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Get movin’ and groovin’ in the new year

January brings a new year and great events to the community The Cameron Park Community Services District’s annual winter concert series kicks off with the classic rock of On Air on Saturday, Jan. 23. Solid rock music, tight harmony and white-hot horns characterize the On Air sound. No fewer than five members are vocalists, both lead and backup.They […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Grow For It! Poinsettias year round

Once the holidays are behind us, there really is no reason to toss out those beautiful poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima). With a little attention throughout the year, you can get these tropical plants to re-bloom for next years’ holiday season. Growing poinsettias throughout the year is also a great way to involve children in calendar-driven activities, […]

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

Billingsley’s Bullets: The Lone Ranger needs Tonto

My friend Steve Tapson provided the following Lone Ranger/Tonto conversation: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping in the wilderness. After they got their tent set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, ‘Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see?’ The Lone Ranger replies, ‘I […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Backyard summer gardens provide safe places for birds

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Mixed annual and perennial flowers are beautiful substitutes for a lawn. Imagine a meadow outside your home inviting birds. Choose according to sun, soil and climate. If the area gets less than six hours sun, select part sun or shade plants. Retain plants with berries, foliate fruit and nectar and those that bloom at different […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | 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 »

Long Term Care Insurance: Is It Worth It?

Eleven years ago I was introduced to my husband’s grandmother. As a beautiful, loving and vivacious woman, she quickly became a very important person in my life. Throughout the years she was very involved in the lives of her family, regularly attended local beading classes to make jewelry and loved to shop. She was also […]

1 Comment / August 16, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Play Summit, book festival among September fun at Fairytale Town

It’s it’s always fun and it’s always a learning experience with the folks at Fairytale Town. The September calendar features an exciting line-up of events for the little ones. Fairytale Town is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the spring, summer and fall seasons, weather permitting. Weekday admission is $4.50 for adults and […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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