What's Up In October 2022: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
Adrian Blanco Jewelry (adrianblancojewelry.com) was named the 2022 Small Business of the Year by the Sixth Assembly District. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley said: “Adrian doesn’t just own and operate an award-winning jewelry store, but he is also one of the most active members of the Folsom community and regularly gives back by supporting local causes and nonprofits. His dedication to our region is unmatched...”
FLB Entertainment Center (flb365.com)—a state-of-the-art, 16-lane bowling center, arcade, restaurant, award-winning sports bar, pro shop, and barber shop in Folsom—is the first bowling center in the region to launch HyperBowling (hyperbowling.com). The revolutionary, fast-paced attraction, where the gutter becomes the target and is lit with different areas to hit and play off, is built to extend the fun to bowlers of all ages and skill levels.
According to the 2021 Placer County Agricultural Crop Report, the region’s agriculture value hit a new record of $100 million—a 10% increase from 2020. The county’s top four crops were rice, walnuts, cattle and calves, and almonds. For more info, visit placer.ca.gov/8222/2021-crop-report.
Lava Cap Winery (lavacap.com) and Terre Rouge & Easton Wines (terrerougewines.com) were both listed on this year’s prestigious “Top 100 Wineries of the World” roundup by Wine & Spirits. Chosen from thousands of producers all over the globe in a two-step, blind-tasting process, the wineries were two of only 36 winners in the U.S. Congrats!
Congrats to Rainbow Bridge Jewelers (rainbowbridgejewelers.com) for celebrating 44 years in business. Located at 721 Sutter Street in Folsom, the shop showcases a variety of unusual jewelry with an emphasis on art—including fanciful, delicate designs by Holly Yashi, sculptural glowing glass by DeVeer, and empowering gypsy jewelry by Tabra.
Folsom’s new citywide Green Bin program is underway, and residents can pick up a free kitchen pail and begin collecting organic waste on October 4 from 1-5 p.m. at the Folsom Public Library and October 15 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market. To learn more, visit folsom.ca.us/organics.
A handful of local breweries took home awards at this year’s U.S. Open Beer Championship (usopenbeer.com), including Auburn’s Moonraker Brewing Co. (moonrakerbrewing.com), which ranked number seven overall and was the only California brewery in the top 10. Knee Deep Brewing Co. (kneedeepbrewing.com), Slice Beer Co. (slicebeer.com), and Movement Brewing Company (movementbrewingco.com) also received medals.
Arts Council of Placer County (placerarts.org)—an organization that promotes and advocates for all arts across Placer County to enrich and help develop the artistic culture of our region and beyond—is looking for Board Members to join their team. If you have a passion for the arts and want to give back to the community email Twiana ([email protected]) for more info.
Powerhouse Ministries (phmfolsom.org) is celebrating 30 years of lives transformed and city-wide reformation this month. Since 1992, the organization has provided a place that offers hope and help to people trapped in crime, addiction, abuse, and poverty. Hear the stories that started it all and dream with them about the future while enjoying a beautiful dinner in Historic Folsom from 5:30-8 p.m. on October 6. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For tickets and more info, visit phmfolsom.org/30years.
by MEGAN WISKUS