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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Great book about how a hate crime changed lives

Just came home from a great event at a local church who hosted a book signing and talk on "Freaks and Revelations".  It is a story about a hate crime, told from both parties sides.  The Amazon website sums it up:
"This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives of their lives before and after the violent hate crime that changed both their futures. This tragic but ultimately inspirational journey of two polarized teens, their violent first meeting, and their peaceful reunion years later is an unforgettable story of survival and forgiveness." 
Hearing them both share their stories today, was a gift that I wish everyone could have shared---particularly the young people of not just Placerville or El Dorado County, but all over America.  Buy this book, read it and pass it on to a young person, or donate it to your local library or school.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January White Sale!

Our pals at Wofford Acres are having a January White Sale...wine that is...

20% Off  2 or more WAV White Wine bottles
Weekends in January and February

Stock up at these great prices:

White Oak Point- Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp, clean lots of fruit AND acid- How about pairing it with cheese fondue?
Regularly $17.32/ bottle- buy it now for $13.86 (prices include tax.)

Dulcinea- Viogner/Rousanne blend
Soft and fruity, but still dry- Try it with proscuitto wrapped around mango and grissini... Lovely, easy winter appetizer...
Regularly $27.06/ bottle- buy it now for $21.65 (prices include tax.)

(Wine Club members- you'll get 25% off the regular price-
White Oak Point is $12.99 and Dulcinea is $20.30 at your price, which includes tax...)

They are open Saturdays and Sunday, noon to 4pm,
or by appointment with 24 hours notice, until March.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The El Dorado Epicurean Jan. 30 4-8 p.m.

Join us in Placerville for a fabulous progressive dinner for culinary adventurers!  For the first time every the finest restaurants have created a special 4 course progressive dinner that will indulge your senses with fresh seasonal specialties and decadent desserts.  Available by calling 800-457-6279, $55 per person! Dont miss out on this fun evening.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Sweets for your Sweetie at Boeger

Saturday, February 12, 2011
11am-4pm

Spend a romantic afternoon at the winery and fall in love with the Valentine's wine and chocolate event. Enjoy a chocolate buffet and your favorite glass of wine as you snuggle up to your sweetie in the Historic 1872 Wine Cellar. Make your afternoon complete with a visit to their “Kissing Booth” (A beautifully restored 1955 Cherry Red, Willys Jeep Pickup).

$20/pp
$15/club (Limit two per membership)