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Crib notes: There shouldn’t be crying in baseball

Julie Samrick

As with many American households, spring means baseball at our house. My husband is coaching our older son’s team this time in the rotation and my younger son gets to be on the Cubs with a bunch of his first-grade buddies. And just as each new baseball season begins full of hope, when teams and […]

1 Comment / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Drivers: Pay attention

EDITOR: April 5, Tuesday morning, a car in front of Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills hit my son. He was riding his bike in the crosswalk with the traffic walk light and a young woman driving a small white car rolled into him while attempting a right turn on red. My son […]

No Comment / April 06, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Beat the tax blues with easy exercises

For many people April is an emotionally taxing month, as we feel mounting pressure to get our IRS returns completed and submitted on time. It may not be a coincidence that April is also the National Stress Awareness Month, during which light is shed on dangers of unmanaged stress, as well as successful coping strategies. […]

No Comment / April 06, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The travel guy: Looking for something different? Try rolling on the river!

Michael Downer

When most people think about a cruise these days, they visualize a behemoth of a an ocean liner zipping from one crowded port to another. There is another way to cruise that provides an experience completely apart from this image, while still pampering passengers with luxury and exceptional service. It is called river cruising, and it […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Help Fat Kitty City

EDITOR: I am a volunteer for Fat Kitty City (FKC) which is a feline sanctuary (no kill facility) in El Dorado Hills. We are having a volunteer cleanup day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. A few high school students are joining us for this day. FKC  is run by volunteers […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

Cinco de Mayo just around the corner Our next big party sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council and the county’s Senior Nutrition Lunch Program will be held on Friday, May 6, in the CSD gym at 1021 Harvard Way. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., entertainment at 11, and a delicious lunch of creamy chicken […]

No Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Habitat for Humanity needs your help

Dear Friends of El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity, First, we’d like to thank you for your continued support of our ongoing efforts to bring affordable housing to El Dorado County. We couldn’t do it without your help! Second, it’s has become necessary to ask for volunteers. Although we’re not quite ready to begin building yet, there are […]

No Comment / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »