancements in cutting-edge infertility treatment for improving midlife mothers’ chances of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

EXPECT EXPERIENCE TO COUNT “In some ways, age is an asset, not a liability,” Dr. Gordon notes. “As women mature they can become more emotionally ready to be a parent. More life experience and financial stability can accompany a pregnancy for the older and wiser.”



Advances in medicine happen at an astonishing speed these days, and thankfully, our community has professional, high-quality healthcare providers who are helping to drive these medical advances forward. These accomplished medical professionals have made an impact in our neighborhoods through education, leadership, innovation and genuinely caring for their patients. Style invites you to celebrate these exemplary local doctors for their achievements in medicine, and in the community.

Nuance Cosmetic Surgery Center Dr. Ken Sumida 1641 Creekside Dr., Ste. 100 | Folsom 916-984-4242 | Dr. Ken Sumida and the staff at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery Center aim to improve your natural appearance and reverse some signs of aging. Nuance offers surgical and non-surgical procedures, including face lifts, eyelid lifts, breast enhancements and tummy tucks, facials, medical facials, Botox, restylane, and chemical peels. If you’re not sure if cosmetic surgery is for you, Dr. Sumida offers seminars that allow patients to explore the various methods of looking younger. Dr. Sumida encourages first time patients to seek out a number of plastic surgeons so they can find the one where they feel most comfortable.

Jaiwant Rangi, MD, FACE Endocrinology, Metabolism and Medical Weight Loss 3106 Ponte Morino Dr., Ste. C Cameron Park 530-677-0700 | Dr. Rangi offers a medical weight loss program which is individualized for clients suffering from severe health issues due to morbid obesity or for people looking to lose 15-20 lbs. All receive initial medical consultation with detailed scientific measurement of Body Mass & Basal Metabolic Rate to predict weight loss results. Each program is supported with on-going care including nutrition, fitness, medication, and counseling. Dr. Jaiwant Rangi at The Center for Medical Weight Loss uses the latest techniques and medical data in Bariatric medicine including access to quality nutritional products and FDA approved weight loss medications only available to medical doctors. The average weight loss is 21 lbs in four weeks. Health benefits include a decrease in dependence on blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol medications, and a lesser risk of chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Depression and Sleep Apnea. The aim of the program is to provide people with weight issues, a compassionate, dedicated customized weight loss program. Clients who have reached their weight loss goals consider the program as a life-changing, and, for many, life-saving experience! Contact (530) 677-0700 to schedule your initial evaluation.

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Vitality Medical Laser & Skin Clinic Celia Remy, M.D.P.C. 1891 E. Roseville Pkwy., Ste.170 | Roseville 916-797-1131 700 Oak Avenue Pkwy. | Folsom | 916-508-8640 Vitality Medical Laser & Skin Clinic is owned and operated by Celia Remy, M.D.P.C. Dr. Remy began her career with UC Davis Medical Center holding two positions as Medical Director for a child abuse clinic and as a pediatrician with specialty interest in pediatric dermatology. This work piqued her interest in laser technologies and led her to study non-surgical aesthetic reconstruction techniques. She applied this knowledge in the treatment of scars, wound healing, tissue regeneration and non-surgical reconstruction for injuries or trauma to the face. She studied laser treatments extensively as she developed her expertise in assessment and treatment of burns, wounds and traumatic injury. This led her to pursue training in advanced aesthetic treatments, where the overlap allowed Dr. Remy to bring a fresh and unique perspective to the field of cosmetic medicine. Dr. Remy works with laser engineers to refine and improve treatment effectiveness and utilize combinations of developing technologies to get the best results possible. She is a certifying

instructor for physicians and nurses learning laser technology and advanced sculpting techniques. At Vitality Medical, “it is our paramount responsibility to provide safe, effective treatments appropriate for patients needs and desires. We focus on each patients unique and specific needs based on the structural characteristics of the body and dynamic movement of the face. Now that we understand the changes that happen over time, we are able to utilize the best treatments available to achieve the most natural appearance possible. We strive to offer our patients the most cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art techniques in the industry while providing a caring environment with a focus on minimizing discomfort.” Services Include: • Awake liposuction & fat transfer to breast, buttocks, face and hands • Advanced skin tightening, fat melting and cellulite treatments with Venus Freeze, Sculptor and Viora • Facial sculpting with dermal fillers and fat transfer • Effective treatments for difficult acne and scars • Botox and Dysport • Laser treatments for hair removal and veins • Hormone optimization • IRB approved study for severe joint disease • Complimentary consultations

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risky business The Truth About Youth Sexting by Jenn Thornton


f you’re not talking to your kids about “sexting,” there’s someone in a chat room ready to have that conversation. Here, a look at the latest.

THE ISSUE Typically kids, particularly those with poor self-worth or who are easily influenced, seek approval through “sexting.” Youth compelled to act by someone they love or trust are also vulnerable, especially teens, since they inherently struggle to see the

mon than parents realize—and that no child is immune to it—there are certain personalities more prone to persuasion, including kids with a strong need for romantic or sexual attention, those without media limits or supervision, and those with an intrinsic lack of forethought.

THE SEXTING EFFECT Initially, the cost of sexting might include possible humiliation and exploitation, while long-term social consequences include

Further points of discussion include lack of control. Explain that information doesn’t disappear because it’s not there— it can be forwarded, copy and pasted, or saved. “Remind kids that, yes, the recipient might be someone they trust now… but no one can predict the future,” Dancy explains. “They put themselves in a vulnerable position to allow anyone to have compromising photos of them. [But] having a conversation about sex with your kid will not prepare them for how to handle sexting. Both need to be addressed.” Technologically speaking, kids are a step savvier than their folks, so foster open dialogue to educate and establish a mutual relationship where kids can come to you with questions and concerns. Also, set limits on technology usage and use logic (e.g., always consider age and maturity). Finally, communicate your parental right to monitor their activity and institute fair rules—no late-night technology in the bedroom or for long unsupervised periods. As trustworthiness and responsible usage of technology is exhibited, slowly loosen the reins, but never hand them over entirely.

THE TARGET On average, sexting becomes an issue in middle school, when kids increasingly navigate social and romantic relationships without as much parental oversight. The mix of freedom, access and naïveté creates something of a perfect storm. Although Dancy feels sexting is more com-

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bullying, harassment and sexual objectification, which can lead to poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, etc. Legally, implications for minors discovered in possession of nude photos, which is considered child pornography, can lead to further trouble if discovered.

“THE TALK” 2.0 Preferably, approach the issue with your kids before they have access to a smartphone or media device. But don’t make the discussion solely about sex—focus on the real-world consequences of posting explicit or embarrassing material, and use examples of others who have been hurt by such actions. Pose helpful and thoughtprovoking questions like, “How did it affect their reputation?’”

KNOW THE CODE Don’t know an OMG from a TDTM? Here, a cheat sheet straight from Therapist Dancy, 8: Oral Sex 53X: Sex A/S/L/P: Age/Sex/Location/Picture (in chat rooms) CU46: See You For Sex CUOL: See You Online CYM or CYE: Check Your Email DTD: Doing The Deed GAP: Got A Picture? LOB: Lying On Bed LOK: Lots Of Kisses PIX: Photos POS: Parents Over Shoulder TDTM: Talk Dirty To Me

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big picture. Society also exacts sway, normalizing and even glorifying under-age sex. “If a child or teen is spending a great deal of time online, you can bet they are seeing sexually explicit content,” explains Krysta Dancy, M.A., M.F.T., and supervisor/ co-director of The Place Within Counseling Center (theplacewithincounselingcenter. com). “It can begin to feel like it is normal. Everyone seems to be participating.”


soil born farms Organic Food Production Takes Root by Jenn Thornton


ooked at a food label lately? Then maybe it was you I saw in utter confusion trying to decode ingredient lists on aisle nine. The palpable sense of panic—the same horror I felt after watching the documentary Food, Inc., then dissecting ingredients in the, ahem, “food” I was feeding my family—was all too familiar. Turns out, a lot of “food” is just a modified

version of something else pumped up with chemicals to make it look like the real deal. If conscious-raising documentaries are planting seeds, they’re being cultivated for change at places like Soil Born Farms, a non-profit urban farming outfit in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova that’s stewarding a back-to-the-land mentality. 34 - June 2013

Homesteading this return to urban agriculture—from its 55-acre American River Ranch headquarters—is the organization’s co-founders, Shawn Harrison, Marco Franciosa and Janet Whalen Zeller. Now thriving, the sustainable food supplier is a highly touted beacon of community agriculture, tending a more sustainable and accessible food system. Running a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, Soil Born Farms bestows its 80 CSA members, all of who have purchased “farm shares” to cover cultivation costs (four different payment options and three pickup spots, including one in Rancho Cordova, are offered), with fresh, seasonal and organically grown produce every week. Delivered with the nutritious farm-to-fork bounty is the knowledge that it has not been manipulated for profit. Filling CSA boxes are a bevy of 8-10 seasonal veggies

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Soil Born staff members Jared Clark, Elle Huftill-Balzer and Antonio Garza

(and a newsletter explaining ways to prepare them), with luscious fruit making its debut this year. On occasion, meat, honey, eggs and even wool are available throughout the season. Growing awareness is also a specialty of Soil Born—its education arm extends a wide reach through the staging of community events and classes on everything from beekeeping and container gardening to organic growing and the basics of starting a small farm. Putting a particular emphasis on edifying local youth, kids are invited to get their hands dirty at Soil Born’s summer day camp. The operation also hosts a crop of youth field trips. The happy by-product of all these efforts is a “more you know, more you grow” approach. Kids who are invested in their health are more likely to sustain the land and its abundance, and continue to make healthy food choices throughout their lives. “As more individuals choose locally grown foods, over time access to fresh, healthy foods will grow in all communities, including underserved neighborhoods,” explains Soil Born Farms’ Communications Manager Alicia Oldfield. “Fresh, rather than processed, foods will be the norm, not the exception.” Even if you literally can’t roll up your sleeves, you can dig in to support Soil Born Farms’ work related to food, health and the environment by purchasing a farm share, picking up goods at the Midtown Farmers’ Market, or visiting the American River Ranch Farm Stand and similar independently owned and operated offshoots throughout the Sacramento Valley. Now that’s homegrown.


celebrate america 8 Independence Day Party Ideas by Kerrie Kelly


here’s something special about Fourth of July festivities, and this year we’re planning get-togethers that are simple, stress-free and kid-friendly. Stars and stripes? You bet. A red, white and blue palette? For sure. Here are just a few classic, nofail ideas to make your home and garden Independence Day ready.

1. PUT YOUR PICNIC ON WHEELS Gather your friends, neighbors, family members and dogs, and take it outside. Whether you’re heading into town for the annual parade or hitting the front lawn for a low-key picnic on the grass, this party works. Once you get the gang on board, prepare to take your party on the go. Load up a wagon and roll it to your destination.

2. PARK IT CURBSIDE Once the kids are outside, it’s important to have some activities planned before the pop-a-wheelies begin. Surprise your bunch by whipping out a basket of tricks filled with all sorts of goodies. Kazoos, pinwheels, yo-yos and bubbles always seem to do the trick!

3. LOAD UP ON PARTY PROPS In true Fourth of July spirit, fill a basket or bucket with red, white and blue trimmings. Visit the Dollar Tree or your local party shop and load up on all sorts of inexpensive items—from flag picks to metallic shooting stars and streamers. Don’t overlook the décor meant for tables, walls and ceilings—most of it will look pretty sharp on your two-wheeler, too.

Show off pride for our country with an adorable and delectable centerpiece. In honor of the date, display a metal “4” house number inside a vase filled with Americana-colored candies. Insert classic sparklers or berry skewers decorated with colorful ribbon flags and voila, instant centerpiece.

5. SPELL IT OUT Show your American pride with colorful letters. Buy plain wooden letters at a craft store or on Etsy and get creative with red, white and blue paint. Mix and match solid colors with stars and stripes. If necessary, coat the letters with polyurethane for durability.

6. FLAGS ON PARADE Display Old Glory as artwork. Start with a small flag and gently remove the cloth from the stick. Center the flag on a mat inside a frame with no glass. Glue only the top edge of the flag to the mat, so it appears to be blowing in the breeze.

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displayed year-round. Stitch a “USA” monogram onto a solid color throw pillow; use a button fastener to embellish another pillow with buttons in the shape of a star.

8. STARSTRUCK ENTRY Make a bold patriotic statement by sprucing up your front door with a ribbon-wrapped star. Loosely tie a ribbon around a metal star and loop the ribbon around a hook or outdoor light fixture; secure with a knot. Make the star the focus by hanging a wreath behind it. With these ideas at your fingertips, you’ll be ready to celebrate America in style!

For even more tips, visit Kerrie Kelly is an award-winning interior designer, author and multimedia consultant. She has authored two books: ‘Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide,’ published by Oxmoor House, and the newly released ‘My Interior Design Kit,’ with Pearson Professional and Career Education. To contact her, visit or call 916-919-3023.

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The smell of outdoor grilling, sunscreen, cotton candy and lawn clippings…ah summer. Yet here we are, still wondering what to do and where to go. What’s cool? What’s fun? What’s free? Worry no more, sun lovers and water babies—we’ve got you covered, like Granddad’s zinc-lathered nose. Come with us as we show you where to get soaked, roar with the crowd, bring Fido, see fireworks, keep the kids happy, break a sweat and have fun on a dime—all this summer and all in and around the area! 38 - June 2013

Folsom Aquatic Center

Photo courtesy of hte Folsom Aquatic Center.


Family Water Ski Nights and Family PWC (private water craft) Nights. For full details, visit sacstateaquaticcenter. com. Make sure you check out their kayak and canoe rentals and lessons, too: Lake Natoma is the perfect spot for some serene paddling. Take the boat out on Folsom Lake for wakeboarding, Jet-Skiing, fishing or just general wet and wild fun. For more details, visit parks. Paddle up! Grab (or rent) your raft and float down one of the many rivers in our backyard; American River Parkway at

Floating along the American River Parkway with American River Raft Rentals Whitewater rafting with Beyond Limits Adventures

Kayaking on Lake Natoma

Kayaking photo courtesy of Sacramento Aquatic Center; all other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

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Bear River

get soaked Lights, camera, swim! The Folsom Aquatic Center is hosting a free Family Picnic and Movie Night on July 20 from 7-11 p.m. Space is limited to the first 500 entries. The pool also offers numerous programs and classes. For more details, visit parks_n_recreation/aquatic/. Kids (and adults) can make a splash at the El Dorado Hills CSD Community Pool, which features two diving boards, water basketball, a zero-entry beach area,

shade with lounge chairs and tables, and much more. Swim lessons, various special events and family passes are also on tap for the summer. For more information, visit Dive in daily to Cameron Park Lake and instantly chill out. The swimming lagoon is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through August 12; for day use fees and season pass info, visit cameronpark. org/cameron_park_lake.html. If you’re into evening watercraft activities, Sacramento State Aquatic Center hosts

the Sunrise Recreation Area is a popular launch spot (rentals available at raftrentals. com). If you want to get a bit further out of town, try Bear River in Grass Valley for some stunning scenery. Is going fast your forte? Then show off those white knuckles and head to Coloma for the “real deal,” with whitewater rafting down the South, North or Middle Forks of the American River. We like Beyond Limits Adventures for their friendly, skilled professional guides and deluxe 12-acre resort, allowing rafters to partake in multi-day trips ( For more local outfitters, visit recreation/whitewater-rafting. June 2013 - 39


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ROAR WITH THE CROWD Summer fun is enjoying America’s favorite pastime; thankfully, the Sacramento River Cats have every day of the week covered for your baseball enjoyment: Throwback Mondays (throwback uniforms, $.50 popcorn and hot dogs), Family Value Tuesdays ($1 hot dogs and desserts), Free Parking Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Fireworks Fridays, and Sunday Fundays with pre-game activities for the kids, plus bobblehead giveaways and much more! (Oh, and great baseball.) For the full schedule, visit Sacramento Capitals

Folsom Pro Rodeo

Instead of sweating it out on the tennis court, watch the pros do it for you (with more impressive results). Summer time is Mylan World Team Tennis time: Cheer on our Sacramento Capitals starting July 7 at Capitals Stadium, on the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights. To purchase tickets, visit Summer means California State Fair time, which means Cal Expo Horse Racing at Miller Lite Grandstand from July 12- 21. Enjoy the excitement of thoroughbred racing and get free entry with your State Fair ticket. For details, visit events/cal-expo-horse-racing. Buck up, buckaroos—the Folsom Pro Rodeo is back in town! Official proceedings run July 4-6, but don’t miss a true symbol of the American West when the Cattle Drive kicks off the rodeo on Tuesday, July 3, followed by three nights of exciting pro rodeo events, including live music, nightly fireworks and interactive children’s 40 - June 2013

Bye Bye Birdie will run July 12-21, as well as Los Lonely Boys on August 13. Keep an eye on for more shows and to purchase tickets. Doobie Brothers

Huey Lewis & The News

activities. Festivities commence with a Stars and Stripes Country Concert on Saturday, June 29. Giddy up! For more info, visit The sounds of summer will ring through Sacramento with some great music on offer. Three Stages in Folsom is bringing back that lovin’ feeling with the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley on June 7; El Dorado Musical Theater’s production of

Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s Summer Concert Series will rock your socks off with Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on June 7; Doobie Brothers on June 14; Huey Lewis & The News on July 13, Chicago on August 3, and many more! For show times and to purchase tickets, visit headliners. Boz Scaggs will give the low down at Red Lion Woodlake Hotel’s Outdoor Grove on June 13; at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, don’t miss John Mayer (July 24) or Kid Rock (July 31); on August 10, Train will rock your flip-flops off. Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento is bringing big names like Pitbull (June 13), Bruno Mars (July 24) and Taylor Swift (August 27). To purchase tickets, visit

Sacramento River Cats photo by Sara Molina - Sacramento River Cats; Sacramento Capitals photo by Rob Vomund; Bruno Mars photo courtesy of Atlantic Records; all other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

Bruno Mars

Bark in the Park

Prime Patios For outdoor dining at its best, check out: 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills Bidwell St. Bistro in Folsom Bistro 33 in El Dorado Hills

Doggie Dash photo by Stella Sweet Photography; Pups in the Park photo by Tia Gemmell; Bark in the Park photo courtesy of Sacramemto River Cats.

Casa Ramos in El Dorado Hills El Dorado Saloon in El Dorado Hills Fat’s Asia Bistro in Folsom Folsom Palace Hamptons on Sutter in Folsom Mexquite in Folsom Doggie Dash

Bring Fido Dogs are social animals too, and thankfully more and more area events are catering to our four-legged friends. At the Sacramento River Cats Bark in the Ballpark event on July 24, baseball fans and pooches can enjoy pre-game festivities and then watch the game together on Home Run Hill. For more details, visit On June 8 at W illiam Land Park, Sacramento area pet owners and pups can enjoy a 5K scenic fun walk and raise money for shelter animals at the annual Doggy Dash, which benefits the Sacramento SPCA. As the SPCA puts it: “Walk for the animals, party for the pets!” For more information, visit Join in a 2K social dog walk for a good cause at the Beary Couture Walk-N-Wag

Pups in the Park

Relish in El Dorado Hills

for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, June 9 at William Hughes Dog Park in Roseville. Entrance fee is $20 and includes prizes, trophies, treats and T-shirts! To purchase tickets, visit

Selland’s in El Dorado Hills

Sacramento’s McKinley Park will be host to all manner of colorful canines at the 5th Annual Pups in the Park dog walk and costume contest, June 22 at Shepard Garden and Art Center (35th Street and McKinley Boulevard). Bring your pup and strut your stuff for a 1K dog walk around the park! A $20 donation includes entry into the dog costume contest and postrace drinks and snacks. Proceeds benefit Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, Friends of East Sacramento and Youth Development Network. For tickets and more details, visit

Visconti’s in Folsom

Sienna in El Dorado Hills

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Concerts in the Park at Folsom City Lions Park

Whether you have a crew of kids or not, summer can get expensive when you’re trying to beat the heat and have fun. Luckily, the area has an abundance of free activities for locals to enjoy. You don’t have to pay to get a little culture; you just have to walk! Art walks are everywhere, and you could get exercise and culture if you plan out your summer right. The Second Saturday Art Walk in Historic Folsom runs through September and features music, entertainment, merchants and artists at various galleries throughout Historic Folsom; the Second Saturday of El Dorado Hills Art Walk runs from noon to 6 p.m. at Village Square Shopping Center and in addition to art, includes booths from local businesses, live music, a kids’ corner, plus beer, wine and food; in Placerville, the Third Saturday Art Walk runs year-round from 5-9 p.m. and features late-night shopping, demonstrations, music, refreshments and changing art shows at Main Street galleries and merchants. There’s also free music almost everywhere you look. Check out El Dorado Hills Showcase Saturdays with live music (89:30 p.m.) and merchants from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at El Dorado Hills Town Center, running monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month (through August) and starting June 22; Live on the Boulevard—the Thursday concert series held at the Town Center’s Steven Young Amphitheater from 6:30-8:30 p.m.— kicks off June 20. Gather with friends at the Friday Night Summer Concerts in the Park, Starting June 14 (through August 9) at El Dorado Hills Community Park. Music begins at 7 p.m. In Folsom, the Palladio Summer Concert Series will begin every Wednesday starting June 5 and go from 7-9 p.m. at the Palladio at Broadstone in the Piazza. Also in Folsom, catch Concerts in the Park at Folsom City Lions Park every Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Don’t forget about farmers’ markets this summer. They’re more than just a hip activity latte-drinkers do; they’re a smart way to save money on your fruit and vegetable shopping. Here’s the skinny on where and 42 - June 2013

LIve on the Boulevard

Palladio Summer Concert Series Avio wine tasting at Showcase Saturdays

Local farmers’ market fare

when to get great local eats from area farmers this summer: on Saturdays, head to the Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market (Public Plaza between the parking garage and Sutter Street) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; on Sundays, journey to the El Dorado Hills Certified Farmers’ Market (Town Center parking lot)

Third Saturday Art Walk

from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; on Wednesdays, Burke Junction at Cameron Park is full of produce from 8 a.m. to noon; and Thursdays, venture to Whole Foods Market at the Palladio in Folsom from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon.

Concerts in the Park at Folsom City Lions Park photo courtesy of the City of Folsom; Live on the Boulevard photo by Jolan Nolan Photography; Palladio concert photo by David Gatti, Canyon Marketing; Avio wine tasting photo courtesy of Avio Vineyards; Farmers’ market photo coutesy of PlacerGrown; Third Saturday photo by Bill Robinson.

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El Dorado County Fair

Bell Tower Brewfest

Rotary Wine at Town Center California State Fair

California State Fair

FESTIVALS AND FAIRS Summer is becoming brewfest time in the Sacramento area, and 2013 is no exception. The first keg gets tapped on June 29 at Placerville’s 13th Annual Bell Tower Brewfest. It’s one of the premier craft brew events of El Dorado County, and the only time of year you’ll get to see the historic Placerville Bell Tower dressed up like a beer stein! To purchase tickets and for more info, visit

at Sandra’s Rose Garden and the Steven Young Amphitheater in the El Dorado Hills Town Center on June 8 from 6-9 p.m., the evening will showcase El Dorado, Amador and San Joaquin Counties’ fine wineries, breweries and several local restaurants. In addition to wine and food tasting, guests will enjoy live music and a fantastic array of items in a silent auction. For more details, visit

If your idea of summer fun entails wine, beer and food, then Rotary Wine at Town Center is the event for you. Held

“I love the smell of cotton candy in the morning…” It’s state and county fair time folks, so get ready for more baby animals

and deep-fried food than you can handle. Here’s the rundown: The California State Fair starts July 12 and runs through July 28 at Cal Expo; county-fair wise, you can get your Ferris wheel on at the El Dorado County Fair from June 13-16 at the El Dorado Fairgrounds in Placerville (; head to the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth from July 25-28 for the Amador County Fair (; and from August 7-11, the Nevada County Fair will liven up the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley ( For even more food on a stick, visit fairs_&_expositions. June 2013 - 43


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KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY When the kids are happy, the family’s happy, right? And happy families make for a happy summer. The Sacramento River Cats get into the swing of summer with their River Cats Baseball Camps, running June 27-28 and August 1-2, featuring instruction from River Cats players and coaches. An exciting chance for kids to obtain hands-on instruction from future MLB stars! For more details, visit The Sacramento State Aquatic Center Summer Youth Camps kick off in June for children ages 7-17, with instruction in everything from sailing and windsurfing to wakeboarding, whitewater rafting and much more. For more details, visit

Things get pretty hands on at Sutter’s Fort this summer with their Hands on History days: War in California! (includes black powder weapon demonstrations and scavenger hunts) will take place June 15; Mining the Miners: Sutter’s Fort and the Gold Rush will take center stage July 20, and Tools, Talent and Technology: Jobs at Sutter’s Fort will take place August 17. 44 - June 2013

Summer Youth Camps at Sacramento State Aquatic Center

Junior Zookeeper Camp

A chance to experience history as it was! For more details, visit Camp Discovery at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, combines innovative science projects, creativity challenges, outdoor games and, of course, fun! The curriculum revolves around central themes including space, nature and general science; what’s more, all science activities are based on recom-

Family Campout at Fairytale Town

mendations from the National Science Education Standards and the California State Guidelines for Science Education, and are taught by experienced, professional staff educators. For dates and more details, visit Fairytale Town offers up a magical summer for kids and families, starting with their Annual Puppet Festival running Thursdays through Sundays, until June

All photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

The Folsom Zoo offers two terrific animal-friendly summer programs for kids, starting with their ABC Zoo Camp for children ages 4-7. Held at the Folsom Library, little ones will learn the wonders of the animal world through activities and hands-on interaction with some of the zoo’s outreach animals. The three-day sessions begin June 18 and run through July 25. A Junior Zookeeper Camp— for little ones ages 8-11 at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary—is the perfect chance for older kids to learn in a hands-on way what it’s like to be a zookeeper. You might even find yourself cleaning the bear exhibit! Five-day sessions begin June 17 and run through August 2. Both programs are popular, so sign up soon! To register, visit

Style’s Favorite Frozen Treats Cool off this summer with some of our favorite local frozen treats.

Shiver Sisters for shaved ice, El Dorado Hills, ABC Zoo Camp

NuYo Frozen Yogurt for the Halo-Halo, a mix of shaved ice, fruit and fro-yo, Folsom,

Soil Born photo by Guy Galante; Puppet Festival photo by Dina Heidrich; all other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

Miabella Gelato for traditional gelato, Roseville, Gunther’s Ice Cream for a taste of Sacramento’s history, Sacramento Soil Born Farms Summer Day Camp

Annual Puppet Festival at Fairytale Town

Yogaberry for a huge selection of fresh fruit and their original Italian tart yogurt, El Dorado Hills,

Summer Playlist Camp Discovery

30. And don’t miss a chance to bring the kids to the Family Campout on June 21 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. on June 22. The overnight adventure will feature a theater performance, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along; in the morning, wake up to a continental breakfast! For more information, visit Soil Born Farms, a 55-acre ranch located along the American River Parkway in Rancho

Cordova, offers kids and teens a chance to explore farm, field and forest with their exciting summer day camps, held June 17 through August 9, and available for a wide variety of age groups. And don’t let your kids miss out on Kids & Teens in the Kitchen: Farm Pizza Party on June 29, where kids and teens can learn to cook using fresh, seasonal ingredients and enjoy the fruits of their labor! For more info, visit

Start out with three fantastic and unique versions of the same George Gershwin song “Summertime,” and see where the day takes you... 1. “Summertime”—Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 2. “Summertime”—The Zombies 3. “Summertime”—Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company 4. “Summer in the City”—The Lovin’ Spoonful 5. “Panama”—Van Halen 6. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark”—Fall Out Boy 7. “Party in the USA”—Miley Cyrus 8. “Cruel Summer”—Bananarama 9. “Summertime”—DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince 10. “Springsteen”—Eric Church

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Fireworks at the Fourth of July Family Celebration in Rancho Cordova

SKIES AGLOW Summertime is Fourth of July time, and that’s when the night sky will erupt in sound and color with fantastic fireworks displays. Cal Expo is always at the top of the list for their huge display, starting at 9:30 p.m. on July 4 (part of their Independence Day Celebration, which begins at 6 p.m.); free admission and parking is $10. For more details, visit events/sacramento-independence-daycelebration. After every Friday and Saturday night home River Cats game at Raley Field, the popular fireworks show will illuminate the night sky. Bring a group and enjoy the show! 46 - June 2013

Fourth of July Family Celebration

There’s loads of local displays too, so you can have your choice of exploding aerial ordinance: The Folsom Pro Rodeo—running July 4-6—will have fireworks each night around 9:30 p.m., as well as the spectacular finale display on July 4. For more details, visit The popular Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center is back for another year to dazzle onlookers. On July 3, guests of all ages can ring in Independence Day with entertainment— including three live bands—beginning at 6:30 p.m. Spectators will also enjoy the 4th Annual “Badge to Badge” chili cookoff, a kids’ activity area, as well as enticing dining and shopping options from Town

Center businesses. New this year will be a Community Parade down Town Center Boulevard, starting at 6 p.m. For more details, visit It’ll be blast at the 4th of July Family Blast at El Dorado Fairgrounds in Placerville. Gates open at 4 p.m., with live music from 6-10 p.m. and fireworks once dark. For more details, visit blast.html. Rancho Cordova does it up right with their Fourth of July Family Celebration, running July 3 from 4-11 p.m. and July 4 from noon to 11 p.m., with music and fireworks both nights. For the full scoop, visit

Fireworks Jubilee photo by Cory Montgomery; all other photos courtesy of Cordova Community Council.

Fireworks jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center

Eppie’s Great Race photo courtesy of; all other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

Eppie’s Great Race

Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, aka the American River

Folsom Firecracker

BREAK A SWEAT Celebrate America’s independence with a scenic 5K run/walk or 10K run through Lake Natoma’s bike trails at the 5th Annual Folsom Firecracker on July 4. The 10K kicks off at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:15 a.m. To register, visit When things really heat up in August, head into the cool scenic hills of Pollock Pines for the Fleet Feet Run on the Sly Trail Runs on August 18, near and around the shores of Jenkinson Lake at Sly Park. Half marathon, 12K, 20 mile, and 50K options are available, with limited spaces

for each to ensure a great experience on the scenic trails. For more details, visit Sacramento’s landmark triathlon, the 40th Annual Eppie’s Great Race will be held July 20 at American River Parkway in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova. Kids can join in the fun with the US Bank Kid’s Duathlon (2-mile run and 5.5K bike ride, ages 7-17). For more info and registration information, visit Anyone for tennis? The Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club’s 27th Annual Hangtown Junior Tennis Clinic for grades 6-12 will take place June 3-7 at Union Mine High

School. The clinic will be led by nationally ranked tennis pro Martha Downing. The Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club meets at El Dorado High School for round robin play on Wednesdays from 8-10 a.m., June through August. Membership is open to women 18 years of age and older. For more details, call 530-626-5292. Venture out onto the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, aka the American River Bike Trail. Take it all the way from Beal’s Point at Folsom Lake to downtown Sacramento (or vice versa), or pick it up anywhere along the way. Idle time on your hands? There’s no excuse for summer boredom with so many hiking and biking trails at our toes!



Sunglasses for Every Shape by Paris Ryan

THE SHAPE: HEART THE SHADES: To accentuate a heart-shaped face, opt for cat-eye sunglasses; aviator frames also help balance the proportions of a heartshaped face.

ICU Retro Cat-Eye Polarized, $21.95 at Coach Kristina, $228 at Bidwell Optometry, 2545 East Bidwell Street, Suite 160, Folsom. 916-9830896,

THE SHAPE: SQUARE THE SHADES: Round frames add curves to a square face while the rounded edges of cat-eye sunglasses soften the angular planes.

Kayu Cebu in Natural Bamboo, $80 at Oakley Polarized FrogSkins, $140 at Town Center Bike and Tri, 4420 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 150, El Dorado Hills. 916-941-0900,

For sunglasses to protect your little one’s peepers, visit!

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THE SHADES: An oval-shaped face can pull off pretty much any style with its balanced proportions, but wraparound frames can be most fitting. Soft angular frames also play up the shape; just be careful that the frame size is proportional to your face. Oakley Custom Polarized Radar, $200 at Town Center Bike and Tri, 4420 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 150, El Dorado Hills. 916-9410900, Purple Wayfarer, $9.99 at Charming CHARLIE, 330 Palladio Parkway, Suite 2001, Folsom. 916-817-8390,

THE SHAPE: ROUND THE SHADES: Rectangular-shaped sunglasses offset the roundness; oversized sunglasses give your face the illusion of being longer and leaner.

Oakley Little Black Dress in Dark Plum, $120 at Gucci Large Rectangle Frame with Horsebit Detail on Temples, $391 at El Dorado Hills Eyecare, 899 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 3, El Dorado Hills. 916-9396631,

MAN-STYLE Versace Unisex, $149.99 at Belle Mode, 1012 East Bidwell Street, Suite 500, Folsom. 916-983-5330, bellemodeboutique. com. Spy Optic Polarized Discord, $149.95 at Zumiez, 13000 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 1200, Folsom. 916985-2522, Maui Jim Seawall, $219 at Bidwell Optometry, 2545 East Bidwell Street, Suite 160, Folsom. 916-9830896,

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cascada restaurante & cantina Mexican Food Kicked Up A Knotch by Jennifer Resnicke Photography by Dante Fontana

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t was nearly 9 p.m. as my husband and I arrived at Cascada, but we were relieved to see a few other late birds enjoying dinner in the handsome (and sprawling) dining room’s cozy red booths. Our waiter stopped by with the traditional offering of chips and a trio of salsas (one mild, one spicy, and a delectable creamy bean dip) for us to nibble on while we perused the menu. With more than 50 items listed, you’ll be happy for the snack while you make your choices.

We started off with the Camarones Don Felipe appetizer—succulent jumbo shrimp wrapped in crispy bacon and tossed in hot sauce. The creamy, picante dipping sauce served alongside was a welcome addition, as it cut the vinegar in the hot sauce without compromising heat. Most bacon-wrapped shrimp dishes end up being tough and chewy in an attempt to make the bacon as crispy as possible, but this one embodied a balance of crispy bacon with soft shrimp.

Pasta Mexicana


Next, we moved on to our entrées: Brocheta and a “house specialty,” Pasta Mexicana. The first selection, brocheta, which translates to “skewer,” featured strips of sirloin steak sautéed with bacon, onions, jalapeños, tomatoes and melted jack cheese, served with cilantro rice, black beans and tortillas. The meat was of a higher quality then you’d expect in this type of dish (no tough gristle), and came scented with the flavors from the

fresh ingredients in the sauté, rather than a heavy-handed marinade. The Pasta Mexicana was a creative take on traditional Alfredo, with a spicy red chile cream sauce atop penne, chicken, shrimp and über rich habanero sausage. The al dente veggies in the decadent dish (like zucchini and red bell pepper) served as a welcome palette cleanser for me. We couldn’t leave without trying the churros on the dessert menu—another

Camarones Don Felipe

great decision for the night. The dish was perfect for sharing with two churros nestled in vanilla bean ice cream and topped with gooey caramel. The churros were crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle. It was a perfect ending to a sweet, and spicy, evening.

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Chiyo Sushi

fresh and tasty rolls at reasonable prices. Located in the eye-catching shopping center La Borgata, it offers a trendy atmosphere with a stylish interior. If you have that sushi craving, satisfy it with their famous “Slap Me” or “Shrimp Lover” rolls. Be sure to get a taste of the crispy tempura and the one-of-a-kind garlic edamame.

The Purple Place

1010 White Rock Rd. (916-941-3606 or British, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Healthy and authentic may sound too good to be true, but at 36 Handles you will get nothing short of that. From traditional fish and chips to certified Angus beef dishes, you’ll get a good handle on what this eatery is all about. The live bands and full bar add to the lengthy list of reasons why it’s the ideal restaurant.

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-934-0460, Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Elegance, sophistication, and top quality fish are a few of the things that make Chiyo Sushi what it is—an ideal place to dine! Located in beautiful El Dorado Hills, this sushi bar features a wide variety of traditional Japanese sushi crafted by master chefs. With warm atmosphere, flat-screen televisions and top-notch seafood, it is the perfect dining spot day or night.

Bistro 33


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36 Handles

4364 Town Center Blvd. (916-358-3733 or American, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Bistro 33 brings you elegance and fine dining at its best. From the beautiful indoor lighting to the contemporary outdoor fire pits, which offer a beautiful view of the fountains, it delights customers with a oneof-a-kind ambiance. Be sure to get a taste of their sweet potato fries with the signature truffle mayo or their well-known French dip sandwich.

Café Campanile 4359 Town Center Blvd. (916-934-0734). French, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Located at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, is an upscale French restaurant with a beautiful outdoor lake view. A great place to visit for any occasion—from a romantic date to a family dinner. Choose from their a la carte menu, featuring favorites like French onion soup, pork shank and escargots bourgogne. Be sure to save some room for the delicious crème brulee or vanilla crème desserts.

Cascada 2222 Francisco Dr. (916-934-0800). Mexican, lunch/dinner, breakfast (weekends only), full bar, reservations accepted $$ ➻ There’s no better way to enjoy a margarita than with the creamy bean dip Cascada serves with their chips and salsa as a savory extra treat. Cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy the chile verde with corn tortillas and black beans with cilantro rice. How’s that for Mexican food?

Chantara Thai 4361 Town Center Blvd. (916-939-0389 or Thai, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Red curry? Peanut curry? Spicy curry? Whatever your preference, you can find it all at this authentic Thai restaurant. Not only will you feel as though you are in the heart of Thailand with the themed décor, but you will also get your money’s worth of flavor that will leave you wanting more. 52 - June 2013

1000 White Rock Rd. (916-933-3111 or American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ If your favorite sporting event is on, stop by to enjoy it with the delicious tasting burgers crafted at Relish—one of El Dorado Hills’ finest burger joints. With indoor, outdoor and bar seating, it offers the perfect environment for any type of day or night outing. Don’t forget to ask about their house specialty drinks at the indoor-outdoor bar.

Selland’s Market Café 4370 Town Center Blvd. (916-932-5025 or Café/bakery, lunch/dinner/dessert, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Upon first glance, the chic setting and stunning outdoor patio overlooking the Town Center fountains will have you impressed with Selland’s. The seasonal, healthy and house-made menu items are the cherry on top! From eclectic sandwiches and hearty entrées and sides to leafy green salads and pizzas, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Got a sweet tooth craving? A variety of desserts are offered and promise to complement your meal.

Sienna Restaurant 3909 Park Dr. (916-941-9694 or American, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Executive Chef Brian Hawkins has created a mouthwatering menu at this upscale, chic eatery. Specialties include woodfired pizza, fresh fish, hand-cut steaks and a large selection of appetizers. The romantic environment boasts four fireplaces, Italian décor and spacious outdoor patios, which contribute to its warm and classy ambience. See ad on page 13

Sky Sushi 3907 Park Dr. (916-941-6310 or Japanese, sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Since 2005, Sky Sushi has been serving

363 Green Valley Rd. (916-933-2616 or Traditional American, breakfast/lunch/ dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ If you are looking for delicious food, satisfying drinks and a remarkable time, The Purple Place Bar & Grill is the place to be. Join in on the fun with the many events that take place at this sports bar. They offer live music on weekends, a pool table for extra entertainment, and a casual atmosphere for a fun night out.

5003 Windplay Dr. (916-933-9099). Deli, outdoor seating available $ ➻ Located in the business park, the Windplay Deli is a great place to stop by on your lunch hour. Operated by the owners themselves, they strive to create your sandwich to your preference, accommodating your likes. They offer half and half deals, a variety of soups and home-style chili.

FOLSOM RESTAURANTS Aloha Sushi ** 2791 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-3777). Japanese sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ If you’re in the area and looking for a casual, affordable sushi joint, Aloha Sushi is an ideal place to go. With half-off their entire sushi menu, it makes for a great meal at half the price! Ask about their weekly sake specials to go with an order of fresh oysters or their popular “Honeymoon” roll.

Bidwell Street Bistro ** 1004 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-7500 or French/American, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Bidwell Street Bistro has been serving excellent food and wine in Folsom for more than 9 years. Owner Richard Righton and Executive Chef Wendi Mentink are a formidable team and have been praised and winning awards since they opened. Bidwell Street Bistro also has a private dining room for special events and business dinners. Stop by and enjoy the seasonal menu and extensive wine list. See ad on page 56

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 1016 Riley St. (916-550-0525 or Barbeque, lunch/dinner $$ ➻ With its roots stemming from Dallas, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a great place to go for Texas-style barbecue. From spicy Cheddar sausages to pulled pork, you can find your many favorites in one location. Don’t forget to leave room for the complimentary ice cream that’s served with every meal. Take the family here on Sundays and the kids will eat for free!

Fat’s Asia Bistro **

Jimboy’s Tacos

2585 Iron Point Rd. (916-983-1133 or Asian bistro, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Classy & trendy ambience Fat’s specializes in handmade dim sum, house-made banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe) and fresh, high-quality Asian food. They have a full bar with high quality spirits and a spectacular wine list, along with patio seating featuring outdoor water features. Banquet parties are available for up to 30 people. Experience contemporary Asian cuisine in a spectacular, hip environment. See ad on page 11

708 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-6990 or Mexican fast food, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ Jimboy’s Tacos opens early and closes late to accommodate your cravings for Mexican food any time of the day. Taste for yourself the Parmesan cheese, crusted shell tacos with one of their many salsa varieties. The Aztec interior décor with the low lighting effect contributes to the feeling of a tangible Mexican restaurant.

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant ** 1760 Prairie City Rd. (916-985-8888 or Mexican, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $ ➻ It started in the year 2007 in Folsom, and six years later, Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant continues to be a favorite to many locals. If you’re in the mood for that “south of the border” sustenance, check out this restaurant where quality food is served in a setting that closely mimics Mexico itself.

Folsom Palace 1169 Riley St. (916-983-8880 or folsompalace. com). Asian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ For the past 20 years, chef and owner Bill Zheng has been preparing dishes the healthy way, and brings a myriad of experience in the food industry. Using only natural and fresh ingredients, they offer a wide variety of lunch and dinner selections (including many specialties) in generous portions. Dine-in for a mouthful of flavorful fusion dishes all the while enjoying the classy, upscale ambiance.

Hampton’s on Sutter 608 Sutter St. (916-985-4735, American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ You start with the goat cheese appetizer, then indulge in the unique black and blue burger and finish it off with the lemon sabayon dessert and you have yourself the perfect meal. The unique ingredient combinations at Hampton’s on Sutter create one-of-akind meals, while the phenomenal customer service and cozy ambiance, with upstairs and downstairs patio seating, leave you with a five-star dining experience.

Jack’s Urban Eats ** 2756 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-5553 or American, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Specializing in carved sandwiches and flavorful salads with an option to build-yourown, you are sure to enjoy the perfect meal at Jack’s Urban Eats where consistency and high-quality ingredients are a given. The artwork and ambience contribute to its urban look and feel, leaving you with a five-star eating experience at a casual eatery.

Karen’s Bakery and Café ** 705 Gold Lake Dr. (916-985-2665 or Bakery/caterers $$ ➻ Located in historic Old Folsom is a café and bakery based on European baking traditions. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or brunch, and leave some room to try one of their many delicious cake selections. If you like what you taste, you can order custom cakes for any and all occasions. Looking for something you don’t see? Just ask. Karen’s Bakery Café loves to be creative and provide its customer with all their sweet cravings.

La Bou 404 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-983-3885). 13385 Folsom Blvd. (916-608-2288). Outdoor seating available $ ➻ For more than 25 years, La Bou Bakery & Café has been serving the northern California region. Freshness, quality and taste are just a few of the things they balance in their products. The selections you can choose from include fresh croissants, espresso drinks, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. These locations are in great central areas and offer nice outdoor patio seating.

Lake Forest Café 13409 Folsom Blvd. (916-985-6780 or Breakfast & brunch, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ The unique and appealing breakfast is what gives Lake Forest Café its distinct reputation. With its rustic charm and dedication to serving a good, hearty meal, this café is unlike any other. With more than 40 omelets to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect meal to satisfy your early morning cravings. And if that wasn’t good enough, every breakfast item is served with home-style potatoes or fresh fruit and toast, as the cherry on top!

Land Ocean New American Steakhouse 2720 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-7000 or Steakhouse/seafood, breakfast & brunch/ lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$$ ➻ At Land Ocean, you will find the best of the Land and the Sea. The culinary team has created a distinctive menu, which includes hand-cut steaks, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh seafood and more. Owners Mark and Karoline Platt have designed a warm and casual environment and an ambience that leaves you with the full effect of an upscale, luxurious dining experience.

La Rosa Blanca 402 Natoma St. (916-673-9085 or

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restaurantguide La Rosa Blanca continued... Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ You’re part of the family at La Rosa Blanca where the friendly staff is always welcoming. Fajitas, tostadas, or tortas? Making a selection could become a challenge with so much to choose from. With great tasting food, generous portions and a festive environment, you are bound to have the ultimate Mexican experience. Add live music into the mix and you have yourself the perfect Saturday evening.

Mary’s Gold Miner Café


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426 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-4181 or Traditional American, breakfast & brunch/ lunch $$ ➻ Stop by Mary’s Gold Miner Café for a taste of some of the best home-style cooking in Folsom. With so much flexibility on the menu, you can have breakfast all day, order an authentic Greek dish, or enjoy a pork tamale. Who says kids can’t have fun with their food? Brings the kids along for the special bunny pancakes.

Mexquite **

916-984-8607 | 25095 Blue Ravine Rd. Folsom, CA In the new Raley’s Center

25095 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-984-8607 or Mexican, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge complements what the city of Folsom and the surrounding areas are creating for the environment. They provide shade, great tasting cuisine, warmth for the winter months and cooling for the summer time, while providing its neighbors and friends with outstanding service and the highest quality food and beverages. Enjoy eating out for breakfast? Mexquite now serves Mexican-style breakfast every Saturday and Sunday. See ad on page 54

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299 Iron Point Rd. (916-608-0720 or Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ You haven’t tried it all unless you’ve tried a slice at Pronto’s Pizzeria. Owners Joseph and Diane Benevento came from the East Coast with the family recipes of great Italian dishes. Serving pizzas of all sizes and flavors, it is easy to have it your way. Not a fan of pizza? Not a problem. Pronto’s makes a wide variety of dishes, like baked ziti or the eggplant parmigiana, to choose from.

Strings Italian Café 25035 Blue Ravine Rd. Ste. 120 (916-983-8815 or Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $$ ➻ Strings Italian Café has been offering enjoyable and affordable Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere for the past two decades, and the tradition continues at their new location. Stop by on Wednesdays to indulge in the all-you-can-eat deals or enjoy one of their lunch specials any day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seniors 62 and older get 15 percent off any entrée, while kids eat free on Sundays and Mondays after 4 p.m.

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Suishin Sushi ** 194 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-985-8885). Japanese sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Beautifully arranged and tasteful sushi is the name of the game at Suishin Sushi. The use of some of the freshest ingredients, from quail egg, uni and ponzu, gives you the feeling that you’re right by the ocean. The modern, hip atmosphere leaves you at ease as you consume your fish, one roll at a time.

Sunny Garden Restaurant 25085 Blue Ravine Rd., Suite 150 (916-9838882 or Asian cuisine, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $ ➻ Since 2006, Sunny Garden Restaurant has been serving some of the best and exotic Asian dishes in the area. Every dish is made with fresh ingredients in a traditional way, from their pineapple chicken to the tomato beef chow mien. Large portions for great prices in a casual, relaxed environment is what you’ll find when you dine at Sunny Garden.

Taiko Sushi 2700 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 100 (916-817-8525, Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, happy hour, reservations accepted $$ ➻ When the price is right, the rolls are great and the service is fast and friendly, you know you’re at the perfect sushi restaurant. To make your experience that much better, complimentary miso soup and edamame are served. Stop by Monday thru Friday for happy hour from 2-5 p.m. and enjoy a drink with your roll.

Taqueria Los Cerros 2405 Iron Point Rd. (916-817-6452). Mexican, outdoor seating available $ ➻ Taqueria Los Cerros presents itself as one of those cozy, hole-in-the-wall taqueria’s that everyone always raves about. The food, the atmosphere and the prices are all a contributing factor to the ideal fast and delicious Mexican eating experience. Try the carne asada burrito with rice, beans and cilantro with a complimentary side of tortilla chips and you may find yourself coming back for more.

Teriyaki To Go! 614 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-5560). Japanese, lunch/dinner $ ➻ An inconspicuous but flavorful restaurant with a thumbs up for taste, Teriyaki To Go is an ordinary eatery with extraordinary taste. Some may like the consistent tang of the teriyaki sauce that adds a whole lot of flavor, while others enjoy the pan-fried noodles. Either way, you are sure to enjoy your meal at this teriyaki establishment.

Thai Paradise ** 2770 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-8988 or Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ High energy atmosphere, quality food and daily specials are some of the aspects of what makes this eatery true to its name, Thai Paradise. Voted the best in town by the locals for several years in a row, you won’t want to

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miss out on the refined flavors of Thai food this restaurant has to offer your taste buds. See ad on page 61




Premier Issue 2013 newsfeed

• State Legislature Primer pg.14 • Pizza in America pg 9


• Calendar and Events pgs. 4 & 5

life • news • notes

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LocaL Libraries Go DiGitaL

GivinG the GOODS Local Food Bank

Libraries connect with members at a whole new level

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Visconti’s Ristorante 2700 E. Bidwell St., Suite 700 (916-983-5181 or Italian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ For the past two decades, Visconti’s Ristorante has given the community a taste of Italy with their truly authentic dishes, romantic setting and traditional Italian music. An award-winning restaurant, Visconti’s has been selected for being the best in town for several years in a row. Linguini con gambere (shrimp) and asparagus, and spicy rigatoni alla vodka are some of the pastas they are known for, to name a few.


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The first soup was made of hippopotamus. The earliest archeological evidence for the consumption of soup dates back to 6000 BC, and it was hippopotamus soup!

by Kristen Castillo According to the American Library Association, there are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the US---a total number of 16,604 including branches. And they may be just as busy as the restaurant chain. “There has been nationwide, and definitely at our branches, a 25 percent increase of usage of library services,” says Carolyn Brooks, Branch Manager of the El Dorado Hills Library. The big change in recent years has been the increase of both online and various electronic resources. Rather than being relegated to antiquity by technological

The Folsom Library

Charities and Donors Gain from Vehicle Donations Middlemen Ease the Process by Margaret Snider

vorite charities and nonprofits will generally

The donation of a vehicle may be one of the largest charitable contributions a person

mention on their Web site if they offer such a program.

makes in their life. Many local charities accept cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and other

While some sources recommend the donation of vehicles directly to the charity in

vehicles as tax-deductible donations. Among

order to maximize the financial benefit to the

them are Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, Folsom Pioneers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of El

organization, many charities (by choice) utilize intermediary services that take the hassle and

Dorado County, Eureka Schools Foundation and Family Connections El Dorado. Your fa-

expense out of managing the donations. We, as the nonprofit, really don’t have to do any-

advances, libraries are stepping up and embracing the increasing community need for technology tools. The American Library Association says that 98.7 percent of public libraries provide public access to the Internet, and that libraries are the primary means of online access for people who otherwise have no other path to Internet use. ”We’re putting more funding into our technology,” says Greta Galindo, Library Supervisor for the Folsom Library, “such as our e-books and our eaudiobooks, as well as all the things that we want to have available online

Makes A Big Difference

See Library pg. 3

thing, just receive the check, says Executive

manages the donation process and cuts us a

Director Judy Knapp of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County.

check once the car/truck sells, Peno says. Car Program prepares the marketing materials for

This is seconded by Tom Peno, who handles the program for vehicle donations at Friends

us and places them in publications for us...we have no out-of-pocket expenses for the pro-

of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary. The program is

gram and it does not take any of our resources

pretty much self-operating from our standpoint, as Car Program runs our advertising,

to manage the donations. The middleman donation programs are also designed to be pain free for donors. They provide pick-up of the vehicle, and forms


needed to claim the donation on your tax return. They may check the participating charitable organizations for qualifying tax status, provide you with a statement of what the car is worth or what it sells for if it is more than

The percentage of Ireland’s Barley crop that goes to making Guinness beer.

the standard deduction, and answer questions See Charites pg. 14

A look back on 2012 will show just how big a difference they make in our community: Easter - 533 Ham Dinners and 1,012 Easter Baskets; Back 2 School - 787 Backpacks filled with school supplies and 500 pairs of new shoes; Thanksgiving - 814 Turkeys & all the trimmings were given out; Christmas Basket Program with the Folsom Police Department - 893 Families received a Ham or Turkey, all the trimmings, fresh fruit and Bikes/Toys for the children. The Grand total number of families served in 2012 was 12,120 and number of people served was 44,660. The food bank received a miraculous 77 Tons of Food from the community food drives and donations and their volunteers worked over 14,602 Hours. Theses are astounding accomplishments that speak highly to the character and dedication of all those involved. When you get right down to it, the Twin Lakes Food Bank is Changing Lives!

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Willow Café & Sweetery 13405 Folsom Blvd., Suite 950 (916-294-7805 American café, breakfast/lunch, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ The Willow Café & Sweetery proudly features a seasonal menu with local brews and wines available. The dishes highlight fresh, local and delicious ingredients, using only free-range and grass-fed meats. They offer cuisine to meet a range of dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. See ad on page 53

SELECT OUTLYING RESTAURANTS Sierra Smokehouse BBQ 2533 Merrychase Dr., Cameron Park (530672-7477 or Traditional American BBQ, lunch/dinner, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Nestled in a small strip mall, you will find Sierra Smokehouse BBQ to be a gem of a place to enjoy a hearty BBQ meal. Take the whole family for the Family Rib Meal, or try one of the award winning Angus beef plates for a mouth-watering flavor too good to resist. Owner and Chef, Ed Anhorn, is truly skilled at what he does and has won several awards at barbeque cook-offs. Need we say more?

ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Ln., Cameron Park (530-6762969 or American bistro, breakfast/lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Comprised of a trendy and classy ambience, ZacJack Bistro is an everyday gourmet cuisine serving delicious food at affordable prices. No matter what meal of day you visit for, you will find delectable choices from the Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast to the Stuffed Artichoke plate. Gather the ladies on Tuesday’s for Ladies’ Night where all beer and wine are served at half the price.

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taste Grilled Carne Asada Tacos 200 Easy Mexican Recipes by Kelley Cleary Coffeen (Robert Rose, Inc., 2013, $24.95) Tip: There are several different cuts of meat you can use for this recipe. Skirt steak or minute steaks are best due to the thin cut and quick cooking time.

Marinade • Juice of 3 lemons • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1⁄2 cup drained sliced pickled jalapeño peppers • 1⁄2 cup teriyaki sauce • 1 tbsp. minced red bell pepper • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar • 2 tsp. kosher salt Marinade: In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, garlic, jalapeños, teriyaki sauce, bell pepper, sugar and salt until sugar and salt have dissolved. In a large resealable plastic bag, add marinade and meat and seal. Work marinade through meat with your fingers. Refrigerate meat for at least 2 hours or for up to 6 hours. Preheat greased barbecue grill to medium. Remove meat from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill meat for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove from grill and let stand for 8 to 10 minutes. Carve meat across the grain into thin slices, then cut into bite-size pieces. To build tacos, skillet warm tortillas. Divide meat equally among tortillas and top with Pico de Gallo. Fold tortillas in half. Serve with a sliced lime. Makes 12 tacos.

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dinner date Food and Wine for the Season Pico de Gallo • 4 tomatoes, seeded and diced • 4 green onions, greens parts only, minced • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced • 2 serrano chile peppers, seeded and minced • 1 onion, finely chopped • 2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro • Juice of 2 limes • Kosher salt In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, green onions, jalapeños, serrano chiles, onion and cilantro. Add lime juice and mix well. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or for up to 24 hours. Add salt to taste just before serving. Makes 2 cups.

SEAN MINOR FOUR BEARS CHARDONNAY 2011 CENTRAL COAST Sean Minor and his family live in Sacramento, but source grapes from all over California to make their wines. Considering the quality, Minor obviously has some great grape sources, as he produces top caliber wines at reasonable prices. I have been a fan of Sean Minor wines for several years, but think his current line-up includes some of the best available. I especially like the Chardonnay from his Four Bears label, named for his four children and sold at an affordable price point. Minor also produces wines under the Sean Minor label—which are a little higher in price (in comparison to the Four Bears’ bottles)—including a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Pinot Noir and a red table blend. Sean Minor Four Bears Chardonnay 2011 is a great summer wine, full of apples and white peach flavors. With a little butter, a little oak and a little acidity, it’s amazingly balanced and will keep every Chardonnay drinker at your party happy! Selling at about $14 a bottle, this wine’s a perfect choice for barbecuing with friends and will definitely complement this month’s recipe, Grilled Carne Asada Tacos. —Richard Righton, Owner Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom


Wine bottle image courtesy of Sean Minor Wines. Cookbook cover and recipe photo courtesy of Robert Rose, Inc.

• 1 1⁄2 lbs beef skirt or minute steak (see tip) • 12 6- to 8-inch flour or corn tortillas • Pico de Gallo (see following recipe) • 2 limes, each cut into 6 wedges

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brooklyn New York’s Bustling Borough

Brooklyn Bridge


ith more than 2.5 million residents (according to 2010 Census data), Brooklyn is NYC’s most populous borough—and it’s also home to some of the greatest hidden gems in all of New York City. Follow us as we guide you through Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and share our favorite restaurants to dine, places to go, and things to do.

REST YOUR HEAD (AND FEET!) Manhattan has many more hotel options than Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good deal this side of the East River. The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge has comfy rooms and quick access to public transportation. In the off-season (read: winter), rooms with one king or two queens start around $199/night. During the summer, prices are higher, starting around $230/night. Hotel Le Jolie is a 54-room boutique hotel within walking distance to many shops and restaurants in Williamsburg, one of Brooklyn’s hippest neighborhoods. A standard room with a queen bed nears 58 - June 2013

$189/night. If you like feeling like a local, Le Jolie is the spot for you.

PROSPECT PARK Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s Central Park. It was designed and constructed over a 30-year period by the same Manhattan park masterminds, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The park is a 585acre oasis featuring a 90-acre meadow (perfect for picnics and flying kites), an intricate system of pools, streams and waterfalls that culminate in a 60-acre lake, and Brooklyn’s only forest, which is home to a wide range of animals. The

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

park also houses an ice rink, a bandshell, a carousel, and a zoo—a must-see for families where the daily feedings of the sea lions are a favorite.

Page 64: Brooklyn Bridge sign photo by Kim Goosmann; Brooklyn Bridge photo by Kim Goosmann; B&W Brooklyn Bridge photo courtesy of Brooklyn Tourism; New York Marriott photo courtesy of New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Page 65: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Prospect Park photos courtesy of Brooklyn Tourism; Brooklyn Museum and Fountain at Prospect Park photos by Kim Goosmann; Grimaldi’s photo courtesy of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

by Kourtney Jason

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

PROSPECT HEIGHTS Now home to some of the best horticultural displays in the world, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, in Prospect Heights, was an ash dump in the 19th century. At 52 acres, the garden includes a number of “gardens within the garden,” including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the Cranford Rose Garden, and the Shakespeare Garden, which features more than 80 plants mentioned in the writer’s plays and poems. You’ll also find plant collec-


Brooklyn Museum

tions, the Steinhardt Conservatory and an art gallery. Needless to say, it’s easy to spend hours here. Once you leave the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, it’s a quick stroll to the Brooklyn Museum. The museum is housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building and is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Permanent collections range from ancient

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Fountain at Prospect Park

Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art. Don’t miss the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden on the first floor. It was created in 1966 as a space to display architectural sculptures rescued from NYC demolition sites, and is a beautiful sampling of the detailed buildings still standing in older parts of the city. Save money and buy one $20 ticket for admission to both the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the museum.

There are four rules for eating at the world-famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: No credit cards. No reservations. No slices. No delivery. So you better show up hungry and with cash in your pocket. You’ll soon discover no pizzeria does it like Grimaldi’s, with the coal-fired brick oven that gives their pizza a “unique smoky flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible with gas, convection or wood ovens.” The pizzeria opens at noon on most days and typically there’s already a line outside, so arrive early. Once you’re done with your pie, it’s a quick 15-minute walk to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway, which packs spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and the new Freedom Tower.


Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

The local watering hole, Brooklyn Brewery, was founded in 1988. Featuring an award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers, it’s become one of the top craft beer producers in the world. The brewery grew twice in size in 2012 and is expected to quintuple this year. Stop by Friday evenings for Happy Hour, or Saturdays and Sundays for tours and tastings. Reservations for tours can be scheduled Monday through Thursday between 5-7 p.m. June 2013 - 59

escape CONEY ISLAND What’s a trip to Brooklyn without a stop at Coney Island? Home of the annual Mermaid Parade held every June, Coney Island has something for everyone, ages 8 to 80. Hit up the Wonder Wheel for a smooth ride and beautiful views of the beach, or ride the Cyclone Rollercoaster for stomach-dropping thrills. When hunger hits, head to Nathan’s Famous (home of the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest!). And curl up next to that special someone to watch the free fireworks show every Friday evening in the summer. With all this on your itinerary, you’ll do as the Beastie Boys said—“no sleep till Brooklyn!”

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Wonder Wheel at Coney Island and Jane’s Carousel photos courtesy of Brooklyn Tourism; Brooklyn Brewery photo courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.



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Words can’t describe the adoration we feel for this silky summer dress by designer Sweet Sinammon. Found at Ambiance in downtown Placerville, this lightweight beauty can be worn all summer long. $65,

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5. CHILL OUT Treat yourself to the perfect summer drink at Caffé Santoro in Cameron Park. “The Cure” is a refreshingly delicious ice blended beverage. $6.30 for 24 oz.,

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he hurler steps into his box and eyes the behind. The striker grips his timber and digs in, looking to tally an ace with a good shot past tenders and scouts. But if it’s caught, it’s a hand. Three hands and you’re down. Meanwhile, the cranks are in the stands, just waiting for a chance to razz the sir for a bad call. And if a ballist shows some ginger? Well then, huzzahs all around. Huh? Welcome to baseball, circa 1880, when fouls didn’t count as strikes, seven balls was a walk, the pitcher could fake his throw, and it wasn’t unusual—or illegal— for a defensive player to hide the ball in his armpit. And here in 2013, you can still see it played that way. The eight-year-old Gold Country Vintage Base Ball is a league based in Amador County and the brainchild of Mike “Goose” Kerry, a former Amador school superintendent who had a love of both the game and its history. “When he retired it was his idea to bring vintage baseball to the West Coast,” says “Dirty” Dan Duran, a player and one of the league’s biggest advocates. “There were vintage leagues on the East Coast at the time, but none out here.” Kerry’s idea was to start one as a tribute to “Mudville 9,” the famed team from the classic poem “Casey at the Bat,” which some legends say was based on a 19th century team from Stockton. Six clubs, from Jackson, Ione, Rancho Murietta and now a squad in Folsom, with names like the Crushers, Miners and Pioneers, play nearly every spring and summer weekend, including three games at Folsom Lake High School on June 16. Jackson resident Duran, 36, whose playing name is “Dirty” (“All players had nicknames back in the day,” he notes), has been suiting up since the beginning. He played high school ball in Roseville and joined the league after moving to the Gold Country. When watching a game, everything is 66 - June 2013

so authentic you half wish it was sepia toned—from the uniforms, which are custom-made by a vintage uniform company and cost upwards of $300, to rules and lingo, which the players actually use. “Aces,” for example, are runs. Players are “ballists,” with infielders known as “tenders,” outfielders, “scouts.” Spectators are “cranks” (still an apt description for some today), outs are “hands,” and top-hat wearing umpires are known as “sirs” because, after all, baseball was a gentleman’s game. Bats are “timber” (and look like it), and if a ballist shows some “ginger,” it means he hustled. These guys were, and are, tough: “Fielders’ mitts are literally no more padded than a leather gardening glove,” Duran says. Fielding a hard-hit grounder requires not only quick reflexes but ample finesse, too. As for catchers—“behinds” back in the day (good thing they changed that one)—their gloves were slightly more padded but not enough that “hurlers” (pitchers) could throw with the velocity you see now, so they made up for it with an array of trick pitches, which become more effective as the game progresses (the ball becomes misshapen the more it gets hit). That also makes things interesting on defense. “There’s no such thing as a routine play,” Duran sighs, massaging several bruised fingers from the game I watched. The league consists of young guns in their 20s to men in their 60s, and Duran says they would love to expand. “We want to get into Roseville and Sacramento,” but admits there is some trepidation, not just because of the initial cost of uniforms and gear, but also because those who have never seen the game before “get a little apprehensive about hard balls being pitched from 50 feet away.” Because that’s another piece of authenticity the guys adhere to: The pitcher is 10 feet closer than in the modern game and “strikers” (batters) don’t wear helmets. Find a game, come out, and let ‘em hear your huzzahs, because no matter what era, cheering is still music to a ballists’ ears.

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by Tom Mailey

“The Uncensored Message that My Wife Asked Me Not to Write…” Dear friend, Well, at first, my wife asked me not to write this. We had a big discussion about it. Finally, she understood what I was trying to do, and actually helped me write this letter to you. Here’s the thing. In my office, most of the people that come in to see me tell me they’ve “tried everything.” They’ve had “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. That’s not what most people are looking for.

might never regain feeling again in her left leg. A friend of mine convinces me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam takes some films, and then ‘adjusts’ my wife’s spine (he tells us there is compression in her body creating pressure on the nerves that are affecting her legs.) The adjustment is very gentle, and post exams and films are taken to assure the adjustment is successful.

Health, or the lack of it, very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But, before I tell you more, let me On the way home from our visit tell you something about me… my wife states that she felt At the time, I’m about to become a tingling in her legs! Oh, did I brand new father. For nine months mention that this doctor is a my wife and I are excited and a bit chiropractor? Within a few short nervous to meet our unborn months, she has full use of both daughter. Then it happens, my legs. I’m so impressed with the wife is having complications so the results, and the other ‘miracles’ doctor induces her one month that are shared with us at his early. The labor is exhausting and office, that I eventually went to the cord is wrapped around my chiropractic school myself. And daughter’s neck. With no time to that’s how it happened! spare, the doctor delivers our baby by way of forceps. Our newborn is Back to what my wife (at first) lifeless when we first meet her, and didn’t want me to write. It’s that my wife is physically, mentally, chiropractic is one of the biggest and emotionally spent. “secrets” in health care. Few people (relatively, only 10% have After a week in the intensive care been to a chiropractor) know unit my daughter, Aislyn, is well about it. And many of the rest enough to go home. Sadly, my could be helped if they only knew wife is not doing well. She has the true story. My wife could have limited use of both of her legs and been confined to a walker or is checked out of the hospital with possibly a wheelchair had we not a walker. Our lives become a been encouraged to seek challenge as she cannot carry our chiropractic care. So, I often feel baby from room to room, and I am like shouting it from the away most of the day. The doctor’s mountaintop! Is that at the hospital are perplexed so “professional?” Well, maybe it is, they refer us to a neurologist. We or maybe not. But, I’ve decided left with a grim prognosis that she people should know.

Many of my patients travel well differently to care, but we get over an hour each way to see me terrific results. It’s that simple! for various problems like: Exciting Offer-Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to  Headaches the cause of your problem, and not  Migraines just cover it up with drugs. When  Chronic pain you are one of the first 20 people  Neck pain to call and schedule a new patient  Shoulder/arm pain exam (by JSeptember u n e 3 0 t h28, , 2 02012) 13  Whiplash from car you’ll receive that entire exam for accidents $37. That includes x-rays, a  Backaches computerized postural analysis  Numbness in limbs and a detailed report of findings.  Athletic injuries The whole ball of wax, and, there Just to name a few… are no hidden fees. But, call right away because we expect to be Here’s what some of my flooded with calls as this exam patients had to say: normally costs $275. Again, there’s only 20 of these slots, so After my first adjustment, it don’t miss out and call today (by law, this offer excludes was like the floodgates were open. . I have been twisted up Medicare/Medicaid recipients.) for over 20 years and for the Great care at a great fee…Please, I first time I am moving in the hope that there’s no right direction. misunderstanding about quality -Sam W of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at Dr. Hassey’s technique proves I a great fee. My qualifications…I’m didn’t have to be in pain for the a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. rest of my life. I was able to get I’ve been entrusted to take care of back to the active life I enjoy. tiny babies to pro athletes that -Toni S. you may know. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who As amazing as this may sound, I need care. have been symptom free since my first visit! My assistant is Kristen Katie and she is a -Greg G. really great person. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at After many years of major home. We have a wonderful shoulder pain, I saw Dr. Hassey service, at an exceptional fee. Our and after a few corrections the office is called NUCALI SPINAL constant pain was gone. CARE and it’s at 1200 Suncast -Tod J Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA. Our phone number is 916-626-4300. I have more stamina, am less Call Kristen Katie today for an stressed and I have increased appointment. We can help you. energy. Thank you and God bless. - Tantra M. -Matthew Hassey, D.C. Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with P.S. When accompanied by the their health problems. But I can’t first, I am also offering the second really take the credit. The truth is family member this same that I’ve never healed anyone of examination for only $10. anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. Of course, all people respond







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