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Sports Fans Can Now Customize Their "Best Seat in the House"!

Sports Fans Can Now Customize Their "Best Seat in the House"!

Perfect for sports enthusiasts, the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries are providing a new “must have” game day accessory -- the new La-Z-Boy XZipit® sports recliner.  These generously-sized rocker or wall recliners can be customized with favorite team logos on a panel that zips in and out of the seat back with a patented hidden zipper design for easy customization. 

“Devoted fans can outfit their recliner with logos from the NBA including the Sacramento Kings famous logo, NCAA including Cal, Stanford and USC emblems, MLB including the San Francisco Giants or Oakland A’s logo and many more,” said Liz Reego, owner of six Northern California La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores.  “Then, once the season is over, a quick removal of the panel transforms the back of the recliner from game-day support to everyday coziness!”

And, because comfort and style preferences vary as widely as sports team loyalties, these fan recliners come in two different sizes: "Champ," a

Old Town Open to benefit local family

Old Town Open to benefit local family

ROSEVILLE - The first 2011 Old Town Open will be held at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville on Monday, July 18. Local restaurants, bars and surrounding businesses are teaming up to coordinate an annual charity golf tournament to help support a local family in need.

This exciting summer event is for avid golfers and "Scandia" pros alike, so put together your favorite foursome of friends and get ready to hit the links. Each year all proceeds will directly go to a different family in need here in our area.

This year, the Old Town Open will benefit 55-year-old Rick Geffre, an active, 22-year Roseville resident with a heart of gold. Geffre has been married to his wife Susan for 34 years, is the proud father of five children, grandpa of three and a true friend to all who meet him.

On February 8, 2011 Geffre went to the hospital with severe head pain. The MRI revealed a lemon-sized tumor in the left frontal lobe of his brain.

High water blocks trails

High water blocks trails

It’s July 10 and the water keeps rising at Folsom Lake. This late season water rise is covering trails that were high and dry just three weeks ago. Even though some paths are a little water logged, there are several miles of trails around Folsom Lake to explore.

Most of the trails at Folsom are multi-use meaning you will meet hikers, runners, mountain bikes and horses. While there are a few steep slopes, most of the trails are easily walked and wide enough to accommodate 2-way traffic. The trails are considered beginner to intermediate for mountain bikes. I still occasionally walk my bike up a few of the steeper slopes. But it is fun going down.

Perhaps the biggest hazard you will face on the trails are either the calling card of our equestrian friends (horse poop) or mountain bikers trying to achieve warp speed coming down the hills.

Fish On in Northern California!

Fish On in Northern California!

Welcome "Watch This Guide Service". The newest member of the MyCampMate Business Family. True to what MyCampMate is all about, we are excited to now share our fishing expertise and connections with you .

We ran across Mike and Mary Siler, who own "Watch This Guide Service" in Marysville, CA by way of a local bait shop. As I was grabbing some ice on my way out of the bait shop, I asked the owner who the go-to fishing guy in town was. I was quickly told to talk to Mike. Mike Siler with Watch This Guide Service hauls in a Nice Witer Catch. As is true in most small towns across America, there is usually "the guy" that everyone goes to that knows "the place"; whether that be the best hang outs, events to attend or spots to fish. Someone whom you just have to talk to in order to get the hook up.

Trail Alert: The Snakes Are Out

Trail Alert: The Snakes Are Out

The weather is warm and the water is high. This combination has pushed a variety of snakes closer to the multi-use trails around Folsom Lake. In the last week of either riding my mountain bike or hiking on the trails, I have seen one King, one Gopher and two Rattle snakes slithering across the trails. With exception of the rattle snakes, the other trail dwellers were stretched out on the trail perhaps playing dead until I passed.

These cold blooded reptiles enjoying our summer weather want nothing to do with us. They quickly get back into the weeds and brush as an exit strategy. My biggest fear is running over them on my bike as they play dead. Consquently, I have to get off my bike, as with the one in the photo, and shoo them off the trail. Only one of the Rattle snakes shook his rattles at me, more of a goodbye, as he went over a log while I was trying to take his picture.

Stay on the trails.

Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Wheelchair tennis players from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will compete in a 3 day tournament in Roseville. Play begins at 1:00 p.m. Fri., June 24 at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club, 2600 Eureka Road Roseville, CA. The club telephone number is (916) 782-2300.

The Sacramento Capitals Wheelchair Tennis Association was founded in 2003 and is made up of local wheelchair tennis players who are members of the United States Tennis Association. Wheelchair tennis provides an avenue to keep athletes bodies and minds active while promoting independence, physical fitness and a sense of belonging.

This three day event is sanctioned by both the United States Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation and is a part of the 2011 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.