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The gift of ornaments … a classic tradition

Christmas Shoppe

What would a Christmas tree be without ornaments? Vicke Christiansen wouldn’t have it. That’s why she transformed Gregg’s Pool Works in El Dorado Hills into the Town Center Christmas Shoppe, a winter wonderland with beautifully decorated trees. “Christmas is one of my favorite things,” said Christiansen, who owns the store with husband Gregg Sample. A favorite Christmas tradition […]

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Pamper your pets this Christmas

Bark Avenue

All year they’ve greeted you with wagging tails, wet noses and soft purrs. Now it’s time to show your pet just how much you appreciate their fuzzy companionship. It’s time to fill their Christmas stocking … but with what? Let’s start with where your pet takes a nap. “It’s bed season,” said Robin Mizell, owner […]

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Need a great manicure? Sue McConnell nails it

Sue McConnnell nails it at Nails by Sue in Reflection Salon and Spa. She uses high quality products and has the expertise to make your hands or feet look great. Photo by Roberta Long

Nails by Sue has been a catch phrase around El Dorado Hills for more than 20 years. That’s when Sue McConnell began her business as a manicurist and pedicurist. Living and working in El Dorado Hills, McConnell saw her clients at social, school and community events. “If my client doesn’t look good, I don’t look […]

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EID board thumbs nose at ratepayers

On Nov. 14, after closed session, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors returned to an empty board room gallery to vote general manager and general counsel contract extensions to September 2016. (Yes, 2016! The previous contracts already were guaranteed to September 2013.) This is a fresh $1.3-plus million salary and benefits commitment for […]

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Life … It’s all about numbers

Richard Esposito

According to the United Nations, the human population exceeded 7 billion this month. Not surprising news given today’s advances in medical research and technology. Despite the recent downward trend in birthrates people are living longer — much longer. This year’s census data reflects the United States contributed 300 million of the 7 billion people inhabiting […]

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Marble Valley works toward another championship

Marble Valley Middle School players Truman Andrus and Tanner Porter trap a Camerado player in the back court. Both Tanner and Truman have been standouts all season for Marble Valley. Courtesy photo

Marble Valley  School’s boys baskeyball team is preparing to repeat as 8th-grade champs in the County Sports League. It all comes down to games the Mustangs will play at Union Mine High School in El Dorado on Dec. 9 and 10. Currently the El Dorado Hills team is in a first place tie with Herbert […]

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Perseverance, faith, hope saved Holocaust survivor

Marion Blumenthal, seen here at age 7, survived six-and-a-half years in refugee, transit and prison camps during Nazi Germany's occupation of Europe. Courtesy photo

Marian Blumenthal Lazan came to El Dorado County earlier this week and stole its heart. “Mine is the story that Anne Frank might have told if she had survived,” began Lazan. “It’s a story of perseverance, determination, faith and above all, hope.” Speaking to a mixed audience of hundreds of adults and children at the […]

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