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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 »

Fall fun just around the corner

The leaves are turning and the sun is setting earlier but there’s still plenty of time to have fun in Cameron Park. Pickleball comes to Cameron Park Lake. Join the Cameron Park Community Services District from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 10, for a Pickleball open house. There will be demo equipment to try […]

Comments Off / October 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

My turn: Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

About 60 percent of all developed water sources come from the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the form of snowmelt and rain runoff. The world’s largest fresh water reservoir (in the form of snow pack) is right here in California. Snow melt finds its way through mountain streams, tributaries and large river systems eventually making […]

Comments Off / May 29, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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