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Wally’s Pizza Bar has a lot to offer

The three-generation Dreher team invites everyone to check out Wally's Pizza Bar in Cameron Park. From left to right: Carly, Jeremy, Wally and Dan. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Wally’s Pizza Bar is not just a pizza/arcade/beer joint. It’s a sports bar with 24 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and specialty cocktails; it’s a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and a kids’ menu plus an outdoor, covered, heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. The pizza bar […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Take in some laps to help the community

Ponderosa student Sam Gerstle has organized a jog/walk to raise funds for Hands4Hope and give participants a chance to become a bone marrow donor and learn more about leukemia. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Sam Gerstle’s father became a bone marrow donor, she to0 wondered how she could make her own contribution. Her family lived by the Kott family. Baby Trevor Kott was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia shortly after his birth. He died at the age of six months in 2007. Still, years later, Sam could see the long-lasting influence […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Designer to the stars comes home to breathe

Local jewelry artist Geoff Thomas wears pieces he designed as he sits in his workshop and talks about his career path. He'll unveil a new jewelry line at Talisman Collection in El Dorado Hills later this month. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When jewelry designer Geoff Thomas graduated from El Dorado High School in 1991 to attend Cuesta College, he planned to become a financier, not an artist. He’d grown up with two artist parents and, in typical teenage rebellion, decided to follow the linear path of business. Fate in the guise of a black and white photography […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Go green for 4-H

Support 4-H by participating in the march 7 Color Me Green run at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Courtesy photo

It’s a bit early for St. Patrick’s Day, but whether you are a leprechaun or not, you can be green, be healthy, have fun and help support local 4-H youth programs all at the same time on Saturday, March 7. The brainchild of five members of the 4-H Leadership Team — Alana Cardinalli, Brook Haynes, […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Seniors cuddle with Kitties for Companionship

Fat Kitty City founder Ed Minghelli, who runs the sanctuary with his wife Cindy, said the facility is like Disneyland for cats, complete with great play structures like the one behind him. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Cisco, a gray, green-eyed charmer meets you at the gate at Fat Kitty City, followed by Chip and Dale, striped tabby brothers who politely come up and ask for a pet. Sebastian, a huge, fluffy clone for Deuteronomy in the musical “Cats,” catches some rays in the play structure while Mystery, white with tortoiseshell markings, […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Taking a chance on Logan

Logan Wright, 17, carries a sack of grain on his shoulder to a waiting customer at Lee's Feed in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s not unusual for a sophomore in high school to have a part-time job, but Logan Wright is a little different. He’s a gold medalist, part of the leadership class at El Dorado High School, an avid hunter and fisherman, and he has Down syndrome, a genetic chromosomal disorder which causes lifelong intellectual disability and […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cameron Park vet survived Battle of the Hurtgen Forest

Tom Vano holds a portrait of himself taken when he was in the Army during World War II.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

As one of eight survivors of a platoon of 48; a Silver Star awardee from an encounter in the Hurtgen Forest where Allies were surrounded for 21 hard winter days; being wounded three times; a participant in the battle of the bridge at Remagen; successful in the career he loved and the husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »