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Blueberries are the new apple

Blueberry — the new apple — according to members of the Apple Hill Growers. Big, blue, bursting with flavor berries are ripening at the Apple Hill Grower ranches signaling the beginning of the summer fruit season. With the bluing of the berries, berry-picking season is officially under way. Visitors are invited to grab buckets, hats […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crib Notes: A homeschooling summer

As I’m gearing up to have four kids home all summer, I’m remembering what it took me a few previous summers to realize. There just isn’t as much time to hang out with them during the traditional school year and there are lots of things to learn that don’t happen in a classroom. Before they […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Are you ready for a trip?

After much talking, planning and decisions galore, my husband and I, along with another couple, started out on a cross-country trip. We pulled a fifth-wheel trailer, called a “rig” by those in the know, and stayed in campgrounds across the country and back. This trip was our second cross-country, the first being 30 years ago pulling a tent trailer […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

In Health: Your immune system

This time of year allergies are booming as the grasses and flowers bloom. We often look for ways to treat the symptoms of allergies, colds and flu. Why not be proactive and do all you can to prevent these common illnesses? We all know the saying “garbage in … garbage out.” Sometimes we fail to […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Go ‘blue’ at EDH farm

Blueberry picking is fun for all ages. Courtesy photo

Three to four weeks a year are optimal for blueberry picking at one El Dorado Hills farm — a short window to gather those “blue jewels” as owners Mike and Janet Suttles like to call their cherished crop at Once in a Blue Moon Berries. Now in its fifth season, the one-acre blueberry farm nestled […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Where’s the coverage of ‘Occupy Movement?’

EDITOR: Where’s the coverage? Last Monday morning I sat in Peet’s Coffee House in El Dorado Hills — minding my own business — when a rowdy mob came charging in, demanding change — and demanding it now. All four of the group had on dark green hooded sweatshirts, very antagonistic attitudes, and Converse tennis shoes. If […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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