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Hometown hero: Nicholas Colon

Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Colon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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 […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Seniors give to Snowline

FOR A GREAT CAUSE —€” Frank Dowd, Jennifer Eells, John Ray, Rich Caulfield, Sandy Clark and Michael Schmidt hold up the check Snowline Hospice received from the Cameron Park Country Club Seniors. Courtesy photo

Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County would like to recognize the Cameron Park Country Club Seniors for their generous donation of $3,121 — the culmination of many hours of hard work fundraising throughout the past year. The Outreach Committee, led by John Ray, presented this donation to Snowline Executive Director Michael Schmidt during the group’s […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Tradition vs. change explored in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A poor man with five daughters is bound to face challenges. But Tevye, the Jewish dairyman from “Fiddler on the Roof,” has more than rebellious girls on his mind. “He lives in a time where all of the traditions of the past are changing around him,” said Zack Royal, the junior who stars as Tevye […]

No Comment / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Remembering the fallen

PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL teacher Linda Griffiths-Gish stands inside the school's memorial honoring students who died serving their country. Right now the memorial only has one plaque — dedicated to Mathew Taylor, who died in 2007. The military mom — her son Joshua Griffiths, an Army sergeant, will be going back to the Middle East next year — said she doesn't want to see any more plaques. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Ponderosa High School unveils memorial A single, solemn plaque placed in a quiet nook next to Ponderosa’s football field will remind all who walk by that a life was lost. And the honor to SPC Mathew Taylor, a 2004 Ponderosa graduate who died in September 2007 after suffering severe injuries in a rocket-propelled grenade attack […]

2 Comments / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Small turnout for EID workshop at community center

On a night that saw the Texas Rangers take a 3-2 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, El Dorado Irrigation District General Manager Jim Abercrombie had a quiet evening at the Cameron Park Community Center. He came to explain the newly completed Cost of Services study and answer questions. The audience […]

No Comment / October 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your take on the Republican presidential candidates?

No Comment / October 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Caffé Santoro cures the coffee shop blues

“So … do you know what business we’re in?” Caffé Santoro owner Ken Santoro asks. Without hesitation, after speaking to Ken for a few minutes, I answer ,“I would have to say the customer service business, Ken.” Yes they are, indeed, very customer-centric and locally minded, and Caffé Santoro’s staff show it in a number of ways. […]

No Comment / October 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »