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Young artists show holiday spirit in creative ways

Mark Dagenais, 5, first place.

Some of El Dorado County’s finest young artists participated in this year’s inaugural Village Life Christmas Coloring contest, impressing the judges and letting their creativity shine. Winners were tough to choose as Village Life received dozens of entries in three age categories. After much deliberation the awards went as follows: Ages 6 and younger Mark Dagenais […]

Comments Off / December 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The ‘Blow-up Guy’ creates a fantastical holiday haven

The man behind the madness, Ronn Walthers, has been sharing his obsession with wonderful inflatables since the late 1990s. Ronn's face lights up when he talks about his crazy collection — then he talks about lighting up a fire, chucking it all and going to Hawaii. A fascinated and grateful public obviously is glad that the matches have stayed in his pocket ... so far. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

He’s a cross between Scrooge and Tiny Tim, vacillating between never putting up his inflatable decorations ever again … and then noting how sweet it is when folks drop by 4601 Doe St. in Shingle Springs and tell him that they finally felt a shot of Christmas spirit because of his efforts. “I don’t know […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Food bank fills holiday tables

Every Christmas season in El Dorado County something special happens: Individuals, families, church groups, service clubs, local businesses, Scouts and many more come together to ease the burden on neighbors who struggle to make ends meet by providing all the fixings for a good Christmas dinner to 1,000 local, at-risk families. The Food Bank of […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sierra Gold Chorus presents holiday music extravaganza

The Sierra Gold Chorus will perform with the Encore Double Quartet and the Placer High School Choir in this year's uplifting holiday show,  Christmas Carols and Choas, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church in Auburn. Courtesy photo

Judi Naill Sierra Gold Chorus Local women Julie Schuller of South Lake Tahoe, Kathy White of Reno, Donna Buckalew of Pilot Hill and Sue Faulkner of Pollock Pines are just a few of the women preparing for a fun-filled afternoon in Sierra Gold Chorus’s Christmas Carols and Choas, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church, […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Holidays at home — Be inspired on Assistance League’s holiday home tour

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It’s always a win-win to get holiday decoration inspiration while supporting a good cause. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills hosts its seventh annual Homes for the Holidays tour this weekend, Saturday Dec. 3 and Sunday Dec. 4, as seven El Dorado Hills homes will be opened to showcase their decked halls and plenty of holiday dazzle for […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘A Christmas Story’ brings charm to Imagination Theater for the holidays

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You’ll see the kid who sticks his tongue to the frozen flag pole and you’ll love it when Ralphie daydreams up a drama where he is the hero with his Red Ryder BB gun. Santa Claus and the department store elves are ready to listen to your Christmas wishes and give you a little extra […]

Comments Off / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cantare Chorale announces holiday schedule

Cantare Chorale News release The Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills will perform “Peace Love and Joy” regionally this holiday season at the Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento during the lunch hour on Friday, Dec. 9; at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills, on Saturday, Dec. 10; and at the Placerville Church […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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