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#1 Steve Heard

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:41 PM

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Spring has Sprung!

 

Folsom is beautiful year round, but especially in spring. Flowers and trees blooming, sun shining, and the trails full of runners, walkers and cyclists, which reminds me; be nice to each other and share the trail. Slow down, and pick up after yourself and your dog...Spring also means it's time for the Folsom Eggstravaganza, where 25,000 eggs are hidden across 4 fields for 4 different age groups, and then wiped out in seconds. It's fun, and quite a spectacle.. Happens this Saturday 3/31... After that's over, you might need a beer. Head on over to the brand new Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen and Biergarten, opening Saturday at 13407 Folsom Blvd (they've got wine, too!)...Speaking of beer, Red Bus opened a couple of weeks ago. Check them out, too... PowerHouse Pub has some great live music this weekend, kicking off with Love and Theft on Friday... on the real estate front, the usual spring bounce hasn't really started, with only 69 homes for sale in Folsom today, compared to 96 at this time last year...fingers crossed...that's it for now...go have some fun! 

 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:39 AM

And rattlesnakes are already out. Stay safe.
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:51 PM

Chris Cain, Daniel Castro and Mile Schermere  will be at Powerhouse Pub on Saturday.  Steve Wall (of Beer Dawgs fame) will be at The Canyon on Saturday as well.

 

Can't wait to check out Out of Bounds new digs!

 

Will have to check out Red Bus as well

 

Just tried Marly and Moo. Don't know why I never got by there before. Service was EXCEPTIONAL (shout out to Molly), despite being packed full.  I enjoyed the shortrib sandwich with tots and a beer. perfect for a sunny day.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

Also wanting to check out OOB. Tried a few of their beers at the Best of Ssc

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:03 PM


First, let’s talk about water. Folsom Lake is at 83% of capacity, and this week’s storm is expected to dump up to 7 inches of rain in the foothills, melting snow, and sending all of that water down hill.

Folsom dam operators are dumping water at a rate of about 20,000 cubic feet per second to make room. Good thing we’ve got the new spillway. Still, with all of that water coming from the sky, there will be areas of flooding throughout the region. Get your sand bags, and be safe…

About the waterfront, the City of Folsom is hosting a series of community workshops to present and discuss plans for a proposed ‘River District’ along Lake Natoma. Judging from the online discussions so far, while some folks are for it, and a pretty passionate and vocal group against it. Hear more about the plan, and make your voice heard April 11 from 5 to 7pm at the Folsom Community Center. You can bone up on it here (see page LU25)…


Also happening at the community center is the annual Folsom Wine and Jazz, Saturday night (the 7th). This is a great event, where you can taste food from local restaurants, wine from foothill wineries, and bid on great silent auction items while listening to Folsom’s award-winning high school jazz bands. They are so good, you’d think they were pros. Get your tickets now…


Speaking of wine, the Back Bistro (formerly the Back Wine Bar) is relocating to the Palladio in a big, beautiful new space, and they are hiring! The have openings for looking for all positions, line cooks, servers, bartenders, dishwashers. Email Jeff@backbistro.com…


Lastly, I asked my wife for her 3 favorite cocktails in town, and in no particular order; Mama’s Bloody Mary at the Sutter Club, The Jalapeno Martini at Land Ocean, and a White Linen from Scarlet’s, where she gives a slight edge to the ones made by Jennafer. That’s it for now.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:13 PM

Interesting stuff going on around town... I popped by the Folsom Community Center yesterday to join about 50 others in saying goodbye to Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud. Among the crowd were some of her officers, some city workers, and regular citizens who wanted to show appreciation for her 7 years of service. She's headed off to lead the Santa Monica Police Department. Good luck Chief, and be safe out there...  This just in, Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer has named Commander Rick Hillman as our new police chief. Commander Hillman has been with Folsom PD since 1995. I first met him many years ago, when I worked on some parent education seminars on teen drug and alcohol abuse.  Great guy. Long time resident. Nice to see them hiring from within. Congrats, Chief!... Arthur Murray Dance Center invites you to a free celebration of 3rd anniversary here in Folsom, promising mucho margaritas, nachos, and of course dancing... The Folsom Historic District is holding their annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on Sunday... Also, the immensely popular new Out of Bounds Brewing Co is having a grand opening celebration all weekend long. Check it out... That ought to keep you busy.


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:55 PM

Spring has kicked into high gear, and this will be a great weekend to get out and celebrate it… Let’s start with our weekly car show. Did you know we’ve got one? That’s right, ‘Cars and Coffee’ happens every Saturday from 8am to 10am at the Palladio Center, and features classic cars from the 20’s and 30’s to modern times. It’s free and fun… Folsom Pickers has their big Antique and Vintage Market on Sunday. Pick up some  vintage, farmhouse, shabby hand crafted items, homemade, repurposed, furniture, home decor, collectibles and antiques, and much more… You know what’s across the street from there? Why, it’s Red Bus Brewing Company. They’re family friendly, you can bring your own food, or get a bite from one of the visiting food trucks. Oh, and they have beer… Do you prefer wine? Head on up to El Dorado County for the annual Passport Weekend. Get yourself a designated driver for this one, as your ticket gets you in to sample at 20 wineries. Each one unique, and with food and music, too…Me, I’ll be running in the annual Giant Race at Raley Field. Wish me luck… Being a Realtor, I’m going to be working, too. We’ve seen a slight increase in homes for sale in Folsom this week. We are sitting at 90 (plus 8 condos). Not enough for the demand, but slowly increasing… That’s it for now. Get out there and enjoy this little slice of paradise…


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:14 AM

And next weekend, April 28 and 29 is the Folsom Garden Club garden tour!  And the following Saturday, May 5, 10 am to 2 pm is the Italy on Wheels Italian car and bike show at the Murer House (bring your scooters and bikes and cars, etc.) and also the Folsom Police Foundation community BBQ at Folsom City Park!

 

Monks Cellar of Rocklin will be pouring craft beers at Italy on Wheels, Vanelli's Coffee will be serving espresso drinks and Dominic's of Folsom will be serving pizza by the slice!  


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

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Hey Folks, Heard Around Folsom's got some tips for a great weekend... The Back Bistro is now open in their new location at the Palladio Center. Congrats to Jeff and Gail Back for successfully serving outstanding food, wine, cocktails and company for 10 years! They're next door to the movie theater, making it great for a dinner-and-a-movie date. Late night happy hour, too... Wanna see some spectacular gardens and get some great tips? The annual Folsom Garden Tour is happening Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets are reasonably priced, and they will have plants for sale along with master gardeners on hand to tell you how to not kill them, and of course, their famous bake sale as well... For something completely different, visit one of Folsom's best kept secrets, the Sutter Street Theater . This little theater company puts on outstanding plays and musicals. Right now, through Sunday, you can check out Murder on the Nile... In the news, City Manager Evert Palmer has announced his retirement, after working for the city for over 22 years. He's a great guy, and has helped guide Folsom's growth into the the beautiful little city you know and love today. He's a big supporter of the arts, and from what I hear, a pretty good guitarist. Best to you, Evert!... On the real estate front, housing inventory has increased slightly, with 103 homes for sale in Folsom, plus 5 condos. Not enough to meet the demand, but we should see more folks listing now that the weather is better and the  traditional buying season is starting... Speaking of better weather, Folsom looks great on sunny spring days, and if you get a chance, take a walk, bike, jog, kayak or paddle board along Folsom Lake or Lake Natoma. Trees are full, lots of wildflowers and wildlife... Go out and enjoy!


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

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Well folks, it's Cinco de Mayo weekend, and the margaritas will be flowing. Lots of parties to choose from. Hacienda del Rio's got live bands from 5 to 10p in their parking lot... Powerhouse Pub's got Inspector 71 playing, with dj at Scarlet's... Cantina Alley in Sac has a party goin' on from 3 to midnight. Live bands... There's Cinco de Old Sacto in Old Sacto, of course... and The Union in Roseville has a big one going on as well. Whereever you go, bring a designated driver or catch a Lyft. You don't want to spend the rest of the night with the cops... Speaking of cops, you can meet up with them on friendlier terms at Folsom Police Foundation's 'Meat and Greet' barbecue. Meet Folsom's finest, have a burger or a dog, check out some cool equipment, and your $10 donation goes to the Foundation's youth programs... Also happening on the 5th is the Historic Murer House Foundation's annual Italy on Wheels, featuring classic Italian cars and bikes, with pizza and Italian beer, too!... Work it all off Sunday at the 8th annual Great Scott Bike and Walk  event. Scott Road and the surrounding area will be closed from 8am to 3pm. Enjoy 30 miles of country roads on bike or on foot... Just another beautiful Folsom weekend. Be safe, and have a great one.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:08 PM

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It's Mother's Day Weekend, and Heard Around Folsom's got some great tips for you! Celebrate mom all weekend, and kick it off at the Powerhouse Pub to with the Wonderbread 5. WB5 is Sac's fun and favorite party band, playing the hits from the 70's to now. Come see how mom used to dance. You won't forget it. Ever... Saturday walk or run it off at the Love My Mom run.  It's a nice flat 5k starting and ending at Whole Foods in Palladio Center. Register on-site until 8pm Friday, or after 630am Saturday... afterward, maybe head up to El Dorado Hills Town Center for the annual Art, Beer, and Wine Festival. Over 80 artists and a couple of dozen wineries and breweries combine for a fun and somewhat classy casual experience. Remember when it was all wine, then they added one brewery? Not any more. Lotsa beer now, too... Sunday's the official Mom's day, and if she's not worn out, take her out for brunch. Things are booking up, but you might want to try Sienna or Land Ocean... A great way to wind down the evening is with the Vivian Lee Quartet at the CLARA center on Sunday evening... as for me, I'm doing the run with Mrs., and buying my 90 year old mom a new laptop. She's worn out the old one. I'm in charge of training. Wish me luck.... Anyway, to all of the mom's out there, I want you to know that you are the most important figures in humanity. We can't do it without you. Have a sweet and safe one...


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:10 PM

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Have you seen or heard? Folsom Lake is 96% full, which is 120% of the average for this time of year.  The lake level usually peaks about June 1, and the dam operators draw down from there, usually bottoming around December 1. I don't know if this means a nice long boating season, as we still need steady water flowing down from the Sierras. We'll see about that, but for now, just beautiful... It's time once again for the Folsom Rotary Club's annual Wine and Dine. Happening Sunday, you'll get the chance to try wine and beers from the around the region, as well as tasty treats from local restaurants, proceeds go toward a great cause, and it's only forty bucks!  Tickets here ... Red's Blues plays Sunday at 3pm at Powerhouse Pub. What? You didn't know they had live blues at powerhouse every Sunday? It's true! Bring your axe and stick around for the blues jam session at 7pm.... As for me, I've got my grandson in town. I think we'll head out to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary to see the local critters, maybe a train ride, and a visit to Snook's ... Go out and make it a great one!


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