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Hometown hero: Jordan Rader

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Jordan K. Rader has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Did you see last year’s Summer Spectacular fireworks?

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills "I cried. It was cool but too loud."

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills “I cried. It was cool but too loud.” Jayden Wagner, 8, Cameron Park “€œI enjoyed all shapes and rockets in the sky, and the activities were fun.” Jen Wagner, Cameron Park “We went for the first time last year after eight years here, how bad is that? It was […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Elite Taekwondo students add nine more medals

MORE SUCCESS — Master John Jonghun Yi, left, has successfully taught students Samuel Estolas, Justin Jones, Nicholas Tjaden, Connor Adams and Chanelle Reynolds, left to right. They and other students brought home medals from the 2011 No. Cal State Championships. Courtesy photo

Elite Taekwondo USA took competitors to the 2011 No. Cal State Championships held at UC Davis. This is the final qualifier on the road to the National Competition and Junior Olympics as well as team USA tryouts. Athletes competed in sparring, poomsae and sports poomsae. The Elite team members have worked hard and it showed […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Library an official ‘Family Place’

FAMILY FUN — Celebrating Cameron Park Library's esignation as a Family Place Library are: District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting and Cameron Park CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray, seated left to right, along with California State Library Youth Services Specialist Bessie Condos, El Dorado County Library Director Jeanne Amos, Cameron Park Library's Early Childhood Literacy Specialist Janis Herbert, Cameron Park Library Branch Manager Nancy Owen-Hazard and Family Place Libraries National Coordinator Kathleen Deerr. Courtesy photo

You may notice a new banner hanging in the Cameron Park Library naming it a “Family Place.” The designation, earned by only 250 libraries in the country, and a grant allowed library staff to create a family space in the children’s area — an alcove conducive to parent-child play and togetherness. They purchased children’s furnishings and developmentally […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Saving smiles in Nicaragua

ALL SMILES — Torrey Hammond, DDS, William Couch, DMD, Jared Roberts and Hal Young hold up a photo display from their work in Nicaragua. They provided dental care to children in an impoverished region of the country. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

They don’t teach you how to practice dentistry in a Tommy Bahama beach chair, make deals with the local “Godfather” and perform magic tricks in the jungle in dental school but these skills are good to know if you’re providing dental services in Nicaragua. Drs. William Couch and Torrey Hammond of Cameron Park, seven pre-dental […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

‘Radical Sabbatical’ brings family together

TAKE YOUR TIME —€” Author Joanne Kraft discovered that she and her family bonded when they spent time together doing nothing. "We understand boundaries now" when it comes to scheduling activities, she said. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

When Joanne Kraft answered the door, she didn’t quite look like the picture of someone who’d learned how to slow down. She forgot a Cameron Park Life writer and photographer were coming. The 43-year-old wife and mother of four has a great excuse. She’s in the middle of a publicity tour for her first book, […]

1 Comment / June 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Hometown hero: Seth Holzer

Airman Seth Holzer

Air Force Airman Seth D. Holzer 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 / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »