Fran Haynes

Festival gives chance to celebrate ‘heartbeat’ of community

Residents have a chance this weekend to celebrate the thing that gives Auburn life and recreation. The 20th anniversary of the American River Confluence Festival begins Saturday n ...

Fairies offer fun and funding to community

An Auburn-based organization is using fun and outright silliness to bring smiles and funds to the local community. Meadow Vista resident Fran Haynes founded the Sugar Plump Fairi ...

Lights won’t be doused by rain

Auburn’s holiday lights will shine Saturday, even if it rains. Steve Galyardt, parade chairman, announced Thursday that the parade would go ahead as planned. “Starting this y ...

Festival celebrates fall classics

This year’s winning pumpkin is the biggest on record for the Auburn Community Festival and Placer County. Meadow Vista resident Keith Goodrich’s giant tipped the scales at 1,28 ...

Feats and treats

Cousins Adryan and Shelby Kindice participated in some friendly competition Saturday evening. Adryan, 11, and Shelby, 8, tested their hula-hooping skills in a contest held in the ...