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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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Soroptimists have grants to give

Applications are now available for local non-profit and charitable organizations to apply to Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills for a 2011 financial grant. This annual program, SICP/EDH’s major community service project, offers direct support for specific projects. Applications are available from Raelene Herzig at PO Box 1193, Shingle Springs 95682 or […]

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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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El Dorado County wins bid to help youth, young adults succeed

Goal is to get everyone “Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26” A partnership of educators from Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center, the El Dorado County Office of Education and the Western Slope Boys and Girls Club in El Dorado County has won a competitive bid to launch a new effort to improve services for […]

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

Learn to parent ‘from your heart’

The Center for Violence-free Relationships is giving parents an opportunity to improve their relationships with their children by focusing on compassionate communication that fosters connection and a strong bond between parent and child. The Center is offering the “Parenting from Your Heart” eight week workshops to parents to help them build a stronger connection with […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »