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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 »

Too much McClintock coverage

EDITOR: You gave an inordinate amount of coverage to Congressman Tom McClintock and the town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills Feb. 23. I don’t know why! He is giving the same canned speech he has given for the last 30 years, blasting government for anything and everything from his Neanderthal Republican point of view […]

No Comment / March 07, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Hide those trash cans!

EDITOR: In walking around my neighborhood for exercise I’ve observed one flagrant violation of CC&Rs. Trash cans! They are left in driveways, in front of garage doors and in the bushes beside the driveways. About one-fourth of the homes in my village have visible trash cans. Most El Dorado Hills villages have CC&Rs that prohibit […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: More bachelorettes should do the choosing

Julie Samrick

I’ve been a mostly consistent “The Bachelor” viewer during its 15 seasons. I was hooked when the second season couple, Aaron and Helene, got engaged during the finale. My romantic side bubbled as he swung her around in a tropical location after proposing to her and offering her the final rose. I sat in wonder, tuning […]

1 Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »