Boomer November 2019


It’s November, which means the holiday season has officially begun—although I remember a time when Thanksgiving heralded the official start of the holiday season. Now there are Christmas tree displays in stores in August! The pressure of the holidays can seem overwhelming and some folks feel especially lonely during this time of year. Read how to overcome the holiday blues in our article “Only the Lonely” on page 26.

It seems more and more of my conversations with my friends lately are focused on our parents. It’s scary to think that not only are we still taking care of our own kids, but we now have to worry about our own mom and dad who may not be able to handle their own financial affairs. What is needed is a solid plan and good advice from the pros; luckily, “Don’t Break the Bank” on page 34 offers some help.

I wish I was an artist. Seriously. I have such admiration for creative people and really do wish I could paint or draw or even take a decent picture! I’m not even good at stick figures, much less creating beautiful pieces of extraordinary art out of seashells, or tempered glass! Our feature “Happy Medium” on page 41 highlights some of our community’s most creative people—some who only discovered this ability in their later years! Sadly, for me, creativity will remain elusive. But I can enjoy the fabulous work of these fine artists, and I hope you do too.

Ready to travel this fall? We focus on three historic bed-and-breakfasts that should be visited—places that are proof B&B’s have come a long way and now offer more than just a bed—and a breakfast! Learn about them on page 49. Road trip!

As always, we have our regular features on home design, lots on food, including fall recipes from local restaurants, some classic cocktails that take you back to the days of Old Hollywood glamour, plus where to volunteer, what to read, and more!

I wish you all “fair winds and following seas” this month! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



Classic Cocktail


Friendship Force

Tips to Beat the

Holiday Blues



Spotlight on Local Artists



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10 THE 10 SPOT

Celebrate & Support




Beat the Holiday Blues


Friendship Force


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Parents’ Needs


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I am a Navy wife. My husband served 32 years until his

retirement as a captain in the USNR (JAGC). I learned

a lot about the military through him over the years. He

was and will always be “squared-away,” a trait apparently

not passed along to his wife and kids! He wears his hair

“high and tight” and still fits into his uniform, which he

says is the reason he’s asked to speak at Veterans Day

and Memorial Day events! I told him that when he was

a young Navy lawyer he reminded me of Tom Cruise in

A Few Good Men (I’m a smart Navy wife). I’m so proud

when someone says “Thank you for your service” to him.

It wasn’t always like that. As we celebrate our veterans

on November 11, let’s not forget that when sailors,

soldiers, marines, and airmen came back from fighting in Vietnam,

it was not a proud time in our history. They came home to jeers and

protests. Nowadays our military is revered as it was during the era prior

to the Vietnam War. I’m happy to see this; we should be proud of and

respect anyone who serves our country and endangers his or her life for

our freedoms. I am so proud of my husband and the thousands of men

and women who served. With that said, there are two articles featured

this month with veterans in mind. One is The 10 Spot on page 10

highlighting Veterans Day events in our area and another is Pete Juhos’s

story about what it means to be a veteran on page 12.

It’s November, which means the holiday season has officially begun—

although I remember a time when Thanksgiving heralded the official

start of the holiday season. Now there are Christmas tree displays in

stores in August! The pressure of the holidays can seem overwhelming

and some folks feel especially lonely during this time of year. Read how

to overcome the holiday blues in our article “Only the Lonely” on page


“Every child is an artist.

The problem is how to

remain an artist once

we grow up.”

—Pablo Picasso

It seems more and more of my conversations

with my friends lately are focused on our

parents. It’s scary to think that not only are we

still taking care of our own kids, but we now have

to worry about our own mom and dad who may

not be able to handle their own financial affairs.

What is needed is a solid plan and good advice

from the pros; luckily, “Don’t Break the Bank” on

page 34 offers some help.

I wish I was an artist. Seriously. I have such admiration for creative

people and really do wish I could paint or draw or even take a decent

picture! I’m not even good at stick figures, much less creating beautiful

pieces of extraordinary art out of seashells, or tempered glass! Our

feature “Happy Medium” on page 41 highlights some of our community’s

most creative people—some who only discovered this ability in their

later years! Sadly, for me, creativity will remain elusive. But I can enjoy

the fabulous work of these fine artists, and I hope you do too.

Ready to travel this fall? We focus on three historic bed-and-breakfasts

that should be visited—places that are proof B&B’s have come a long

way and now offer more than just a bed—and a breakfast! Learn about

them on page 49. Road trip!

As always, we have our regular features on home design, lots on food,

including fall recipes from local restaurants, some classic cocktails that

take you back to the days of Old Hollywood glamour, plus where to

volunteer, what to read, and more!

I wish you all “fair winds and following seas” this month! HAPPY


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Celebrate &

Support Veterans

By Tara Mendanha

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, we’ve rounded

up some of the best resources for vets, along with ways to

celebrate them and all they’ve done for our nation.



The U.S. Department of Veteran

Affairs has a Sacramento Vet

Center that’s open Monday

through Saturday (times vary).

They offer everything from veteran

advocacy and hypnotherapy to

anger management and photography

classes. They’re even available after

hours to cater to veterans and family

members. 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite

390, Sacramento, 916-566-7430,



Sacramento County Veteran

Services offers disability

compensation benefits,

claim filing, advocacy, case

management services, and more

to Sacramento County vets. They

mostly assist in obtaining earned

veterans' benefits from the State

of California and local government

entities. They also administer

the College Fee Waiver Program

for veterans' dependents. Open

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-

4 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

19th Street, Sacramento, 916-874-




Veterans Business Outreach

Center aims to advance the

growth and commercial

competitiveness of veteran-owned

small business enterprises through

education and services focusing on

business development, technology

deployment, and e-commerce. Avail

of consulting services, business

training, and more. 3831 North

Freeway Boulevard, Suite 105,

Sacramento, 916-527-8400, vbocix.



Farmer Veteran Coalition assists

veterans and serves members of

the armed forces to embark on

careers in agriculture on a mission to

feed America. They offer a Farmer

Veteran Fellowship Fund that

provides direct assistance to veterans

who are in their beginning years

of farming or ranching. Connect

with other vets in agriculture, enjoy

agricultural supplier discounts, get

training support, and partake in

the annual national stakeholders

conference. 4614 2nd Street, Suite 4,

Davis, 530-756-1395,


El Dorado County Veterans

Alliance or Friends of the

Veterans Monument is a

charitable organization comprised

of vets and their family members.

They oversee improvements to

the El Dorado County Veterans

Monument as well as raise money

to directly aid county vets in the

form of college assistance, service

dogs, hospice care, and other such

aid. 685 Placerville Drive, Placerville,


Volunteers of America Northern

California & Northern Nevada

offers comprehensive support

and advocacy for veterans and

their families. Services include

employment assistance, housing, and

assistance with benefits and claims.

3434 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento,




Don’t miss the Sacramento

Veterans’ Day Parade and Fair on

November 11. Celebrate active-duty

and past military personnel during

the parade, after which there will be a

festival with food trucks, kids’ activities,

train rides, and ice skating. The route

is along Capitol Mall and has featured

marching bands, military vehicles, and

community organizations in the past.



Veteran Effect, a nonprofit that

holds camaraderie-building events,

conducts community service, and

assists veterans and their families, is

hosting their first ever annual Veterans’

Day Family BBQ on November 10 at

Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin

(5480 5th Street) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

There will be a raffle, silent auctions,

food, games, and wholesome fun for

the whole family.


Honor all veterans and celebrate their

service on November 11 at the 18th

Annual Wayne Spence Folsom

Veterans’ Day Parade. The theme

of this year's parade is "Celebrating

Over a Century of Service to Our

Country and Going Strong.” The parade

begins at 9 a.m. on the corner of East

Bidwell Street and Montrose Drive and

concludes at City Lions Park. folsom.



The Rancho Cordova Veterans’ Day

Observance event is at 10 a.m. at

Cordova High School’s Performing

Arts Center (2239 Chase Drive). It will

honor vets who’ve served at Mather

Field providing a century of service

(1918-2018). The Rancho Cordova

River City Concert Band will perform,

and there will be a brick dedication

ceremony and refreshments.

Photos courtesy of their respective companies and organizations.

10 | November 2019

November 2019 | 11





A Veteran’s




am a boomer, a first-generation

American, and a veteran—more

specifically, a submarinequalified

Navy veteran.

What is means to be a veteran

is a highly personal question.

Whether you’re in the Marine

Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force,

Coast Guard, a commissioned

officer of the NOAA, or the Public

Health Service, you become a veteran

at the time you enter service. Some will

serve in a combat arena or theater of

operations, others will not, yet, we are all


In recalling the words of President John

F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country

can do for you—ask what you can do for

your country,” I was drawn to the U.S.

Navy, enlisted a handful of days after

graduating high school, and became a


In order to become a veteran, I took

the oath to “support and defend the

Constitution of the United States

against all enemies, foreign and

domestic; that I will bear true faith and

allegiance to the same; and that I will

obey the orders of the President of

the United States, and the orders of

Officers appointed over me, according

to regulations and the Uniform Code of

Military Justice. So help me God.” I took

and continue to align my thoughts and

behaviors to this creed; it speaks to the

heart and core of the sacrifice made to

our country, our God/creator, and is part

of the contract with our government.

Its values are aligned with my current

civilian role.

As a veteran, my service time taught,

All photos courtesy of Pete Juhos.

12 | November 2019

einforced, and sharpened the skills to attain the best in

teamwork, the values of duty, honor, traditions and rituals of the

Navy, sacrifice, courage, and commitment.

As a veteran, I am keenly aware of the social,

emotional, experiential, and cultural gap between

those who’ve served and those who have not.

As a veteran, I honor and respect the flag. I honor

and respect these United States of America.

Many forget how good we have it here.

Retirement from military service

imperceptibly seals a door behind you. The

veteran status is put to a different test—

assimilation into the civilian world. It is cold,

indifferent, and does not easily accept.

