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Girl Scout lends a hand to the troops

GIRL SCOUT Meghan Schoener poses with the goods she collected for troops serving overseas. The donation drive was part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project. Courtesy photo

Meghan Schoener, an incoming freshman at Oak Ridge High School, recently completed the requirements for her Girl Scout Silver Award. For her project, she choose to support our overseas troops by organizing four donation drives for much needed everyday items that our overseas troops do not always have ready access. Meghan ran donation drives at […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Library an official ‘Family Place’

FAMILY FUN — Celebrating Cameron Park Library's esignation as a Family Place Library are: District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting and Cameron Park CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray, seated left to right, along with California State Library Youth Services Specialist Bessie Condos, El Dorado County Library Director Jeanne Amos, Cameron Park Library's Early Childhood Literacy Specialist Janis Herbert, Cameron Park Library Branch Manager Nancy Owen-Hazard and Family Place Libraries National Coordinator Kathleen Deerr. Courtesy photo

You may notice a new banner hanging in the Cameron Park Library naming it a “Family Place.” The designation, earned by only 250 libraries in the country, and a grant allowed library staff to create a family space in the children’s area — an alcove conducive to parent-child play and togetherness. They purchased children’s furnishings and developmentally […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Saving smiles in Nicaragua

ALL SMILES — Torrey Hammond, DDS, William Couch, DMD, Jared Roberts and Hal Young hold up a photo display from their work in Nicaragua. They provided dental care to children in an impoverished region of the country. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

They don’t teach you how to practice dentistry in a Tommy Bahama beach chair, make deals with the local “Godfather” and perform magic tricks in the jungle in dental school but these skills are good to know if you’re providing dental services in Nicaragua. Drs. William Couch and Torrey Hammond of Cameron Park, seven pre-dental […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Another EDH home burns

Photo by Dick Sullivan

Flames ripped through a Vista Mar Drive home Monday afternoon, destroying the two-story residence and burning some of the nearby open space and a spot on a neighbor’s lawn. The El Dorado Hills Fire Department got the call at 1:49 p.m. and when firefighters arrived at the home, “It was well involved. (The fire) was […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wine at Town Center a sunny success

CAMERON PARK CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray and wife Julie enjoyed great wine and food at Wine at Town Center. Village Life photos by Noel Stack

Sunshine welcomed guests to Wine at Town Center Saturday. The fundraising event hosted by the Rotary Clubs of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park was rescheduled from June 4 to June 25 after rain washed out the first date. Mother Nature couldn’t have provided a more perfect evening this time around. Hundreds of people attended […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County a “No Fireworks Zone”

CAMINO — Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan encourages everyone in El Dorado County to celebrate Independence Day by attending one of the following local events: • Saturday July 2 — Summer Spectacular at Cameron Park Lake, noon to 10 p.m. Fun and games for the entire family. Fireworks spectacular in the evening • […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Are you satisfied with our fire and emergency medical services?

Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills "€œI haven'€™t had to use it, thankfully, but I'm glad to know they'€™re there for us. I read about their retirements in the Village Life."

Marilyn Marcroft, El Dorado Hills “They saved my husband’s life 20 years ago … arrived in five minutes and kept him from dying. He’€™s had 20 years to see his daughter grow up and get to know his grandchildren because of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.” Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills “€œI haven’€™t had […]

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