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Grow for it! Perennials – easy and beautiful

By Deborah Nicolls UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener My favorite gardening season is fall. Other than watering and dead-heading I don’t garden in the summer because I rely primarily on perennials in my yard and they don’t need a lot of attention during the summer. With the arrival of fall it is time to […]

No Comment / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Winemaker revives history

Nello Olivo has produced award-winning wines from the grapes grown at his Cameron Park vineyard.

In the year 2000 Nello Olivo purchased 21 acres on Rancho Road in Cameron Estates with the intention of growing grapes for his home winemaking hobby. He planned to sell the surplus to fellow local winemakers. With the expert help of neighbor Lance Johnson, who was delighted to use his enology degree from U.C. Davis […]

No Comment / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Hometown hero: Shannon McGoey

Hero_Shannon McGoey

Shannon McGoey, 20, graduated Ranger School in August and has been promoted to corporal with the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Army Infantry. McGoey is stationed in Fort Benning, Ga. McGoey has completed various rigorous trainings, including and not limited to Airborne School, Ranger School and RASP (in order to be selected to serve with the 75th Regiment Army Rangers). Ranger […]

No Comment / September 25, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Italy on Wheels is rolling

Best of show — This 2008 Maserati GT coupe won it all. It's owned by Amadeu Santos of El Dorado Hills, seen standing behind the car on the left with Ross Mullins who brought his award winning very rare 1976 Ducati bevel drive 750 Super Sport. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Larry Weitzman Blue covered the sky, but the grounds of the Murer House Museum and park were covered with red, white and green for the second annual Italy on Wheels held Sept. 14. The red, white and green refers to Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles that were painted in all colors except for […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Varsity girls run to victory

Oak Ridge senior Adrian Griffith took first place in his 5,000-meter race with a time of 19:43. Courtesy photo

Cool, cloudy conditions helped heat up Saturday’s Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan Cross Country Invitational at the Willow Hills course in Folsom. Host Oak Ridge High School did well in the races that pitted 17 high school teams against each other. The varsity Lady Trojans outshone everyone on the course, placing first with 30 points. The varsity […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan tennis has talent, ability

Oak Ridge freshman and No. 1 singles player Madeline Almeida could lead her team to the finals this year. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Oak Ridge High’s tough preseason tennis matchups could serve it well down the road. Should the Lady Trojans return to the playoffs, knowing they’ve defeated last season’s section champ and this year’s favorite may be the difference. So far, Oak Ridge owns two 5-4 wins over Rocklin and one over Davis by the same score. […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan runners race at Sac State

Lady Trojan Rachel Peterson placed third in the Hornet Jamboree varsity race with a personal best of 18:35 for 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge cross country teams competed at the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree on Sept. 11, racing against 24 other high schools. Trojan runners ran in five races at the invitational held at Granite Regional Park(boys and girls open 2.2 mile race, frosh/soph boys race, frosh/soph girls race, varsity boys race, varsity girls race). The varsity […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »