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Couple honors America, celebrates community

TOTEM TRIBUTE — Len Martinez, 82, left and his wife, Irene, 79, stand next to a totem pole he carved paying homage to the five branches of the military service at their home in Cameron Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When an infestation plagued the upper branches of a 100-year-old oak tree in Len and Irene Martinez’ Cameron Park backyard earlier this year, inspiration struck. A jack-of-many trades, including woodcarver, 82-year-old Len halted the tree removal process once the trunk reached 9 feet. “When the contractor showed up and started removing the upper branches I got […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Rescued caboose restored

Steve Cabrol of Rescue, right, steadies the ladder while Ron Sexton of Placerville places a piece of moulding on a windowsill inside of a caboose at the old Shingle Springs train depot. Cabrol and Sexton are members of the Gold Country Woodcrafters group responsible for the restoration of the caboose for the Placerville Historical Museum. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

America’s railroads have been called one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the country, which is probably why they continue to have such wide appeal. Doing their bit to preserve that part of American history in El Dorado County, a group of local volunteers has restored an old caboose that was parked at the county museum […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: September 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fido neglected Aug. 1: Deputies cited a 68-year-old man of alleged animal cruelty after they found the suspect’s dog tied to a tree without food, water or shelter on the Palmer Drive property. Swiped Aug. 2: A woman reported that an unidentified man stole her […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Josiah Sanders

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Josiah D. Sanders graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

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Seniors get a room of their own

Lydia Roseby, Holly Morrison, Roberta Rimbault and Jo Ann Perry, all of Cameron Park, left to right, enjoy a game of Bananagram — a word game similar to Scrabble at the Cameron park Community Center Senior Room grand opening event. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Seniors finally have a gathering place at the Cameron Park Community Center. On Aug. 19 the Cameron Park Community Services District hosted a grand opening celebration. Fueled by the efforts of the Cameron Park Fifty Plus group, the newly created  senior room is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the center, 2502 Country Club […]

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This month go back to the Renaissance, clean the garage

September begins the fall season with lots of new activities and fun for all. Enjoy the Renaissance Tudor Fayre at Cameron Park Lake from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7. More information can be found at facebook.com/RenaissanceTudorFayreInCameronParkLake. Clean out your unwanted junk from your garage and clean your yard of […]

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Survivors celebrate life with flowers

Breast cancer survivors, from left to right, Margaret Kane of Shingle Springs, Hannah Almstead of Encino, Juliet Voigtlander of Granite Bay, Janet Gould of Placerville and Charlie Hall of Placerville laugh and share stories of their battles with cancer at Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day at El Dorado Nursery in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“We are still here and laughing,” said Hannah Almstead of Encino at El Dorado Nursery’s Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The second annual event on Aug. 24 was hosted by Almstead’s daughter/nursery owner Juliet Voigtlander, a breast cancer survivor. The day of hope included learning, sharing and just enjoying the beauty of sunflowers throughout the […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »