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Volunteers recognized for hard work and horsing around

Dick and Sue Lawson take a break from their volunteer tasks to pose for a photo with Sapphire and Ruby at All About Equine. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Dick Lawson thought it was “safe” for his wife to volunteer for a horse rescue group because the big-hearted Sue wouldn’t be able to bring them home with her. Guess again, Dick. Sue now has a favorite horse at the sprawling and lovely All About Equine horse rescue ranch in El Dorado Hills and she’s […]

No Comment / May 24, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Artists put their heart & soul into every piece

Photographer Lisa Aikenhead captures nature at its best. See her photos and other artists' works during the Spring Art Studio Tour, May 30 & 31. Photo by Lily Hodge

Two local artists, one of whom expresses the beauty of life through her wonderful photos and the other through her stunning sculptures, will be among the more than 40 talented crafters participating in the 2015 Spring Art Studio Tour in three local communities. The free event, sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Arts Association, will […]

No Comment / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get crafty for mom

Carsen House, 5, shows his crafty hands before starting on his next craft project. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

OK, kids don’t try this at home. Dumping gobs of paint on the dining room table is not allowed, nor is slinging the paint wildly about the living room — but you can do both and not get into trouble at the Craft Castle in Cameron Park. In fact, Mom might even say, “Thanks.” Kids […]

No Comment / May 05, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Delicious start-up dishes up honors

Kathy Pastula and Nora Lehman serve up delicious frozen yogurt at Urban Yogurt in Shingle Springs. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

They might call themselves “a couple of retired grandmas,” but there is nothing shy or retiring about the way Kathy Pastula and Nora Lehman have jumped in with four feet to open a frozen yogurt store in Shingle Springs. Urban Yogurt has quickly gained in popularity, becoming the cream of the shops in a corner […]

No Comment / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

‘High School Musical’ characters live happily ever after

El Dorado Musical Theatre's East High cheerleaders practice a routine during a recent "Disney's High School Muscial" rehearsal. The show opens May 1 at Harris Center for the Arts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

If you’ve always thought that the only thing wrong with “Romeo & Juliet” was that the star-crossed lovers died at the end of Shakespeare’s classic, then the play being lavishly produced by El Dorado Musical Theatre is for you. Not only do Romeo and Juliet live to see another day, but their lives are filled […]

No Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fundraiser going to the dogs

Gloria and her best friend Alyssa Clay are organizing the Bow Wow Brunch, a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue of the Sierra. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A tiny dancer with a huge heart for animals is taking time from her busy days to put on a luncheon fundraiser to benefit rescue dogs, one of which jumps on three legs around the family home in El Dorado Hills. Alysa Clay, a 15-year-old sophomore at Oak Ridge High School, spends 20 hours a […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ponderosa Drama goes ‘crazy’ for Gershwin

Big city meets small town when actor Bobby Child (Joe Thuesen) travels from New York City to Deadrock, Nev., in "Crazy For You." The Ponderosa musical featuring great Gershwin songs opens April 9. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Shhh … the librarian is hard at work … helping the kids to make some noise! Former drama teacher and now librarian at Ponderosa High School, Jennifer Zimny has been spending several of her lunch hours helping teach the students in the upcoming production “Crazy for You” how to tap dance, a talent essential to […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »