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Sing as service

Threshold Choir is an international volunteer organization founded in 2000 in Marin County. Local Threshold Choir chapters send small groups of women to sing a capella at the bedsides of those facing the end of life or working through chronic disease or rehabilitation from illness or injury. The purpose is to bring comfort, calm, and connection. […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Stay fire safe: We’re not out of the (tinderbox) woods yet

This has been one of the most destructive years of wildland fire. Two of the recent large fires are in the top 10 most destructive in recorded history — more than 3,000 structures damaged or destroyed, multiple people burned and lives lost, both firefighters and members of the public. Firefighters with more than 30 years of service are saying […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Andrew Peterson

Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew C. Peterson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

An honor for executive who serves those who serve

Ponte Palmero Executive Director Greg Kasner, right, and Sgt. David Streetman, center, receive a warm thank you from resident Bud Morjig, left, after Streetman presented Kasner with an award for outstanding service to those who serve in the military. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“In short — integrity. It takes great integrity to accommodate a maintenance manager who has to leave often and usually on short notice,” said U.S. Army Sgt. David Streetman on why he nominated his boss Greg Kasner for the Patriot Award. Streetman said he’s already missed six weeks of work this year. On Oct. 26 […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Addams Family’ musical spooks Oak Ridge stage

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The Oak Ridge High School drama department is expecting big laughs from theater seats during upcoming performances of their fall play, “The Addams Family — A New Musical.” The cast and crew are beyond excited for this musical as they have added a modern spin to a classic plot. “It’s crazy and it’s really fast-paced,” […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Another successful year for Project Spooky

Christian Pothast, standing in back, poses with some of the children who received free Halloween costumes this year. Left to right: Darlene Thomas, Leah Niekarz holding on to Bo Burgess and Rene Garcia. Courtesy photo

Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

My Turn: Déjà vu all over again

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Crown Village, we learned that apartments were planned for the southwest corner of Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Having seen the influx of apartments in Cameron Park, many of us in El Dorado Hills did not want that to happen here. A successful grassroots effort […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »