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Teen rescues creatures great and small

Hannah Garcia of Cameron Park began volunteering with Foothill Dog Rescue last March, but the 16-year-old wanted to do even more to make a difference in this world. Hannah can get a little carried away at times: The young lady went from pooches to pachyderms. Late in September Hannah went to Thailand to help at […]

No Comment / November 24, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Have a jolly holiday with Mary Poppins

Maggie Bush knew that if she was going to see her two daughters over the next few months, she would have to swallow her stage fright and sign up to perform in Imagination Theater’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” “Hanna and Tessa are both in the cast, and I knew I would never see them […]

No Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Deal yourself a brighter future — play bridge

Bridge lovers Mary Radosevich, 91, Bob Carlton, 93, and Jean Rulison, 90, seated left to right, and Mary Jones,90, and Peg Eastman, 93, standing left to right, stay active playing bridge. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

They say playing bridge keeps your brain active and sharp — that it keeps you young — and judging from a recent posting on the website of the Foothill Bridge Club in Shingle Springs, it appears to be true. Inviting club members to a special event celebrating players aged 90 and older, the item states: […]

No Comment / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Shingle Springs Montessori school celebrates expansion

California Montessori Project Principal Kim Zawilski gets a high five from a student as she leads visitors though the group of singing children to the new gymnasium during the school's open house celebration on Oct. 14. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

If you didn’t have a happy feeling at the California Montessori Project school in Shingle Springs during its recent open house, check to see if you still have a pulse. As the youngsters sang, “I Get a Happy Feeling Here at CMP” to welcome their guests, not a face was left unsmiling as visitors wound […]

No Comment / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Trees For Troops needs names now

It’s time to think of Christmas trees — right now — if that El Dorado County service man or woman who is serving America from far away is to receive the traditional and joyful sign of the holidays in time. Geri Hyder of Indian Rock Tree Farm in Camino, which has been instrumental in the […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scrooge and the ghosts set to fly into Harris Center

For the past five years, 17-year-old Kelly Maur of El Dorado Hills has been dying to be a ghost. When she was 12 years old and in the ensemble cast of El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol, the Musical,” Kelly Maur realized she would love to have a chance to play the […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow, preserve and craft — Masters offer knowledge


When Cheryl met Gerry almost 50 years ago, she was intrigued by a pressure cooker the bachelor had in his home. She’d been wanting to try her hand at fixin’ up a batch of beans … “We had beans on the ceiling and we were finding them in the strangest places for a long time […]

Comments Off / September 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »