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Off to España

Rotary Youth Exchange student Kendall Hoy will study abroad, spending a year in Spain. Photo by Laurie Edwards

In early September Kendall Hoy will begin a new, and undoubtedly unforgettable, chapter in her life. The Rotary Youth Exchange student will fly to Spain, where she’ll live and study for about a year. “I’m so excited,” the 16-year-old said. “I’m most excited to see Barcelona, and all the beautiful churches and to eat real authentic paella. […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescued caboose restored

Steve Cabrol of Rescue, right, steadies the ladder while Ron Sexton of Placerville places a piece of moulding on a windowsill inside of a caboose at the old Shingle Springs train depot. Cabrol and Sexton are members of the Gold Country Woodcrafters group responsible for the restoration of the caboose for the Placerville Historical Museum. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

America’s railroads have been called one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the country, which is probably why they continue to have such wide appeal. Doing their bit to preserve that part of American history in El Dorado County, a group of local volunteers has restored an old caboose that was parked at the county museum […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Seniors get a room of their own

Lydia Roseby, Holly Morrison, Roberta Rimbault and Jo Ann Perry, all of Cameron Park, left to right, enjoy a game of Bananagram — a word game similar to Scrabble at the Cameron park Community Center Senior Room grand opening event. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Seniors finally have a gathering place at the Cameron Park Community Center. On Aug. 19 the Cameron Park Community Services District hosted a grand opening celebration. Fueled by the efforts of the Cameron Park Fifty Plus group, the newly created  senior room is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the center, 2502 Country Club […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Survivors celebrate life with flowers

Breast cancer survivors, from left to right, Margaret Kane of Shingle Springs, Hannah Almstead of Encino, Juliet Voigtlander of Granite Bay, Janet Gould of Placerville and Charlie Hall of Placerville laugh and share stories of their battles with cancer at Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day at El Dorado Nursery in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“We are still here and laughing,” said Hannah Almstead of Encino at El Dorado Nursery’s Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The second annual event on Aug. 24 was hosted by Almstead’s daughter/nursery owner Juliet Voigtlander, a breast cancer survivor. The day of hope included learning, sharing and just enjoying the beauty of sunflowers throughout the […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Courage coming up

The 5th annual Run For Courage will take place in Folsom on Sept. 27. Courtesy photo

Registration is open for the 5th annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Registrants can participate in 5K and 10K races. Other race options include a 9.8 mile race and a kids’ fun run. Festivities kick-off at 7:15 a.m. with special speakers, events […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fires scorch 7.5 acres

AN AERIAL TANKER drops retardant on a wild land fire near Mormon Island in El Dorado Hills Friday.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Fire crews jumped into action after two fires started in El Dorado Hills Friday afternoon. The first fire began around 2 p.m. on the south side of Green Valley Road, west of Mormon Island Drive, according to El Dorado County Fire Acting Battalion Chief Russ Hasemeier. It was contained to 5.4 acres of wildland. That fire spawned a […]

No Comment / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Veterans Memorial gets land, must raise funds to break ground

Veterans and their supporters have waited years for the opportunity to build a Veterans Memorial Park in El Dorado Hills. On Aug. 14 the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the long-awaited maintenance and ground lease agreement of CSD-owned land for the project. The location is a 1.2 acre site […]

No Comment / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »