Their class gets into the act; wine lovers head for the hills

Scene to be Seen
By: Kathy Dorsey special to News Messenger
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Andy McMurtrie reports that Phoenix High School’s art and clay class students are presenting  the “Watercolor, Collage and Clay Art Show” at the Whistle Stop Café at 680 Fifth St.

The show runs through Dec. 31. An artists’ reception will take place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

All are welcome and there’s no admission fee. Students will be on-hand to greet and discuss their art.

Head for the hills ...

On Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, Placer County wineries will host “Holidays in the Hills” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seventeen wineries, including Lincoln’s Rancho Roble Vineyard and Wise Villa Winery, will  participate in this self-guided winery tour.

With a donation of an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, tastings will be free.

Wineries will be decorated for the holidays and will offer entertainment plus a variety of hors d’oeuvres, chocolate and many other special treats.

The other participating wineries will be Bonitata, Casque, Ciotti, Cristaldi, Dono dal Cielo, Fawnridge, Green Family, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, PaZa, Pescatore, Popie, Rock Hill, Secret Ravine and Viña Castellano.

Visit for more information and to download a Holiday in the Hills map.

Different strokes ...

Local artist Diane Bogush has come up with a new party idea.

She offers individual art lessons as a gift plus she’s available for group lessons during parties.

In addition to bridal showers and coming-of-age parties, Bogush is available to help younger party-goers draw princesses and super heroes.

Bogush is an artist, teacher, tutor and illustrator with a Masters of Art degree.For more information, call 640-3640 or e-mail dianebogie@

Testament to

success ...

On Nov. 1, downtown Lincoln attorney Therese Adams, who is also CEO of the professional private fiduciary firm Adams & Associates, attended the inaugural Symposium on Alzheimer’s Research at UC Davis Sacramento Campus.

As trustee of the Genevieve Orsi Trust, Adams presented a check for more than $1.6 million, together with attorney David Kelly and financial advisor Roger Smith, to Assistant Vice Chancellor Chong Porter to further research in the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Research Center.

At the same time, Charles DeCarli, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and an internationally renowned expert on behavioral neurology, degenerative dementias and neuroimaging, was appointed the first Victor and Genevieve Orsi Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research at UC Davis Health System.

Victor and Genevieve Orsi were longtime residents of Roseville.

For more information about the award and alzheimer’s research at UC Davis, visit For more information about Adams and Associates, visit

Just in from Jeeves ...

As the holidays approach, Jeeves prepares his gift list. He likes to come up with the perfect present for each name on his list.

Jeeves has no trouble coming up with gifts for the Downtown Dogs. The perfect present for each is a new bone.

Jeeves buys their gifts from butcher Peter Sorensen at Foto’s Market on Fifth St.

While he’s there, Jeeves will also order a choice rib roast for Kathy’s Christmas Day meal.

Then, he’ll ask Terry to take him to Rancho Roble Vineyards where they buy two bottles of Barbera as their gift to her.

Later, he’ll stop by Umpqua Bank on Fifth Street where he’ll make a withdrawal so can buy two bags of Lincoln’s own Rogers Family Coffee from Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce on F Street.

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh coffee in the morning, especially Christmas morning.

From there, Jeeves will move on Simple Pleasures where he’ll ask Diana Burke to make a coconut cream pie as his gift to Terry.

Next, he’ll walk down the alley to Kim’s Country Kitchen where he’ll ask Pam Roberts to make brownies as his gift to Lincoln City barber Al Holland.

Jeeves always shops in Lincoln – not only at this time of year but all year.

He has heard that underwear may be the worst gift of all.

Jeeves doesn’t know why.

He’s looked at the Victoria Secret catalog. Underwear fascinates him.

But Jeeves admits that he would neither wear it nor want it as a gift.

And he can’t imagine any of the Downtown Dogs wearing bustiers or bras. Although he can imagine Cindy, his French poodle friend, in something sheer.

Jeeves hopes that everyone will shop in Lincoln. After all, a percentage of our state sales tax comes back to our city.

And Jeeves hopes that everyone will try to buy items that are made in Lincoln too.

Jeeves plans to kick off this shopping season at Lincoln Area Archives Museum’s Craft Boutique that follows the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Museum volunteer Linda Aitken assures him that he’ll find handmade treasures that have been carefully crafted by Lincoln’s residents.

Next, he will head to the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln’s Holiday Home Tour and Boutique where he hopes to find a few more locally-made items.

Jeeves believes that a book may be the best gift of all.

So, he will buy books by Lincoln’s authors.

For his young nieces and nephews, Jeeves will buy a selection of Jeri Chase Ferris’ latest book, “Noah Webster and His Words.”

It was just reviewed by the New York Times.

For his cousin Heather, Jeeves will buy Lisa Augustine’s “The Dragline Kid.”

Jeeves knows that she’ll enjoy reading about Alaska from Lisa’s perspective.

For a special friend who enjoys humor, Jeeves will buy Augustine’s “Muckluck, Alaska – Where Nothing Ever Happens.”

For his Aunt Gwen, Jeeves will buy Arloa Walter’s “Voices of Older Women What They Want To Say ...Why You’re Not Listening.”

He’ll buy it not because his aunt is an older woman but because she often laments that people don’t pay attention to her.

Jeeves knows that Walter’s book will help her understand this dilemma.

For Terry who enjoys California history, Jeeves will buy “Legends of the Strait” by Bruce Robinson (

For friends, Jeeves will contact Poets Club of Lincoln President Sue Clark from whom he’ll buy copies of the “Voices of Lincoln Poetry Chapbook.”

They’re $5 each.

The most recent edition includes winners of this year’s contest including Jeeves’ favorite poem by 6-year-old Kaiden Sanchez called “Last Night’s Adventure.”

Jeeves also plans to approach our local artists like Diane Pargament and Margot Comer.

In addition to watercolor and oil paintings, these artists publish their works on note and greeting cards.

Jeeves wishes he could afford to buy the original versions of these and other local artists’ works.

But he has a modest budget.

So he’ll buy their greeting cards – the next best way.

Jeeves hopes that others will join him by contacting Art League of Lincoln to find more Lincoln artists who offer unique gifts to match all budgets.

He’s confident that shoppers will find everything they need right here in Lincoln.

From pies to ties, spas to saws, rope to soap, fuels to jewels, pants to plants, dresses to tresses, locks to socks, books to cooks, meals to deals, meats to sweets and vines to wines, Jeeves knows that our great city has it all – even underwear.

If you have upcoming events that you wish to appear in Scene to be Seen, please call Kathy Dorsey at 645-0660 or e-mail This column may or may not necessarily express the opinions of The Lincoln News Messenger.