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Veterans share stories at Holy Trinity

Jason Schwartz, graduate of the U.S. Naval  Academy, talks to the students about being something bigger than themselves in every aspect of life. Photo by Holly Barbaccia

Holly Barbaccia Say thank you. Shake a hand. Ask about their story.  These are just a few of the many ways Holy Trinity students Abby Connolly, Irma Francis and Matthew Haar invited the crowd to honor veterans. The students urged classmates, parishioners and community members to make a pledge to honor a vet — not just in November but in every […]

1 Comment / November 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Veterans Day ceremonies to recognize service, sacrifice

Veterans Day ceremonies (being held Friday at 11 a.m. at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument; 360 Fair Lane, Placerville) will recognize an El Dorado County veteran who died as a result of injuries incurred while serving in Afghanistan, honor an El Dorado County chaplain who has devoted his life in service to military veterans, their […]

No Comment / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trunk or Treating with a twist

Madrone Montessori preschool students line up to fill their bag with goodies for Project Ride, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic recreational horseback riding instruction to childrena and adults with special needs. Courtesy photo

Sixty Madrone Montessori preschool students didn’t get candy in their bags during their annual Trunk or Treat event last week. Instead students and parents took part in a community service activity the school called Gather and Give. Students at the El Dorado Hills school came dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, walked around to western-themed stations […]

2 Comments / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Stay fire smart this holiday season

Mike Kaslin Cameron Park Fire Chief/ Cal Fire Unit Chief Amador-El Dorado Unit There is no denying it, the now five-year drought has affected how quickly wildland fires grow and with a ferocity never seen before. Now that it’s November we should be able to catch our breath and let our guard down right? Wrong! One […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

My Turn: EID analysis update

The El Dorado Irrigation District faces many challenges. CIP backlog — $200 million. Unfunded pensions/PERS obligations — $50 million in pension and $20 million in health coverage. FERC obligation related to Project 184 — about $15 million (current balance of $24 million total with about $8 million included in the current CIP budget). FCC reserve — about $180 million […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Experience the California Motorcycle Culture

Mustang motorcycle

Larry Weitzman Special to Village Life A brand-new exhibit at the California Automobile Museum called “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” is now open. It tells the story and impact of motorcycles since their beginning, which started in earnest in about 1903 with the founding of Harley-Davidson. Consisting of about 60 significant motorcycles and memorabilia, it […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: A safe and secure election

Casting a vote is a proud, deliberate act of conscience and will. It is a badge associated with being part of a democracy. Elections are the ultimate source of authority in our democracy. We are marking a ballot expressing our choices and, at the same time, signifying our belief in the system that our vote […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »