Time to celebrate America

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Food bank expands its outreach

In a simple groundbreaking ceremony in Cameron Park earlier this month, El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity turned the first spades of dirt in a community enhancement project that will provide services to at-risk populations throughout the county. The new Food Bank of El Dorado County 20,000-square-foot community facility slated to open in December 2013 […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Buckeye Foundation helping students go high tech

Homework alerts via e-mail, group projects available in the cloud, children engaged in their learning experiences … it’s all happening in Buckeye Union School District’s classrooms. But Jon Yoffie wants more. The president of the Buckeye Education Foundation has technology on his mind and he wants to see it in every classroom. To that end, […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Blaze interrupts fire dept. ceremony

Moments before the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s inaugural public awards ceremony began, an Avellano Drive structure fire sent crews to their engines and trucks. Forget the dress wear and plaques … it was time to work. For this reason, the fire department’s Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Rob Austerman and Firefighter of the Year […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Construction begins on Windsor Point Park

Friends of Windsor Point Park arrived at its official groundbreaking ceremony last Friday morning to a welcome scene — a construction crew busily working. Residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods had heard for years that the 1.1-acre vacant lot on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives would be a neighborhood park. […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Guiding Hands School celebrates 20 years

Guiding Hands students, families, friends and alumni marked the special needs school’s 20th anniversary at Family Fun Day last Thursday. Guests enjoyed bounce houses, a photo booth, a parent resource fair, live stage entertainment and a free hot dog lunch at the event the founders called a heartfelt thank you to the community. In 1993 co-founders Cindy Keller and Starranne […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Girl Scouts turn lunch waste into cash

Girl Scout Troop 1126 helped reduce waste at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, all while raising money for school supplies for homeless children. The troop of fifth-grade girls recently completed a year-long Journey program exploring electricity and energy savings. The troop chose to participate in the TerraCycle program as its final project. […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,