Kim Wright

Handcrafting – Put your own stamp on holiday decorations

Decorating for Christmas brings visions of putting up twinkling lights and hanging shiny ornaments. But there’s nothing like something hand-made to create a special holiday w ...

Create flowering companionships — containers

Gardening has fascinated Kim Wright for as long as she can remember. “Ever since I was a little girl, I was out gardening, so I’ve always been interested in plants an ...

Auburn businesses offer deluge of water conservation advice

With water becoming a precious commodity in California and throughout Placer County, several local companies are eager to assist area residents with conservation tips and technique ...

Reader input: Keep Downtown Auburn beautiful

While on a walk through Downtown Auburn today, my friend and I stopped to thank the lady who takes care of the beautiful planters. She mentioned that she had received her 90-day no ...

Weave autumn colors into the decor through nature, artistry

When it comes to decorating for Thanksgiving, let your personality and interests be the guide. It can be as easy as making a centerpiece out of plants and flowers  from the y ...

Hillside patio, waterfall create perfect summer retreat

How do you make the most of a steep slope in the backyard? Christian Valley residents Fraulene and Ed Davis came up with the perfect solution. They made it the backdrop for the cen ...

Avantgarden to bloom at second Downtown location

For nearly 11 years, Avantgarden has sold plants, decorative housewares and unique gift items at the corner of High Street and Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn. Now owner Kim Wright ...

Welcome mats out for Small Business Saturday

Think Auburn First is now not the only campaign to encourage shopping locally. Now there’s Small Business Saturday, a nationwide effort to bring customers to family-owned stores, ...

Wednesday Night Live returns to Auburn today

High Street will have its own block party when Wednesday Night Live returns to Downtown Auburn tonight. The weekly evening of family entertainment, sponsored by the Chamber of Com ...

Last minute personalized gifts still possible

Looking for that last-minute Christmas gift and hoping to make it special? If you hurry, Auburn has some great personalized gift options. GeRée Carpenter, owner of J.W. Ffrog’s ...

Decorating the holidays with tradition

By now, the tree trimming, baking and decorating are done. Now it’s time to enjoy it all with family and friends. It’s also a time when families’ holiday cheer is infused wit ...

Fenced garden mixes whimsy, critter control

For years Loomis residents Darci and Jack Laws planted a garden each spring, only to see their ripening peppers, squash and tomatoes snatched away by foraging deer. “We’d just ...

Advance work can reap rewards

Spring is still a month away, but with sunny days on the increase and trees beginning to bloom, it’s time to think about the garden. Tending to these basic tasks now will help e ...

Downtown, Old Town offer less stressful Black Friday shopping alternative

Got a yen to shop on Black Friday, but want to avoid long lines and parking lot hassles? think Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Although Black Friday is known for its rush to the mal ...

Creating shades of green

Wednesday’s Earth Day turned up the volume on green. And two Downtown Auburn businesses are running with that theme with three workshops on Saturday. Tamara Hadley, owner of Des ...