News Around Town: Folsom and El Dorado Hills
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Folsom recently unveiled its newest addition to the Johnny Cash Trail—a donor wall near the Johnny Cash Bridge at Folsom Lake Crossing. Designed to recognize the individuals and businesses whose donations have helped make the trail possible, every donor will receive a commemorative plaque with his or her name or a personal saying on it. The official installation is set to take place in September. For more info and to purchase your own steel donor plate, visit folsomcasharttrail.com/donor-wall.
Head to the The Murer House and Learning Center on the first Saturday of the month (July 1) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free tour of the 1925 home of Giuseppe Murer. Private group tours are also available (by appointment only). For more info, visit murerhouse.org/home.
Spend the night at Fairytale Town on July 22 at their Family Campout. Activities include a theater show, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, games and bedtime stories. A light continental breakfast will also be served. For more info, visit fairytaletown.org...The Sacramento International Airport is turning 50 in October and is requesting travelers emaill memories, photos or videos to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them on social media using #SMF50. These will be shared on the airport’s social media channels and will be included in a video celebrating the milestone...Fairytale Town Troupers presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, live on stage, at the Children’s Theater at Fairytale Town on Saturdays and Sundays from July 15-23 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more info, visit fairytaletown.org...Fort Rock Brewing in Rancho Cordova is hosting an Uncork N Give event on July 8 from 7-9 p.m. to honor mom’s everywhere fighting cancer, including local resident Tiffany Oreglia. Enjoy wine tasting, beer, food and more, as you support Oreglia and her family. Assistance can also be given by becoming a member of her wine club, Wine with Tiffany. For more info, visit winewithtiffany.com...In the “Oops, we’re only human” department, we apologize for mistakenly misspelling the last name of local barber Randy Boxell in last month’s issue. Boxell is the beloved owner of Randy’s Barber-Stylist in Folsom and recently celebrated his 50th year as a barber...The century-old Historic Orangevale Avenue Bridge officially reopened to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians last month after a year-long rehabilitation and historical preservation project. The construction significantly improved the lifespan of the bridge—which is located between Placer Mine Road and American River Canyon Road—and replaced all its structural elements to preserve the bridge’s historical value...Children in grades 3-6 are invited to study the region’s rich history at a Folsom History Day Summer Camp. Offered by the Folsom Historical Society’s Education Department from July 10-15 and July 17-22, the interactive camp includes daily activities like music, dancing, art projects and more. To register, visit folsomhistoricalsociety.org and click on the “Education” tab...Congrats to the Crocker Art Museum for being awarded reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, which is the gold standard of excellence for museums in the U.S. Out of the estimated 33,000 museums throughout the nation, only 1,065 are accredited. For more info about upcoming exhibits, programs, events and hours, visit crockerart.org...On June 1, the Folsom Fire Department officially welcomed Felipe Rodriguez as its new fire chief. Rodriguez began his journey 23 years ago when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he completed basic firefighting training and moved into a Hospital Corpsman position. Five years later, he became a professional firefighter and has been in a variety of leadership positions ever since in both Oceanside and Stockton...Congrats to recent Oak Ridge High School graduates Cheljea Jang, Shane Simon, Jack Van Boening and Eileen Xie who were each awarded a $750 scholarship from the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce...That’s all for now, but check back next month for more News Around Town.