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Widower reads a special message in Cameron Park Life

FOREVER LOVE — Shawn Duffy reads the special message he received from late wife Pietra. The widower first read the love line printed in Cameron Park Life just a few hours after Pietra died. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

This is a love story, a fervent rapture between Cameron Park wife and mother Alexandra “Pietra” Duffy and her husband Shawn, who received an unexpected Valentine from his wife in last month’s Cameron Park Life. Despite regular exercise, a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, Pietra was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive lung cancer in […]

9 Comments / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts fill Food Bank shelves

GIRL SCOUTS carry some of the donations collected at Food 4 Less during a donation drive benefitting the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

In February Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, Service Unit 151, El Dorado Hills, and Service Unit 152, Cameron Park, held an all day food drive at two grocery store locations to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. About 100 volunteers from 14 Girl Scout troops collected donations at Safeway in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Casting a new light on John Knight

John Knight, 63, at home in El Dorado Hills, says that he likes to start the day with the Wall Street Journal. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot of […]

2 Comments / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Snow surprises Realtor and El Dorado Hills residents

Snow dusts the eastern edge of El Dorado Hills Saturday morning. Photo by Michael Alumbaugh

By Mike Alumbaugh Realtor I was on my way over to unlock a house for a pest inspector a little before 8 a.m. Saturday morning. As I drove up Wilson Boulevard I was still half a sleep I think. It was cold out, another gray and gloomy February morning. I was thinking of a local […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rotary crab feed ‘legendary’

HATS OFF to Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin, seen here with an Interact Club member. He and his fellow Rotarians and Interact volunteers pulled off another great crab feed in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

About 350 people chowed down on 1,500 ponds of delicious Dungeness crab at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Crab Feed on Feb. 19. Rotary volunteers and 70 Oak Ridge High School Interact Club students set up, served up and cleaned up at the annual event, which raises money for local and international projects. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The year of the vegetable?

HEALTHY SNACK — First grader Raul Garcia shows off his bowl of vegetables grown at Theodore Judah Elementary School's garden. Courtesy photo

Mercy Folsom helps local students bring in healthy harvest Is 2011 the year of the vegetable? Students in Mrs. Ghidossi’s first grade class at Theodore Judah School in Folsom think so. On Feb. 16 they celebrated the harvest from their winter vegetable garden — cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage. Canen Peterson, school principal, was on hand […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sutter Street Revitalization comes to life

WHERE TO GO? Visitors study the temporary directory displayed on Sutter Street. Photo by Roberta Long

The new old Folsom Historic District springs to life as winter dies down and heavy equipment clears Sutter Street. “People are coming back and they like what they see,” said Jim Snook, owner of Snook’s Chocolate Factory in the heart of Sutter Street. Folsom Lake Bank President Bob Flautt stepped out onto Sutter Street and paused. […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »