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‘Songs for Society’ helps teens find purpose

Oak Ridge seniors Sarah Reinhart and Simon Chan perform for Songs for Society. The club members would like to perform at more events in the community. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge junior Kyle Kauffman didn’t know many people when he transferred from his high school in Coloma last year. Then he noticed many of his new friends enjoy playing music, but couldn’t find the time to collaborate or have informal jam sessions between marching band practice and sports. Combining a love for music and […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Chaco the Donkey, a Christmas parade highlight

Sherian Kutzera tries the Sven antlers on Chaco the donkey in preparation for the Hangtown Christmas Parade, Dec. 7. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

If you’re on the fence about going to this year’s Hangtown Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7, Chaco has some great advice: Get off your … donkey and get on down there! Chaco the white burro will be there with his pal Sherian Kutzera, making the trip from Shingle Springs to star as one of […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Hands4Hope helps keep the less fortunate warm

Adult and youth volunteers came together to make warm blankets for the homeless during Hands4Hope's blanket making party earlier this month. Courtesy photo

During the months of October and November, Hands4Hope planned outreaches and events geared to help keep those in our community who are less fortunate warm this winter. In October, El Dorado County elementary schools including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Cassidy Jones

Buckeye Union Superintendent David Roth, Rescue Union Superintendent David Swart, Marina VIllage Principal George Tapanes, Student of the Month Cassidy Jones, proud parents Chris and Melissa Jones, brother Brent Jones (front) and grandma Shirley Jensen, left to right, pose for a photo after Cassidy receives her award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Called a great leader, focused and enthusiastic, Cassidy Jones received applause and accolades at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ meeting last week. The student of the month attends Marina Village Middle School and has impressed all her teachers there. “Cassidy is proof that an open mind (and) positive work ethic can accomplish anything,” said Marina Principal […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Stay safe this Thanksgiving

Never leave the house when your Thanksgiving turkey is in the oven. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like remind the community to keep safe this Thanksgiving. Here are some fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association: • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. • Stay in the home when […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collects ton of food, literally

Andrea, Desiree and Hudson Clark hosted a food drive in their Stonebriar Neighborhood as part of Hands4Hope's efforts to help the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Courtesy photo

During the last two weeks of October, Hands4Hope hosted a fall food drive to benefit Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom, which provides services to people in need from El Dorado Hills to Orangevale. “The generosity of this community will be able to help so many families in need,” wrote Twin Lakes Food Bank Director Tammy […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Inmates spread cheer to refugee children

Female inmates have made blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be distributed to the children by the non-profit group Border Angels. Courtesy photo

Female inmates enrolled in Folsom State Prison’s Women’s Facility’s Hooks and Noodles program have partnered with Craft Castle in Cameron Park to knit and crochet gifts for the thousands of Central American refugee children held in border detention centers. Since August the female inmates have been making blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be […]

1 Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »