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Diner in disguise: Barbecue delight


Do you ever watch those barbecue competitions on television? Those folks are serious! Beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, pork ribs … and the sides, although perhaps not as important, are still really important. I saw an episode once where two contestants almost came to blows over their cornbread. Everyone has his or her own version […]

No Comment / December 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »

Backroads: Chicago edition


Seasons greetings from the heartland. My father died two years ago, a couple days before Christmas. Since then I’ve been spending more time here in suburban Chicago with my mom. I’ve just dropped my wife at Midway Airport on what will soon become a beautiful, Chicago day-after-Christmas. I’ll return home later in the week. As […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

High school musicians very impressive

EDITOR: We had a great experience. We went to the senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon at the El Dorado Hills Community Center. The entertainment for this event was provided by musical groups from Oak Ridge High School. This started off with a large choral group (at least 30 members) who sang several songs a cappella. They […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks for brightening my day

EDITOR: A heartfelt thank you to the El Dorado Hills Target store for their generosity to the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. My young person was the recipient of a $200 gift card. She was so appreciative and I had the privilege of watching her sunny countenance sparkle as we shopped throughout the store. You […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

Parties, parties, parties! The Christmas Party was a great success with more than 225 attending. The food, the entertainment and the banana splits were outstanding. And thanks to our local fireman for the great job they did serving and cleaning up. Our next big party will be the Valentine Party to be held on Friday, […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The travel guy: The best time to cruise?

Michael Downer

One of the most common questions I hear is “what is the best time to cruise Europe?” Or Alaska, the Caribbean, or Mexico …. The answer depends on a number of factors. So, of course, there is more than one answer for any given cruise. Fall foliage enthusiasts, for example, will find September and October […]

No Comment / December 16, 2010 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: It’s a dog’s life

Dillon Samrick

By Dillon Samrick Greetings! My mom Julie enlisted me to write a holiday letter on behalf of the Samrick family this year. I hope this letter finds you well. As for me, I’ve nestled in pretty well since my adoption; though last summer I started to hear some grumblings about me moving on to another home. […]

1 Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »