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No taking a bite out of this cake

The EDHCSD has a topiary birthday cake on display to continue its 25th birthday celebration. Courtesy photo

To continue the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s 25th birthday celebration, a live birthday cake made out of succulent plants is on display next to the pavilion. Approximately 1,500 cuttings were used to create the cake, according to creator and parks staff member Aimee Nunez. “The majority of the succulents are a species called […]

No Comment / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A heroine unlike any other

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A teenaged girl who saves China — why not? Once you see the talented casts from El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” all things are possible, even a girl becoming a national hero with the help of a mischievous dragon. The colorful, elaborate setting will fill the Harris Center for the Arts stage in Folsom […]

1 Comment / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Principal Barbara Narez ready to ‘travel and play’

Oak Meadow Elementary Principal Barbara Narez poses with some of her support team: left to right, students Capri Whipple, 7; Rianne Mogan, 7; Jasnoor Khaira, 7; and Briann Hester, 7. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Since moving to El Dorado Hills in 1987, retiring Oak Meadow principal Barbara Narez has worked at nearly every school in the Buckeye Union School District. The pinnacle of a 40-year career in education, however, was opening Oak Meadow Elementary in 2004. Specifically, Narez said it was “the enthusiasm” that came with the opening. Of […]

1 Comment / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rid your garden of aphids: The drought-weakened plants are in peril!

By Charlie Basham UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  If you’re nurturing a small summer veggie garden, or just trying to keep your favorite plants alive during our merciless drought, you need to be on guard and protect your garden investment from bugs. The dry summer weather is a veritable vacation for hungry bugs — […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Best Private School: La Petite Academy

La Petite Academy in Folsom has molded and shaped bright young minds for the last 28 years. The academy provides care and education services for children ages six weeks to 12 years old. An experienced staff and support from La Petite’s families have made the school strong, Director Chris Padilla said, “and our curriculum is fabulous.” […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Best of 2014 | Read More »

Most Unique Business: Brainy Zoo Toys

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Though it was only around for a short time, Brainy Zoo Toys had a big impact on El Dorado Hills shoppers looking for unique gifts during the holiday season. Owner Marlene Gabris has been in the toy business for 33 years and has had a shop in Rancho Cordova for 23 years. During the holidays, […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Best of 2014 | Read More »

Cameron Park Barbershop is a cut above

PERFECT CUT — Wesley J. De Young, 85, seated, gets his hair cut by barber Paul Raioche at the Cameron Park Barber Shop while patrons behind the pair also get a trim. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Andy and Barney didn’t drop in, but the stream of customers walking past the red-and-white barber’s pole and into the Cameron Park Barbershop could have come straight from Mayberry. It’s that kind of place, where friends and neighbors meet to chat about the weather, sports and current news events and come up with solutions to […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

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