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The story behind spectacular fireworks

CPCSD's Summer Spectacular returns this month. File photo

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

1 Comment / June 11, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Fall prevention — what can you do to protect yourself?

Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and fell. She was transported to the emergency room with a […]

No Comment / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A visionary leader: Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet leads coalition

El Dorado Community Vision Coalition Executive Director Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet said her passion for helping youth will help the coalition reach its goals. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet has taken the helm as the executive director the El Dorado Community Vision Coalition. “Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet’s experience and background in working with non-profit organizations was outstanding,” said coalition board Vice President Bill Wild. “The entire interview panel agreed that Stephanie would be a great executive director and would be a positive addition to El Dorado […]

No Comment / June 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Take the family to Placerville for the El Dorado County Fair

The El Dorado County Fair gates open Thursday afternoon for four days of family-friendly entertainment. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to take a seat on a thrilling carnival ride, chow down on some festive fair food or dance the night away to the tunes of our region’s best rock and country bands. Village Life file photo by Krysten Kellum

It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, the temperature rises and El Dorado County residents look forward to an annual tradition that brings together old and young alike. That’s right! The El Dorado County Fair is right around the corner and fair officials say this year’s event is sure to have […]

No Comment / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Chipping away at criminal grand jury authority

Last year the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 227, which barred the use of grand juries in police deadly force cases. SB 227 was passed in large part based on the false narrative regarding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The narrative came down to this: Michael Brown was murdered while holding up […]

No Comment / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Grants Gala highlights nonprofits

Six West Slope nonprofits will receive $60,000 in grants from Women’s Fund El Dorado at its annual Grants Gala, set for June 3 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The recipient 501(c)(3) organizations were selected by the WFED membership through voting. Reflecting a change in the granting process this year, three Community Focus […]

No Comment / June 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ron Short a good and faithful servant

Pastor Ron Short is retiring after serving the parishioners of Lakehills Covenant Church for many years. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Chaplain Sunday Pearson Lakehills Covenant Church Authentic leadership in ministry is about servant leadership and few have demonstrated that better than Pastor Ronald F. Short or “coach” as the Oak Ridge High School football team called him. Pastor Ron was the catalyst behind the vision 23 years ago to plant what is now Lakehills Covenant […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »