Try Holly’s Hill for delicious summer Rhone varietals

I’m sure you’ve had the experience of hearing a new word or hearing about a writer or a band or a restaurant and suddenly it comes at you from everywhere. My most recent instance: Mary and John, regulars at Monticello’s Tuesday wine-tastings, had been raving about Holly’s Hill Vineyards outside of Placerville. They liked Holly’s […]

2011 Yolo fair entries sought from home winemakers

The organizers of the 11th annual Yolo County Fair Amateur Winemaker competition are seeking entries for the event, which runs Aug. 17-21 in Woodland. Entry forms are due to the fair offices, 1125 East St. in Woodland, by Friday, Aug 5. Entry forms can be found on the fair’s website, or by calling the […]

Garden pests, rain effects

We get questions. In the flower garden: Something is eating the flowers of my geraniums and petunias! Geranium budworm is a caterpillar, the larva of a moth, which eats flower buds, petals and leaves of common geraniums, petunias, callibrachoas and related plants. It is hard to spot because it turns the color of what it […]

From field to fork: Turn a hungry eye to rib eye

What goes with great tomatoes, corn and other local vegetables on summer’s best days? I’ve devoted two past columns to buying local tomatoes, and two to corn. So I thought I’d focus this time on a protein to accompany this wonderful produce at a summer barbecue. I could write about ribs, burgers or tri-tip, but let’s splurge and consider […]

Rominger West marks Last Saturday

Rominger West Winery celebrates the end of another great month with live music from Marty Cohen & the Sidekicks, tasty appetizers and a variety of wines by the glass at its Last Saturday event on Saturday. The fun runs from noon to 5 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Marty Cohen & the Sidekicks […]

Chicken & Dumpling at Happy Thursday

Chicken & Dumpling will perform at Rominger West Winery’s weekly happy hour, Happy Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests are invited to snack on complimentary appetizers, sip discounted wine by the glass and enjoy the tunes of this Davis acoustic-blues duo. Chicken & Dumpling features Charles “Chicken” Oriel […]

Tickets still available for Village Feast

Join in What: Seventh annual Village Feast, benefiting the Davis Farm to School Connection When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Tickets: $65 general, $55 for Slow Food Yolo members; available at or at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Tickets are still available for the seventh annual Village Feast, […]

Landscape mulch may pose fire hazard

Landscape mulch provides many benefits to a garden, but people living in wildfire-prone areas should be careful about the type of mulch they use around their homes, a University of California Cooperative Extension adviser warns. Embers landing on combustible mulch may set the mulch on fire and lead the fire to the house. “We know […]

Where is this?

Can you identify the subject and location of this mystery photo? Hint: It was taken somewhere in Davis or on the UC Davis campus. This feature runs occasionally in The Enterprise, highlighting a new location each time.To be entered into a prize drawing, submit your answer to; mail it to The Davis Enterprise at […]

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Romero chairs Mutual Housing Association board

Mindy Romero has been appointed to chair the board of directors of the Sacramento/Yolo Mutual Housing Association. She replaces Greg Chew, who remains on the board. A researcher at the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis, Romero also is a doctoral candidate in the UC Davis department of sociology. Romero has been on the […]

‘Garden goddesses’ coming to Winters library

What is there to gardening beyond tending roses or just growing parsley? Ever wonder what it would be like to grow your own food rather than a lawn? Or what sort of things to grow to spice up your life or cure what ails you? Meet the “garden goddesses” — Spring Warren and Kami McBride […]

Heat Helpers aids local seniors during sizzling summers

A deadly heat wave is melting most of the country but as it turns out, many senior citizens, most vulnerable to the heat, may be ignoring the warnings. A study out of Kent State University shows 90 percent of respondents over the age of 65 were aware of heat warnings, but most seniors thought the […]

Dixon plans Wine and Art Stroll on Aug. 27

Members of the Downtown Dixon Business Association are busy preparing to host their ninth annual Wine and Art Stroll on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the downtown core along Highway 113. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of sipping wines and champagnes, perusing a variety of artwork, listening to music and visiting downtown […]