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Golfers, shoppers help the homeless

Katie Hicks and Ashley Lowe pose with the goods at the Buy-A-Day Boutique. Courtesy photo

What if 100 people gave one day to shelter the homeless? The Buy-A-Day Golf Tournament was based on just that premise. The Bennett family of El Dorado Hills asked themselves: if we can contribute a gift that would cover one extra day of shelter to the homeless, maybe we could help 100 more people do the […]

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El Dorado Hills hometown hero: Christian Roebbelen

Airman Christian Roebbelen

Air Force Airman Christian J. Roebbelen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

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Pondo students fired up at forestry challenge

Ponderosa High School students studied the Henry’s Prescribed Fire Project at the 2010 California Forestry Challenge, funded in part by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the California Forestry Association. From left to right: Max Madsen, Emma Deal, Kristie Wangan, Olivia Bennett, Leanne Gillespie and advisor Jane Sartoris. Courtesy photo

Five students from Ponderosa High School recently participated in the 2010 California Forestry Challenge, joining 102 other students from 15 California schools. One of the highlights for the students this year was the opportunity to learn about and create an action plan for the Henry’s Prescribed Fire Project, an approved project which now sits idle in the […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events Chamber mixer July 17: Join the Shingle Springs-Cameron park Chamber at Steve Stymeist Collision Center, 3948 Highway 49 in Placerville, and mingle with other chamber members. A no-host bar will be provided by MORE. For more information call (530) 677-8000. Train ridesJuly 27: The railroad will offer train rides on the historic Southern Pacific Placerville […]

No Comment / October 27, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,What's Happening | Read More »

El Dorado Hills hometown hero: Austin Winkler


Austin J. Winkler graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although […]

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Decorate trees for ‘Wild Nights, Holiday Lights’ at zoo

Darwin and Wallace will surely enjoy the holiday lights at Folsom City Zoo. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM —  Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary seeks the publics help in creating an enchanted forest of lighted trees as part of a new “Wild Nights, Holiday Lights” event that kicks off Dec. 2. “We will turn the entire zoo into a winter wonderland with tens of thousands of beautiful, energy efficient LED mini lights,” said […]

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Community Action Council seeks new members

The El Dorado County Community Action Council currently has two vacancies — one low-income member and one community representative member. The Community Action Council is seeking individual or agency applicants to represent the interests of low-income individuals and individuals who are interested in membership on the council to represent an El Dorado County community service […]

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