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Senior News

Millie Smith

Oktoberfest is right around the corner Our next special event is the Oktoberfest and will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, sponsored by the El Dorado Senior Support Council and the Placerville Nutrition Lunch Program.  It will be held in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., entertainment […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We’re changing faster than Pony Express riders

I was invited to speak at the Cameron Park Rotary club recently. Members were interested in hearing how California’s oldest newspaper was doing as we celebrate 160 years in publication this year. After my presentation one Rotarian asked, “Where do you see newspapers in the coming years?” This seems to be a common question on […]

No Comment / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Getting to know Achilles personally

Dan Francisco

I’ve never been a big fan of Greek mythology, but circumstances have forced me to become intimately familiar with Achilles. Recall that Achilles was a powerful hero in Homer’s Iliad and the greatest warrior on the battlefield in Troy. When Achilles was an infant, his mother immersed him in the river Styx to make him […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Climbing a mountain is great motivation for change

Last month I laced up my hiking boots and successfully completed one of the most difficult physical challenges for which I’ve ever volunteered. After hours of rock scrambling and a grueling, slow climb through steep, loose ash and pumice I made it to the top of Mount St. Helens (thanks to my boyfriend, my stubbornness, […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Real life “Caddyshack?”

EDITOR: I was walking our dog in Stephen Harris Park this morning and heard explosions. It turned out CSD staff were blowing up gophers and moles,just like Bill Murray did in the movie “Caddyshack.” This park was a beautiful park until they removed two old oak trees not long ago, and now they’re blowing up […]

No Comment / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: How 9/11 changed my view of starting a family

Julie Samrick

I was a high school teacher on Sept. 11, 2001, not yet a mother. My husband and I had been married just over a year and we’d recently decided it was time to start a family. Like many hopeful couples we had it planned down to exactly what season I should conceive (OK maybe it […]

No Comment / September 09, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Research before you donate

EDITOR: Are members of the community frustrated by the fundraising that is taking place at Safeway stores? For over two years now, shoppers have had to endure a request for donations that is posted on the computer screen by which the grocery bill is transacted.  In addition, the clerk also asks the customer: “Would you […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »