Damekor presents Christmas concert

Damekor presents Christmas concert

Bringing a Scandinavian flavor to local holiday celebrations, the Southern CA Damekor performed its fourth annual Glade Jul concert at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook on Dec. 19. The six members of the ladies chorus entertained an audience of 41 friends, relatives, and guests. Three of the Damekor members live in Murrieta, Darcie and Lorian […]

Creative cooking with holiday leftovers

Creative cooking with holiday leftovers

The holidays bring an abundance of specially prepared dishes to most homes and, in many cases, leftover food. Recycling the leftovers into new meals is an easy way to cope with the added expense of holiday meals. Rather than throwing away food, put it away right after the meal and save it for the next […]

‘Tis the season to beware of sweets

‘Tis the season to beware of sweets

Starting with Halloween each year, holiday festivities include a parade of candies and sweets that can ruin diets and teeth while upsetting blood sugar levels. However, a little planning and willpower can limit those potential harmful effects and support healthy bodies. Three local health practitioners shared their tips for enjoying the holidays without giving up […]

Celebrating Christmas the Norwegian way

Celebrating Christmas the Norwegian way

Now that I am exploring the culture of my mom’s Norwegian maternal grandparents, I am learning more about their native country’s traditions. I have discovered that it is a Norwegian custom to celebrate Christ’s birth on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day just like my mother’s family did when she was growing up. She carried […]

De Luz Ecology Center provides Gold Rush learning and experience

De Luz Ecology Center provides Gold Rush learning and experience

In 1848, traveling and living conditions were rough and food was scarce, but thousands of people made their way to California in hopes of finding gold. Towns popped up in the hills northeast of Sacramento with names like Rough & Ready, Last Chance and Happy Camp. More recently, 30 elementary school students traveled 12 miles […]

Walking through time by the Santa Margarita River

Walking through time by the Santa Margarita River

The Santa Margarita River Trail is currently a popular place for hikers, bird watchers, horseback riders and dog walkers to experience nature. The narrow dirt and stone trail winds its way along the river, around plants and bushes, shaded by trees and rocky hills. The people who use the trail may not know it, but […]

Temecula, Menifee artists tap honors in annual Art of Avocado competition

Temecula, Menifee artists tap honors in annual Art of Avocado competition

A pair of southwest Riverside County artists captured the top two prizes in a recent competition aimed at capturing the essence of the avocado. Temecula artist Leslie Sweetland won first place and $300 with her acrylic painting titled “Guacamole.” Menifee’s Carol T. South won second place and $200 for her watercolor painting, also titled “Guacamole.” […]