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Charene Whorton’s new business is sweet

CHARENE WHORTON has built her business around cupcakes. The red velvet cupcakes she's posing with are her favorite. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Red velvet, chocolate chip, salted caramel … is your sweet tooth aching yet? Cupcake enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer for Charene Whorton to unveil her delicious creations at her new shop — Copper Lantern Cupcakes — scheduled to open later this month inside Cameron Park’s Yo’So Yogurt. “This whole area needs some cupcakes,” […]

1 Comment / December 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Spare change

I remember the excitement I felt as a child when I spotted a shiny quarter on the sidewalk. I would let that 25 cents roll around in my hand. Occasionally it would make its way on to my nose or, when I became slightly more coordinated, I would place the quarter on my elbow and […]

No Comment / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Wallet lost Dec. 15: A 20-year-old man reported losing his wallet on Town Center Boulevard. Unwelcome sight Dec. 15: Vandals painted graffiti on a Bevinger Drive residence. Royal pain Dec. 16: A grand theft was reported on King Edward Drive. Hang up Dec. 16: […]

No Comment / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Just breathe: Yoga instructor Donna Rixmann takes a gentle approach

Yoga instructor Donna Rixmann, right, helps new student Paula Marchand during the adaptive chair yoga class at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Donna Rixmann didn’t know what to expect when a friend invited her to a yoga class several years ago. But she knew exactly how great she felt when it ended. “I had no idea how stressed out I had been until I opened my eyes and realized the sky was a little bluer, the sun […]

No Comment / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cult of Beauty Art

Frederic Leighton, Pavonia, 1858-59, oil on canvas. Private collection

No Comment / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Gallery Posts | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 7-14

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Slate stolen Dec. 7: A Breese Circle resident reported that someone stole a pallet of construction slate from his side yard. Pried open Dec. 8: Thieves used a crowbar to pry open six Olson Lane apartment garages. They then rummaged through the vehicles parked […]

No Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Couple makes transitions easier

How can a clown inspire a new career? Ask Bob and Roxanne Webster, owners of Caring Transitions in Placerville. The couple recently launched their local business that helps seniors who are moving, downsizing or liquidating their estates … all because of Roxanne’s father, a world-renowned master clown for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Glen […]

No Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »