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Loving life is the secret to living long

Ina Martin looks through family photos as she reflects on her 101 years. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Ina Martin of El Dorado Hills will celebrate her 101st birthday June 9 by having cake and ice cream, maybe some pizza, with a few friends she’ll have over to her home in an older part of the community. “When we first came here, there was nothing — just fields and one other house back […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Raelene Nunn in for El Dorado Rose

El Dorado Rose candidate Raelene Nunn is sponsored by the Shakespeare Club. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A former El Dorado Rose has been asking Raelene Nunn to run for the title for about 10 years now — but Nunn was always too busy. “She was too busy volunteering for other efforts,” said Teddy Wolterbeek, who was Rose in 2000. “I asked her for years and years … then this year she […]

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Local authors share tales at Shakespeare Club

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 24, noon Cost: $10 Information: Tina at (530) 621-1447 or Gail at (530) 647-2537 Four local authors whose works run the gamut from historical fiction to factual history, from murder mysteries to travel, will be featured during the popular Authors’ […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Young actors shine in ‘101 Dalmatians’

Cruella de Vil (Sarah Allen) gives her final goodbye in the finale of "101 Dalmations" playing at Imagination Theater through April 24. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

What: “101 Dalmatians” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: April 8 through 24, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m.; a show on April 16 at 10 a.m.: and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $10 and $12 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006   It’s hard to […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local ballet students on point for summer with prestigious posts

Ballet students Katelyn Vissiere, left, and Kaleb Samuels hold a striking pose. Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

She has been with Sierra Ballet and Pilates in Placerville only since August of last year, but two students under the tutelage of ballet master Gina Illingworth already are blossoming and ready to burst onto the stage at prestigious workshops this summer. Katelyn Vissiere, 15, and Kaleb Samuels, 17, seem never to stop smiling these […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Silver-haired couple dances to the rythym of love

John Chabot, 90, dances with Myrna Koutnik, 90. The couple met at the Shingle Springs Community Center in 2014 and haven't stopped dancing since Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

Anyone who doubts that love can blossom at any age should take a look at the silver-haired couple fox-trotting to Frank Sinatra at Town Hall in Placerville. Myrna Koutnik and John Chabot, both 90 years old, have that familiar twinkle in their eyes as they hold one another and let Old Blue Eyes fly them […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

A great place to play the game of life

Seniors enjoy games in the 50-Plus Room at the Cameron Park Community Center. Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

When Paulette Mulligan moved to Cameron Park seven years ago from the Bay Area she told her husband they needed to “make friends and meet people who will come to our funerals.” It may sound a bit grim, but she made an excellent point. In the past two years or so Mulligan, 69, has gone […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »