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Hometown hero: Jake Nerwinski

Air Force Airman Jake W. Nerwinski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

PG&E wants everyone to have a bright and safe holiday

As customers decorate homes and trees this holiday season, PG&E encourages them to keep safety and energy efficiency in mind. PG&E offers the following holiday lighting tips: Holiday lighting energy efficiency • Purchase energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights. LED lights can reduce energy consumption by as much as 90 percent when compared to traditional […]

Comments Off / November 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College president announces retirement

Folsom Lake College President Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman, the college’s founding president, has announced she plans to retire from her position effective June 30, 2012. Scott-Skillman was appointed president of Folsom Lake College July 1, 2001, after a national search. She previously served in progressively responsible positions in four colleges and the California Community College System […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food Bank of El Dorado County benefits from ‘Operation Gobble’

Senator Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, Alicia Rockwell of Savemart Supermarkets, Mike Sproull of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Evan Jacobs of American Water, left to right, all helped to ensure families wouldn't go without a Thanksgiving turkey. Courtesy photo

Thanks to the collaboration of two well-known California politicians and the generosity of an area utility company, many of El Dorado County’s less fortunate were able to gather around a turkey this holiday season. It’s known as “Operation Gobble,” a team effort by California State Sen. Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and California American Water. […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rip Squeak creators come to Folsom gallery

Bedtime Stories

American Visions Art Gallery in Folsom will host internationally acclaimed artist Leonard Filgate and his wife author Susan Yost Filgate the creators of the much-loved children’s series Rip Squeak & Friends. The Rip Squeak series of paintings and books consist of an adventurous mouse Rip Squeak, his sister Jesse and their unlikely friends Abbey the […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lakehills Church actors find the ‘Best Christmas Present’

Children recreate the manger scene, complete with Mary, Joseph, the angel, three wise men and baby Jesus. "€œBest Christmas Present Ever"€ will be performed at Lakehills Covenant Chuch this weekend. Photo by Jeff McKenzie

Lakehills Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir  will unwrap the “Best Christmas Present Ever” at four performances Dec. 2-4 “This present won’t be found at the mall or any other store,” hinted director Carolyn McKenzie, who presents her 22nd Kids of the Kingdom production. She is assisted by a dedicated group of choreographers, vocal coaches […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Reindeer fly to Chautauqua

Ellen Anderson, Shelley Walker and Joseph Cady (kneeling) play Santa's Reindeer in "Reindeer Revenge." Photo by Kent Miller

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “Reindeer Revenge,” an original script written and directed by Marie Raymond and based on characters created by Kent Miller. “Reindeer Revenge” is the adventure of Santa’s reindeer trying to prepare for the big Christmas Eve flight while worrying about bad guy Christopher Crumb and coping with a moose named Murray who […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »