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Take in some laps to help the community

Ponderosa student Sam Gerstle has organized a jog/walk to raise funds for Hands4Hope and give participants a chance to become a bone marrow donor and learn more about leukemia. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Sam Gerstle’s father became a bone marrow donor, she to0 wondered how she could make her own contribution. Her family lived by the Kott family. Baby Trevor Kott was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia shortly after his birth. He died at the age of six months in 2007. Still, years later, Sam could see the long-lasting influence […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

CSD dog park off and running

Construction on a new El Dorado Hills dog park could begin in days, said El Dorado Hills Community District General Manager Brent Dennis at Thursday’s monthly board of directors meeting. El Dorado Dog Owners Guild celebrated the first of two planned dog parks on the western slope in Cameron Park in 2013, but the second, which was supposed […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards help Nicaraguan community thrive

Nicaraguan children receive meals and education thanks to the efforts of Faithful Stewards and its supporters. Courtesy photo

Who knew delicious desserts could make such a difference? Faithful Stewards Wine & Dessert Auction’s generous attendees have helped countless Nicaraguan children and families thrive over the years and it’s time once again to give back to the the village of Nueva Vida. The eighth annual event will be held on Friday, March 6. Founded […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grow for it! Park that rototiller … permanently

By Paula Bertram UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  Digging and tilling — although traditional ways of preparing soil for planting — have fallen into disrepute. The churning up and mixing of soil layers can have several deleterious results, including: Bringing up weed seeds from dormancy — so you get more weeds, not less! Disturbing the invaluable top layer of soil […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Cameron Park’s March events, programs rock

Let’s rock! Looking to enjoy some music? Join us on March 28 for The Random Strangers — a live, indoor concert performance. The group is made up of seasoned pros hailing from Placerville. Their years of experience, strong vocal harmonies and instrumental chops make them a force to be reckoned with. They play Rockin’ Americana music — the songs […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Third annual LUNAFEST film festival to benefit community

One of the great things about America is that when we want to bring awareness to an issue (or issues), we take can use the medium of film. The Soroptimist Club of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills, which focuses its efforts on improving the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Humble green thumb honored at parklet’s dedication

EDHCSD Director Billy Vandegrift, left, pulls back the tarp and reveals the Tam O'Shanter Parklet sign with close friend and neighbor Jim Miner at his side. Miner and his wife began planting trees in the area in the 1980s and Miner said he's not done yet. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District dedicated the new Tam O’Shanter parklet to El Dorado Hills resident Jim Miner and his late wife last Friday morning. Since 1988 Miner has single-handedly beautified nine acres of open space behind his home, planting and maintaining a buffer of trees between St. Andrew’s Village and Stonegate subdivisions […]

1 Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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