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Pondo team takes top Academic Decathlon honors … again

Ponderosa High School Academic Decathlon team celebrates its overall win at the annual event. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Some teams get all excited when they repeat or three-peat, try 23-peating. The Ponderosa High School Bruins navigated through the 10 disciplines in the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon to take the county title for the 23rd consecutive year. The brain bowl took place at Oak Ridge High School on two days — Feb. 4 and […]

No Comment / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Epicurean adventures await in El Dorado County

Diners will undoubtedly enjoy the focaccia-crusted roasted chicken breast with braised wintergreens and barley-faro pilaf served at the Smith Flat House. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

January is California Restaurant Month and El Dorado County is celebrating in a big way on Sunday, Jan. 25. El Dorado Epicurean is presented to showcase the creative chefs and outstanding dining establishments throughout the county. Organized by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Authority, the early evening of dining features seven different adventures […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pondo once again takes top Academic Decathlon honors

Ponderosa High School won the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon on Feb. 1 at Union Mine High School. This is the 22nd consecutive win for the Bruins and now the Shingle Springs high school will represent El Dorado County in the California Academic Decathlon on March 21 and 22. The competition will take place in […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Amador Fair celebrates local wines

Whether it is a rich red or a crisp white wine, visitors to the 2013 Amador County Fair, July 25 to 28, will discover that there are many choices from the wines being poured at the annual wine tasting event on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. The casual tasting on the lawn will feature […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

You’ll never forget A Chocolate Affair

Big game hunter Fred McLaren, 71, and wife, Dawn, 68, along with their 4-year-old Maltipoo Shilo will host a dinner for lucky Chocolate Affair auction winners at their home in Shingle Springs. Village Life photos by Shelly Thorene

It is time for chocoholics to celebrate. A Chocolate Affair is Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Placerville are the sponsors of this delightful time of sampling chocolate goodies, other tasty treats and wine and beer. […]

Comments Off / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Pony Express thunders across the country

The Pony Express is returning. The National Pony Express Association is by horse and rider relay, recreating the Pony Express of 1860-1861. The re-ride started Aug. 17 in St. Joseph, Mo. and will culminate Aug. 27, in Sacramento. Commemorative letters and personal mail will be carried on the re-ride. The first rider departed the Patee […]

Comments Off / August 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDH artist leaves her impression on Wine Country

FINE LINES — El Dorado Hills artisit Joey Cattone puts the finishing touches on a water tank painted to replicate the look of a wine press at dkcellars in Fairplay. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Artist Joey Cattone, 65, works in many mediums and likes to “fool the eye” with her painting. The El Dorado Hills artisit’s mastery of “trompe l’oeil” and her love of wine was a perfect pairing for her latest commission of transforming the water tank at dkcellars in Fair Play into a wine press. Dave and Kim […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »