Braiding a garland of spring


Sunday afternoon seems like the right time for a Maypole dance. Pamela Haines led the Rancho Murieta gathering on this May 1, as she has for more than 20 years. She tapped on a drumhead to provide rhythm as the participants circled the pole, over and under each other’s ribbons, producing a beautiful red, white and blue braid. Haines presented the braided ribbon to participant Chloe Hardt, 5, a first-timer who won it in a drawing. Haines said she thought it was Rancho Murieta’s best Maypole braid ever. Click the photos for larger images.


A new dance, under the (black) lights

Black-light dance

It was time to glow Saturday evening at Cosumnes River Elementary School as the PTA staged its first mother-son dance. True to advance billing, this was not your traditional dance. For one thing, there were no wallflowers. Well, not among the boys anyway. Inspired by black lights, neon and non-stop music, for quite a while the boys dominated the dance floor with high-energy hip-hop moves while their moms looked on or danced in satellite groups. The activity level stayed high with air hockey, ping pong, Twister and other games. (Click the photo for a larger image.)

RMA addresses geese and midge-fly problems

[Brief published April 19] The Rancho Murieta Association board last week approved a low-cost effort to address problems with Canada geese at Lake Clementia and heard a report on approaches to clean the midge flies out of Laguna Joaquin. Read more »

Scuffle, DUI arrest follow car crash


[Clarification April 26] A 25-year-old Rancho Murieta man was arrested after the car he was driving crashed into a Guadalupe Drive house and he allegedly fought with a Security officer who attempted to detain him. The Security officer is still off duty with injuries suffered in the scuffle. Read more »

Security logs, April 12-19

Here are Rancho Murieta's complete Security logs for April 12-19, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information. Read more »

Changes for Trash 'n' Treasure fans

Whether you look forward to the community’s annual Trash ‘n’ Treasure events as a way to divest yourself of household items or acquire more, you need to be aware that things are different this year. Read more »

ETC throws party to open 2016 season

ETC season opener

Red square Photo gallery: 30 shots from the event

There was a big turnout Sunday at the Country Club for the season-opening event for Entertainment, Theatre & Culture, the volunteer organization that stages summer entertainment at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Hors d'oeuvres from Taste restaurant in Plymouth were among the nibbles, which included a variety of party food, pizza, desserts, frozen yogurt and more. Wine and beer too. A Michael Jackson tribute is ETC's first show, June 11. There's more about ETC here. (Click photo for larger image.)

Your Neighbors: Meet the Garrison family

Garrison family

Click the photo to see a slide show of six images. Photos by Hayduk Photography.

Meet John and Megan Garrison and their children, Charlie, 14; Annie, 12; Audrey, 9, and Emily, 6. They’ve lived in Rancho Murieta 8½ years. She’s a stay-at-home mom and John is president of Edco Distributing Inc., which handles coin-operated equipment. Read more »

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