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Library fundraiser in full swing

Cameron Park Library donors who give $250 or more will get their name placed on the donor tree in the library's lobby. Cameron Park Life photo by Joe McNeilly

Cameron Park Friends of the Library has launched a fundraising drive to replace items stolen from the Cameron Park Library. Over the summer the library suffered a break-in and vandalism. Windows were smashed and a number of items were stolen, including a donation box containing money from Friends of the Library, a laptop, DVDs and […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Project defines Rotary’s giving spirit

Rotarian Barbara Raines, of Placerville, right, shows Hunter Balzer, 8, of Cameron Park his new dictionary. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Cameron Park Rotarian Steve Long, second from left, holds up a dictionary to describe its contents to third-grade students in Ms. Lilia Harding's  classroom at Blue Oak Elementary School. Each year the Rotary CLub of Cameron Park gives away hundreds of dictionaries. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Cameron Park Rotarians recently visited third-grade classrooms in Cameron Park and Shingle Springs to hand out free dictionaries to students. The local Rotary Club distributed nearly 400 books at Blue Oak Elementary, Buckeye Elementary, Green Valley Elementary, Latrobe Elementary, Rescue Elementary and the California Montessori Project in Shingle Springs. Paul Stewart, principal at Blue Oak Elementary […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cancer a life-changer for local orthodontist

Orthodontist Jeffrey Kwong. Courtesy photo

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month El Dorado Hills orthodontist Jeffrey Kwong will give free braces to a deserving person in the greater community impacted by cancer, something that Kwong said is deeply personal. When he was 12 years old Kwong’s parents announced to him and his younger sister that their mother had breast cancer. […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Rolling Hills Middle School Student of the Month Elijah Hansen, 13, holding plaque, poses for a photo with his family as well as Principal Debbie Bowers, second from right, and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, far right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado presented Rolling Hills Middle School student Elijah Hansen with the Student of the Month honor last Wednesday. Principal Debbie Bowers said Elijah has a happy disposition and grit plus a willingness to help others in the classroom and on the sports fields, making him an excellent student. “He is […]

Comments Off / October 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Saying good-bye to a Clarksville treasure

Madeleine Petersen Mosely, seen here in Clarksville in 2008, grew up in the Gold Rush community on the south side of El Dorado Hills. Photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills lost a pioneer on Oct. 3 when Madeleine Petersen Mosely died peacefully in her home. Madeleine’s unique connection to El Dorado Hills — a place she never lived — is through the hardscrabble ranch hamlet Clarksville, which provided basic roadside amenities for travelers between Sacramento and Placerville from the Gold Rush into the 1960s. Now […]

1 Comment / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 supervisor candidate John Hidahl touts history of leadership

John Hidahl

“A natural fit” is how John Hidahl described his decision to run for District 1 supervisor in El Dorado County. After a long history of volunteering in the community, the recently retired aerospace engineer said it’s time to focus full-time on the district he’s called home since 1978, when he and his wife Eileen moved […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 supervisor candidate Beth Gaines cites connections, aims to grow local business

Beth Gaines

“The government shouldn’t be telling us how to run our businesses or how to raise our families,” District 1 supervisor candidate Beth Gaines said about her political positions and why as current Republican assemblywoman for District 6, which encompasses parts of El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties, she ran for elected office in the first […]

11 Comments / October 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »