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50th anniversary: Colorful characters highlight Cameron Park’s story

KITCHEN TABLE SALES GUYS — Daniel Wildman, left, and John Pearson check out the golf course view from the deck of the Cameron Park Country Club. Wildman had a successful career in the 1960s and 1970s selling Cameron Park lots using Pearson'€™s "€œkitchen table"€ sales techniques. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“You’re looking at the best investment you can make, a piece of California.” That proclamation, lifted off a 1960s era sales brochure for Cameron Park, sums up the promise of a series of visionary entrepreneurs who each contributed to creating “a special place to live” perched “1,200 feet above the smog and fog,” between the […]

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Eric Hanson ‘saddles up’ to lead Folsom Chamber of Commerce

2011 FOLSOM CHAMBER CHAIRMAN GETS READY TO 'COWBOY UP' — Tina Polley, left, had a good ride as chairman of the Folsom Chamber in 2010. Eric Hanson, right, takes over as the chamber prepares for the Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2, 3 and 4. Photo by Roberta Long

As the Folsom Chamber of Commerce looks forward to another year of creating the most business-friendly environment for existing and new businesses, large or small, the reins of leadership were passed from 2010 Chairman of the Board Tina Polley to Eric Hanson. The change took place at the annual awards and installation luncheon on March […]

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Celebrate cub Henry at Folsom Zoo’s Bear Day

FOLSOM Zoo's youngest bear will make his debut on Bear Day. Courtesy photo

Meet the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s 1-year-old bear cub Henry when the zoo celebrates Bear Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16. That’s the day Henry officially moves into the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s public Black Bear exhibit one. Henry’s new home has trees to climb, a large cave, a sunning rock and big […]

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Scouts send friendship to Japan

GORL SCOUTS from several local troops want to send 1,000 paper cranes to their sister Scouts in japan. Courtesy photo

Following the devastating tragedy in Japan several troops of Girl Scouts in El Dorado County came together recently to send an expression of friendship to their sister Girl Scouts in Japan. Girls from five different troops (and a few supportive brothers) met at Holy Trinity School to work toward their goal of folding 1,000 origami cranes. The significance […]

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Folsom goes old school with antique fair

ANTIQuE JEWELRY will no doubt catch visitors' eyes at the Spring Antique Fair in Folsom on April 17. Courtesy photo

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California will join local antique collectors and visitors when the Folsom Historic District Association hosts its 45th annual Spring Antique Fair on Sunday, April 17, on Sutter Street. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular regional event featuring free admission and free Light Rail passes. Many […]

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Gene’s a ‘Knight’ to remember

GENE SAVAGE stands by one of his many culinary masterpieces at an event. Courtesy photo

Brother Gene Savage, serving 12 continuous member years as a Knight at the Holy Trinity Parish Knights of Columbus Council 12394, has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding dedication and leadership abilities. Sir Gene Savage is a 4th degree member of the Knights, the highest status for a local council, and has led […]

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Folsom Dam releases impressive waterfall

Photo by Roberta Long

The five main gates of Folsom Dam poured water downriver on the American over the weekend. The dam provides drainage for about 1,875 square miles. The California Department of Water Resources reported the lake elevation on March 26 was 433.54 ft. Lake elevation has been held to between 428 and 441 feet for the past […]

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