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Ask a Care Manager: The best gift

The holiday shopping season is in full swing as people rush to grab those last-minute gifts for that special someone. If the person you’re thinking of is considered an “older adult” by AARP, Medicare or some other entity responsible for the category, you may want to consider “the best gift.” If you are an older person yourself […]

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Shopping buddies fill carts with necessities, cheer

They partnered up two by two — Bigs and Littles, uniforms and sneakers, excited children and even more excited adults — to shop, eat and have fun together at the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Snowball Christmas shopping event on Dec. 3. Adult volunteers helped children from needy families make Christmas dreams come true. Target shopping carts […]

Comments Off on Shopping buddies fill carts with necessities, cheer / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Don’t miss Boo at the Zoo for safe trick-or-treating

Lesley Kirrene Sacramento Zoo For the first time ever, the entire Sacramento Zoo will be transformed into a daytime Halloween wonderland for superheroes, princesses and critters of all sorts for Daytime Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy trick-or-treating and other ghoulish, safe, family-friendly […]

Comments Off on Don’t miss Boo at the Zoo for safe trick-or-treating / October 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Find fresh fruit and family fun at Apple Hill

Labor Day weekend is behind us. The kids and grandkids are in school. The days are alternating between warm and cooler. Sunsets are earlier. The rhythms of autumn are here. And so are time-honored local traditions. One of these hallowed customs is an annual trip up the hill to Apple Hill. A little history Sixteen […]

Comments Off on Find fresh fruit and family fun at Apple Hill / September 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Celebrate California Restaurant Month

January is California Restaurant Month and culinary adventures are   waiting for hungry diners throughout El Dorado County. “The El Dorado Epicurean Collection of Culinary Adventures” is a monthlong celebration packed with delectable deals, exclusive seasonal offerings, wine-pairing specials, gourmet prix-fixe dinners, farm tours, vineyard hikes, cooking demonstrations with amazing and innovative chefs and special […]

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Art and Wine Festival pops with color

By Peter Tyner Two of the numerous delights you’ll discover at Placerville’s Art and Wine Festival this year are the, uh, art and the wine. Seriously. This is in addition to the lively music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and wholesome, rip-roarin’ celebration that Hangtown always delivers. The Placerville Downtown Association hosts this 16th annual Art and […]

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This should keep your tail wagging

It’s a good month for local dogs and their owners. Not only will the El Dorado County Dog Owners Guild host what they call “the most fun event for dogs of the year,” they’ve announced two off-leash dog parks are close to opening. Dogs and their families can enjoy the fifth annual Pooch Plunge & […]

Comments Off on This should keep your tail wagging / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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