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Jam another present under the tree

The holidays just got brighter with the brilliant idea of putting up jars of your family-favorite conserves and chutneys, presenting them as gifts that will be a delightful sight under the tree. El Dorado County Master Food Preservers love teaching others about the wonders of canning; they presented a holiday-themed lesson in November in El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

There’s very little more thoughtful than a festively colored jar of homemade jam, jelly or conserve — even chutney — to show you care about the gift you are presenting during the holidays. But let’s keep it clean. That was the message delivered by two El Dorado County Master Food Preservers who shared their knowledge […]

No Comment / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Preserve our local treasure with a Night at the EDH Library

The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library will host its annual Night at the EDH Library on Nov. 13. America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson, promoted public libraries as a resource for the good of all Americans.  Photo courtesy White House Historical Association
 

Not so long ago, pundits proclaimed “the end of the library.” E-books and Wikipedia were the wave of the future, “doncha know?” Today, over 65 percent of Americans own a tablet or smartphone. Access to knowledge exists as never before. And how is this machinery used? Sadly, many use this technology for watching videos of […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Finding music in silence

Eric Presnall, who grew up in El Dorado Hills, is premiering his short film, "Amusia" Oct. 13 at Tower Theatre in Sacramento. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Sherri Bergman Village Life correspondent “Music is the language of mankind,”— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Eric Presnall, an actor, producer, writer and director who grew up in El Dorado Hills, has been working to make this statement a vision with his new short film “Amusia.” Since he was ten years old, Presnall has been busy making […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hartley and Giraudo have my vote

EDITOR: I am an El Dorado Hills professional firefighter and EDH resident who proudly supports Jim Hartley and John Giraudo. This is why: These candidates are experts in the fire and emergency services field with more than 60 years of combined service to their communities. I support them because they know what the fire service requires […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

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

The story behind spectacular fireworks

CPCSD's Summer Spectacular returns this month. File photo

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

1 Comment / June 11, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Fall prevention — what can you do to protect yourself?

Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and fell. She was transported to the emergency room with a […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »



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