What's Up In October 2020: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
People & Places in the News
Congrats to Wise Villa Winery (wisevillawinery.com) who took home gold medals for their 2018 Chardonnay and 2018 Pinot Noir at the 2020 International Canned Wine Competition. Certified sustainable, Wise Villa embraces the recyclable nature of canned wines as well as their convenience.
Happy birthday to Folsom resident Louise Morton who turned 102 last month. Morton was honored with a socially distanced walk-by celebration at her Diamond Glen community from prominent Folsom figures, including Mayor Sarah Aquino, Police Chief Rick Hillman, and Fire Chief Felipe Rodriquez. Morton’s four keys to longevity are exercise, a healthy diet, faith, and a positive attitude.
Newcastle resident Jackie DeMartini is serving a one-year term as secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors for Soroptimist International of the Americas (soroptimist.org), a global women’s volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Folsom-based real estate developer Elliott Homes (elliotthomes.com) has named Nick Elliott—president Harry C. Elliott III’s youngest son—as its new controller. The family-owned and operated company has been building communities and homes for 100 years in California and Arizona, including Lakeview Oaks at Empire Ranch in Folsom, Saratoga Estates in El Dorado Hills, and Rolling Greens Estates in Granite Bay.
Four businesses in Roseville and El Dorado Hills, along with two in Rocklin and Folsom, were recognized in Inc. magazine for being among the country’s fastest-growing companies. Congrats to Certent, Global Touchpoints, Blast Analytics, Environmental Heating and Air Solutions, VFP Consulting, PowerSchool, and Patra Corp. for making the list.
American River Conservancy is starting Phase 1 construction this fall on their new Wakamatsu Farm Education Center—a beautiful, open-air-style structure that will welcome visitors and learners to explore the adjoining native plant nursery, budding nature play space, established fruit orchard, and teahouse. Phase 2 construction costs up to $195,000, and donations are needed. To make a contribution, visit arconservancy.org and click the “Donate Now” tab.
The Placer County Association of Realtors (PCAR) celebrated their top achievers with fun swag bags chocked full of locally sourced items, as well as with photos and social media promotion at this year’s Masters Club celebration. Participants who qualify for Masters Club represent the top 10-15% of PCAR members and were required to reach a total sales volume of $5 million with at least eight closed transactions or a total of 20 closed transactions in 2019.
Discover the flavors of Italy with a cooking class at the Murer House (murerhouse.org) in Folsom. On October 10 from 10 a.m.-noon, they’re hosting Gnocchi di Patate with Bertilla where attendees will make their own delicate pillows of potatoes with a choice of pesto, sage-flavored butter, or pomarola. To enroll, email [email protected] or call 916-413-9231.
Members of Rocklin Fine Arts (rocklinfinearts.org) invite you to the RFA Membership Art Show from October 19-January 21 where guests are invited to support the organization’s myriad artists, visit the marketplace, and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Some of this virtual event’s proceeds will go toward student scholarships, while also introducing you to local artisans.
Art Studio Trek (artadvocates.net/art-studio-trek.html) by the South Placer Artists is an ongoing event until the end of the year, where artists will open their studios to the public via virtual tours. Chat with artists about their creative processes and get a sneak peek into their studios and see finished works or works in progress. You’ll find sculpture, jewelry, painting, mixed media, and more.
Images of Hope (imagesofhopeeldorado.org)—an organization whose main purpose is to help people dealing with cancer through services like art therapy, meditation, Pilates, and more—is providing pink lights to businesses in Placerville and the surrounding area this month and will be installing a piece of artwork downtown with the theme “All Colors, All Cancers.” There will also be a Dinner for a Cause fundraiser at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on October 16.
The second annual El Dorado Hills Brewfest has pivoted to Brewfest in a Box—a DIY tasting kit for four that comes complete with six craft beers, snacks, and VIP swag for a party at your convenience between October 21-23. Tickets are limited and proceeds support the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce’s myriad programs. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit eldoradohillscacoc.wliinc27.com/events/brewfest-in-a-box-2757/details.
Sign your kiddos (ages 6-12) up for Folsom Parks & Recreation’s R.E.C. Club (webtrac.folsom.ca.us)—an afternoon enrichment program from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, that provides small-group activities, homework support, and outdoor play in a supervised setting. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Help support your favorite mom-and-pop places at Celebrate Local Businesses on October 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The expo at Monroe Salon (707 Natoma Street) in Folsom will feature booths from local businesses and include specials, raffles, and more.
The All-American Speedway @the Grounds in Roseville is returning October 10 with the October Classic NAPA Auto Parts 150 ARCA Menards Series West. Every ticket sold supports the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation, Placer Breast Cancer Foundation, Community Recovery Resources Foundation, American Heart Association, and Roseville Unified School District. For more info, visit atthegrounds.com/event/nascar-racing-at-the-all-american-speedway-4.
New Businesses On the BlockRandy and Lisa Peters, owners of Randy Peters Catering & Event Center, opened 105 Noshery (105noshery.com) last month at 105 Vernon Street in Roseville. The full-service restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with an espresso bar, grab-and-go items, and a full bar (including 25 types of bourbon).
Barber Blues (barberblues.net)—a locally owned barbershop that specializes in tight razor fades, color blending, haircuts, beard/mustache trimming, and more—opened at 189 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100, in Folsom.
Bark Avenue Pet Supplies and Grooming (barkavenueca.com), which focuses on high-quality pet supplies and holistic pet nutrition, opened a 3,559-square-foot store at Sienna Ridge in El Dorado Hills. The location is Bark Avenue’s fifth store in the region and second in El Dorado Hills.
Mom & Pop Chicken Shop (chxshp.com)—from the owners of Milestone—is opening soon at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. Patrons can expect mouthwatering fare like a five-piece buttermilk-fried chicken box (served with any side); fried chicken sandwich (also available grilled) with pickles, pimento cheese, shaved lettuce, and “shop sauce” on brioche; and a house-ground burger with cheese sauce, Jack and Coke caramelized onions, crispy fried jalapeños, and more. Follow them on Instagram (@chxhp) for opening updates and off-menu items.
Beauty chain Sephora—which sells an assortment of beauty products, including makeup, fragrances, and skin care items—opened last month at the Fountains at Roseville (1013 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 140).
Retail store Stichic—known for their affordable, trendy apparel, including accessories and shoes—is opening soon at the Palladio at Broadstone.
by MEGAN WISKUS