Veterans are challenged translating militarygained

skills into the language of civilian


As a submarine-qualified veteran, we have

a language unto our own to which a civilian

might cry foul when it tarnishes a sensibility

or two. So, if you hear a voice behind you: “Need a little left

rudder in your step,” “Green board,” or overhear a reference to

“blowing negative,” you’re likely in the presence of a submarine


Being a submarine service veteran meant that finding like-service

veterans would be a challenge. Instinctively we are shipmates

in the closest bond possible, as less than 5% over the total Navy

population ever served aboard submarines.

Being a veteran means finding solace thru engagement with

your own kind. You want to be with those who’ve painted rocks,

held field day, appreciate scuttlebutt, stood watches port and

starboard, and partaken in a trim party. My search led me to

the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (or SubVets), more

specifically, the Gold Country Base, which meets on the fourth

Saturday each month at the Folsom VFW Hall. Through it, we

perpetuate the memory of those shipmates who’ve gone before

us on Eternal patrol and seek to educate everyone else of the

deeds our submarine brothers performed. This veteran has finally

found a home in every sense of the word. Pride Runs Deep!

November 2019 | 13


The Birth of

Elk Grove


Top to Bottom:

Downtown Elk Grove, Elk Grove Union

High School Bus, Elk Grove Union High

School, Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove


Like most towns in the Sierra Nevada,

the history of human habitation in the

Elk Grove area goes back well before

the discovery of gold. Tribes of native

Miwok inhabited the area next to the

river they called ko’sum long before

white man stepped on the shores of

California. Drawn by the abundance of

oak trees, which provided abundant

acorns, the salmon in the river, and the

majestic tule elk that frequented the

area, the Miwok had villages throughout

the region, including ones at presentday

Sloughhouse and Wilton.

Spanish explorers first made their

way to the area seeking locations for

missions. An 1807 Spanish map notes

“elk abundant here” and names the

river Rio de Cosumnes, as it is still

called today. The land proved to be too

marshy for a mission.

By the 1830s, early settlers such as

Jared Sheldon had Mexican land grants

in the area, and the Monterey Trail

traversed through it connecting the

capital of Monterey with Sutter’s Fort.

In 1848, the discovery of gold jumpstarted

growth all over the region, and

Elk Grove was no exception. In 1850,

James and Sarah Hall built a hotel and

stage stop along the Monterey Trail

and called it Elk Grove. There’s some

speculation as to how the name came

about, but most agree that James

Hall coined the moniker; whether it

was named after a town back east, or

because of the elk in the region, may

never be known.

The two-story brick hotel was located

close to where the current replica

stands at the west entrance to Elk Grove

Park. The hotel had a total of 13 rooms,

including a ballroom and dining room. A

large wooden porch ran across the front

supported by wooden columns.

The hotel had stables, a weekly

mail service, and served as a center

of entertainment. Revelers from

Sacramento journeyed to Elk Grove

to dance the night away and enjoy

a sumptuous breakfast the next day

before heading back to the city.

Although the stage stop and

surrounding businesses served as a

base for gold miners in the region, the

true town of Elk Grove had its start in

1868, when the Western Division of the

Central Pacific Railroad made its way

through en route from Sacramento to

Stockton. The rail depot missed the

location of the original settlement by

a mile, but local businessmen soon

realized the potential of this new

transportation stop.

The Cox brothers opened a store in the

rail depot and were soon followed by

other businesses that popped up near

the rail station. By 1869, the post office

had also moved to this new town center.

McConnell Station

Downton Elk Grove, School Bus, and McConnell Station photos © Sacramento

Public Library. Other photos courtesy of the Elk Grove Historical Society.

14 | November 2019

James Watson Hall

Esthetic Reflections

Photo courtesy of the Elk Grove Historical Society.

Julius Everson recognized the potential of

Elk Grove as an agricultural center fueled

by the railroad. In 1876, the Elk Grove

Building Association was incorporated and

soon after had constructed a 30x60-foot

building stocked with general merchandise.

Everson and his partner Chittenden cleared

$52,000 in sales within the first 16 months.

By 1880, there were 19 businesses, a

Masonic Hall and I.O.O.F. Hall along the new

Main Street.

Agriculture fueled the growth of the town

with wheat being one of the main crops.

Yields of 25-30 bushels per acre were

recorded, and barley was coming in at a

rate of 30-40 bushels per acre. The debris

washed down the river from hydraulic

mining in the foothills in the 1880s affected

the fields and necessitated diversifying

crops. While it was painful to the farmers

at the time, the change proved to be

beneficial in the long run.

Over the years, Elk Grove has achieved

several firsts, such as the first official public

school in Sacramento County in 1853,

the first rural high school in 1893, the first

rural library in California in 1908, and the

first rural park district in the state in 1959.

Despite all these firsts, it wasn’t until the

year 2000 that Elk Grove became a city.


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Located In: El Dorado Hills; search

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Distance: Five miles out and back;

minimal elevation gain.

Difficulty Level: Moderate.

Know Before You Go: Dog-friendly

(must be leashed); mountain biking

allowed; parking is $10.

Trail Notes: Wear shoes with

traction, dress in layers, bring

extra water and snacks,

remember sun protection (hat,

sunscreen), and, as always,

pack out what you pack in.

Remember to keep to the right,

and that horses have the right

of way over mountain bikers and

hikers, and hikers have the right of

way over mountain bikers.

Fuel Up: Head into El Dorado Hills

and you’ll find a variety of options,

including Selland’s Market Cafe (4370

Town Center Boulevard) for order-atthe-counter

grub or 36 Handles (1010

White Rock Road) for a refreshing pint.

Why We Love It: Family-friendly;

follows along Folsom Lake; great for

beginners; fairly shaded.

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Ask the


Q: What vitamins should I be taking?

A: How’s your diet? That's the start

of your journey to introducing the

correct vitamins. No two bodies are

alike, and what you put in your body is

the most important fact that impacts

your health. The link to exactly what

nutrients you’re missing may be just a

blood test away. Micronutrient testing

(simply a blood test) will give you a

clear understanding of what your own

nutritional status is. Once you have a clear

understanding of your deficiencies, go

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can direct you to the types of vitamins/

minerals that you need most. Remember:

Always talk with your doctor, as many

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goodies include sing-along carols, selections from The Nutcracker and

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A: There are typically four movements in

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tempo (brisk and lively pace) and often

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three sections (exposition, development,

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and is a quick, light-hearted movement

that’s usually in a triple meter (three beats

per measure). The fourth is the finale,

which has a faster and more energetic

pace than the first movement.

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This Month

In History

4 th , 1922



tomb is discovered

in Egypt by British


Howard Carter.

20 th , 1947

England's Princess

Elizabeth marries

Philip Mountbatten.

22 nd , 1963

President John

F. Kennedy is


Lyndon B. Johnson

is sworn in as the

36th president.

30 th , 1835

American author

Samuel Clemens (pen

name Mark Twain)

is born in Florida,


1Les Miserables.

Boasting an emotional musical

score, this performance—whose

thrilling plot centers on an exconvict’s

struggles in 19th century

France—will remain in your thoughts

even after exiting the theater.

Show times vary at Valley Springs

Presbyterian Church in Roseville.


Sac Solo Series.

Local actors Richard Winters, Matt

Miller, and Richard Broadhurst

combine forces to create this unique

comedy festival that highlights the

facets and humor in everyday life.

Show times vary at the California

Stages’ Wilkerson Theater in



2The Sword in the Stone.

In this prequel to the Arthurian

legend, young Arthur goes on

exciting adventures that shape him

into the epic man of the myth. On

these quests, Arthur learns many

valuable life lessons. Show times vary

at the Sofia Theater in Sacramento.


Light the Night

Light the Night.

Hosted by the Leukemia &

Lymphoma Society, this event

aims to raise money for the cure

of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s

disease, and myeloma. The walk

begins at 7 p.m. at Raley Field,

followed by a fireworks show at

8:30 p.m.


River City Chili Cook Off.

Experience Sacramento’s elite

restaurants serving endless samples

of gourmet chili! The event also

includes cocktails, beer, pub games,

and entertainment. Ages 21 and

older only. Cookoff takes place from

7:30-11:30 p.m. at Ace of Spades.

Funds raised help to support local




November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

By Emma Warmerdam

River City Chili Cook Off

Weaster’s Annual Cornhole


Help local high school math teacher

Jenny Weast, who was disabled

and became a quadriplegic, pay for

her caregiving costs. This exciting

event includes dinner, an auction,

raffle, music, and a cornhole

tournament. Arrive at the Roseville

Sports center at 6 p.m.


Souls of the City Festival.

Come to Old Sacramento from 3-8

p.m. to celebrate the Day of the

Dead and honor those who have

passed by partaking in traditions

like Aztec dancing and sugar skulls.

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3Christophe Mantoux.

The celebrated French

organist Christophe Mantoux—who

specializes in Baroque music from

19th and 20th century France—is

performing a concert at St. John’s

Lutheran Church in Sacramento from

2-4 p.m.

Davis Chocolate Festival.

Show up for a day of chocolate

galore! Listen to live music while

indulging in chocolate treats,

ice cream, pastries, and more. A

“Cookie Bake Off” and chocolate

demonstration, as well as a chocolate

fountain and delectable crepes are

all part of the festivities. Meet at

the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge from

2-5 p.m. to join in the celebration.

8Placer Artists Studios Tour.

Over 40 studios in a multitude

of locations—from Roseville and

Lincoln to Auburn and Colfax—are

open for viewing at this annual, selfguided

driving tour from 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. Browse works of art in varying

mediums, including ceramics, jewelry,

calligraphy, and painting. This year's

tour also features student artists

looking to get involved in the arts



A Christmas Story, The Musical.

