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Placerville’s Bell Tower tolls for annual brewfest

CHEERS FOR BEERS! — Main Street Placerville will be taken over by craft beer enthusiasts for the annual Bell Tower Brewfest June 25. Village Life file photo by Krysten Kellum

Flowing like a lazy river of beer between the Jack Russell Brewery Downtown on Placerville’s Lower Main Street and the still under-construction Outbreak Brewery on Upper Main, is the 16th Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest. The brewfest will close Main Street to vehicle traffic from Sacramento Street to Clay Street on June 25, from 6-9 p.m. […]

No Comment / June 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EID looks at solar/hydro power boosts

The need to invest in more energy generating projects was on the May 23 El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meeting agenda. At previous meetings board members, in particular Directors Dale Coco and George Osborne, expressed concern that energy costs could double by 2020 due to the state’s goal of promoting renewable energy sources. The district spends 10 percent […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tireless senior celebrated

Hal Erpenbeck

El Dorado Hills resident Hal Erpenbeck was recognized by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and recently honored with a proclamation for his “dedicated service to the citizens of El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills.” Erpenbeck and his wife Barbara moved to El Dorado Hills from the Bay Area in 2002. Since then, […]

Comments Off / May 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Taylor Graham named inaugural Poet Laureate of El Dorado County

Taylor Graham poses for a photo with El Dorado County Supervisor Brian Veerkamp after a board proclamation named her Poet Laureate of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

Alisyn Gularte El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Arts Council has inaugurated a Poet Laureate program for El Dorado County. This post, officially appointed by a conferring institution, is bestowed on a noted poet to honor his or her body of work and to celebrate poetry as an art form. Taylor Graham was chosen by […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crib Notes: ‘American Idol’ was the baby years

Certain songs bring back memories of distinct periods in our lives and so do television shows. When I think of “Days of Our Lives” I think of elementary and junior high school. Shirley Temple was weekend mornings with my sisters. “Melrose Place” makes me think of college. I don’t watch regular TV much as an […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH Library celebrates its 10th birthday

The El Dorado Hills Library opened 10 years ago. Join the celebration this Saturday. File photo

It’s been a decade since the El Dorado Hills Library opened and a community celebration will take place April 2 to mark the milestone. Original member of the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library and local historian Betty January, 84, recently recounted how the library came to be, taking seven years to realize and […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman fights rare diseases, calls for more awareness

Allison Kowaleski and her husband Aaron postponed their wedding due to Allison's health, but finally married in 2015. Courtesy photo

Allison Kowaleski has had a weaker immune system than most people ever since she can remember. As a child the 2006 Oak Ridge High School graduate was prone to bronchitis and was diagnosed with asthma and allergies. In adulthood the list of ailments has grown. Constantly fatigued, by 2011 Kowaleski, then 22, could barely get […]

1 Comment / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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