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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 […]

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Safeway earns excellence in employment award

The Cameron Park Safeway received an award for Excellence in Employment from InAlliance on Oct. 23. From left to right, Safeway front end manager Tami Ross, InAlliance employment training specialist Jeralynn Strong, and Safeway store manager Lori Lemmons. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was Safeway’s day to shine last Friday as the Cameron Park store received an award for Excellence in Employment from the nonprofit group, InAlliance. “Safeway was given the award because of its commitment to diversity in the workplace and for expanding job opportunities for those with development disabilities,” said Jeralynn Strong. Strong, who presented the […]

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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 […]

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Deal yourself a brighter future — play bridge

Bridge lovers Mary Radosevich, 91, Bob Carlton, 93, and Jean Rulison, 90, seated left to right, and Mary Jones,90, and Peg Eastman, 93, standing left to right, stay active playing bridge. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

They say playing bridge keeps your brain active and sharp — that it keeps you young — and judging from a recent posting on the website of the Foothill Bridge Club in Shingle Springs, it appears to be true. Inviting club members to a special event celebrating players aged 90 and older, the item states: […]

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Shingle Springs Montessori school celebrates expansion

California Montessori Project Principal Kim Zawilski gets a high five from a student as she leads visitors though the group of singing children to the new gymnasium during the school's open house celebration on Oct. 14. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

If you didn’t have a happy feeling at the California Montessori Project school in Shingle Springs during its recent open house, check to see if you still have a pulse. As the youngsters sang, “I Get a Happy Feeling Here at CMP” to welcome their guests, not a face was left unsmiling as visitors wound […]

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Senior lunch now in Cameron Park

Cameron Park now has its county-run own senior lunch program. Available to seniors 60 and older, lunch is served Mondays and Fridays from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. A suggested donation for the meals is $3. The lunches are available to all seniors but those living in the Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Rescue […]

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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 […]

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