Based on the classic 1983 film, A

Christmas Story, The Musical highlights

a child’s relentless quest to obtain a

BB gun for Christmas. Presented by

Broadway Sacramento On Tour, the

musical is playing at the Sacramento

Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. and is

sure to get you in the holiday spirit.


PurpleStride Sacramento.

Get decked out in the color purple in

this walk to end pancreatic cancer!

PurpleStride’s goal is to raise funds

for pancreatic cancer research.

Opening ceremonies and speeches

begin at 10 a.m., while the 5K walk

begins at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of

Freeport Boulevard and Sutterville

Road in Sacramento.

9Evening Under the Stars.

Dance the night away at the

luxurious Arden Hills Resort Club and

Spa in Sacramento. The fundraiser

begins at 5 p.m. and includes dinner,

dancing, and auctions. Funds raised

go to Okizu, an organization that

aims to support children and families

in Northern California affected by

childhood cancer.



Evening Under the Stars

The Forgotten Kindom


Classical Concert: Festival

of New American Music.

The festival of New American Music

highlights modern classical music,

and this year’s concert beginning at

3 p.m. features the sextet Citywater.

The music aligns with the Crocker

Art Museum’s current exhibition

for a truly memorable afternoon.

Hearts for Blue Gala.

Hosted by How2LoveOurCops, this

gala raises money for programs to

support police families. Expect a

cop-themed night with a cocktail

hour, speakers, dancing, and raffles.

Arrive at the McClellan Conference

Center from 5-11 p.m. to show off

your American pride. Must be 21

years and older.


The Forgotten Kingdom:

Sand Stories Live.

Sand artist extraordinaire Kseniya

Simonova creates and alters sand

images in front of a live audience

as she expertly welds together a

cohesive narrative, while the Guy

Mendilow Ensemble contributes a

breathtaking score. The show begins

at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Center.



ArtMix at the

Crocker Art Museum.

Have a passion for hoedowns? If so,

come to the Crocker Art Museum

from 6-9:30 p.m. for a wild night

of Western swing, honky-tonk line

dancing, and a mean mechanical

bull. Must be 21 or older to attend.

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Stocks and Broths.

Chef Dave Nelson is teaching the

basics of creating flavorful white and

dark stocks—which can be used in

various soups, sauces, and stews—at

American River Ranch in Rancho

Cordova from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Havana Nights Gala.

Indulge in an authentic Cuban

dinner, then dance the night away with

music hand-spun by a DJ. Funds raised

go to SAR’s Christmas CanTree effort

to help The Salvation Army. Show up at

the California Automobile Museum in

Sacramento at 7:30 p.m. for a one-of-akind



The Friday Show.

Get ready to laugh like crazy at

this unique show featuring an

unconventional mixture of comedy

and interactive improv. The Friday

Show is bound to surprise and

excite. Performance begins at 9 p.m.

at the Sacramento Comedy Spot.


Arts & Crafts Marketplace.

Attend a colorful art display

featuring artisanal jewelry, jams,

paintings, knitted clothes, decorations,

and more. Refreshments are available

for purchase, and entrance is free.

Come to the Unitarian Universalist

Society of Sacramento to start



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Folsom 916-983-1133

1500 Eureka Road

Roseville 916-787-3287


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Sacramento Harvest Festival

Empty Bowls Supper.

This delicious and meaningful

evening raises funds to benefit the

hungry locally and internationally.

The hearty, home-cooked meal

(includes soup, bread, and a

beverage) begins at 3:30 p.m. at El

Dorado County Fairground’s Forni

Building and is followed by a silent

auction, bake sale, wine bar, and live

music by Achilles Wheel and Coloma



Sacramento Harvest


Browse a varied selection of

handmade crafts, including jewelry,

pottery, and original art, as well as a

wide range of artisanal foods. Live

entertainment this year features a

circus performance and Santa on

stilts. Arrive at the Cal Expo Pavilion

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to join in the


(ALSO 23 & 24)


Sylvia Besana Holiday


Enjoy a beautiful parade, craft

booths, Santa visits, and more at

this holiday kickoff in Downtown

Roseville. The parade begins at 10:30

a.m., and booths are open from 9

a.m.-1 p.m.

Beignets And Po-Boy Sandwiches


Treat yourself to mouthwatering,

authentic New Orleans street

fare, plus dancers, a brass band,

and exotic drinks @the Grounds

in Roseville from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Davis Turkey Trot.

Run your heart out for this familyoriented

Thanksgiving week race

featuring a kids’ run, two-mile run,

5K, and 10K. The first race begins

at 8 a.m.; following the run, avail of

an expo, refreshments, and arts and

crafts for children.



Get ready for a high energy,

musical extravaganza. This eightmember

group uses unconventional

instruments like brooms, garbage

cans, and matchboxes, resulting in a

show unlike any other. Show times

vary. (THROUGH 29)

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Village Dance Davis.

Meet at the Village Homes

Community Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

to take part in a playful dance party.

All ages are welcome, and admission

is free.



Run to Feed the Hungry.

Get ready to speed across

the finish line at this beloved

Thanksgiving Day 5K and 10K that

winds through East Sacramento’s

tree-lined streets and benefits

Sacramento Food Bank & Family




Street Faire.

The festivities are endless

at this merry celebration featuring

Santa, a Christmas tree lighting,

craft booths, holiday treats, and

more! Arrive at Elk Grove Boulevard

between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to join in on

the fun.

Expressive Self Portraits for


Learn to express yourself in

this basic drawing and painting

workshop open to all veterans.

Materials are provided—just bring

an open mind to Blue Line Arts in




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8Folsom Historic Arts and Craft Fair.

Stroll the streets of Folsom from

9 a.m.-4 p.m. while listening to talented

musicians and browsing a selection of

handmade, vintage, or antique items.

Face painting is also available for the



Santa Hustle.

Burn off those extra holiday

calories in this 5K and half marathon

where every participant receives a festive

hoodie, Santa hat and beard, and finisher

medallion. Meet at Vernon Street Town

Square in Roseville at 8 a.m. to start.

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Book Club:

What to Read This Month

The Institute

by Stephen King

If you’re a fan of Stephen King, his

new book won’t disappoint. In the

middle of the night, 12-year-old Luke is

abducted from his home and taken to

“The Institute.” The room he wakes up

in looks exactly like his room at home,

but there are other kids there, too—each

with their own special talent. The more

Luke finds out about this place, the

more he wants to get out. But no one

has ever escaped.

Once More We Saw

Stars: A Memoir

by Jayson Greene

Jayson writes with honesty and

heartbreak about the death of his twoyear-old

daughter in this book about

grief and loss, but also about love and


The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

When 13-year-old Theo loses his mom

to an accident, he’s sent to live with

wealthy friends. The only thing that

comforts him and reminds him of his

mom is a painting—one that seals his

future into the dark scenes of the art


Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Articles by Julie Ryan

24 | November 2019



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Need a mental workout? This app

has hundreds of games and puzzles to

keep your brain fit.


Do all your grocery shopping on

the app, and then schedule a time for

delivery; or, choose pick up and get the

goods delivered to your car.


Enter your symptoms for possible

ailments and remedies, search medical

conditions, or set exercise and diet goals.

Note: This is not to be used in place of your



Dehydration is a concern for a lot

of people, but this app reminds you to

drink enough H2O so you can meet your

daily goals.


Get driving directions and arrival

times, see the best routes, report accidents

and hazards, and find the cheapest gas


Hobby Spotlight:

Learn A Foreign Language

Challenge your brain and communicate easier when traveling abroad; improve your

memory and ability to multitask; and delay the onset of dementia—all by learning a

new language! Here are several ways to get started.

• Download software like Duolingo (free) or Babbel (between $6.95-$12.95 a month)

that teaches you the language of your choice. You have to be motivated and dedicated

since you’re only relying on yourself to learn.

• Enroll in a foreign language class at your local junior college.

• Check with your local library to see if they offer classes.

• Go to the country you’re interested in and learn while you’re there!

• Get a tutor.

It’s never too late to learn a new language. Exercise that brain, keep your brain young,

and start socializing en Español, Français, or Deutsch!

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Beat the Holiday Blues

By Kourtney Jason

The expectation of the holiday season doesn’t always match reality.

So, while it’s the time of year to be around friends and family, the pressure of the

holidays can cause many to feel lonely.

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tremendous pressure to be

happy and social during the holidays,”

says Tom Bollum, executive director of


Live Well at Home by Eskaton, a home

care service in Roseville. “All the commercials

show togetherness, happy families, and decorated

Christmas trees, but there’s usually a gap between

the ideal and reality. Many people live far from

family and miss seeing them during the holiday

season. Or, they may have lost their spouse, and

the holidays bring back many memories of joy, love,

and laughter. You can feel lonely even when you’re

in a room full of people. When the holiday blues

arrive, remember you’re not alone.”

Ashlee Janzen, LMFT, in Roseville, says loneliness

is very common, and your personality type might

also have an effect on how you experience it. “If

you’re an extrovert by nature and really need

people around to energize and recharge you, the

weight of loneliness can be heavier than for those

who are more introverted and [tend to enjoy] their

alone time,” she says. “It’s important to ask yourself

where the feeling of loneliness is rooted. Is it truly

loneliness? Are you grieving something? Are you

experiencing symptoms more closely related to

low mood or depression? Many people reach out

to mental health professionals during or after the

holidays because it brings up so much.”

If the feelings of loneliness fester and aren’t

acknowledged, some people may start isolating

themselves, which has a negative impact on

physical health. “Sometimes we tend to isolate,

even when there’s an opportunity to socialize,”

says Linda Whiteside, program manager at

Eskaton Senior Care and Services. “It’s proven

that loneliness can increase the risk of certain

health conditions, including heart disease and

stroke, so it’s necessary to make an effort to reach

out to others by getting involved in activities and

organizations, even if it doesn’t come natural to us.”

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Bollum shares a few

recommendations on how to get

through feeling lonely and finding

ways to connect with others. “Pick

up the phone and call an old friend

you haven’t spoken to in a while. It’s

harder to feel lonely when you’re

strengthening bonds with others,” he


It’s also the season to give back.

“Helping those who are less fortunate

fills you with feelings of love and

pride. Being part of something

bigger than yourself brings you up in

the process.”

And when you get invited to holiday

parties, bring a plus one. “Taking a

good friend to a holiday party will

help you both feel less lonely, and it

could change your feelings about the

holidays,” he shares.

Loretta Parker, LMFT, in Sacramento,

says the holidays are a great time to

bond with your four-legged friends.

“Connect with a non-human friend,”

she recommends. “Go to a dog park,

even if you don’t have a dog.” Parker

also recommends going to a café for

“some coffee and doing something

creative like coloring or writing out

holiday cards.”

Janzen says you can find like-minded

people by getting more involved in

your hobbies. “For those who love

crafting, there are many holiday

craft fairs in and around the region.

Check your local calendar of events

for specific dates,” she says. “Social

networking groups, such as Meetup,

can connect you with people in

similar life stages or with similar

interests who may also be looking to

connect. Take a dance class or a yoga

class; join a gym or water aerobics

class. Classes are a great way to

see the same people regularly and

develop relationships.”

If you decide you need time alone

to recharge and feel better, you can

make that time special for yourself

as well. “There are many things you

can do alone if you’re not feeling

social,” Parker says. “Watch your

favorite movie while eating a bowl of

popcorn or do something creative.

Nowadays, you can learn just about

anything through YouTube. Be your

own chef, and try a new recipe. Take

a bubble bath while drinking some

bubbly. Listen to classical music. Get

outside and take a walk. Have a cup

of hot chocolate. Write in a journal.”

While loneliness can be an

uncomfortable feeling, it’s OK to feel

this way sometimes, Bollum says.

“Seeing others enjoying the holiday

season will bring back memories of

family relationships, so re-think your

expectations. Also, not every smiling

face around you is happy on the

inside. Everyone has lonely feelings—

some people just mask it better than

others and ‘fake it ‘til they make it’

in public,” he says. “If you’re feeling

a lack of friendship or love in your

life, shift your focus to what you do

have: hobbies, pets, neighbors, family,

etc. It’s hard to focus on what you’re

lacking and feel gratitude for what

you do have at the same time.”

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Help ease your loneliness by donating time,

money, or resources to the places below.

Sacramento Public Library

From adult literacy tutoring to assisting with

special events and programs, or reading to

children, there’s an opportunity for all.

City of Sacramento Volunteer Program

Assist with special events, animal care, gardening,

tours, arts and crafts, child development, and


Food Bank of El Dorado County

Donate money, food, and vehicles; sponsor

or host a food drive; or volunteer by helping

with coordinating, sorting, or transporting


Run to Feed the Hungry

Join Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services in

celebrating 26 years of Run to Feed the Hungry!

Volunteer to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, support

runners, and to raise awareness about food

insecurity in our community.


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Twin Lakes Food Bank

Make monetary or food donations (they’re in

most need of canned goods, packaged foods,

and personal and baby care items); you can

even volunteer and donate in memory of a loved


Loaves & Fishes

Help prepare, cook, and serve a daily noontime

meal; write thank you letters, work as a teachers’

assistant, or help at the service desk in Friendship

Park. Note: Interested participants must attend

a two-hour volunteer orientation (held every

Thursday at 10 a.m. by appointment only).

Meals on Wheels

Help with meal prep and delivery or volunteer as a

driver; there’s an opportunity for all!

Green Valley Community Church

Along with local outreach programs that provide

food, clothes, resources and winter shelter, this

church also runs a produce garden and Hope

House—a transitional housing for women and

children. Volunteer at any of their programs that

suit your skills.

Upper Room Dining Hall

The Upper Room provides meals to all persons

regardless of race, religion, gender, income, or

age on a daily basis and is staffed and funded

by volunteers and organizations throughout

the community. Currently, they’re in need of

volunteers to help cook and serve on weekdays.


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Pat Ghiglieri dressed in a kimono in Gifu, Japan

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Building Global Bonds

By Julie Ryan



What if you were given a

week to make meaningful

friendships, learn about

another culture, and spread

peace through those

friendships? It’s 100%

possible—and it’s the number

one goal of Friendship Force,

a nonprofit that’s “committed

to furthering world peace

by forming international

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This isn’t a “normal” vacation or

travel experience where you book a

hotel, map out what you’re going to

see, and figure out what you should

do; this is a true journey. Instead

of being a traditional tourist, you

stay with a host family and learn

their culture firsthand by being part

of their day-to-day lives. Instead

of being a bystander, you’re a

participant. Friendship Force says,

“You may find yourself attending

a wedding, visiting a school, or

even observing a cremation. You

may be taken to a spa in Japan,

an underground salt cathedral in

Columbia, or visit an ice palace in

Sweden. You just never know…”

Friendship Force of Sacramento was

started in 1988 and members have

traveled to (or from) Australia, Brazil,

Chile, England, France, Germany,

Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Peru, and

more. Currently, there are 135 active

members in the club, which was

awarded the Club of the Year for

2018. The worldwide clubs have

volunteers in more than 63 countries.

Everyone involved, whether they’re

traveling or hosting, has one

intention: global friendship, which in

turn contributes to global peace.

Calligraphy lesson in Gifu, Japan

Creating art for a children's home in Sacramento

If you choose to go on a journey with

Friendship Force, you have the honor

of staying with a host family. They

don’t get paid for opening up their

home to you—they do so because

they’re interested in learning about

you and your country. You can

also choose to be a host

family and open up your

home to someone on

their own journey.

What’s more, you

don’t have to belong to

Friendship Force to enjoy

your journey. “You may apply

directly to the leader (coordinator)

for any ‘Journey’ listed in the catalog.

In some cases, your fee includes

a one-year membership in the

sponsoring club. You may want to

consider joining, however, so you can

participate in the ongoing programs

that promote global understanding

through friendship.”

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“Journeys were originally known as ‘Exchanges.’

Recently we transitioned to the term Journey,

since it’s better suited to the amazing process our

members plan and experience as they journey

to become a temporary citizen for a few days

through our home hospitality program.”


You can join online by going to

page-1669646 and filling out the membership

form. You can also print the form and mail it in.

An individual membership is $35 for one year; a

family membership is $65 for one year.


Fill out an application at

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Navigating Aging Parents' Needs

By Lorn Randall

Most of us, at some point, will be involved in

managing our aging parents’ affairs—a concept

we rarely consider during our 30s and 40s.

Depending on the age of your parents, however,

by our 50s, we should be acutely aware of their


So, how can we facilitate managing the essentials (housing, food,

finances) for those who took care of us in our youth? Here are some

steps you and your family can take to secure your parents’ wellbeing.


Have all their legal documents in order

• Durable power of attorney for health care

• Medical directive (living will)

• A will

• Durable power of attorney for finances

• Revocable living trust

For more info about each of these

documents, visit


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Assess their needs with them

• Current and future housing, including all associated costs

(maintenance, repairs, rent/mortgage)

• Disabilities

• Meals (shopping, prepping, cooking)

• Financial (paying bills, tracking finances, supervising

benefit programs, leisure activities, disposable income)

• Transportation (driving decisions and ride coordination)

• Personal care (hair appointments, doctor’s visits, etc.)

AARP has an online brochure that should be required reading

for all families with aging parents. To view it, visit



Create a budget based on #2 above

There are several budget tools available (apps and online)

that can be tailored for your individual needs. The key is

finding the right instrument that can be easily accessed

and comfortably used by a family member and your parent

(while they’re still capable).

To view several resources with a brief explanation of each,




Make sure all the essential people are included in the

decision-making process. Don’t dismiss a family member

because they’re busy or less vocal. Ask everyone for their

opinion; if it differs, put it up for discussion with the group.


Consult a professional

Whether you’re dealing with legal documents, medical

issues, finances, or housing, give your inner circle a

responsibility they’re comfortable with, and seek out

a professional for the rest. Don’t overburden yourself

or another family member (or worse leave something

undone). Remember: The goal is protecting your aging

loved one’s assets and wishes so they don’t have to struggle

unnecessarily. Adding a professional to the team also diffuses

internal friction, which is almost always a byproduct of

emotion and money.

Here are some local professionals we recommend:

• Dianna Laney: Ideal Life Financial Advisors,

• Chris Wilczewski: Edward Jones,

• Clint Herndon: Next Peak CPA,

• Launi Cooper: RFS,

• PGR Solutions:

• Chris Reeg: Pacific Investment Consultants,

• John Arnaz: Arnaz Financial,

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36 | November 2019

Add a mirror to reflect your interests.


Set The


The Importance of Entryways

By Kerrie L. Kelly, ASID

A home's entryway—oftentimes an overlooked space—

sets the tone and personality of your property and

provides a perfect opportunity to leave a lasting and

positive impression. Here are some ideas to create an

unforgettable entrance—one that’ll make a memorable

(and functional) statement.

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Not only does a mirror allow you to take one last look at yourself before greeting

guests, but it also reflects light into the entryway. The frame style and size of the

mirror can add a great design element to the space, too, hinting at what’s to come

in the rest of your home. A mirror incorporating a shelf is an added bonus, as you’re

able to display objects that reflect your interests or drop keys and mail.

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November 2019 | 37


A picture is worth

a thousand


Shut the Front Door

A wonderful way to highlight your style

and set the tone for your home’s style

and color palette is to incorporate a

beautiful front door that enhances

your abode’s architecture. If you have

a contemporary crib, a front door with

linear windows is a great choice, while

a stained wood or glossy painted door

with brass hardware can set a more

traditional tone.

Let There Be Light

A gorgeous ceiling light fixture or wall

sconce adds illuminating personality

to a space. If your entry is small, add

lighting for both function and ambiance

via table lamps on a console. A larger

entry can accommodate several,

dramatic-looking ceiling fixtures hung

at the same height, ultimately adding

a design element while providing a

glowing halo effect.

Add lighting

for both function

and ambiance.

A stylish door sets the

tone for your home.

Interest Underfoot

The floor is often referred to as the

“fifth wall” of a home. An area rug that

incorporates your personal aesthetic

adds to your home's style with color

and texture. Area rugs also prevent dirt

and dust from being carried throughout

the home. Patterns created with your

flooring are a great way to define an

entry space, while wood installed in a

pattern not seen through the rest of

the home, such as a herringbone or

rectangular pattern, is also very inviting.

Add a console table for an appealing

and practical furnish.

Table Talk

A console table is an appealing and

practical way to furnish your entry. It

provides the ideal drop-zone when

you come through your front door

and doubles as an interesting piece of


Take a Seat

For a larger entry area that can

accommodate a chair, ottoman, or

bench, it’s a great place to add seating,

as it provides a convenient place to

remove or put on shoes. What’s more,

upholstered pieces add warmth, color,

and pattern.

Add Artwork

Meaningful paintings and family photos

say volumes about your interests and

style and can be enjoyed as you come

and go. Talk about a great way to pique

the interest of a guest as they enter

your abode while telling your unique

style story.

Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID, is an award-winning interior designer,

author, product developer, and multimedia consultant

helping brands reach the interior design community. To

contact her, visit or call 916-706-2089.

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By Kourtney Jason

November 2019 | 41


Linda Heath Clark

Medium: Scratchboard

Tell us about your artwork.

My work ranges from highly

realistic to abstract. I use a

subtractive scratchboard technique

I learned as a scientific illustrator

and am now doing my own full color

version using acrylic on an archival

white clay coated board. I start

painting the first layer of color in

simple, nearly opaque shapes, paying

attention to color combinations,

contrast, and composition. Using

various scratching tools (X-Acto

knives, scalpels, tattoo needles, steel

wool, fiber glass brushes, etc.), I

scratch through the acrylic paint to

the white clay below. The scratching

defines shapes and adds texture. I

then apply thinned washes of acrylic

to color my scratches. The final

effect is achieved by alternating

washes of thinned acrylic with layers

of scratching. Scratching creates

highlights and adds detail, and

washes of acrylic add color, contour,

and shadows. My Cactus Bloom


acrylic on clay board was included in

North Light’s book, AcrylicWorks 2:

Radical Breakthroughs. In 2016, the

International Society of Scratchboard

Artists (ISSA) awarded me Master

Scratchboard Artist (MSA) status.

My work can be purchased at the

Placerville Art Gallery and in various

local, national, and international

juried shows throughout the year.

When did you first start creating


After college, I started out as a

scientific illustrator for the California

Department of Food and Agriculture,

mostly illustrating insects. My current

interest in creating scratchboard

abstracts began only about four

years ago.

When and where did you first get

inspired to create your art?

Although art always interested me,

taking a vocational aptitude test

in college helped tie my interests

in art and biology together, when

a vocational counselor suggested

scientific illustration as a career. It

immediately struck a chord with

me and turned out to be a unique

and interesting course of study and


How long does one piece take you

to complete?

The scratching process can be slow.

Luckily, I find it meditative. It can take

40 hours for a small 8x10-inch piece

and up to 100 hours or more for

larger pieces.

Where do you find your inspiration?

For my realistic work, I use photo

references I have personally taken

locally or while traveling. I’m always

looking for interesting subjects. My

abstract work is sometimes inspired

by various shapes and colors that

I find interesting, but mostly my

abstracts seem to create themselves.

Twilight Nebula

Who is your favorite artist?

Dewitt Whistler Jayne, a master at

pastels and internationally known,

who was one of my art professors

at Sacramento State. His pastel

seascapes were some of the best

I’ve seen. As a mentor, he was always

extremely generous with his time and


What is your favorite museum or art

gallery, local and not local?

Maybe due to my interest in biology,

I’m really drawn to the Arizona-

Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson,

AZ. The Art Institute there focuses on

conservation through art education,

and with a zoo, botanical garden, and

art gallery, it’s the perfect museum

experience for a scientific illustrator.

It’s tough to choose only one local

gallery. We’re so lucky to have the

Crocker Art Museum here, and I’ve

been lucky enough to show in several

of the galleries downtown. However,

for viewing multiple artists’ work

in one location, I don’t think you

can beat the ARTHOUSE on R; The

Sparrow Gallery is downstairs and

there are 10 artists’ studios upstairs.

It’s a great stop on Second Saturday.

What have you learned about

yourself or the world as an artist?

Connecting with other artists in

formal and informal ways is a great

way to learn and be inspired. I

regularly participate in a critique

group and informal art groups

where everyone works on their own

projects. I find interacting with such

a variety of talented artists greatly

expands and improves my own art

and view of the world. It’s also a

wonderful way to make friends.

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.

42 | November 2019

Autumn Breeze

Liquid Light

Shades of Autumn

Indian Summer

Sierra Song

Randy Honerlah

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.

Medium: Acrylics

Tell us about your artwork.

Using acrylics, I really enjoy

painting trees, water, and the

sky in a slightly abstracted but [still]

recognizable way. My work is shown

in various galleries: Artistic Edge in

Sacramento, Gold Country Artists’

Gallery in Placerville, Fire and Rain

Gallery in Folsom, and Fare Bella

Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO. I also

enter works regularly around the area

and have been fortunate to be juried

into some fine venues.

When did you first start creating

your artwork?

I began painting when I was about six

years old. After a long career in the

electronics industry (Intel), I retired

and went more professional and

began showing in galleries in 2011.

When did you first get inspired to

create your art?

My grandmother was a big influence

when I was a youngster. Her

grandmother painted back in the

1800s, and she encouraged me to

begin oil painting when I would visit


How long does one piece take you

to complete?

I paint in many sizes, from 24x24

inches to 48x72 inches; they can take

as long as five weeks.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I love nature and painting trees. I

hike around some property we have

near Truckee and other locations,

taking photos along the way. I’m also

blessed to have many photographer

friends who provide reference photos

for me to work from.

What other type of art interests


In college, I tried a bit of everything:

ceramics, jewelry, and wood

sculpture. It’s all fun to do but

difficult to do it all!

What is your favorite museum or art

galley, local and not local?

I love the Crocker Art Museum and

have been a member there for many

years. There are also many wonderful

art galleries in the area.

Have you taken classes or are you


Both. I took classes in college and

have an applied arts degree. I’ve also

taken classes with various artists and

have learned a lot through DVDs and

YouTube. I enjoy creating my own

stylistic processes, which include

a bit of a mosaic look; colors and

shapes are my thing.

What have you learned about

yourself or about the world as an


I’m very detail-oriented and

constantly look for inspiration when

my wife and I travel. There are many

beautiful places in the world that I

would love to paint yet get frustrated

that there’s not enough time to do

them all!

What made you come back to

painting later in life?

As a younger person, I was told

that being an artist was not a good

way to make a living, so I went into

electronics, which paid well, but the

creative spark was constantly buried.

It wasn’t until I retired when I realized

that maybe I should have followed

my dream of painting; who knows

where it may have led me. As it is

now though, I love creating art every



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Clouds Rest

Foggy Trawlers

Philip Lachapelle

Medium: Oils


Tell us about your artwork.

I paint mostly with oil, but

have also worked with acrylics

and pencil and ink. My artwork is

on display at Gold Country Artists’

Gallery in Placerville.

When did you first start creating

your artwork?

At 14 years old, I became infatuated

with cars and began to draw

them. Fast forward to after college;

I wanted to learn more about the

automobile business, so I sketched

cars and applied to the ArtCenter

College of Design in Los Angeles. I

was accepted and studied all forms

of design and drawing and painting


When did you first get inspired to

create art?

My mother’s interest in painting and

art influenced my creative side, as

did attending ArtCenter. After my

art schooling, my auto design career

plans were cut short due to a recession

that affected hiring by the Detroit

automakers. I took a career turn into

the television equipment industry

but continued to sketch and paint.

Upon retirement, I started painting

as a full-time second career and have

continued enjoying it to this day.

How long does one piece take you

to complete?

Creating an oil painting requires

initial research from on-site photos or

a painting, improvising a composition

of how the painting should relate

to the viewer, preliminary pencil

sketches to show where light and

dark colors will be, and then the

actual painting time. All these steps

take an average of 50-60 hours.

Where do you find your inspiration?

As a lover of landscapes, water,

reflections, and sunsets, I take

photos, paint on location, and

combine these observations to create

a painting.

Who is your favorite artist?

My favorite artist is Kathleen Dunphy,

who is internationally known for her

landscape paintings and whom I have

taken a workshop from.

What is your favorite museum or art

galley, local and not local?

In Sacramento, we have the Crocker

Art Museum, and of course, the great

galleries in San Francisco. My favorite

art gallery town is Carmel.

Have you taken classes or are you


I’ve taken art workshops from

renowned artists such as Anita Wolff,

Victoria Brooks, Calvin Liang, Ned

Mueller, and Charles Muench.

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.

44 | November 2019

Oranne Lee Eichorn

San Diego Cityscape

Medium: Arcylics,

Watercolor, and Oils

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.

Tell us about your artwork.

I sometimes use acrylic and

watercolor, but much prefer

the blending, depth, and nuances

achievable with oil. While I paint a

variety of subjects from still life and

portrait, to “kid art,” my most avid

interest is landscape. I received a

master’s degree in education and

studied art with instructors at UC

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City

College, and the Santa Barbara

Museum of Art. I taught grades 3-6

in Santa Barbara County for 25 years,

integrating art into every subject.

For two years, I was a member of

the Gold Country Artists’ Gallery

in Placerville. My work has been

accepted into several juried shows,

including the national Mother Lode

Art Exhibition and the Ironstone

Vineyard Tulip Festival. My energy

has recently been diverted to another

endeavor, however. Still an educator

at heart, I volunteer to teach art to

6-7 classes at Gold Oak School in

Pleasant Valley, where I reach over

200 students each month.

How long does one piece take you

to complete it?

My oil paintings take 10-40 hours;

acrylics take less time.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I’ve been drawn to mountain scenery

my whole life. Yosemite and the

Grand Tetons have been my favorite

subjects. I have discovered so many

local landscapes just waiting to

be painted, from goslings on the

American River to snowy Icehouse

trails. While my husband fishes, I


Who is your favorite artist?

My favorite artists include Wyland,

Jim Wilcox, and Maynard Reece. I

teach my classes about Monet,

Picasso, Stewart, Bierstadt, Rivera,

and others who changed the world.

Have you taken classes or are you


Since retiring and moving to El

Dorado County, I’ve continued to

pursue my passion for art, taking

advantage of local workshops,

lessons, and mentors, as well as local

arts associations and shows.

Mama Bear

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Castle Fort Angelo

Joyce Nina Auteri

Medium: Tempered Glass & Oils

Tell us about your artwork.

Currently, I’m working with

tempered glass on mannequins

as my substrate. I wanted to create

something new, different, and

contemporary. In the gallery less

than five days, I sold my first piece;

two weeks later, I sold another. I may

stick with this [medium], despite

the necessary Band-Aids. My forte,

however, is oil painting in realism with

a loose-ish stroke. Unless my glass

art continues to fly off the walls, I'll

be getting back to that soon. My

work is available at Art Studio 360 in

Placerville and on my website.

When did you first start creating

your artwork?

I started creating art at about the

time I could hold a crayon. When I

was eight, I started on ceramics with

a neighbor who lived a couple doors

down and had a kiln in her basement.

At age nine, my mom bought

me some oil paints and a couple

paintbrushes and offered the table

downstairs in our own basement

to mess around. Boy, what a mess I

made! But I had fun.

When did you first get inspired to

create art?

In 2013, I fulfilled a dream and took

off to live in Italy. I was only there

for three months, but in that time

I took over 2,000 photos. It’s from

these photos that I began painting

in oils again, like the old masters

from the region. As for my glass art,

which I began just a few months

ago, I really can’t put a finger on

Golden Staircase

it. I came across a site that offered

classes on tempered glass mosaics

and thought they looked beautiful!

Instead of doing typical mosaics on

a flat, wooden surface using grout, I

chose to use plastic body shapes as

my substrate and left out the grout,

feeling like the grout detracts from

the translucency of the glass and the

brilliancy of the colors beneath it.

How long does one piece take you

to complete it?

It depends what I’m creating, of

course, and its size. I’d say, however,

that an average-sized oil painting

(18x24 inches), takes me around 60

hours. A glassed mannequin torso

takes me about the same amount of


Where do you find your inspiration?

Everywhere, but mostly in nature

and architecture. In Italy, the most

interesting subject matter to me was

the ancient, dilapidated buildings

and enormous stone structures.

It blew my mind how these were

created so very long ago, before

there were cranes and ladders, and

yet they’re still standing, centuries

later. In nature, I’m drawn toward

rocks, water, and interesting cloud

formations. I see it all. I’m always

taking photos wherever I go and tend

to plan my vacations in beautiful

places. When driving to get there,

I always take the scenic routes and

make a lot of stops, camera in hand.

What other type of art interests you?

I’ve dabbled in almost every medium,

including acrylics, watercolors, inks,

graphite, carbon, and charcoal. I’ve

never been interested in pottery,

though—seems way too difficult.

Who is your favorite artist?

Arthur Ernest Streeton. He painted

landscape realism with a very loose

stroke. From a distance, it looks

perfect but up close all you see are

colors and brushstrokes. That’s the

magic! As Rembrandt said, “Paintings

are to be seen with the eyes, not

smelled with the nose.”

What is your favorite museum or art

galley, local and not local?

The San Francisco Museum of

Modern Art; locally, I really love Art

Studio 360, which is where some of

my work is currently on display. I love

the aura there; every artist is nice and

supportive of one another, and the

art is so diverse and impressive.

What have you learned about

yourself or about the world as an


A supervisor at my day job once

asked me, “If you saw someone’s art

that needed to be corrected, what

would you say?” My response was,

“Nothing.” After, he looked at me as

if I had three heads, and I continued:

“In art, there is no right or wrong.

There are no rules.” And that is what I

love about art.

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.

46 | November 2019

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.

Pat Kelly

Medium: Seashells

Tell us about your artwork.

I create one-of-a-kind mirrors

out of seashells and sell them

from my home. I love walking on

beaches and looking for shells; each

one is unique and even the broken

ones have a purpose and are needed

in creating a mirror.

When did you first start creating


About 20 years ago, I started picking

up shells while walking on beaches

during vacations. I’d been working

on various art projects for years,

but one day, it came to me. I looked

through many magazines that contained

beachy items and some even

had mirrors. I thought to myself, “I

could do this,” so I found a couple of

mirrors with wood frames, cleared

off a big table in my dining room,

brought out my huge selection of

shells, and began creating. It was fun

and wonderful! New ideas emerged

and piece-by-piece, I saw where

each shell could fit together to make

the mirror beautiful. After collecting

enough shells, I soak them in a solution

to clean them; once the shells

are dry, I sort them by size and color

and put into Ziploc bags and boxes.

I usually search and select groups

of shells and place them around the

mirror before gluing them on. This

provides an opportunity to make

changes and to determine what combination

of shells looks best together.

How long does one piece take you

to complete?

It depends on the size of the mirror,

but a 24x20-inch mirror usually takes

10-12 hours.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I have favorite places to search

along the West Coast and Hawaii.

The ocean’s tide brings in new shells

every day and I never know exactly

what I’ll find. This is all part of the


Have you always been a creative


Yes. I love flowers, art, and making

our home a place to enjoy with family

and friends. I also enjoy a variety of

arts and crafts and have made cards,

tiles, pillows, and paintings.

Who is your favorite artist?

Eileen Downs. She designs her art

with pieces of paper.

What is your favorite museum or art

galley, local and not local?

I love the Smithsonian Museum in

Washington, DC.

November 2019 | 47


Feeling inspired and looking to add more art into your life? We’re sharing all the details you

need for upcoming art exhibits you can’t miss, art stores where you can pick up all your

supplies, and local art classes to expand your training and meet other artists.

A Girl and A Truck

Crocker Art Museum

216 O Street, Sacramento,


Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of

Contemporary Ceramics

Now through July 19, 2020

From raw textures and meticulous

details, to glazes bursting with color,

the works in Cool Clay represent one

of the most exciting and expansive

fields of contemporary art.

When I Remember I See Red:

American Indian Art and Activism in


Now through January 26, 2020

This exhibit features contemporary

art by First Californians and other

American Indian artists with strong

ties to the state. Spanning the past

five decades, the exhibition includes

more than 65 works in various media,

from painting, sculpture, prints, and

photography, to installation and


The Gallery at 48 Natoma

48 Natoma Street, Folsom, 916-355-



Small Town

November 15, 2019-January 16, 2020

This exhibit features collages by

Kerri Warner and photographs by

Kelly Howell. It opens with a free

public reception from 6-8 p.m. on

November 15 that also features

the art center’s annual Holiday Show

and Sale, with a variety of pottery,

woodworking, artwork, and other

items crafted by local artisans.

Blue Line Arts

405 Vernon Street, Suite 100,

Roseville, 916-783-4117, bluelinearts.


Upcoming exhibits include The US

Show (American Immigrant Artists);

The Car Show (Inspired by the

Automobile); and The 30x30 Show

(30 works in 30 days).

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Forget dated décor, shared bathrooms,

and hovering hosts that are oftentimes

associated with B&Bs. Today’s offerings include

mouthwatering morning meals alongside locally

roasted coffee, comfy-as-a-cloud mattresses, and

impressive amenities. Read on for three of our favorite

bed-and-breakfasts both near and far.

November 2019 | 51

The Parsonage

We all know the best way

to really see a city is to

live like a local, and with

a stay at The Parsonage, you can

do exactly that. Built in 1883, the

historic landmark on the corner of

Laguna and Haight is the home you

wish you lived in. The quintessential

San Francisco façade—multi-story

Victorian with tall, narrow windows

and decorative detailing—is sans

signage…ensuring it really is a hidden

hotel gem.

Sited away from the city’s touristy

and more boisterous blocks like

Union Square and Fisherman’s

Wharf but within walking distance

to up-and-coming ‘hoods like Hayes

Valley, Mission, and Haight Asbury,

the setting couldn’t be more ideal.

Luckily, looks and location aren’t

deceiving, however. Step inside and

you’ll be greeted with antiquities

aplenty; a parlor that provides Port

and other evening digestifs alongside

a bevy of books; and canine Carson,

a Portuguese water dog that’ll

immediately have your heart.

Each of the five guestrooms is named

after a famous female figure and

features private bathrooms with

towel warmers, San Francisco-made

mattresses, and plenty of personal


Innkeepers Joan and John clearly

believe breakfast is the most

important meal of the day. Rise and

198 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA, 415-863-3699,

shine to the savory smells of thickcut

bacon, sourdough waffles, a

“Chef’s Souffle,” or toast from Tartine

Bakery (offerings change daily)

wafting up to your room then head

to the dining room to indulge in the

multi-course, communal experience.

Between the unforgettable fare

and conversations with guests from

around the globe, it’s a morning meal

worth waking up for.

Why We Love It: The hands-on,

hospitable hosts; homey vibe; and


Perfect For: Lovers of luxury who

enjoy the finer things in life.

Photos by Megan Wiskus.

52 | November 2019

711 14th Street, Golden, CO, 720-608-1714,

It’s all in the details at this recently

renovated bed-and-breakfast

in Golden, Colorado, (home of

Coors Brewery and Red Rocks

Amphitheater) that prides itself on

having “a new look but an old soul.”

Just off the town’s main drag is

where you’ll find the 1866 inn that’s

full of old-timey charm alongside all

the conveniences you crave.

The eclectic design strikes a perfect

balance between farmhouse fresh

and classic Victorian—think exposed

brick walls, tufted sofas in bold

hues, original wood floors, and a

hand-built belt fan in the living

room—that you’ll absolutely adore.

An automated check-in and

checkout system isn’t only easy

but means no awkward encounters

or forced conversation with the

innkeepers and a sense of total


Whichever room you choose (there

are 10 total), you’re in for a treat.

Though sizes and styles vary, you

can expect a space with funky

light fixtures and furniture; white

marble tile, brass fixtures, and glass

showers or soaking tubs; and crisp,

high-quality linens.

Come morning, help yourself to

a cup of Joe at the custom-built

coffee bar that even includes a

cold brew kegerator, in addition

to kombucha, fresh fruit, yogurt,

granola, and gluten-free goodies—

all sourced from area purveyors—

before taking on the town’s nearby

hiking trails, breweries, or historic

downtown district.

Between the adorable details, hip

décor, and proximity to the town’s

main drag, The Dove Inn is indeed


Why We Love It: Nitro cold brew

and kombucha on tap; modern

amenities like flat-screen TVs

featuring Netflix; and the behindthe-scenes

service model.

Perfect For: Design lovers who

go gaga for modernism and


The Dove Inn

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Park Victorian

Take a step back to yesteryear

with a stay at Auburn’s very

own white house. Originally

built in 1874 and the home of

Edmund Snowden, the town

pharmacist, it was recently restored

and has emerged looking better than


Sitting on six acres adjacent to Old

Town Auburn with views of the iconic

courthouse, the property boasts

lusciously landscaped gardens and

six spectacular rooms, a public parlor,

gourmet kitchen, and dining room.

Guests can expect to sleep in

modern digs, replete with plenty of

natural light, organic mattresses and

bedding from Old Town Auburn’s

Tucked In, en suite bathrooms with

marble vanities, charming period

pieces, and fun features like an

original exposed brick chimney.

Each space is named after a notable

Auburn citizen, including Claude

Chana—credited with leading a small

band of fellow Frenchmen to the area

in May 1848 and discovering gold—

and 20th century Auburn pioneer

Viola Wrigley.

Breakfast is made fresh daily by

innkeeper Laurie and includes items

like sinfully delicious cinnamon buns,

strata, and fresh fruit—ensuring you

have plenty of energy for a day of


Once you manage to peel yourself

away from the premises, the inn is

within close proximity to an array

of outdoor activities (hiking, biking,

whitewater rafting), in addition to

award-winning wineries, breweries,

and restaurants.

If you’re looking to get away without

going far away, Park Victorian is the

perfect spot to stay.

Why We Love It: Close to home but

feels a world away; fun packages,

including a “Stay & Dine” option that

features dinner for two at Carpe Vino.

Perfect For: Outdoor enthusiasts

who love hiking and biking but

appreciate creature comforts like hot

showers and cozy beds.

195 Park Street, Auburn, CA,


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Dining Spotlight:

La Trattoria Bohemia

By Tara Harbert

“It’s as if I’ve never eaten food before.

These dishes are THAT GOOD,” I

proclaimed to our gracious waitress

at La Trattoria Bohemia—an East

Sacramento staple since 2000.

She was truly humbled by our food


This charming restaurant offers

scratch-made Italian- and Czechinspired

comfort food—from

schnitzel and scallopini to pasta,

pizza, and paninis—providing a flavor

experience unlike any other. With an

unassuming exterior, live acoustic

music (on our visit), and an intimate

dining area, I wasn’t prepared for the

romantic experience that lay ahead.

“This should-begiven-all-the-awardsworthy

dish was

crispy and dense but

completely free from

heavy greasy residue.”

My eyes widened when I saw

Bohemian Potato Pancakes under

the appetizer menu. This should-begiven-all-the-awards-worthy


was crispy and dense but completely

free from heavy greasy residue.

The savory pancakes were served

Napoleon-style with smoked salmon,

capers, red onions, and sour cream.

My taste buds rejoiced so much that I

considered ordering more.

For my main course, I had the

mouthwatering Chicken Picate. The

chicken breasts were sautéed to

perfection in a light white wine sauce

that complemented the flavors of

the green cabbage and rosemary

potatoes served on the side. My

husband tried the homemade

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi—plump,

perfectly pillowy dumplings

smothered in a rich Gorgonzola

sauce and topped with prosciutto

and mushrooms. Typically, we add

extra salt and pepper to our plates;

with these, however, no additional

seasoning was needed. To pair with

our plates, I sipped on the La Marca

Prosecco while he savored a glass of

smooth Primator Lager (their beer

list includes several primo picks from

the Czech Republic).

We were silent for most of the meal

with the exception of several “OH

WOWS” and “MMMS”; it’s too hard to

talk when you’re busy savoring each

bite of a meal made with such love.

For the perfect date night dinner at

a place you’ll want to return to, look

no further than La Trattoria.—3649 J

Street, Sacramento, 916-455-7803,


Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.


Daily Happy Hour from 3:30-5:30

p.m.; daily lunch specials from 11:30

a.m.-2 p.m.; almost everything is

house-made (bread, desserts, etc.);

check their Facebook or Instagram

for specials (@latrattoriabohemia);

kids’ menu


Bohemian Potato Pancakes, Spinach

Ricotta Gnocchi, Lasagna, Bavarian

Goulash, Chicken Picate, Chicken

Paprikash Pizza

Photos left to right:

Bohemian Potato Pancakes,

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi,

Chicken Picate.

Photos by Dante Fontana.

November 2019 | 57

Party Time

5 Classic Cocktails

Compiled by Megan Wiskus

1 | Negroni

This popular Italian

cocktail is considered

an aperitif and

typically served in

an old-fashioned or

“rocks” glass.

• One part gin

• One part Campari


• One part sweet red


Stir into glass over

ice, garnish with

orange peel, and


2 | Gimlet

A description in

the 1953 Raymond

Chandler novel

The Long Goodbye

said "a real gimlet

is half gin and half

Rose's lime juice and

nothing else."

• One part sweetened

lime juice

• Four parts gin

Mix and serve.

Garnish with a slice

of lime.

3 | Paloma

Spanish for “dove,”

Paloma is one of

Mexico’s most

beloved alcoholic

beverages and

is rosy-hued and


• Three parts

grapefruit soda

• One part tequila

Stir together, garnish

with a lime wedge,

and serve over ice.

4 | Boulevardier

This creation’s

moniker is attributed

to Erskine Gwynne,

an American-born

writer who founded

a monthly magazine

in Paris called


• 1 part Campari


• 1 part rye whisky or


• 1 part sweet red


Stir with ice, strain,

garnish with orange

peel or cherry and


5 | White Russian

This decadent,


libation was under

the radar until The

Big Lebowski came

out in 1998 and Jeff

Bridge’s character,

The Dude, sipped it


• 2 parts coffee


• 5 parts vodka

• 3 parts fresh cream

Pour coffee liqueur

and vodka into a

glass filled with ice.

Float fresh cream on

top and stir slowly.

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations and companies.

Cocktail Bars We Love

A cocktail a day keeps the doctor away! Pull up a chair at one of

these beloved bars that have mastered the craft of cocktail making.

The Red Rabbit Kitchen

and Bar, 2718 J Street,

Sacramento, 916- 706-2275,

ORDER THIS: After the

Goldrush (rye, lemon, honey,

aromatic bitters)

Hook and Ladder


Company, 1630 S Street,

Sacramento, 916-442-4885,

ORDER THIS: A Cure for

Wellness (gin, lavender,

blueberries, lemon, agave)

Shady Lady Saloon, 1409 R

Street, Sacramento, 916-231-



(tequila, lime juice, agave,

blood orange puree,

muddled jalapeno)

58 | November 2019

3 Autumn-Inspired Recipes

There’s no better way to celebrate the season than sharing a meal alongside loved ones. The recipes

below utilize in-season ingredients and are sure to be the talk of this year’s holiday table.

By Tara Mendanha

Harvest Bruschetta with Brie

and Cranberry Pear Chutney

Submitted by Scott’s Seafood Grill

& Bar, 4800 Riverside Boulevard,

Sacramento, 916-379-5959,

Cranberry Pear Chutney

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. Bosc pears, peeled and diced

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/2 small onion, finely diced

1 cinnamon stick and 1 star anise in a

cheesecloth bouquet

2 tbsp. yellow mustard seeds

2/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/3 cup sugar

Pinch of red chili flakes

3 oz. cranberries

5 oz. golden raisins

1/4 cup chopped parsley

Heat oil in a sauté pan; add pears

and caramelize over medium heat.

Add onions and garlic and soften.

Add all other ingredients (through

chili flakes) and reduce until there is

almost no liquid left. Add cranberries

and golden raisins; remove from heat,

cool, and stir in parsley.

Toasted Pecans

1 cup pecans

1 tbsp. olive oil or clarified butter

Salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss

pecans in oil and salt. Arrange in

single layer on a prepared baking

sheet. Toast until browned and

fragrant, stirring occasionally, about

7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and

chop or use as desired; or, store in an

airtight container for up to 1 week.

Pomegranate Molasses

4 cups pomegranate juice

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice (about one medium


Boil the pomegranate juice, sugar,

and lemon juice in a saucepan over

medium-high heat. Then reduce

heat to medium-low until liquid boils

very gently. Let simmer for about an

hour, uncovered. Stir occasionally.

After 45 minutes of simmering and

reducing, lower heat very slightly and

let it simmer for another 15 minutes

or so. Take a spoon and dip it into

the molasses. If it coats the spoon,

the molasses is done. Turn off heat

and let cool for 30 minutes before

pouring it into a jar. The mixture will

still be runny, but thickens as it cools.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 6


Cut slices of brioche into eight 2x1-

inch crostinis. Drizzle crostini with

olive oil and season with salt and

pepper. Toast crostini in 350-degree

oven for 5-7 minutes. Place 1/2 oz.

Brie cheese on toasted crostini.

Top with spoonful of chutney. Chop

toasted pecans and sprinkle over the

chutney. Drizzle with pomegranate

molasses and garnish with baby

arugula or microgreens.

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations and companies.

60 | November 2019

Blueberry Apple Crisp

Submitted by La Provence

Restaurant & Terrace, 110 Diamond

Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002,

Coconut and Oat Topping

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups pecans, chopped

1 cup flour

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup + 4 tbsp. oil

1/2 cup honey

Blueberry and Apple Filling

4 cups blueberries

4 cups fuji apples, peeled and diced

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup white sugar

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ginger

Make topping by combining oats,

pecans, flour, coconut, salt, and

cinnamon in a bowl. Add oil and

honey and mix until combined and

set aside.

In a large pot, combine blueberries,

apples, water, cornstarch, sugar,

vanilla, and cinnamon mix. Place pot

over medium-high heat and bring

to a boil. Reduce heat to low and

simmer for 10 minutes.

Oil a large baking dish and pour in

mixture. Evenly spread oat mixture

over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for

10 minutes or until topping is golden

brown. Enjoy as is or with a scoop of

vanilla bean ice cream.

Acorn Squash with

Apple Stuffing

Submitted by Allie and Dan,

Sacramento-based bloggers at Love

& Risotto,,


2 acorn squash, cut in half

2 tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 apple, chopped

1 box stuffing

1 1/2 cups water

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations and companies.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Halve

the acorn squash from each pointy

end. Remove the seeds and rub with

olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Turn squash halves over and place in

a baking dish. Quarter the apple and

put in the same baking dish. Place in

oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Mix stuffing and water and cook

on stovetop according to package


Once the acorn squash is roasted,

evenly spoon in the stuffing. Top with

the baked apple, dried cranberries,

and parmesan cheese.

November 2019 | 61


30th Anniversary Open House

The Club, Placerville

August 28

1 2

After 30 years of providing the premier

day program for seniors living with

dementia, Parkinson's, and other

difficult health issues, El Dorado

County changed the name from Senior

Day Care to "The Club," to better

reflect the fun-filled program. Members

and loved ones gathered to celebrate

the name change of an organization

that promotes socialization and

community involvement to those

seniors in need.

Photos courtesy of The Club.

1. Brian Veerkamp and Rich Todd

2. The El Dorado Roses with Brain Veerkamp,

Rich Todd, and Don Semon

3. Laurel Brent Bumb and Brian Veerkamp

4. Nancy Wilson and Steve Shervey



Sutter Creek Heritage Days

Sutter Creek Visitor Center

September 22

Community members celebrated the

rich history of the Gold Rush by riding

on a real stagecoach; panning for gold;

touring the historic Knight Foundry,

Monteverde General Store, Sutter

Creek Grammar School, and Gold Rush

Cemeteries; and witnessing 1800s

machinery at work.

Photos courtesy of Sutter Creek Visitor Center

62 | November 2019





Women's Fund El Dorado's

Annual Celebration

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville

October 3

Following remarks from keynote

speaker Kim Tucker, executive director

of the Impact Foundry, 250 attendees

enjoyed a video tribute that spotlighted

the programs three nonprofits were

able to implement with recent WFED

funding: a sheltered space for outdoor

classroom learning (Master Gardeners

of El Dorado County), defensible

space for seniors (El Dorado County

Fire Safe), and expanded student

counseling services (Sierra School). To

date, WFED’s over 400 members have

awarded $666,000 to 67 nonprofit




1: EDCOE Communications Director and WFED

Member, Dina Gentry with MORE Director of

Finance and Fund Development, Kelli Nuttal

2: WFED Members Deanne Johnson, Vera

Nicholas, and Pamela Roberts

3: Hillary Francis, Dana Gettleman, and Alli


4: WFED Members Diane Penn, Karen Tustin,

and Doris

5: WFED Members Megan Buchanan, Heidi

Venable, and Melissa Cowan

6: WFED Event Keynote Speaker, Impact

Foundry Executive, and Director Kim Tucker




Friends of the Library Donor

Appreciation Party

Oakmont of El Dorado Hills

September 22

Members of Friends of the El Dorado

Hills Library and guests gathered to

celebrate the library’s accomplishments

since its opening in 2006 with a party

sponsored by Oakmont of El Dorado

Hills. Local dignitaries, founding

leadership, lifetime members, and

donors were treated to live music,

delicious food, and raffles.

Photos by Karen Brown


1: Karen Purtich and Anjulika Sharma


2: Judy Monteux, Joyce Sobelman, Nancy

Kniffin-Jennings, Alice Smolarski

3: Dick Marcroft, Marilyn Marcroft, Margaret

Philippedes, Carla Munt, Cindy Munt, Jan

Robbins (EDH Library Branch Manager)

4: Betty January, John Hidahl, Jan Robbins,

Greg Self, Anjulika Sharma, Karen Purtich

November 2019 | 63

Art League of Lincoln's Annual

Membership Gala

The Art Center, Lincoln

September 5


The Art League of Lincoln’s Annual

Membership Gala reception also

celebrated the opening of their new

gift shop: The Art Center. Twenty-three

artists submitted a total of 45 pieces

for display in the center, which now

features ceramics, small paintings, and


Photos by Maggie Rose McGurk

1. Kristine Mollenkopf Hague and Jan Apfel

2. Lew Monda, Paul Apfel, Tut Tutalak

3.Terri Goodman and Sandra Kay

4. Robert Baikauskas, Bob McClurg, Sharon

McClurg, Helen Park, and Emilie Righetti

2 3


Folsom History Hero

Cohn Mansion, Folsom

September 27

The Folsom Historical Society

honored Bill Anderson, the 2019

Folsom History Hero, with a dinner

party whose proceeds benefited

the Folsom Historical Society.

Photos by Tom Paniagua

1. Claudia Cummings with Bill Anderson

and Jeff Ferreira

2. Glen Fait and Jeff Ferreira present the

award to Bill

3. Kerri Howell, Kevin Kiley, Bill Anderson,

and Jeff Ferreira




64 | November 2019



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Set Sail

A Custom Crossword by Gail Marie Beckman



1. Watertight window

6. Device to secure a boat

11. “____ got a secret!”

12. Coverage for your canoe (abbr)

14. Rare, small hawk

15. Navigation record

16. Release, as a boat

19. Bar to the rudder

21. “____ overboard!”

22. Aquarius cousin

23. Adjust the sails, for example

25. Automatic Direction Finder, shortened

26. Areas made for backing in your vessel

30. Europium symbol

31. Si opposite

32. Yacht race, perhaps

33. Take off; depart

34. Length times width

36. RN workplace?

37. Cool ___ a cucumber

38. Atlanta's state (abbr)

40. Musical composition or certain

cleaning cloth

42. Particular towel

44. Quicker than a jog

45. Irritate

47. Space between bridge supports

49. That item

50. Spoken mistakes

51. It extends the feet of the sails

52. Just okay

53. Likely

54. AEI follower

56. Direction to heed, nautically

58. Yes, to your matey

59. Metal strip used to bind masonry:

_____ iron

61. Capsule; tablet

62. Make exact; ____ in

64. Shaped support for a boat

66. Precedes Dorado or Capitan

67. One who's nautically gifted

69. Visited the galley

70. Bigger than villages

73. Short for freight release

74. Movie rating (abbr)

75. Make use of the rudder

76. Plunge ahead or tree sap

77. We've been ____ this…

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

31 32

33 34 35 36 37

38 39 40 41 42 43 44

45 46 47 48

49 50 51

52 53 54 55

56 57 58 59 60

61 62 63 64 65

66 67 68 69

70 71 72 73 74

75 76 77


1. Determining the course

2. The ropes and chains that support the

masts, yards, and sails

3. Certain source of ent.

4. Entire steering aparatus

5. One, in Frankfurt

6. On the beach

7. Vessel with twin hulls

8. Vinegar partner

9. Ocean motion

10. They steady against lateral sway

13. Raleigh? Where's Raleigh? (abbr)

17. Car gp.

18. Below deck; down _____

20. Extra wide shoe size

24. Secure using cables and lines

27. Years on earth

28. As opposed to full time (abbr)

29. Right-hand side

32. Lift up

34. Stranded condition for a boat

35. What's that you say?

37. Instrument which measures the speed

of wind

39. Captaining itself?

41. Fall sickly

43. Ocean mist

46. Particular ring initials

48. Appearance; view

49. Island, shortened

50. Non-slipping knot

55. Skyward

57. Symbol for didymium

58. On the masts; overhead

59. Luggage and crates

60. Precedes king or mode

61. Cats and dogs and birds, at times

63. First two of twenty-six

65. Company gal (abbr)

68. Circle portion

71. The two of us

72. Jr's Dad

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66 | November 2019


This year, make your Thanksgiving

a STOMP Thanksgiving! “Bashing,

crashing, smashing, swishing,

banging and kicking — a joyous

invention!” (Chicago Tribune).





A finalist on America’s Got Talent creates

stunning animation manipulating sand in realtime—then

projecting it on a giant screen, to

music and story.






The former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan,

in a lecture of interest to the business

community and beyond.




Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco —

why throw a party for the dead? A Día de los

Muertos musical adventure!




Three jazz stars, each with their own stellar

band: Kandace Springs “has a voice that

would melt snow” (Prince); pianist James

Francies and saxophonist James Carter.




An evocative 56 year-old company deeply

invested in the diverse language of

contemporary dance.





Captivating, exhilarating, passionate:

a salute to Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza,

Luciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli.



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