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‘Lend Me a Tenor’ gives audiences laughter — for keeps

Opera assistant Max (Wayne Campbell) gets a singing lesson from Il Stupendo (Otto Coelho). Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

What promises to be a laugh-out-loud evening of mistaken identities — and mistaken death — along with hilarity stemming from mistaken lovers — is in store for fans of Imagination Theater in Placerville, which is presenting “Lend Me a Tenor” from Feb. 12 through March 6. Directed by Jody Klemens, this is her first theater […]

No Comment / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Making truffles: Forget the calories, warp speed ahead

Karen Moore’s students dip into warm, melted chocolate to fill candy molds during a truffle-making class at the El Dorado Hills CSD. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

The trouble with truffles … just as the crew of the Starship Enterprise learned about tribbles … is that you can easily have way too many. But just like in the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” it is extremely hard to say no to these sweet, attractive and downright irresistible little morsels. Karen […]

No Comment / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Scout’s Eagle project goes straight to the dogs

Eagle Scout Ricky Rauchfuss, 15, of Shingle Springs uses a treat to lead Shyla, a border collie up a teeter totter, one of several agility course items he and other scouts from Diamond Springs Troop 95 built for his Eagle Scout project at Animal Services' facility.  Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Crash, Bailey, Leyla and Cookie must be pretty great dogs, since their pal Ricky Rauchfuss decided to earn his Eagle Scout wings by planning and building an obstacle course at the El Dorado County Animal Services facility for the canines there. “I decided to build this for the shelter so that the dogs there will be […]

No Comment / February 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Celebrating seven decades of love & marriage

Les and Norma McIntyre recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was in 1980 that Bob Seger sang, “Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me” but Norma Nelson already had a jump on the songwriter. She’d decided way back in 1939 to accompany Les McIntyre, when both were 14-year-old freshmen in high school. And accompany him she has, through backing him up in the school band, through […]

No Comment / February 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Another bone found in ‘skull mystery’ at Folsom Lake

El Dorado County Search and Rescue personnel carefully look along Folsom Lake's shore for any sign of human remains. A human skull was found earlier this year. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Search and Rescue personnel scoured the shores of Folsom Lake Dec. 20 in the vicinity of where a human skull was found in mid-November, looking for any possible clues as to the origin of the remains. A bone with the ball joint attached was found as a result of the effort by […]

Comments Off / January 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Suspected robber nabbed

An 18-year-old Cameron Park man was arrested Dec. 27 after he allegedly told employees at the Walgreen’s in the Plaza Goldorado that he had a gun in his pocket and demanded drugs. Brandon Paul Purcell allegedly walked into the Cameron Park Walgreen’s at about 11:40 a.m. and “went straight to the pharmacy,” according to El Dorado […]

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

Village Life publisher handed the gavel

2016 El Dorado County Chamber board members pose for a photo at last week's installation dinner. Left to right: Vice President Gordon Helm, Past President Christa Campbell, Kevin Brown, Alice Perez, Ed Manansala, Vice President Mike Kobus, Mark Luster, President elect Susan VanDelinder, Susie Davies, Leonard Grado, President Richard Esposito and Kirk Bone. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Reflecting on the astonishing changes in the world over the past couple of centuries, including the changing face of the communication industry from word-of-mouth to newspapers to today’s social media that delivers information in a flash, Village Life and Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito was sworn in last week as president of the El Dorado County […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »