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Local Area Tidbits

Sep 30, 2008 05:00PM ● By Super Admin
This issue marks the second anniversary of our Readers’ Choice Awards! Inside you’ll find your top picks for community businesses, figures and organizations. The competition is tough, and it gets tougher every year as more excellent businesses join our community.

Speaking of new business, Folsom’s Sierra Vista Bank, formerly Commerce Bank of Folsom, is coming to Cameron Park. The bank will open a new branch in the Sam’s Town Marketplace on Coach Lane. For more information, call 916-850-1500 or visit

National Depression Screening Day is on October 10. Visit
to find free and anonymous services with mental health professionals in the area…

The Placerville Certified Farmers Market closes for the year on October 25. Don’t miss your chance to pick up fresh produce and other items on Wednesdays (held at the Bell Tower, 5 p.m. to dusk) or Saturdays (held at the Ivy House parking lot at the corner of Clay and Main Streets, 8 a.m. to noon) through the month. For more information, call 530-622-1900 or visit

The ever-popular Coloma Gold Rush Live Festival, celebrating and reliving the gold rush days of the 1850s, will return to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park from Saturday, October 11 through Monday, October 13. For more information, call 530-295-2162 or 530-622-3470, or visit

There’s no business like show business, especially in the Sierra foothills! Nominations for the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) Elly Awards were announced in August – El Dorado High School received 20 nominations, including acting, direction, choreography, design, and Overall Education Musical Production nods for Les Miserables, acting and Overall Education Play Production nods for A Flea in Her Ear, and a supporting actress nod for The Adding Machine. Placerville’s Imagination Theatre received six nominations, including Best Leading Child Actor nods for both Adam Ainsworth and Emily Barker’s performances in The Enchanted Adventures of Hanzel and Grethel. Bravo to all the winners! Check out the results at

It’s time to break out the jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows and mountains of candy corn! El Dorado County organizations are offering plenty of Halloween night activities fit for the whole family. A children’s Halloween Party will be held at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 530-647-800 for more information. Downtown Foresthill will be open for trick-or-treating, families can visit retailers and businesses in the downtown area for plenty of goodies! For more information, call 530-367-2474. Kids can also visit Historic Main Street for trick-or-treat goodies, a costume contest and a carnival, sponsored by Historic Main Street merchants, Placerville Parks & Recreation, the Placerville 20/30 Club and the Placerville Lions Club. For more information, call 530-672-3436...

And last but not least, in our September issue’s Swag we mistakenly listed the Spoiled Rotten Boutique’s location to be in Placerville, but Cameron Park folks don’t worry, they did not move and they’re still located at 3330 Cameron Park Drive...That’s all for now, but check in next month as we ring in the holiday season with our annual Thanksgiving issue!…

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