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Crib notes: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ is the summer blockbuster for kids?

Julie Samrick

It’s fitting that the big blockbusters come out this time of year. Summer is about reconnecting with family, and watching movies together is one good way to do that. My husband and I have been showing the kids movies at home from our own childhoods lately. Last week we showed them “Big” with Tom Hanks […]

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

Senior news

Millie Smith

Cinco de Mayo luncheon Another big party was a great success! The event was sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council and the County’s Senior Nutrition Lunch Program. The strolling mariachi band was very festive and many nice prizes were given away. Local merchants who donated gift cards included: Raley’s, Nugget, Safeway and Big […]

No Comment / May 20, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Crib notes: The cruelest month

Julie Samrick

Dear Tracy, I am sorry I can’t make your bachelorette party later this month.  I would like nothing better than to kick up my heels with you and dance, to celebrate the next wonderful chapter of your life. But you see, it’s May. It was the writer T.S. Eliot who called April “the cruelest month,” […]

1 Comment / May 06, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Making changes in New Orleans

DIRTY WORK — John Taseff, left, and friends remove mold from a New Orleans home damaged by Hurrican Katrina. Courtesy photo

Earlier in the year I decided to take the plunge and sign up for what is called Alternate Student Break – a group at Northwestern University that  organizes about 10 different trips across the Midwest to work on service projects. It means not coming home for break (which means being at NU for almost six […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Feature Photos | Read More »

Recyclebank bill a swindle?

EDITOR: I didn’t know that even if you don’t sign up for the Recyclebank program, Waste Connections, Inc./El Dorado Disposal Service (EDS, the company that hauls the trash) still has to bill you for the service. Since I did not sign up with Recyclebank I get no benefit from it. Where does the money they […]

1 Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner Last chance to make your reservations this week. Our annual Cinco de Mayo luncheon will be held on Friday, May 6, in the CSD gym. Join us for live mariachi music, nacho bar, door prizes and lots of fun! Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with entertainment at […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 »