What's Up In January 2021: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to RosevilleDec 30, 2020 02:04PM ● By Ray Burgess
People & Places in the News
Granite Bay-based law firm Herrig & Vogt, LLP published a list of COVID-19 resources available to Placer County businesses, seniors, and other residents in need of food or help with utilities. Check it out at herrigvogt.com/covid-19-resources-residents-placer-county.
Congrats to local artist Randy Honerlah (honerlahfineart.com) for being awarded third place for his painting Sierra Song in the International Society of Acrylic Painters’ All-Members Online Exhibition. Honerlah—whose subject matter ranges from landscapes and flowers to animals and abstract—is a member of various arts organizations, including Placerville Arts Association, Folsom Arts Association, and Gold Country Artists Gallery.
Money named the City of Roseville the “9th Best City to Retire in America.” Reasons for the ranking include the abundance of shopping and outdoor recreational opportunities, idyllic climate, and proximity to world-class wineries and Lake Tahoe.
Arc of California partnered with Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare to launch Project Connect, a free 24-hour support line for people with disabilities, their caregivers, family members, and support team. To avail of the service, call 1-888-847-3209 or visit thearcca.org/project-connect.
Roseville Police Chief James Maccoun retired on December 31, after 38 years of law enforcement service in the region, including 32 years with the Sacramento Police Department. During his tenure with the 200-person Roseville Police Department, Maccoun enhanced de-escalation training within the agency base on a partnership with Sierra College, among many more notable feats.
Congrats to renowned Sacramento furniture retailer McCreery’s Home Furnishings (mccreerys.com) on their 65th anniversary. In addition to one-of-a-kind, high-quality furniture that can be special ordered to suit customers’ unique tastes, the family-owned and operated store also offers interior design services (including a “Designer on Demand” program) and virtual tours of their 50,000-square-foot showroom.
Congrats to Dwayne “Peanut” Harms and Tena Harms, co-head track & field coaches at El Dorado High School, for being named the 2019/2020 California Coach of the Year for “Boys Track & Field” by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Mike Kozlowski—who was elected to the Folsom City Council in November 2018 and serves on the Folsom/El Dorado County Joint Powers Authority, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board of Directors, and the city’s Retirement Board of Authority—is Folsom’s new mayor for the 2021 term.
The Murer House (murerhouse.org) is hosting various cooking classes this month, including Pizza Fatta in Casa (Homemade Pizza) on January 16 and Valentine’s Day Double Dolce on January 30, where students will learn how to make two different Italian desserts. To enroll, email [email protected] or call 916-413-9231.
American River Conservancy (arconservancy.org) is hosting a slow-paced, four-mile Salmon Falls Ranch Hike on January 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Acorn Creek Trailhead. Along the way, hikers will learn the importance of conserving wild places in the American River Watershed—thanks to commentary by ARC Land Steward and Naturalist Bill Jensen. Suggested donation is $5/members and $10/non-members. Note: Hikes are limited to 10 participants; pre-registration is required. To sign up, email [email protected] or call 530-621-1224.
Head to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center (sacnaturecenter.net) Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:30 p.m. for “Discover Nature!”—a family-friendly program led by one of the center’s naturalists that covers a variety of science and nature-related topics, from birdwatching to solar cooking. Pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, call 916-489-4918.
Crocker Kingsley, a prestigious exhibit first juried in 1940 that’s featured many premier names in American and California art—including Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Gregory Kondos, Ruth Rippon, and Wayne Thiebaud—is on display in all four galleries at Blue Line Arts from January 8-February 20. For more info, visit bluelinearts.org/crocker-kingsley-2021.
by MEGAN WISKUS
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