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Still time for summer fun

August begins the joy of all those on vacation and school will be starting soon. Where did summer go? The Cameron Park Community Services District offers last-chance swim lessons in the afternoons, starting Aug. 15. These lessons are one week long. Water aerobics are held at 9 a.m. weekdays and evening water aerobics are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays […]

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Christmas in summer — the only thing missing is Santa

Folsom Prison inmate Arqueta Mauricio stands next to a bike frame he’s ready to refurbish. Cameron Park Rotarians collect the bikes and then distribute them after they’ve been repaired. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It doesn’t have to be Dec. 25 for Christmas to come to town, thanks to a bunch of “elves” who all year long are toiling to make sure that kids who might not otherwise have a bicycle are able to join their friends year-round for one of America’s favorite pastimes. Members of the Cameron Park […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Message from the GM: July 2016

Remember to complete the park survey on the Cameron Park Community Services District website, cameronpark.org. The first 50 people to complete the survey you will have a chance to win a Family Pass or a $25 gift certificate toward selected CSD sponsored activities (i.e., Kidz Kamp, pool/lake pass, rentals, etc.). Simply spectacular The 17th annual Summer Spectacular […]

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Hometown Hero

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colton J. Sooth 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 also earn four […]

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Summer fun in full swing in Cameron Park

Want to go camping? Plan an evening with your children or grandchildren. Join the Cameron Park Community Services District for its fifth annual Community Campout at Cameron Park Lake, Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24. Bring your camping gear and let the CSPCSD do the cooking for you with a barbecue dinner. Enjoy swimming, crafts, camp fire songs, […]

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Gas station project: Tribe gets access

El Dorado County supervisors voted 4-0 on June 28 to approve an application for a road encroachment and installation of water and sewer lines on Shingle Springs Drive by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The Community Development Agency’s Planning Division staff recommended supervisors adopt the conditions of a mitigated negative declaration, a mitigation […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

The story behind spectacular fireworks

CPCSD's Summer Spectacular returns this month. File photo

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

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