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o you remember the movie Dazed and Confused? Maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but I love that flick. As a teen, my summer breaks played out similarly (not exactly!) to the plot of this “coming of age” comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Jason London, among other now-über-famous folks. But instead of just one day, like in the movie, my reel kept playing until just before reality beckoned me back, back to school that is. Warm summer nights spent out and about, cruising the small-town streets of Nixa, MO, with my closest girlfriends, heading to bonfires and backyard parties—life seemed sublime. My summers today are surprisingly similar, with these exceptions: I still have to go to work every weekday; I have a child and fiancé; I don’t own any high-waisted pants; and I don’t have a bong. I’m sure there are a few more variances, but you get the point. What remains the same nowadays is my affinity for frolicking with friends outdoors at summer concerts, backyard barbecues and camping getaways. I have not lost my inner-teen; rather, I now embrace her spontaneity by balancing her out with my 30-something wisdom. Welcome back your inner-teen this summer, and pretend, even if for just a moment, that you are 16 again. Whatever your pleasure—grooving to music at local summer concerts, chowing down on funnel cakes at one of the multiple county fairs, or exploring new campgrounds—you’ll find it easy to be young at heart with Style’s annual Summer Fun Guide, this year with “75+ cool ways to take a break,” along with cocktail recipes and great local bars with patios to boot. If you’d like your teen (or tween) to avoid a summer setup like that of the aforementioned movie, now’s a good time to add some balance to their summer-long soirée by introducing them to the benefits of philanthropy. In this month’s Our Kids, Linda Holderness gives you plenty of options for getting your kid involved in giving back—you’ll be surprised to see how many organizations need extra hands, even if they’re younger than most. While your high schooler is saving the planet, you can indulge your sweet tooth and keep cool at the same time. Just check out “The Hit List” in Local Matters for Style staffers’ five favorite local frozen treats. If you like what you see on the cover, flip to the page now for even more. Until next month—let your hair down, eat some ice cream (or gelato or frozen yogurt) and find yourself somewhere fun! — Desiree


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ew or longtime residents looking for companionship should check out the Cameron Park Newcomers Club. For over 33 years, the friendly group has been providing friendship to local residents via fun, year-round events. For more info, call 530-6778497...Interested in learning more about diabetes and how to treat the condition physically and emotionally? Marshall Medical Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education program READERS’ can help. A handful of series are starting this CHOICE month, including: “Your Plan for Success,” AWARDS “Carbohydrates, Food & You” and “Insulin Essentials.” Courses take place in Cameron Style’s Readers’ Park (3581 Palmer Drive, Building 600) Choice Awards and Placerville (681 Main Street), and most are back. VOTING are covered by insurance. For a list of dates NOW OPEN! and to register, call 530-672-7021...Those Cast your vote at ages 55 and up who are lonely, depressed, styleedc.com/rca stressed or anxious should call Senior Peer for all your local Counseling at 530-621-6304. This service favorites. Hurry, is professionally supervised, confidential voting ends and offered at no cost; however, small July 15! donations help keep the program afloat... The El Dorado Hills Certified Farmers’ Market at Town Center continues every Sunday through October 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info, visit eldoradohillstowncenter.com... Those with a keen eye or passion for photography should head to the El Dorado Camera Club Meeting on June 19 at the Cameron Park Community Center at 7 p.m. Enjoy photo challenges, print competitions, guest speakers and field trips; visitors are welcome. For more details, visit eldoradocameraclub.com...Join members of Abundant Life Church in Cameron Park for bible study every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. For the exact location, call JR at 916-996-9049...Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater is coming to the El Dorado Hills Branch Library on June 26 at 10 a.m. Lucky audience members will be invited to play characters on stage and take part in the action. Tickets are free but limited. For more info, visit kennadamsadventuretheater.com... Placerville residents seeking fresh summer produce and flowers won’t want to miss the Main Street Farmers’ Market, held every Wednesday (from mid June through October) from 4 p.m. to dusk. Merchants will be located around the Bell Tower. For more info, call 415-250-5337. A Saturday Farmers’ Market, taking place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ivy House parking lot, will continue weekly through November 15... Congrats to Aaron and Jamie Evans, new owners of Hog Wild Bar-BQue and Catering (38 Main Street in Placerville). The couple recently moved from Texas where they were involved in one of the soutwest’s largest catering outfits, Eddie Deen & Company. Be on the lookout for the menu’s new Texas twist! For more info, visit hogwildbar-b-que. com...Don’t miss the “Main Street Matters” Reveal Celebration on June 21 from 4-7 p.m., which will celebrate the buildings that were painted as part of Benjamin Moore’s “Paint What Matters” Contest. In addition to the big reveal, entertainment, refreshments, cake and speeches will be on tap. For more info, visit placerville-downtown.org...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s inaugural Shopping feature! — Compiled by Gabriel Stubbs

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Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Be more aware of life’s energies and balance; be present. Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Selfless service to others (customers, family and friends). Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: My wife, my dad, and numerous philanthropists for their generosity. Q: Favorite humanitarian cause? A: Feeding and educating children in need. Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: “Don’t lose sight of your target,” and, “Work like you’re getting paid twice what you agreed on and you’ll never be out of a job.”

red Faieta moved to the Placerville region nearly 30 years ago after falling in love with an aging resort along the American River. His wife and two daughters were happily settled in Carmel at the time, and they weren’t entirely enthused about his desire to purchase a riverside fixerupper. “[The idea] was not well received,” says Faieta with a wry laugh. However, when his family arrived and saw the beauty of the region, they decided to plant roots—and were soon glad they did. The Coloma Resort is now a thriving tourist destination. Faieta’s two daughters, Daniella and Brigette, handle day-to-day operations, while he and his wife, Marielle, happily enjoy semi-retirement after decades of hard work. 8 stylemg.com - June 2014

Yet Faieta insists that while the state’s natural areas drew his family to the region, it’s been the community that’s kept his family here. Soon after Faieta’s arrival, he became involved in the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, eventually serving a term as president. Faieta spends even more of his time volunteering at the Coloma Outdoor Discovery School. Faieta is also passionate about ecological preservation and serves as a member of the Gold Trail Grange, an organization supporting local agriculture and local events. It’s clear that, for Faieta, conserving natural assets for future generations to enjoy is a passion he spreads throughout the community. — Amber Foster

FAVORITES Author/writer: Edgar Alan Poe Escape: My boats; the water Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate in every form Meal in town: Cozmic Café and Bricks Memory: My first solo flight Movie: Doctor Zhivago Musician/band: Jackie Evancho Local nonprofit: Coloma Outdoor Discovery School Annual event: Lobster on the River (Placerville Rotary) Saying: “Be grateful!”

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t’s time for the whole family to have some fun. Send your little ones (ages 6-11) to the weeklong Junior Explorers summer camp, featuring a different theme each week, adventures to Cameron Park Lake, gymnastics at Tumble time, and a special field trip to places like the Discovery Museum, Lazer City, Folsom Aquatic Center, River Cats games and more. Challenger Soccer Camp will take place at Christa McAuliffe Park June 16-20; basketball camps June 9-11, June 16-20, June 23-26 and June 30-July 3; and a Power Volleyball Camp June 23-26. Other sports camps include dodgeball, soccer and baseball. Tennis lessons will be offered at Cameron Park Lake’s courts, and golf classes at Bass Lake Golf Course. Do your little ones like horses? Register them for the Introduction to Horses and Ponies (English-style riding program) in June, the three-day kiddie day camp, or the weeklong equestrian day camp. Don’t forget about the various art camps, offered in June and July, or the Spanish camps in mid-June and July. Mad Science camps also return this summer, and young chefs can sign up for Cooking with Kids. If a babysitting job is eminent, the babysitting certification class in June will prepare kids for the role. Adults—don’t feel left out! Get in on the action with an adult softball league, or try out the “Guys, Fire Up the Grill!” cooking class. Is fitness your forte? Sign up for Tai Chi, Zumba, meditation, Pilates, yoga, jazzercise, tap dancing, water aerobics, hula or ballroom dance. Gardening, music (ukulele and guitar) and art (Japanese calligraphy and glass art) classes are also available. Seniors won’t want to miss Game Day—held the fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon and sponsored by the Newcomers Club—or bingo on the second Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. Swim lessons begin June 2, and water aerobics classes are offered most weekdays (either in the morning or evening). Learn the basic responsibilities of a lifeguard, as well as communication and decision-making skills in the Guard Start: Jr. Lifeguard program. Cameron Park Lake is open for swimming, exercise, picnics and boat rentals, and the 15th Annual Summer Spectacular will take place Saturday, June 28; gates open at 2 p.m. ­— Tina Helm For a complete listing of activities and events, visit cameronpark.org or call the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.

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Summer is the perfect time for reading, whether under a shady tree or in an air-conditioned room. Whatever your preference of genre, we have a page-turning book for all. 1. Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore will provide you with both humor and sadness in her collection of bleak and dark short stories. 2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell follows two star-crossed misfits in 1986, which just might remind you of your first love. 3. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter tells the story of art in the time of war. Plus, you’ll be able to watch the story come to life through the movie (once you’re done reading, of course). 4. Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo is the fifth installment of the Kate Burkholder mystery series and follows a deadly crash involving the family of an old friend. 5. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak will have you laughing as The Office alum shares fictional narratives that are unexpectedly hilarious. 6. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about childhood innocence, morals and human kindness. 7. The News: A User’s Manual by Alain de Botton will explain our reliance on the news and how it impacts the way we see the world. 8. If Chocolate Were Purple by Jen Barton is the perfect bedtime story for little ones with a big imagination. Bonus points for supporting a local author!

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1. “I love Yo’ So Frozen Yogurt and More’s Pomegranate Raspberry Tart with Mochi, Raspberry Sauce and Marshmallow Cream. It’s the ultimate cool-down on a scorching summer’s day!” facebook.com/yosofroyo the 14th Annual Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest, to take place along Historic Main Street in Placerville on Saturday, June 28. For more details, visit placerville-downtown.org.

2. “Zia’s in El Dorado Hills has, hands-down, the best Gelato.. It’s creamy and sweet without being overly rich.” ziasgelato.com

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Cost to install the “famous” bell in the Placerville Bell Tower. The bell was cast in England in 1860 and arrived in Placerville in 1865. It originally served as a fire alarm; given the fire-prone nature of Gold Rush-era Placerville, you can understand why they needed such a big alarm!

3. “The taste and texture of the Frozen Yogurt at Whistle Stop Yogurt is smooth, silky and light; flavors like peppermint stick and Georgia peach never disappoint.” thedepotjunction. com

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ummer calls for sun, music, barbecue and beer—all of which can be found at American River Conservancy’s 11th Annual American River TrailFest on Sunday, June 8, from 4-10 p.m. at Earthtrek Expeditions on Highway 49 in Lotus. “This event is for everyone—families, singles, locals, visitors, countryfolk and urbanites alike—the only prerequisites are that you enjoy being merry and don’t mind spending your evening mingling, eating and dancing with the river as your backdrop,” explains Conservation and Stewardship Project Manager Elena DeLacy. This family-friendly event will feature live music by folk bands Patchy Sanders and Spark & Whisper, and dancing is encouraged. Proceeds benefit the advancement of local trail projects, including completing a trailhead and South Fork Trail connector near El Dorado Hills, and advancing a connector trail between the Monroe Ridge Trail and Henningsen Lotus Park in Coloma. What’s more, there will be a Kids’ Zone with arts and crafts, as well as a silent and live auction featuring items such as therapeutic massage sessions and tickets for rafting trips and vacation stays. Tickets are $40 for ages 21 and over; $20 for ages 8-20; and free for ages 7 and under. For more information, call the American River Conservancy at 530-295-2190 or visit arconservancy.org/trailfest.

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Weekend Brunch and Lunch & Dinner Wednesday through Monday 629 Main Street, Ste.102, Placerville 530-344-7645 • independentplacerville.com

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Torino’s Bar & Grill

Happy Hour - Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m. Serving Lunch And Dinner 7 Days A Week 482 Main Street, Placerville 530-303-3480

Happy Hour in the bar Mon.-Fri. 2-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 11-8:30 • Fri. & Sat. 11-9 251 Main Street, Placerville 530-622-7500 • torinosonmainstreet.com

Voted Best Overall Restaurant & Best Salads

Voted Best Overall Restaurant

American Fusion Cuisine & Craft Cocktails

Steaks, Pasta, Seafood

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Cascada Restaurante & Cantina

Voted Best Mexican Restaurant & Cocktails

Serving an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California fresh cuisine. Open 7 days a week. Full Bar. 384 Main Street, Placerville 530-344-7757 • cascadaonmainstreet.com

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WAGON TRAIN ON MAIN Downtown Placerville’s Main Street will welcome the Highway 50 Association's 65th Annual Wagon Train with a host of fun activities from noon to 2:30 p.m., including server's races, a beard contest, gold panning, country music, Western-style shootouts and refreshments. For more details, visit placerville-downtown.org.

June is National Dairy Month Compiled by Gabriel Stubbs

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ROTARY WINE AT TOWN CENTER

MERLE HAGGARD AND THE STRANGERS Country music legend Merle Haggard and his band The Strangers will once again grace the Harris Center stage! Get your tickets early, as this shows sells out fast. For show times, visit harriscenter.net.

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AMERICAN RIVER TRAILFEST

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Enjoy dinner, live music, dancing, auctions and more at EarthTrek Expeditions Camp in Coloma from 4-10 p.m. This benefit will support the American River Conservancy in its efforts to build, grow and preserve foothill trails. To purchase tickets, visit arconservancy.org.

FLAG DAY

FATHER'S DAY

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EL DORADO COUNTY FAIR: PHOTOS, FATHERS AND FAIR

LIVE ON THE BOULEVARD

Get your face painted, ride a horse, eat funnel cake and ride the Ferris wheel—all at this year’s fair. For a full schedule of activities and events, plus admission prices and hours, visit eldoradocountyfair.org.

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From 6-9 p.m., Main Street will close as patrons enjoy cold beer from over 40 craft breweries, live music from an array of bands (including Archilles Wheel and the Ice House Blues Band) and more. Proceeds support the Placerville Downtown Association. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit placerville-downtown.org.

SUMMER SOLSTICE

SUMMER SPECTACULAR Don't miss out on this fun, family-friendly event featuring a world-class fireworks display, live music, a kids’ carnival, swimming, food and refreshments, craft vendors and more— all from 2-10:30 p.m. at Cameron Park Lake. For more details, visit cameronpark.org.

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Art galleries and merchants will stay open late to host changing art shows and latenight shopping and dining. Refreshments, demonstrations and entertainment will all be on tap from 5-9p.m. in Downtown Placerville. For more details, visit placervilledowntown.org.

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For even more events happening in our area, log on to stylemg.com and click on Calendar. And, be sure to check out our blog! Send your events to info@stylemg.com.

All three days at Folsom’s annual rodeo will be filled with non-stop fun for all ages—from wild rodeo action with bulls, broncs and cowboys and a silver-dollar dig for children, to mutton busting, clowns and live music. For more details and a full schedule, visit folsomrodeo. com.

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THIRD SATURDAY ART WALK

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Style’s Readers’ Choice Awards are back. Don’t forget to cast your vote at stylemg.com for all your local favorites. Hurry, voting ends July 15!

Head to the Steven Young Amphitheater at the El Dorado Hills Town Center at 6:30 p.m. and rock out to your favorite Eagle’s tracks performed by The Boys of Summer (June 19) and Petty Theft, a tribute band to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (June 26). Food and giveaways will also be on tap. For more details, visit eldoradohillstowncenter.com.

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This annual event, presented by the Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Rotary Clubs, will raise funds for Club projects in the community. From 6-9 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, sample award-winning regional wines and beers, devour food from area restaurants and partake in the silent auction—all while enjoying live entertainment. For more details, visit wineattowncenter.org.


MORE EVENTS June 1 – Spring Art Studio Tour. The El Dorado Hills Arts Association will feature the work of numerous artists—including painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers and mixed-media artists—in several locations around Shingle Springs, El Dorado Hills and Folsom. Don’t miss this self-guided, free event. For more details, visit eldoradohillsartists. com. June 7-October 13 – Banners on Parade. The 10th anniversary of this community art project will feature over 30 artistically decorated banners on light poles along Main Street in Placerville. Don’t miss this collaborative effort between artists, businesses, organizations, individuals and city government that promotes the arts in Downtown Placerville. For more details, visit placerville-downtown.org. June 7 – Paws to Read: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party. Kids will enjoy face painting, balloons, a photo booth and be able to sign up for the “Paws to Read” program at this book-loving party, a community effort to promote summer reading for kids. Festivities will take place at the El Dorado Hills Branch Library from 1-4 p.m. For more details, visit eldoradolibrary.org. June 17 – Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party. Beginning at 11 a.m., the Main Library in Placerville will be abuzz with free popsicles, a wild animal presentation and more—all to encourage summer reading for kids! For more details, visit eldoradolibrary.org. June 19 – Recycling and Composting for Kids. From 10-11 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Branch Library, staff from Waste Connections will present easy ways for families to reduce, recycle and reuse, while kids interact with a composting worm farm. For more details, call 916-358-3502. June 20 – Circus Performers: Coventry & Kaluza. This comedic circus act won “Best Comedy” and “Best Clown Act” in the American Circus Festival two years in a row and performs for audiences around the world. From 10-11 a.m., the talented duo will perform at the El Dorado Hills Branch Library. Tickets are free but limited. For more details, call 916-358-3502. June 21 – Spaghetti Western. Enjoy an evening of great food and wine, live and silent auctions and down-home country music at Cooper Vineyards beginning at 6 p.m. This annual event is a celebration of life and community, and helps support cancer research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. To purchase tickets, visit thespaghettiwestern.org. June 25 – Superhero Storytime. Head over to the Main Library in Placerville at 6:30 p.m.—donning your coolest superhero pajamas—to listen to stories and meet other superhero friends. It's like a pajamathemed Comicon for kids! For more details, visit eldoradolibrary.org. June 28 – Great American Backyard Campout. Presented by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest conservation organization, this annual nationwide event is designed to promote the benefits of camping as a way to connect people with nature and support NWF’s efforts to get kids outdoors. To sign the pledge to camp and for more details, visit nwf.org/great-american-backyardcampout.aspx. June 28 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy. Join as Fairytale Town brings Shakespeare’s popular fairythemed comedic play to life through hands-on activities, an old-world marketplace and all-you-can-eat ice cream from Crystal Creamery. The magical evening goes from 5-9 p.m.; costumes are encouraged. To purchase tickets, visit fairytaletown.org.

SAVE THE DATE! July 3 – Fifth Annual Fireworks Jubilee. Starting at 6 p.m., guests of all ages can ring in Independence Day with live bands, a chili cook-off, kids’ activity area, and a parade along Town Center Boulevard. For event updates, visit eldoradohillstowncenter.com.

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outtakes EL DORADO COUNTY CHAMBER MONTHLY MIXER Affordable Furniture and Blinds, Placerville, April 22 Photos by Lisa Warner. El Dorado Rose ladies with representatives from Walmart in Placerville

The Easter Bunny shares eggs with the kids

CAMERON PARK EASTER EGG HUNT

Golden Egg Winner Olivia Wright

Golden Egg Winner Jaden Taylor

Rasmussen Park Cameron Park, April 19 Photos courtesy of Tina Helm.

Members of Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises (MORE)

The Easter Bunny arrives (courtesy of the Cameron Park Fire Department)

The egg hunt begins

Paul and Bridgett Hartshorn, owners of Affordable Furniture and Blinds

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

GOLD COUNTRY GRAN FONDO

Hacienda Dog Park Cameron Park April 12 Photos by Eden Halbert of Sierra Luna Photography.

Town Center Bike and Tri, El Dorado Hills March 29 Photos by Alex Chiu. Gerald Lillpop, Jean Carey, Sue Hawkes, Holly Morrison and Bill Carey Rich Hincapie, Erin Gorrell and George Hincapie

Dylan and Judy Merten

Jeff Lee from Lees’ Feed

Terry Jones, Branden Brown, Chris Perry, Candace Egbert and Donna Egbert with dogs Eve, Tyson, Autumn, Lilly, Chewy and Patrick

Nick Blasquez and his newly adopted dog, Buzz

Charlie Kropf

Heather Van Sickle

Patrick McClurg, Kevin Metcalfe, Chris Lyman and Dan Bryant lead a group of cyclists

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Fred Haines, owner of Bistro 33, and George Hincapie

If you know of any events happening in the El Dorado County Foothills area or have photos you would like to share with us, please submit them to info@stylemg.com. And, to see more Outtakes photos, visit stylemg.com.

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Make the Living Easy with Proper Planning

MEDICAL DENTAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

SUNBURN

The time to choose a healthcare provider is now, before you need one. Don’t wait until you have an emergency. By taking a proactive approach to your healthcare, you can begin your journey to maintaining good health.

BUG BITES

MEDICARE • MEDI-CAL • MOST MAJOR INSURANCE

Sunburns can be dangerous. Protect yourself with a broadspectrum sunscreen and apply often. Use a lip balm with sunscreen, too! Seeing a doctor for even mild sunburn can help since a doctor can prescribe an aftercare treatment. Home remedies like calamine lotion and Aloe vera may be helpful.

HEAT STROKE Heat stroke is usually brought on by long exposure to high temperatures and inadequate hydration. Dehydration can happen quickly in the summer heat. Carry water with you and take frequent breaks during activity. If you suspect heat stroke, seek medical attention immediately.

These itchy, annoying bites can be serious if they bring a disease like West Nile. See a doctor if you have symptoms such as fever, head and/or body aches; skin rash and swollen lymph nodes. Prevent bug bites by using a good bug repellent and wearing long pants and sleeves in areas with lots of bugs.

FOOD POISONING

(530) 387-4975 · www.sshwc.org

Hot summer temperatures can help foodborne bacteria multiply at a rapid pace, spoiling food and causing illness. Food poisoning can be especially harmful for children, older adults, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses.


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contemplate what I want to do with it, but I’ve never left something unfinished. AB: You work in many mediums, but right now you’re focused on creating unique representations of cars and trucks in ceramics. What lead you here? JB: I worked at Don’s Body Shop in Castro Valley when I was 15 years old, prepping cars for painting. I built my first hot rod when I was 16—a 1933 Chevy Coupe—and I’ve never lost my love for automobiles. I became friends with Tony Natsoulas—curator at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville and a renowned ceramic artist who’s well known for his whimsical, ceramic caricatures—and he introduced me to ceramics. After about four months of classes with him, I ventured out on my own. The whimsical representations are inspired by Tony’s caricatures. AB: You were commissioned for a metal sculpture at the Vista Medical Center in Auburn. What inspired the piece? JB: It’s difficult to say what exactly inspires me when I do a metal wall hanging or a sculpture. My abstract design just flows. The hangings are typically made of recycled, corrugated metal and burned to obtain a certain patina. AB: Where else can the public view your work? JB: My work is currently showing at the Crocker Art Museum Store in Sacramento, Blue Line Gallery in Roseville, 621 First Street Gallery in Benecia, and Nancy Dodds Gallery in Carmel.

For more information, visit jefferybeckerleg.com

Whimsically Abstract by Abigail Blank

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effery Beckerleg has been an artist for more than 34 years and currently works out of his studio in Georgetown, creating quirky and unique metal and ceramic sculptures.

AB: Were you always artistically inclined or did your art evolve from of a specific life experience? JB: Having worked in construction for most of my life, building apartments and homes, I one day uncovered some very beautiful, old doors with stained glass windows. This sparked such a great interest in me that I pursued stained glass art. I eventually opened my own stained glass studio in downtown Castro Valley and also taught stained glass classes at the Adobe Art Center. The designs were always original and one of a kind. While going through my art files one day, I came upon some abstract drawings I had done as a child. Reflecting on that, I realize I was inclined to do abstract art and have always had an interest in it. AB: Have you ever left a piece of art unfinished? JB: Never. I might walk away from a piece for a day or two and 20 stylemg.com - June 2014

artbeat June 28 – El Dorado Dance Academy Presents GAMES. This evening-length program—including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre, contemporary dance and more—will explore various “games”—on boards, screens and playing fields. For show times, visit harriscenter.net.

Yellow Volkswagon bus photo courtesy of Jeffery Beckerleg. All other photos by Dante Fontana.

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AB: What advice would you give to young artists? JB: Pursue your interests. Take classes and visit art galleries—as many and as frequently as possible. Almost all art is inspiring to me; meeting and talking with other artists at different galleries can open new doors and expose new motivations. If your first piece doesn’t live up to your expectations, don’t give up.


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clearing up codependency Q & A with Therapist Bob by Bob Parkins, LMFT

Q: I recently started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and couple’s counseling at my partner’s insistence. She’s constantly checking up on me and questioning my motives and decisions. I’ve done everything she’s asked, but nothing I do seems to be enough. How can I prove to her that I’m serious about our marriage and my recovery? Bob: Your partner is acting out her codependent traits by attempting to manage your recovery. By trying to “prove to her” that you’re

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ew unhealthy relationship dynamics are more common or have as many facets as codependency. The term, defined as an unhealthy dependence on or control of others, may be over-generalized and a bit vague and unsatisfying; however, it encompasses a spectrum on which we all—in one way or another—can be placed. The questions below look at common yet often unrecognized forms of codependency.


serious about your recovery you’re not only playing into this form of control, but also acting out your own codependent patterns by over-focusing on keeping her happy. To break the codependent patterns, you both need to focus on taking responsibility for your own behaviors, rather than each other’s.

Q: I’ll be out of town for two weeks and,

the “go-to-person” and problem solver, but I rarely get time to focus on my actual work. I’m exhausted by the time I get home, and then my partner needs help with home projects. How can I get my former energy and performance back? Bob: People who have difficulty saying “no” can’t truly say “yes.” A sure sign that there’s a problem is when you plan to say “no,” but end up buckling when the time comes. When people agree to something they don’t want to do—purely out of obligation—they often feel frustrated, overwhelmed and resentful. Low self-esteem and the need for approval are often lurking behind such poor boundaries. Start saying “no” to little requests that aren’t as difficult to refuse. For more difficult requests, buy some time before giving an answer; this will help you stop replying automatically with a “yes” before having the chance to thoughtfully consider the request and its impact.

When people agree to something they don’t want to do—purely out of obligation— they often feel frustrated, overwhelmed and resentful.

in my absence, my partner will be skipping church, canceling a meeting, and isn’t planning to go to our annual block party. She tends to be pretty shy around groups of people, so I usually take care of our social calendar. Should I call her sister and ask her to tag along, or should I come home early? Bob: While it’s likely your partner suffers from social anxiety, changing your schedule to protect her from feeling discomfort enables her to continue letting fear control her. If you’re unsure how to offer support, a good rule of thumb is to be empathetic—but allow her the space to take ownership and responsibility for her schedule.

Q: I’m constantly overwhelmed by numerous projects, both at work and home. It feels good that my boss considers me

Bob Parkins is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He can be reached at 916-337-5406, info@bobparkinslmft.com or bobparkinslmft.com.


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Doctors

Advances in medicine happen at an astonishing speed these days, and thankfully, our community has professional, high-quality health care 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 | www.nuancecs.com 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.

Northern California Fertility Medical Center 1130 Conroy Ln., Ste. 100 | Roseville 1111 Exposition Blvd., Ste. 200 | Sacramento 916-773-2229 | www.NCFMC.com At Northern California Fertility Medical Center (NCFMC), our vision is your future family. If you are experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant, we offer a full range of infertility services including in vitro fertilization, egg donation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, artificial insemination, gestational surrogacy and vasectomy reversal. We are proud of our high success rates and are committed to providing the highest quality care. Individualized care from one of our three board certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists and one male fertility specialist is our trademark. You are not alone in pursuing your dream of a family. NCFMC has helped create more families than all other fertility centers in the region. Since 1992, our physicians, Dr. Janice Andreyko, Dr. John Gould, Dr. Michael Murray and Dr. Carlos Soto-Albors have helped create thousands of families. At NCFMC, we offer advanced treatments catered to your specific needs with life changing results. For more information visit our website at www. NCFMC.com.

Carlos E. Soto-Albors, M.D., FACOG, Michael J. Murray, M.D., FACOG, John E. Gould, M.D., Ph.D., (front) Janice L. Andreyko, M.D. FRCS(C), FACOG

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ourkids backpacks). Young ones who sing, play a musical instrument or do magic tricks are warmly welcomed to perform for seniors in retirement homes. The residents love to be entertained, especially by youths. Or, have your child summon their friends together to pick up trash from a neighborhood park. Web-savvy teens could offer an invaluable service—and beef up their own resumes, too—by setting up a small charity’s website. Agencies that frequently use young volunteers include hospitals (check out Marshall Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer program), Habitat for Humanity, United Way, the American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, animal shelters (such as Animal Marshall Medical Center’s Junior Volunteers Outreach of the Mother Lode), food banks (try the Food Bank of El Dorado County), libraries, Special Olympics, Goodwill Industries (their GoodGuide Youth program accepts volunteers ages 12-17) and other local nonprofits (Snowline Hospice). Kids who want to “encourage healthy living, nurture the environment and grow a sustainable community,” can get their hands dirty at the 55-acre Soil Born Farms in Rancho Cordova. Cat-loving kids should check out Fat Kitty City, an El Dorado Hills-based animal sanctuary operated by the parent Holderness company Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund. ative. With TerraCycle (terracycle.com), for The all-volunteer nonprofit rescues and example, kids can turn their trash—traditionprovides shelter and medical aid to abanally non-recycled waste like drink pouches, doned or abused cats. Kids under 11-andchip bags and toothbrushes—into treasures a-half must be accompanied by a parent (think recycled park benches and upcycled or guardian. Volunteers will assist with feedings; clean, sweep and mop the cats’ outdoor houses and cabins; make fliers; and assist at adoption events at local pet stores. Those who don’t want to work onsite can collect blankets for kitty bedding or donate supplies (scoopable kitty litter is at the top of the wish list). “We truly do rely on community support, especially the youth,” says Youth Volunteer Coordinator Pam Smit. “Young people work hard,” she Marshall’s Junior Volunteers adds, “but there’s always time to stop and help with community outreach nuzzle a cat.”

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hen Kathi Lishman started the Community Pride Committee in 1990, she was launching something much more than just another government committee. “The idea was to involve volunteers in the beautification of Placerville, and live up to a motto of improving the grace and charm of our city,” says Lishman, who served a two-year term as

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mayor. “It’s a commitment—we really do roll up our sleeves and get dirty, but it’s a labor of love.” The five-member (and one alternate) committee, established by a Council resolution, started with an objective to “spruce up” the city’s planters, most of which only had junipers in them. Now, 24 years later, the committee has planted and maintained

13 gardens, commissioned three murals, organized 10 garden tours and even arranged for high school students to rake senior citizens’ yards. Each committee member is responsible for at least one adopt-a-spot garden, but all receive assistance from a small army of local volunteers who prove the adage that many hands make light work. “Our town wouldn’t be what it is today without [these people’s] support—the city just doesn’t have the resources to take on these kinds of projects on our own,” says Steve Youel, Placerville’s director of community services. “They help preserve the history of our town, which is a high priority for our residents.” One of the committee’s biggest projects currently underway is the creation of the new Monument Garden, located at Main Street and Bedford Avenue. The idea was born out of necessity, but over time the Community Pride Committee saw the chance to develop something very special. “With the Highway 50 improvement project, three of our gardens were removed along the 50 corridor,” Lishman says. “One of those was called the Bell Garden, but rather than just replant it, we saw an opportunity to create a public space and build a monument for the 28 Vietnam Memorial plaques that were once located along Main Street.” Those plaques were originally installed in the sidewalk with a tree planted next to each. Over time, however, the trees either died or had to be removed. The plaques were displaced—some could be seen in the windows of Town Hall, but the tribute to Placerville’s fallen soldiers was lost. With community input and Community Pride funds, a plan has been developed to install the plaques on a new granite monument surrounded by park benches, flowers and shrubs, and to reinstall the historic bell from which the original Bell Garden got its name. It’s an inspired plan, but so far it’s just a plan. The project cost is estimated at $100,000—to date, Community Pride has raised about $16,000 and is planning additional fund-raising efforts to bring the Monument Garden to fruition. They have a mountain to climb, but in the end, it’s just like every other project the committee undertakes: It’s a labor of love.

For more details or to volunteer, call 530642-5232. Donations can be mailed to 549 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667.

Photo by Dante Fontana.

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stone building with iron doors near the eastern intersection of Newtown Road and Fort Jim Road is one of the few remains of Newtown, a Gold Rush town that once boasted a population of more than 5,000. In 1848, Mormons traveling from Placerville to Salt Lake discovered Newtown just eight miles southwest of Hangtown. They came to a long, narrow valley and dubbed it Pleasant Valley, a moniker still in use. They stopped and built a corral to rest their animals; on the South Fork of Weber Creek, near the present intersection of Snows Road and Newtown Road, a second corral was crafted. As their animals feasted on abundant grasses, the Mormons prospected the ravines and gulches— and discovered gold. But, as mining wasn’t their objective, the group moved on, cutting a trail now know as Mormon Emigrant Trail to Carson Valley. In February 1849, several of the Mormons returned to Placerville, and news of their find near Pleasant Valley spread. By July, when the first influx of overland emigrants began coming across the Mormon Trail, miners were working the ravines and gulches around present-day Newtown. Many emigrants stopped to join them and built cabins. Two mining towns, Iowaville and Dog 30 stylemg.com - June 2014

A Quiet Valley with a Bustling Past by Jerrie Beard

Town, sprung up along present-day Snows Road. In 1852, when three ditches were constructed to bring much-needed water to the diggings, Newtown was formed, only half a mile from Dog Town. Israel Clapp, Newtown’s founder, put up a store, which was followed by a hotel, school, butcher shop, breweries, distilleries, blacksmith shop, tenpin alley and numerous saloons and dance halls. In 1854, the Newtown Post Office opened in the “stone store” that still stands on Newtown Road. The pride of Newtown was Kaler’s Brewery, located across the street from the “stone store.” In 1854, a road was constructed (primarily with Chinese laborers) between Placerville and Newtown, and the Wells Fargo Express served the town three times a week. Many notable personalities pepper the town’s history. Snowshoe Thompson delivered mail in the area; James Marshall visited the town’s drinking establishments and

Newtown School (1880s)

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was a friend of the residents; a confederate sympathizer known as Doc planned to hide firearms for the Army of the Pacific in Dead Head Gulch; John “Black Jack” Perkins, a former slave who bought his freedom with the gold he found, raised pigs on his Newtown property; and Dr. Samuel Snow, for whom Snows Road is named, was the town’s obstetrician and operated a hydraulic mine along the North Fork of Weber Creek. In 1872, a disastrous fire started in Kaler’s Brewery and soon destroyed most Bellows Blacksmith Shop of Newtown. Although it never recovered its former grandeur, mining continued into the 20th century. The predominantly Italian population that remained, gave it the nickname “Sunny Italy” for many years. Once one of the richest and busiest mining areas in the county, Newtown now remains a quiet, peaceful valley.


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FOYER Think of this area as the grand entry to your property, linking the interior and exterior living spaces. • Highlight your entrance and doorway area by adding a splash of color at the entrance. • Think of your doormat as the “flooring” to your entry. Consider natural fibers to provide an organic feel and gracious welcome. • Add planters to soften your home’s exterior. Interesting, textural plants displayed in zinc, concrete or colored pottery containers greet guests and passersby.

SIDE YARD While some may feel a side yard is too small to pay much attention to when planning outdoor designs, it can be an intimate space for herbs, vegetables or a small bistro table setting. • Raised beds lend order and structure to any kitchen garden. Depending on the dimensions, they can also be kid-and grandparent-friendly, so be thoughtful about height and yard placement. • Reclaim unused indoor seating pieces and place them outside for dining al fresco. A fresh coat of paint on a side table can add unexpected color and character outdoors. • Add some Italian white lights to your side area to further create ambiance and an alternative light source.

california living Easy Ways to Expand Outdoor Space by Kerrie L. Kelly, ASID

Even if there isn’t room for a huge dining set, nestling in a couple chairs makes for a nice lounge space. An overhead trellis can bring the inside out, and allow for a ceiling fan to move air around. • Consider a green wall as a privacy buffer via potted plants or vertical trellis applications. • Crushed rock is a versatile, low-maintenance and affordable solution for creating pathways and furniture landings. Just as we often see in the Napa Valley, when pebbled paths are incorporated, another layer of texture and interest is created. • Allow for moveable furnishings to accommodate smaller or larger parties. Indoor/outdoor performance fabrics not only add color, but softness and durability to seating and dining areas, too.

EXTRA SPACE What better use for a slim strip of land than a European-inspired bocce ball court? Get family and guests out from in front of the big-screen TV and encourage a little friendly competition with a classic game. • Enclose an area by planting a dense lavender, grass or boxwood border to create a sensory experience. • Use candles and lanterns to create a mood for all to participate in outdoor games. Should you have enough space, a moveable fire pit is always a welcome addition. • Don’t forget to make a simple playlist that can be enjoyed for any outdoor event.

Kerrie L. 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 kerriekelly. com or call 916-919-3023. 36 stylemg.com - June 2014

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Sacramento Antique Faire

Placerville Craft Faire photo courtesy of Lisa Crummet. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

A is for Antiques

Four blocks of Historic Sutter Street in Folsom will be devoted to a wide and great selection of antiques and collectibles on Saturday, September 13. Admission to the 47th Annual Antique Peddlers Fair is free, and great food and live entertainment will also be featured. Get there early, as this event is known to draw up to 10,000 shoppers! Parking will be available in the structure located at 905 Leidesdorff Street. historicfolsom.org/events.cfm For even more unusual and vintage finds, check out the Sacramento Antique Faire every second Sunday at 2300 Front Street in Sacramento. Beginning at 6:30 a.m., peruse fine art, vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, military antiques and loads more. Admission is $3 (children 16 and under are free). sacantiquefaire.com Locally, check out the following antique shops: Placerville Antiques (placervilleantiques.com), Empire Antiques (facebook.com/empireantiques), Gothic Rose Antiques (gothicroseantiques.com) and Antique Depot Collective (530-6775542).

B is for Brewfests

Mmm…beer. The popular Bell Tower Brewfest is scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 28. Sample more than 40 craft brews while strolling through Downtown Placerville, and enjoy live entertainment from Achilles Wheel, Shauna Lea & The Hired Guns Band, and the Ice House Blues Band. Tickets are limited and expected to sell out. You can purchase online or locally in Placerville at River City Bank, Cuppa Coffee & More,

Bell Tower Brewfest Placerville Craft Faire

The Wine Smith and Placerville Brewing. placerville-downtown.org Carrera Productions will host the second annual Folsom Rhythm & Brews on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Palladio. The boozy and exciting event will feature two stages and six bands, a kids’ zone, craft beers from over 40 breweries, great food and more. Admission is free and tasting kits start at $5. folsomrhythmandbrews.com You can enjoy even more brewskis at the Sixth Annual Auburn Brewfest on 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Farrell Wrenn Park. Tickets are

on sale now for $25 in advance, or $35 at the door. And, you’ll also get a commemorative mug! auburnbrewfest.com.

C is for Crafts

Save the date! The 17th Annual Craft Faire is scheduled for 8 a.m. on August 10 in Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street will close to host more than 100 artisans from all over the West and their pottery, jewelry, woodwork, quilted and decorating items, dolls, garden items, soaps, candles, food and more. Admission and parking are free. placerville-downtown.org June 2014 - stylemg.com 41


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On June 7, bring Fido and the family to Land Park for the annual Doggy Dash, a scenic and fun walk that helps raise money for shelter animals. Following the walk, stroll through the Bark at the Park Festival, featuring the best pet products from various local area businesses and specialty shops. Show off your pups’ best skills in the fashion show contest or Frisbee competition. sspca.org/how-you-canhelp/special-events Bring your canine companions and unleash the fun at the Bark ‘n’ Splash Bash at the Folsom Aquatic Center on October 12 from 1-4 p.m. For $10 per pup, they’ll be allowed to swim and frolic in the Activity Pool, which features a pooch-pleasing play structure and sloped beach-style entry into the water; and for the

Bark ‘n’ Splash Bash

E is for Endurocross

For the thrill-seekers reading, don’t miss your chance to watch some of the best motorcycle riders in the world as Geico Endurocross stops in our area. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Sleep Train Arena. Endurocross is a mix of supercross, trials and endurance racing held indoors over off-road riding obstacles, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole and special obstacles (like giant tires). The general public will be allowed to watch the practice runs starting at 8:30 a.m. on June 21. Tickets range from $12.50 (kids 2-12) to $45 (VIP). endurocross.com/buy-tickets

Fans can also catch Ultimate Enduro at the Placer County Fair on Thursday, June 19, from 7-10 p.m. placercountyfair.org

F is for FolsomFolsom Pro Rodeo Pro Rodeo

Giddy up! The is bucking its way back to town July 3-5 for its 54th annual festival. There will be nonstop fun for everyone each night, thanks to rodeo clowns, a silver-dollar dig for the youngins’, local business food booths, the arrival of the American flag by parachute, motocross freestyle daredevil Justin Ayres and his death-defying back flip, mutton busting, wild rodeo action with bulls, broncs and cowboys, nightly in-arena fireworks, live music and more. The gates open each night at 6 p.m., with riding events at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. and live music at 10 p.m. folsomprorodeo.com

GCampout is for Great American Backyard

Turn the TV off and leave the phone in the house, but don’t forget to grab the s’mores ingredients and prepare campfire tales as you head outside for a night away from mind-numbing technology! Sleep under the stars and reconnect with nature during the

10th Annual Great American Backyard Campout on June 28, an event from National Wildlife Federation (NWF) that encourages families and people of all ages to camp in their

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water-shy, there’s abundant lawn for romping, lounging and doggie socializing. A variety of vendors will be on hand to provide information and product samples. Dog licenses, microchip implants for permanent identification, and rabies vaccinations will be available on-site for a fee. folsom.ca.us/depts/parks-n-recreation/ aquatic This year’s Woofstock is scheduled for 9 a.m. on August 24 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin and will offer various activities, entertainment, a doggy ducky drop, local business vendors and more. Now in its seventh year, this free event is a howl of a time for any canine enthusiast and will benefit area canine rescue groups. rocklin.ca.us/specialevents On any day this summer, let Spot off his leash at Hacienda Dog Park in Cameron Park.


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been creating hand-crafted artisanal ice cream push pops, and delivering them on her specialty bike—it has a freezer mounted on the front that can hold up to 200 of her pops. Her flavors change every month, and we are already drooling just thinking about what her summer pops could be. Recently, she served Black Forest Brownie, Spiced Caramel Cookie, Vanilla with Maltballs and many others. Find her around town at local events or with a minimum order of 12 pops or 3 pints, she’ll deliver ’em right to you. popcyclecreamery.com

backyards and campgrounds. As you plan for the night outside, first head to NWF’s website for packing lists, recipes, nocturnal wildlife guides, exploration activities, nature games and more. backyardcampout.org

H is for Hangtown Car Hangtown Show Car At 5 p.m. on August 28, the Show is back, thanks to popular demand! Sponsored by the Placerville Lions Club, admission and parking to this Main Street event are free for spectators. For information and pre-registration to show a car, contact Mike at 530-622-1731.

I is for Ice Cream

There’s no shortage of amazing ice cream shops and parlors in our neighborhoods— just check out the “Hit List” on page 14! And to really top this sundae with whipped cream and a cherry, we’ve got the scoop on the Sacramento Zoo’s 30th Annual Ice Cream Safari from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 16. With an early bird ticket purchased before August 13 (adults: $17, children 2-11: $13), you’ll get all-youcan-eat Baskin Robbins Ice Cream in cones, sundaes and floats along with all-you-candrink Coca-Cola beverages. Throughout the 14-acre zoo, kids and parents alike will have fun at every corner with face painting, a dance party, and live entertainment. Plus, you can enter the GiRaffle for some awesome prizes. All proceeds will benefit the general maintenance and animal care at the Zoo. saczoo.org/icecreamsafari

Larry the Cable Guy

Now to a woman who has been changing the local ice cream scene—let us introduce you to Rachel Sprinkle-Strong, owner of Popcycle Creamery (popcyclecreamery. com). For the past couple years, Rachel has

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Cameron Park, zacjack.com Why we love it: Delicious French-inspired fare and tasty beer and wine in a quiet outdoor setting equals summer fun success.

El Dorado Saloon

El Dorado Hills, eldoradosaloon.com Why we love it: A boozy brunch means sitting outside.

J is for Jokes

Get your laughter on with George Lopez and Larry the Cable Guy! Both comedians will take the stage at Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s outdoor amphitheater on June 13 and July 18, respectively. Lopez, who currently stars on the FX sitcom Saint

The Independent

Placerville, independentplacerville.com Why we love it: With umbrellas, fountains and plenty of shade, it’s the perfect place to while away a summer day.

David Girard Vineyard

Placerville, davidgirardvineyards.com Why we love it: It’s like a mini-vacation— you’ve got wine, breathtaking views and no annoying city noise.

Taqueria El Carnaval, Placerville,

taqueriaelcarnaval.com Why we love it: A great place to people watch!

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George, will bring big laughs and social commentary to the Sacramento area. Larry the Cable Guy will get it done with his blue-collar act and homespun humor. Just don’t forget your sleeveless shirt and cowboy hat. Tickets for both shows range from $34.75 to $83.75. thundervalleyresort. com/entertainment/headliners Laugh it up Tuesday through Sunday at 9 p.m. at The Improv at Harveys Lake Tahoe, which features two new comics weekly. harvesytahoe.com At Tommy T’s in Rancho Cordova, don’t miss Michael Mancini, the Tonight Show’s “World’s Funniest Cop” winner (June 5-8); Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper’s Mark Curry (July 11-13); and Steve-O from the popular JACKASS series (August 28-31). tommyts. com/sac

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K is for Kickstands

Brush those cobwebs off and get ready to ride your bicycle! The 2014 Prairie City Race Series in Folsom has two races left on June 4 and June 11. This is the 19th season for the event, and each race brings at least 450 competitors. Walk-up, race-day registration will open at 4:30 p.m., with an additional fee of $5. Grab your family and race together or let the kiddos race on their own. No matter your ability or speed, this series has something for everyone. racemtb. com/registration.htm. Two more great days of racing will take place on June 14 and 15. Race one is the Folsom Historic Crit (folsomhistoriccrit. com) and race two is the Nevada City Classic (nevadacityclassic.com) at Downtown Broad Street. Both races are part of the Omnium, where riders must race in both events in order to qualify for the big race. Prizes will be awarded for each race as well as the overall Omnium winners. Placerville Bike Shop posts weekly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday rides on their website. Open to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders, on road or mountain terrain, it’s a perfect way to socialize and burn some calories, too! placervillebike.com/ride-with-us 44 stylemg.com - June 2014

L is for Live Music

Head over to the El Dorado Hills Town Center for 12 (nearly) back-to-back weeks of guaranteed fun and amazing music at Live on the Boulevard. Starting June 19, Eagles Tribute band Boys of Summer will kick off the can’t-miss concert series, which will also feature Petty Theft (San Francisco tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Unauthorized Rolling Stones, Chris Gardner Band, Nathan Owens Motown & Soul Review, Mania (Beatles tribute), Cash Prophets (Johnny Cash tribute) and much more. Don’t miss the Folsom Symphony performing American Salute, which will

close the series on September 11. Along with the Thursday night concerts in the Steven Young Amphitheater from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the shows will also include food, giveaways and dancing! eldoradohillstowncenter.com Don’t miss the Cameron Park Family Concert on Saturday, August 2 at the Cameron Park Lake bandstand from 5-8 p.m. Late for Dinner, one of El Dorado County’s hottest and most entertaining bands, will entertain; dancing and good times are sure to follow! Free for residents (must show ID); non-resident admission is $5. Summer Concerts in the Park is on tap at EDH Community Park on Fridays at 7 p.m. (August 22 and September 5).

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Stealth Half-Pipe Slide at SunSplash Waterpark

Romance of Broadway Sacramento French Film Festival

For a show closer to home, Todd Ellison & Friends presents the Romance of Broadway on June 6 at Harris Center, with the most romantic music from the Great White Way, including West Side Story’s “Maria,” South Pacific’s “Some Enchanted Evening,” Man of La Mancha’s “The Impossible Dream” and much more. From July 1120, El Dorado Musical Theater will perform Disney’s The Jungle Book, as well as the Best of Broadway on June 17. harriscenter.net

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M is for Musicals

For the theater geek in all of us, don’t miss a chance to see Jesus Christ Superstar when it comes to Sacramento for one show only at 8 p.m. July 15 at Sleep Train Arena. The rock musical became a global phenomenon when it first opened more than 40 years ago, and has now been reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular touring North America. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking show features an all-star cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars including Incubus’ lead vocalist Brandon Boyd as Judas Iscariot, *NSYNC vocalist JC Chasez as Pontius Pilate, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams as Mary Magdalene, John Rotten Lydon from Public Image Ltd and Sex Pistols as King Herod, and introduces Superstar Winner Ben Forster as Jesus. Tickets range from $43.98 to $185.73, and are available at ticketmaster.com.

Kicking off June 13 is Nite Slide at SunSplash Waterpark, where you can cool off after a hot day with waterslides under the stars! Admission is $19.99, and the park will stay open from 5-10:30 p.m. Join in the evening fun most Mondays-Saturdays through August 2. golfland. com/roseville

O is for saying “Oh-La-La”

Held every summer at the Crest Theatre, Sacramento’s French Film Festival will premiere new films, rediscover classics as well as present French short films in exclusivity and Sacramento shorts with a “French flavor” produced by Sacramento artists. The festival opens on Friday, June 20, with an often sold-out catered reception followed by the opening film. Films continue all day Saturday and Sunday for two weekends. Saturday midnight movies are presented to mature audiences, and the festival concludes on Sunday, June 29, with a champagne party following the closing film. All films are presented in French with English subtitles, and shown either once or twice. Tickets are available for single films and passes are available for special events, one weekend or the whole festival. sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org

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 • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar • 2 oz. bourbon • 1 tbsp. water In a tall Collins glass, muddle the mint with the sugar. Add the water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Fill the glass to the top with crushed ice. Add the bourbon to the top of the glass.

Ginger-Orange Margarita

Serves 4 • 1 can (12-oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 tbsp. reserved • 10 oz. tequila • 6 oz. ginger liqueur • 1 tsp. grated ginger • 4 cups ice • 2 tbsp. kosher or margarita salt Combine frozen orange juice concentrate (minus 1 tablespoon), tequila, ginger liqueur, ginger and ice in a blender and mix until ice is crushed. Place saved tablespoon of orange concentrate on a small plate and salt on another plate. Dip rims of 4 glasses in concentrate and then in salt. Pour, serve and enjoy!

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June, July and August are packed with hilarious and charming puppet shows, family-friendly campouts and art days at Fairytale Town in Sacramento’s Land Park. June brings a Cinderella puppet show (June 7-8), a Family Campout (June 13-14), and A Midsummer

Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy (June 28). Enjoy an International Celebration (July 5), Little Red Riding Hood puppet show (July 5-6), Arts for All Day (July 12), Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

presented by The Fairytale Town Troupers (July 19-27), and another Family Campout (July 2627) the following month. And, to close things out in August, Fairytale Town will entertain guests of all ages with Three Billy Goats Gruff puppet show (August 2-3), Cat & the Fiddle Musical Festival (August 9-10), and one last Family Campout (August 15-16). fairytaletown.org

Q is for QuiltsGold Bug Quilters Annual

The three-day Quilt Show will run from September 5-7 at the Cameron Park Community Center. Get a

Brothers Sewing and Vacuum Center

(brothersvacuums.com); both offer classes aplenty.

R isSacramento for River Cats River Cats

The will once again take to the bases with summer instructional camps, coached by future MLB stars! The two sessions will be open to kiddos ages 7-12. Camp 1 will be held June 12-13, and Camp 2

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will be August 14-15. The two-day camps will include instruction from River Cats players and coaches, Chalk Talk from a River Cats awardwinning motivational speaker, a baseball camp T-shirt, and a free ticket to the River Cats game on June 13 or August 15. The cost for a single camp is $109, or $189 for both camps; register soon as camps fill up fast! For those wanting to be taken out to a ballgame, there are plenty of promotions and ticket plans available. From Family Packs starting at $79 to a Father’s Day Package (June 5) with barbecue dinner in the right field area and a Sleepover Night (August 30) where the kids can camp out after the game, there’s a game for all! rivercats.com

S is for Swimming

Practice your diving, backstroke and belly flops at these public pools! Folsom Aquatic Center (1200 Riley Street, 916-355-8318, folsomaquaticcenter.com) offers a variety of programs for all ages and ability levels. The El Dorado Hills Community Pool (1021 Harvard Way, 916-614-3228) extends its hours (Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 2-7 p.m.) between now and August 10, and the Cameron Park Aquatics Pool (cameronpark.org/aquatics_ gymnasium.html) has a water slide that can’t be beat!

Puppet shows at Fairytale Town photo by Dina Heidrich. El Dorado Hills Community Pool photo courtesy of Teri Gotro of the EDH CSD. Sacramento River Cats photo by Aaron Roseli.

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peek at the group’s opportunity quilt “Tree of Paradise,” which was pieced by members of the guild and quilted by Susan Krinks. Dozens of vendors from the area will also be on hand with everything from quilting machines to thread rippers. Attendees can vote for their favorite quilt as well as visit the country store, participate in the silent auction or basket raffle, watch demonstrations, enjoy good food and enter the raffle forthe opportunity quilt. Proceeds will benefit the Gold Bug Quilters scholarship fund for El Dorado County high school and college students. Men will have the opportunity to vote for “Gentlemen’s Choice” on their favorite quilts. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 (includes all three days), though men and children are free. goldbugquilters.org If perusing all of these pretty quilts has you sew inclined to learn, check out High Sierra Quilters (highsierraquilters.com/classes) and


El Dorado County Fair

a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Sunday. The 17day fair is a celebration of the great state of California, its industries, agriculture and diversity of its people. bigfun.org These summer months also bring a wide selection of county fairs, including the El Dorado County Fair from June 12-15 at the El Dorado Fairgrounds in Placerville (eldoradocountyfair.org), Placer County Fair from June 19-22 at 800 All America City Boulevard in Roseville (placercountyfair. org), Amador County Fair in Plymouth from July 24-27 (amadorcountyfair.com) and the Nevada County Fair on August 6-10 (nevadacountyfair.com). Many offer free or discounted admission days; check websites for details.

All photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

U is for U-Pick Farms

Amber Oaks Raspberries

And don’t think we forgot about the awesome lakes and rivers that surround us. Folsom Lake (parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500) and its recreation area offer opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and small bass or perch. Cameron Park Lake (cameronpark. org/cameron_park_lake.html) offers four tennis courts, a playground, walking/jogging trail, fishing, boat rentals and picnic areas, in addition to swimming of course. The park also has a seasonal concession stand. The American River (theamericanriver.com)

spans Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento counties, and offers opportunities aplenty for rafting, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding and more.

T is for Tilt-A-Whirl

Gather the family and head to Cal Expo for dizzying rides (like our favorite, the tilta-whirl!), sugary-sweet funnel cakes, the always-happy mascot Poppy and so much more! The fair, which kicks off July 11 and runs through the 27, will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10

Yes, summer means a different local farmers’ market each day of the week, but why not skip it once in a while and head to a farm to pick your own fresh produce? Before you venture to one of these local farms, put an ice chest in your car to keep your fruits and veggies fresh on the drive home. For safety, be sure to wear sneakers with good soles, sunscreen and other protective layers, and don’t wear perfume or other scented products that might attract bees. For places to hand pick fresh produce, check out Veerkamp’s Pick’N Carry Berries in Elk Grove (916806-4191, veerkampspickncarryberries. farmvisit.com, usually open June 1-mid July); American River Cherry Company in Placerville (530-626-3881, americanrivercherryco.com, open May to mid July); and Amber Oaks Raspberries in Auburn (530-885-3420, amberoaks. wordpress.com, open June to November, call for appointment).

V is for Volleyball

Bump, set, spike! Did you know volleyball is the second most popular summer activity after swimming? It’s a friendly and competitive game, and it’ll give you a great workout. And though we’re more than a few minutes away from the ocean, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the feeling of sand between our toes. All you have to do is head to one of the sand volleyball courts around town! In Cameron Park, head to the Cameron Park Lake recreation area; in June 2014 - stylemg.com 47


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Wine tasting in El Dorado County

El Dorado Hills, venture to Lake Forest or Oak Knoll Parks. And if you’re not into volleyball, why not give badminton a try?

Presented by the Rotary Clubs of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park, and starting at 6 p.m., taste award-winning artisan wines and craft brews, sample bites from local restaurants and rock out to the live entertainment. wineattowncenter.org Drink some “creative juice” (wine) and paint a masterpiece at one of Painted. Studios’ themed classes, where you sip local wines and let the brush work its magic. On the 30th of every month, they offer a “Thirty Thirty” special—one class for only $30, regardless what night it falls on! paintedstudios.com Another perfect way to while away a summer day? Designate a driver and head to Amador (amadorwine.com) or El Dorado County (eldoradowines.org) for an afternoon of wine tasting. Both regions offer more than 35 wineries to pick from, so map it out ahead of time and bring a picnic lunch (we love the deli sandwiches and prepared foods from Amador Vintage Market!).

W is for Wine Time

X is for X-ploring New Areas

Volleyball

Nothing says summer like a beautiful fireworks show lighting up the night sky! Here all are the places you can see the ’works. Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center 6:30 p.m., July 3 Complete with three live bands, a chili cook-off, a kids’ activity area and much more. eldoradohillstowncenter.com

Folsom Pro Rodeo 9:30 p.m., July 3-5

folsomprorodeo.com Fireworks three nights in a row!

Annual Family Blast at El Dorado Fairgrounds July 4 Fireworks once dark.

Fireworks Fridays and Saturdays at Sacramento River Cats

The hugely popular Raley Field fireworks shows are expanding again this season, with a show immediately following every Friday and Saturday home game.

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Swirl, sniff, sip! There’s very little that is more enjoyable than a summer day paired with (get it?) delicious wines. Mark your calendars for Wine at Town Center on June 14 at the El Dorado Hills Town Center.

Grab your compass and your camera ‘cause we’ve got some exploring to do! Through September 28, hop on board the California

State Railroad Museum’s Weekend Excursion Train Rides. From 11 a.m. to 5

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and bakeries. The tour will include six to seven stops over a 3.5-hour time frame. Tickets are $58-$65 per adult. local-food-tours.com

Y is for Yoga

California State Railroad Museum’s Weekend Excursion Train Rides photo courtesy of California State Railroad Museum. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

California State Railroad Museum’s Weekend Excursion Train Rides

Get your namaste on with a variety of yoga classes offered in the area. Main Street Yoga (447 Main Street, 530-748-3513, mainstyoga. com) has classes for any level of ability, and with classes starting at 6 a.m. and the last one scheduled for 6 p.m., there’s no excuse for being too busy! Be sure to inquire about their family plans, too. After all, the family that downward dogs together stays together! Leap Yoga (1725 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-608-5327, leapyoga.net) has classes at any level of practice for adults, women who are prenatal/postpartum, and teens and kids.

Z is for Zoo

Overnight Safaris at Sacramento Zoo

p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, travel back in time to see how the Sacramento Southern Railroad used to operate along the levees of the Sacramento River. During the six-mile ride (45 minutes round trip), guests will delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic train from an earlier era—complete with vintage closed coaches with comfy seats as well as open-air gondolas with bench style seating. Tickets can be booked online in advance (Monday - Friday) or in person starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride. csrmf.org For a trip filled with more secrets, Old

Sacramento Underground Tours reveal the facts behind the legends that

lie below historic buildings and sidewalks. You’ll explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while hearing tales of devastation, perseverance and determination that led to a successful street-raising project. historicoldsac.org If you’d prefer food and drink while you walk, don’t miss the Urban Art, Food & Libations Walking Tour happening at 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays through August 30. The tour will explore alleyways, turn corners and travel along one-way streets to view various urban art murals in the Midtown area. Along the way, pop into a few of Sacramento’s excellent wine and Port tasting rooms and indulge in Mom and Pop eateries

Calling all animal pals! Spend your summer days (and nights!) at the Sacramento Zoo. Bring the whole family out to the Overnight Safaris in June, July and August for an educational evening spent learning about the zoo when the sun goes down! You just might see animal behaviors you never have seen before. Dinner and breakfast are provided. Twilight Thursdays will bring extended Zoo hours, dinner specials, live music and activities in June and July. The King of Feasts Food & Wine Luau on Saturday, June 21, offers gourmet food from Sacramento’s finest area restaurants and bakeries, live entertainment, Polynesian dancers and a silent auction. saczoo.org Hear stories about the animals and meet one of them up close at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary’s Storytime at the Zoo on June 26 and July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Zoo is also the perfect summer day trip—whether you want to feel like a kid again, or bring your kids! Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (through August 31), Tuesday through Sunday. folsomzoofriends.org

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ext time you tour Fair Play’s boutique wineries, make sure you stop off at the delightful hamlet that is The Pub at Fair Play. A word of warning: You may find yourself running late for your lunch date with the temptation of numerous wineries you’ll find on your way there, or right next door, or just up the road. They’re everywhere! The Pub is styled after a traditional English watering hole, with exposed beams, dark wood and not one but two dartboards. The menu is extensive, from weekend breakfasts and paninis to pizzas, burgers and of course, traditional English fare like pasties, Scotch eggs, fish and chips, and bangers and mash. An impressive selection of pints from across the pond and local wines will quench the most parched of thirsts. And service is not just friendly but downright cheery—a healthy dose of smalltown charm can be found in every smile. On a recent sunny Saturday, my husband and I visited for lunch and enjoyed deliciously crispy, piping hot fried pickle spears as an appetizer. For mains, he opted for the hearty beef and mushroom pie, and I went for traditional fish and chips. Wonderfully chunky potato “chips” (French fries) and a seasoned vegetable medley accompanied my husband’s flaky and flavorful pie that boasted slow-braised beef, meaty mushrooms, and onions. My cod was fried to golden perfection, and the russet shoestring fries were well seasoned and scrumptious—especially when dipped into the addicting garlic aioli. Full as we were, the friendly waitress twisted our arms into splitting a brownie sundae. Piled high with home-style ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry on top, with a warm and tasty brownie—we weren’t disappointed. Bottom line: Full bellies and big smiles are fair play at this pub.

My cod was fried to golden perfection, and the russet shoestring fries were well seasoned and scrumptious—especially when dipped into the addicting garlic aioli.

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restaurantguide Featuring restaurants and eateries in the El Dorado County Foothills ** = MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION POINT • AMERICAN / CAFÉ / DELI Back Forty Texas BBQ 3977 Durock Road, #205 Shingle Springs | 530-676-4040 Hours: Tue.-Thrs. 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m., Sun. 11:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. Cards Accepted: V, MC, D, AmEx We serve authentic Texas recipes. We’ve been voted number one caterer and number one ribs in El Dorado County. Dine-in, Carry-out and Catering services are available. All of our dishes are made fresh from scratch daily. Our meats are slow smoked on our southern pride pit. Please come join us for a Texas-size meal. Bricks Eats and Drinks 482 Main Street Placerville | 530-303-3480 Burger Barn ** 6404 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines | 530-344-7167 Buttercup Pantry 222 Main Street Placerville | 530-621-1320 Caffé Santoro ** 2531 Merrychase Drive Cameron Park | 530-387-4432 Centro ** 385 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-5500 Crystal Basin Bistro 3590 Carson Road Suite B Camino | 530-303-3749 Cuppa Coffee and More ** 442 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9600 Diamond Springs Hotel 545 Pleasant Valley Road Placerville | 530-621-1730 The Forester Pub and Grill ** 4110 Carson Road Camino | 530-644-1818 Heyday Café ** 325 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9700 Hog Wild BBQ ** 38 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-3883 The Independent Restaurant & Bar 629 Main Street, Suite 102 Placerville | 530-344-7645 The Levee 451 Main Street Placerville | 530-642-8669 52 stylemg.com - June 2014

Log Cabin Café 3220 Pondorado Road Camino | 530-644-0345

Grand China 4340 Golden Center Drive Placerville | 530-626-5679

Mr. Pickles ** 4601 Missouri Flat Road Placerville | 530-642-1677

• FRENCH Allez! ** 4242 Fowler Lane, Suite 101 Diamond Springs | 530-621-1160

New Haven ** 6396 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines | 530-644-3448 Old Town Grill 444 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-2631 Placerville Brewery ** 155 Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-295-9166 Shingle Springs Coffee Co. ** 4068A Mother Lode Drive Shingle Springs | 530-676-2623 Snooty Frog ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-677-9025 Sweetie Pie’s ** 577 Main Street Placerville | 530-642-0128 Join us to feast on specialty scrambles, omelettes, pancakes and Belgian waffles hot off the griddle for breakfast. For lunch enjoy our best-seller chile relleno casserole, sandwiches and paninis galore, and delightful salads made with the freshest vegetables and fruits to pair with our hearty homemade soups. Don’t forget to leave room for our wonderful homemade desserts! Torino’s Bar & Grill 251 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-7500 ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-676-2969 Z Pie 3182 Center Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-621-2626 • CHINESE/MONGOLIAN China City Restaurant 4100 Cameron Park Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-9888

• ITALIAN Papa Gianni’s Ristorante ** 3450 Palmer Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-2333 • JAPANESE Amerikan Ichi Sushi 1234 A Broadway Placerville | 530-621-2100 Kobe Surf & Turf ** 3300 Coach Lane, #C-1 Cameron Park | 530-672-9210 Shilla Sushi Bar 2943 Paul Bunyon Road Placerville | 530-644-5047 • MEXICAN Cascada Restaurante & Cantina 384 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7757 Casa Ramos ** 6840 Greenleaf Drive Placerville | 530-622-2303 Que Viva ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-577-3330 Taqueria Carnival 4340 Golden Center Drive Placerville | 530-344-7246 • SEAFOOD Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub 425 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-1091 • THAI Taste of Thai 1160 Broadway Placerville | 530-621-9559

If we’ve omitted your favorite restaurant or you find an error, let us know via email: info@stylemg.com.

Diamond Chinese Restaurant 570 Pleasant Valley Road Placerville | 530-622-8188 Dignity Dragon Restaurant 415-A Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-622-4293

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Mustard Vinaigrette • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tsp. aged balsamic vinegar • 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard • 2 tsp. minced shallot • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper Brussels Sprouts • 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 3 tbsp. melted ghee • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 4 porkitos, crumbled (crispy prosciutto chips; for recipe, visit stylemg.com) • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and pushed through a sieve

and flipping the sprouts at the midpoint. (If you don’t have hard-boiled eggs handy, now’s the perfect time to make some.)

1. If you haven’t made a batch of porkitos yet, hop to it—especially if you’ve only got one oven.

4. Toss the Brussels sprouts with the vinaigrette in a large bowl. Plate the sprouts, add a sprinkle of crumbled porkitos and garnish with the sieved eggs. Taste and adjust for seasoning; serve immediately. Serves 6.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with the rack in the middle position. Then, combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a jar. Seal tightly and shake well. 3. Toss the Brussels sprouts with melted ghee and season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the sprouts in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes or until browned on the outside and tender on the inside, rotating the tray 54 stylemg.com - June 2014

dinner date Food and Beer for the Season

LAGUNITAS LITTLE SUMPIN’ SUMPIN’ ALE Tony Magee founded Lagunitas Brewing Company—known for their radical interpretations of traditional beer styles and cheeky, descriptive text on their packaging—in 1993. Since the mid-2000s, this Petaluma brewery has been one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the U.S., currently ranking as the country’s fifth largest. Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ is a filtered American pale wheat ale with 7.5-percent alcohol by volume (ABV) that packs a punch of hops, along with refreshing notes of grapefruit and pine. Fans of IPAs and wheat beers will approve both of the beer’s silky body and strong finish—especially when paired with this month’s recipe of Cavolini Al Forno. —Heather Zamarripa, Executive Chef, 36 Handles Pub & Eatery

Recipe and cookbook photos courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing. Beer photo courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

As the name suggests, Brussels sprouts hail from Belgium, where these tender buds have been cultivated for centuries. But sadly, they’re nowhere near as popular as their culinary compatriot: Belgian waffles. I get it: Most people prefer syrup-drenched breakfast cakes to vegetables. Obviously, they haven’t yet tried roasted Brussels sprouts tossed in sharp mustard vinaigrette and topped with prosciutto chips and sieved egg. This hearty Italian side will convert even the staunchest sprouts hater. Personally, I can’t get enough of ‘cavolini al forno’ (sprouts in the oven)—I often add extra ‘porkitos’ and eggs so I can enjoy an entréesized portion of this dish.


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bali Retreat to Bliss

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tepping into a cab from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the balmy mid-morning air and joyful chaos of Southeast Asia greets me. The sights, smells and sounds are a stark contrast to the U.S., and I love it. Traffic is hectic and motorbikes (with families of five cruising comfortably) are plentiful, but my driver coasts on—cool, calm and collected. Blissfulness, I later learn, is simply the Bali way. Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love put Bali’s presence on the map for many, but long before, the Indonesian island was luring surfers with its world-class waves, honeymooners in search of plush resorts, and spiritual seekers. The intent of my recent 56 stylemg.com - June 2014

holiday was to explore a place motto “simple, unique, friendly” many Americans know so little seeps through every nook and about—a destination whose cranny. Most impressive is the diverse terrain of lush rice trendy rooftop restaurant/ terraces, rugged coastlines, lounge that commands untouched rainforest, sugar360-degree views of white shores and volcanic Jimbaran Bay and the Bali Sea, Harris Hotel Beach Shuttle hillsides somehow becomes and its close proximity to the hot more poignant when punctuated spots of Jimbaran—a once-sleepy by the colorful culture and warm gentleness fishing village that now sees a steady stream of the people. of tourists. Outside the hotel, narrow sidewalks, stray JOURNEYING IN JIMBARAN dogs and aromas of burning incense waft After just 15 minutes in the taxi, I arrive at my way, while traffic zooms by and horns Harris Hotel Bukit Jimbaran—a cheery, howl. I embrace the differences with open budget-friendly boutique property whose awareness—tucking into grocery stores,

Harris Hotel Beach Shuttle photo by Christopher Lim. All other photos courtesy of their respecrtive companies.

by Megan Wiskus


Pandawa Beach

chilled mint tea and a cool towel, I’m whisked by buggy through the manicured grounds and Old World Bali-style surrounds to a spacious thatched villa—complete with carved teak furniture, marble floors, an infinity plunge pool and balé (open-air hut with daybed). A verdant jungle shrouded in mist and the calming symphony of birds, insects and a tumbling river has me mentally checked out, but grateful to be checked-in to Shangri-la. Dinner at the on-property CasCades Restaurant, situated on the edge of a steep ravine with gravity-defying valley views, boasts a hushed atmosphere, service fit for a queen and French-inspired fare with Asian influences. The complimentary àl-a-carte breakfast is equally as impressive. Every morning as I contemplate my order (deciding between Balinese benedict, citrus crêpes or traditional nasi goreng is tough!), the blithe server exclaims: “No diet!” In other words, “Live it up, lady—you’re on vacation!” A visit into Ubud’s banyan tree-laden city center means getting up close and personal with cheeky, long-tailed macaques at Monkey Forest, sinking my teeth into the famous babi guling (roasted suckling pig) at Ibu Oka and haggling for handicrafts at the Ubud Art Market.

Monkey Forest photo by Christopher Lim. All other photos courtesy of their respecrtive companies.

Viceroy Bali Pool

eating at warungs (street-side food vendors) and mingling with locals, whom I soon realize live simply—with little money or material items—but rich in contentment. When day breaks, I take the hotel’s shuttle to Pandawa Beach, known as “secret beach” (a fitting name considering it’s hidden between craggy limestone cliffs). The driver jots down 3 p.m. for my pick-up time and I’m suddenly reminded of a friend, and former Bali backpacker, telling me about “Bali time.” (When the driver returns an hour late this phrase is confirmed.) His tardiness turns out to be a blessing, however, as I laze the day away sipping fresh coconuts, posing for pictures with locals (apparently being from

California gives you celebrity status here) and canoeing in the gently lapping ocean. My evening ends at Jimbaran Bay, feasting on fresh-caught seafood—grilled over coconut husks—at a table perched steps from the sea. As the sun dips down showcasing a kaleidoscope of colors, my mind’s put on pause from the hustle and bustle back home.

NATURE CALLS IN UBUD Heavy rain falls upon my arrival to Viceroy Bali, but even a downpour can’t dampen the magical ambiance of this 25-villa, fivestar hideaway in Ubud, the island’s arts and cultural mecca. Greeted in the airy reception area with a garland of frangipani flowers,

Monkey Forest

I wrap my stay in central Bali up with a Happy Bike Cycling Tour, an off-thebeaten path adventure that leaves my soul smiling. After visiting a coffee plantation and eating breakfast overlooking Mount Batur (an active volcano), our group shimmies downhill through the quiet countryside of Bali’s backroads, passing June 2014 - stylemg.com 57


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Happy Bike Cycling Tour

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Weather: Bali’s tropical climate has two seasons: dry (April to September) and rainy (October to March); year-round temperatures average a pleasant 85-degrees Fahrenheit. Visa: A 30-day visa ($25) is available on arrival; your passport must have a minimum validity of six months from your date of arrival. Fun Fact: Every Balinese child is named by his or her order of birth, regardless of gender. The first-born is called Wayan, second-born Made, third-born Nyoman and fourth-born Ketut. If there is a fifth child, he/she is called Wayan Balik (or Wayan “again”). Temples: Bali is known as the “Island of 10,000 Temples”—and for good reason: Every village typically has at least three open-air Hindu temples, all of which face toward the mountains, sea or sunrise.

STORIES FROM SANUR Resting in child’s pose, I can feel the morning breeze wash over me and the dewy grass attempt to seep through my mat. Echoes of the nearby surf fill my ears as the teacher brings the Sunrise Yoga Class to a close with the sweetest sounding “namaste” I’ve ever heard. It’s day two staying in the lap of luxury

CasCades Restaurant

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at Regent Bali, a five-star, four-acre resort boasting tropical gardens and natural design elements (water, stone and bamboo) that blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Deluxe sleeping quarters—featuring modern Balinese-style interiors, separate living and sleeping spaces, and views of either garden or sea—provide the ultimate sanctuary for rejuvenating rest. Nicknamed “snore,” Sanur is definitely not notorious for its nightlife or sardine-packed crowds; restful as it may be, however, there’s still plenty of sights to behold, from diving and snorkeling at the nearby island of Nusa Lembongan to strolling the Night Markets. Peeling myself away from the hotel’s spa and infinity lap pool, I bike along the three-mile paved path that snakes its away by waterfront restaurants, swaying palms and docked fishing boats—stopping for an $8 manicure-pedicure and later for an $8 massage. Parched, I post up at the beach and order a $1.50 bottle of Bali’s ubiquitous beer, Bintang. A quick pinch verifies that no, I haven’t died and gone to heaven. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and after seven soul-soothing days in paradise, it’s time to say selamat tinggal. While I return with few souvenirs, the inner gifts I’ve received from my experiences and interactions with the humble people are enough to fill my suitcase until next time.

Regent Bali Pool

Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach photo by Megan Wiskus. All other photos courtesy of their respecrtive companies.

rural rice paddies and high-fiving local children, before stopping at a village temple and a family’s compound where we learn more about their Hindu beliefs. The tour hits the brakes at our guide’s house, where we refuel with scratch-made, authentic Balinese dishes.

View from Viceroy Bali


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Presenting Style Magazine’s Boys & Their Toys special advertising section featuring some of our area’s best boating, automotive, off-road and moto-sports retailers, automotive supply, plus automotive repair, automotive detailing businesses...you get the idea. They have chosen to highlight their organizations within the pages of the area’s most read community magazine. Each month Style will choose a different industry to give the respective businesses a unique opportunity to stand out and promote their products and services. And when you visit these places, make sure you tell them you saw their profile in Style!

Steve Stymeist Auto Body 3948 Highway 49 | Placerville 530-622-7588 1001 S. Highway 49 | Jackson 209-223-7788 www.stymeistautobody.com Repair all your big toys at Stymeist’s Collision Centers. Dents, cracks and scrapes are a sign you’re out there having fun! When damage happens, bring it to Stymeist’s certified fix-it team. RVs, boats, jet skis, trailers, 5th wheels, bumper pulls. Whatever you've got, we’ll fix and finish it like new. Our goal is to make it look like damage never happened.

The Toy Tech

The Tool Depot

1063 Locust Avenue | Placerville 530-622-5900 | www.thetoytech.com

3541 China Garden Road | Placerville 530-622-4031

The Toy Tech is a family owned independent repair facility specializing in the repair of Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Honda, Acura and Subaru vehicles. We pride ourselves on our renowned customer service and 16+ years of knowledge and experience in the automotive industry. Owner/operator David Lawrence opened The Toy Tech in October 2012 after working locally at different shops for the last 16 years. Fast, friendly service comes standard as does a free carwash at Splasherville with every paid invoice. We also feature one of, if not the lowest hourly rates in the county. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.

Looking for a special, hard to find tool or part for your classic car, home project or weekend hobby?  Maybe welding supplies, air tools, a torque wrench, chain binders, single sockets...? “If we don’t have it, we’ll find it.” says owner Richard Pinoski.  He and his son Linkin along with canine customer service specialist Duke, are ready to serve. The Tool Depot carries the finest brands: DeWalt, House of Color Automotive Paint, GearWrench, Irwin, Channel Lock and more. If your project has “Some assembly required” think of the Tool Depot in Placerville.

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CASA BELLA VERDE Pilot Hill, 916-358-5600 experiencecbv.com

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Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Megan Wiskus at megan@stylemg.com. Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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Kasey Hail

KASEY HAIL, LOCATED WITHIN CAMERON OAKS HAIR STYLISTS 4100 Cameron Park Drive Suite 112, Cameron Park 530-677-3701 cameronoakshairstylists.com

Describe your business. Casa Bella Verde (CBV) is California’s most private and romantic luxury retreat, located in the rolling foothills just outside El Dorado Hills. Having fulfilled a lifelong dream, I designed and built the home myself. Because I’ve always been interested in environmental preservation, I designed it to be completely green and sustainable. CBV is comprised of two homes—a 7,500-square-foot main house and a beautiful 1,500-squarefoot luxury guest home. We occupy only one wing of the main house so that guests can enjoy not only their home but most of the main house as well. I’m available 24/7 to attend to a guest’s every need, yet leave them alone to enjoy the home’s amenities (230-foot curved vanishing edge pool, three waterfalls, swim-up bar, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, gym and more) in private. We accommodate only one couple at a time to ensure full privacy, and, because the home is on the highest peak, guests enjoy spectacular panoramic views of both the snow-capped Lake Tahoe Mountains and picturesque Folsom Lake. Full spa services are available in the privacy of the house or poolside, and local attractions are only minutes away. Many of our guests are locals who want a getaway surrounded by natural beauty without having to travel far, and many locals have out-of-town guests stay here. We pride ourselves on being the only property in this region that offers five-star accommodations, full service and full privacy to our guests. CBV is truly an experience of a lifetime. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? Working in an ice cream parlor. I learned customer service is the most important thing in business; it’s something I have taken with me to Casa Bella Verde. We treat each and every guest like royalty! What’s your hidden talent? Painting. I’ve painted most of my life and have my artwork hanging throughout the house for guests to enjoy.

Photos by Dante Fontana.

Describe your business. Cameron Oaks Hair Stylists is a family salon that’s been established for more than 30 years. It’s clean and the staff is caring and friendly. What’s more, ammonia-free services are available and men’s haircuts are my specialty. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? My first job was in a salon. I learned the importance of communicating well with clients. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? Buying a house for my family—a place we enjoy and can call “home.” Who is your role model in business or in life, and why? My mom and dad—they’re business owners and have been married for 35 years. Where do you go when the going gets tough? I pray to God. What’s your hidden talent? Baking and cooking! What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Twins Sushi and China City. Where do you and your family go locally to have fun? Four-wheeling the Rubicon, camping at Union Valley and Ice House, and wine tasting at local wineries. What’s your favorite childhood memory? Styling my doll’s hair. What’s your favorite local event that you go to? Summer Spectacular. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Leah Marie Fashions and Lees’ Feed & Western Store. And finally, customer service is…? Greeting and communicating well with customers, and making them happy and feel welcome.


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thewhereandwears

on the go 6 Fab Finds in and Around El Dorado County by Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon 3. FIRE IT UP All Star Que in Diamond Springs isn’t only mobile, but it has a barbecue menu to die for. Satisfy your appetite with an order of their Chopped Chicken Salad or Porktastic Tacos. $2+, facebook.com/allstarque

5. EYE FOR DESIGN

1. CHILL OUT Summer’s here and shaved ice has never tasted so good. Stationed in Cameron Park and servicing local events, Frostbite Shaved Ice delights any frozen appetite. facebook.com/frostbiteshavedice

4. BRONZED AND BEAUTIFUL No sun? No problem! El Dorado Hills-based business SunKissed.me is a mobile sunless tanning service created to deliver a luxury airbrush tan without the harmful effects of the sun. Tanning parties ($25+); twoperson session ($35); solo session ($25), sunkissed.me

6. CURBSIDE COFFEE The best invention since the drive-thru has to be the mobile coffee truck. Proudly rolling the streets, perking residents up one java drink at a time, is Caffé Santoro on wheels. Order it for your next function and prepare to impress guests. caffesantoro.com

Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon are hosts of ‘The Where and Wears’ of El Dorado County. Be sure to watch them on Foothill 7 Television and Sierra Community Access Television 2 and “like” them on Facebook.

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 Plan a girls’ night in with mobile shop, Taylor Lane Boutique. Accommodating events and at-home parties, shop for the latest trends at affordable prices. facebook. com/taylorlaneboutique 64 stylemg.com - June 2014

Tan photo © NinaMalyna/fotolia.com. All other photos courtesy of Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon.

There’s no need to leave the house when you call Affordable Furniture and Blinds in Placerville. They come to you with samples, patterns and catalogs, and will take measurements for all of your decorating needs. affordablefurnitureandblinds.com


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tom’stake

say what? Hearing Loss Hits Home by Tom Mailey

What? Huh? Could you repeat that?

Said: Bet they would cut those for us. Heard: Bet they have a cut bass forest.

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Said: You’ll get your order when I do. Heard: You wore a sword too. Said: How long is this gonna take? Heard: Who else has a skin tag? Said: The surface area has to be smooth. Heard: The circus mattress has to be moved. Said: I’m setting up a garage sale. Heard: I need to satisf y my brow set. Said: That’s what I’m saying. Heard: Tappin’ Beyonce.’

a handwritten note. So I’ll hear parts of words but not others, and it happens so quickly that my subconscious—and this was explained to me by an audiologist— reflexively tries to fill in those gaps by instantly offering up what it thought was said. The result is a real-life version of those Internet “Bad Lip Reading” videos. This is where it’s at least a tiny bit entertaining—some of the misinterpretations can be really goofy. In fact, I started keeping track, writing down some of the weirder ones, along with what was actually said. Here’s a glimpse into my world. Said: How far do we have to go? Heard: Bow to your burrito. Said: Did you get the dogs some food? Heard: Did you get a dollar a whip stick?

Said: Did she have another baby? Heard: Missouri NFL baby? More than 20 million Americans have some kind of hearing loss, and that number is growing as the population ages. If you think you might be one, get it checked. Most minor hearing loss can be helped. I keep my fingers crossed that technology will eventually catch up with the kind of loss I have. In the meantime, if I ask you to repeat yourself, please be patient. It’s not that I wasn’t paying attention—I just know there’s no way you made a comment about a “rich kingdom of puppy hills.” And I’d really like to know what you actually have to say.

Catch Tom on the Pat and Tom Morning Show on New Country 105.1, e-mail him at tnvmailey@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @kncitom.

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Illustration by David Norby.

hose, unfortunately, have become standard phrases in my vocabulary. It’s taken me a long time to admit it: I’m hard of hearing, and not just a little. My low-end hearing is shot, meaning I have a tough time with speaking voices, especially if I’m not looking right at the person who’s speaking to me. I’ve been told by hearing specialists that despite the fact my radio career requires me to wear headphones and attend loud concerts regularly, my particular kind of hearing loss has little to do with listening to loud noises and instead is probably genetic, which makes sense, since my mother had horrible hearing—despite never once attending a Keith Urban concert. I’ve tried hearing aids but so far haven’t had much success—they just seem to amplify everything in the room so that I not only hear what you’re saying to me, but also every other conversation, along with the squeak of some guy’s shoe and the buzzing of a fly in the far corner. For now, I’ve resigned myself to the high probability that this is something I’m going to have to live with. Unfortunately, the same is true for my family and my colleagues—all of whom have occasionally expressed frustration when I ask them to repeat themselves because either I couldn’t make out what they said at all, or, more commonly, I misinterpret it. See, it’s not that I don’t hear anything at all. I do. I hear plenty. As I type this I can hear the coffee maker behind me, the jangle of tags on my dog’s collar upstairs, chirping birds outside. However, when someone is speaking, certain sounds within their speech morph together in a kind of audio blur, like an ink smudge marring



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