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Senior News: November 2016

Oktoberfest success Our annual Oktoberfest was great fun. Thanks to the collaborations of the Gilmore Center’s Senior Council, El Dorado County’s Senior Nutrition Program, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Facilities staff, Gilmore Center staff and the El Dorado Hills Fire Department another great party was enjoyed by 200 seniors. Veteran’s tribute Join us at 11 a.m. on […]

No Comment / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hangtown year six — new name, same party

Railroad Earth returns to Placerville this weekend with  their signature bluegrass and Americana banjo plucking musical style. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

The Hangtown Music Festival, formerly the Hangtown Halloween Ball, opens at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, Oct. 20 through 23. The festival, now in its sixth year, brings 35-or-so bands to the fairgrounds for four days and nights of music, which is wildly diverse and at times just plain wild. […]

1 Comment / October 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: New axioms of life

Every few years I do a column of “Axioms of Life,” which, I believe, are truths to live by. So — here we go: 1. Believe and trust your eyes, not your ears. Before you judge anybody, watch how they treat others. Observe how they treat their loved ones and their neighbors. Do they show compassion […]

No Comment / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Folsom Dam’s new spillway almost done

Kylan Kegel, U.S. Army Corps lead engineer of design for the Folsom Auxiliary Spillway project, gives El Dorado Irrigation District officials a tour of the facility. Photo by Laurie Edwards

California may be in its fifth year of drought, but that hasn’t stopped construction of an auxiliary spillway for Folsom Dam should the weather suddenly turn. Designed to provide a minimum 200-year flood protection to the Sacramento region, the spillway is a joint federal project involving the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley […]

No Comment / October 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior News: Oct. 2016

Happy fall! Thanks to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s special events team, we enjoyed a festive and fabulous Gilmore Center 10th anniversary celebration a few weeks ago. CSD and El Dorado County dignitaries were on hand to blow out the candles on our birthday cake. Now, onto the second decade of even more Gilmore Center […]

No Comment / September 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CP Newcomers wants you

Sue Farris Publicity Chair The Cameron Park Newcomers is starting its membership drive. Members do not have to live in Cameron Park or be new to the area. Everyone, single or married, is welcome to join the club for its many activities. The first activity of the year will be a Ladies Welcoming Luncheon on Sept. 14 to welcome […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cameron Park CSD board adopts new budget

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously approved a new fiscal budget at its Aug. 17 meeting. Revenues for the year are projected to be $5.47 million. Property taxes make up 66 percent of the district’s revenues, intergovernmental-JPA funds make up about 20 percent and program’s fees/special events and facility rentals bring in around 11 percent. […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

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