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March Madness … and there’s plenty of it out there

March Madness began March 15 and now 16 of the 64 college basketball teams are left and will fight for the national championship title. On the political court the madness between the remaining six presidential contenders started long before the Ides of March. For years people have demanded change in Washington. “We need a businessman to run […]

2 Comments / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Travel around the world for Christmas at Gold Country Artists

"Penguins" by Dory Schachner

Gold Country Artists Gallery presents its themed show “Christmas Around the World” expressed in artwork in a wide range of media. The artists take inspiration from many ideas, people, places and events. The spirit of Christmas seems to take hold and fire up the artists’ imaginations. This year the artists decided to take a tour […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Great gourds, there’s a giant pumpkin festival this Saturday

2014 Giant Pumpkin Festival

The monster pumpkins are coming! The monster pumpkins are coming! Set to roll into the county this weekend, here’s your chance to see pumpkins weighing a thousand pounds or more at the 3rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival of El Dorado County. A treat for kids and adults alike, the festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fall fun is just around the corner

September begins the fall season with lots of Cameron Park Community Services District activities and fun for all.  Community events Labor Day at the pool — Celebrate the holiday at the Cameron Park Community Pool from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7 and pay only $1 for entry and $1 for food. Activities include […]

Comments Off / August 26, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Summertime, anytime hobbies and interests: There’s an app for that

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Keep the brain active and you keep your soul young. A few weeks ago, I noticed my next door neighbor, Mark, setting up a large telescope on his driveway. “What’s up?” I asked. “I’m setting this up so I can look at Jupiter tonight. It will be just down the street.” Now, I’m a fan […]

Comments Off / July 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Volunteers recognized for hard work and horsing around

Dick and Sue Lawson take a break from their volunteer tasks to pose for a photo with Sapphire and Ruby at All About Equine. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Dick Lawson thought it was “safe” for his wife to volunteer for a horse rescue group because the big-hearted Sue wouldn’t be able to bring them home with her. Guess again, Dick. Sue now has a favorite horse at the sprawling and lovely All About Equine horse rescue ranch in El Dorado Hills and she’s […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Here comes Santa Claus

Santa will greet guests and stop for photo ops during the Santa Run finale in Town Center, Dec. 20. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Santa Claus never misses an opportunity to visit El Dorado Hills, especially when his reindeer don’t really have to do the driving. The El Dorado Hills Fire Department, Jolly Old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus once again team up for the annual Santa Run, now in its 51st year, Dec. 15-20. El Dorado Hills Firefighter Association […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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