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Chiropractic clinic, spa team up to feed the hungry

Dr. Steve Long stands with some of the food donated by community members on HOPE Day. Courtesy photo

Town Center Family Chiropractic and Asante Spa teamed up for their annual fundraiser — HOPE Day — earlier last month, bringing in more that 1,200 pounds of food. The Helping Other People Eat event benefitted the Food Bank of El Dorado County. “The first year we had HOPE Day we raised close to 200 pounds […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Patty Gill rides into champions circle

Tucker nuzzles Patty after their lesson. The two have a great relationship that has translated into many wins at pony equitation competitions. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Dedicated.” Trainer Pam Cross with Cantera Farms at Sundance Springs in Shingle Springs quickly came up with the word to describe her student Patty Gill. “She’s committed,” Cross explained. “She does this four to five days a week.” For the last seven years Patty has dedicated her time to pony equitation. This past season the […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Charene Whorton’s new business is sweet

CHARENE WHORTON has built her business around cupcakes. The red velvet cupcakes she's posing with are her favorite. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Red velvet, chocolate chip, salted caramel … is your sweet tooth aching yet? Cupcake enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer for Charene Whorton to unveil her delicious creations at her new shop — Copper Lantern Cupcakes — scheduled to open later this month inside Cameron Park’s Yo’So Yogurt. “This whole area needs some cupcakes,” […]

1 Comment / December 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Shingle Springs Community Center reopened

MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR —€” Dan MacPherson stands before the recently reopened Shingle Springs Community Center. Shortly after he agreed to be the center'€™s board president he discovered a broken roof truss. In September a "foam party"€ ruined the floor. Cameron Park Life photo by Mike Roberts

A one-two punch of snow on the roof and foam on the floor sidelined the aging Shingle Springs Community Center in 2011. Fortunately, generous local contractors stepped up, inspired by a recently retired school principal and an El Dorado Rose, replacing the roof and floor and adding several key modernizations at no cost. On Jan. […]

No Comment / December 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Just breathe: Yoga instructor Donna Rixmann takes a gentle approach

Yoga instructor Donna Rixmann, right, helps new student Paula Marchand during the adaptive chair yoga class at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Donna Rixmann didn’t know what to expect when a friend invited her to a yoga class several years ago. But she knew exactly how great she felt when it ended. “I had no idea how stressed out I had been until I opened my eyes and realized the sky was a little bluer, the sun […]

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

Santa Run finale sparkles

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived with a bang at Town Center Sunday night. The grand finale of the Fire Department’s week-long rolling Christmas party known as the “Santa Run,” included with a 10-minute fireworks show this year. The annual event, now in its 48th year, is put on the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association.

The grand finale of El Dorado Hills’ longest running holiday tradition went off with a bang in Town Center Sunday night, punctuated by a 10-minute fireworks display that accompanied the arrival of the jolly geriatric and the always fetching Mrs. Claus, who were immediately mobbed by Santa-hungry families. In an unexpected twist to the otherwise […]

1 Comment / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Town Center’s 2012 outlook good

Sheri Napear, Kim Vanacore and Derek Vanacore, left to right, recently opened Radiant Yoga upstairs in the El Dorado Hills Sports Club in Town Center. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

New establishments and tenants will move into El Dorado Hills Town Center in 2012. Coming soon are: Reunion, a sophisticated, upscale venue and night spot catering to the over-35 crowd. Slated to open in June 2012 and created by the owners of Pizza Rock, District 30 and Dive Bar in downtown Sacramento, the luxurious establishment […]

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