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Making truffles: Forget the calories, warp speed ahead

Karen Moore’s students dip into warm, melted chocolate to fill candy molds during a truffle-making class at the El Dorado Hills CSD. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

The trouble with truffles … just as the crew of the Starship Enterprise learned about tribbles … is that you can easily have way too many. But just like in the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” it is extremely hard to say no to these sweet, attractive and downright irresistible little morsels. Karen […]

No Comment / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Garden Guru: A winter wonder … camellia

Camellias should be moist at all times, but caution should be taken against their being wet at all times. Too much water, too often, will cut off the air the roots must have. Photo by Brent Dennis

What can make the New Year any happier? Certainly the colorful show of winter blooming shrubs within our landscapes and gardens brings delight to our eyes. A particular favorite of mine happens to be the camellia. I have always found it to be botanically intriguing that many of the varieties of camellia rely on a […]

No Comment / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Great gourds, there’s a giant pumpkin festival this Saturday

2014 Giant Pumpkin Festival

The monster pumpkins are coming! The monster pumpkins are coming! Set to roll into the county this weekend, here’s your chance to see pumpkins weighing a thousand pounds or more at the 3rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival of El Dorado County. A treat for kids and adults alike, the festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Here’s to 100 more

In January 1915 the Board of Trade changed its name to the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. It was a smart decision and over the next 100 years, the chamber boards and members continued to make smart decisions that helped mold and shape our beautiful county. Where would we be without those thinkers who decided […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »

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