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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

Brainy Zoo

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 »

Local shops busy

Three-year-old Reeves Devine checks out Sands Alive, a moldable product that allows kids to create everything from critters to castles. Brainy Zoo Toys owner Marlene Gabris said it's a very popular Christmas present. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

After enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, many shoppers supported small El Dorado Hills businesses over the rainy holiday weekend. Several El Dorado Hills Town Center businesses reported a good showing on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. “It’s been a busy couple of days,” said Robin Mizell, owner of Bark Avenue. Pet lovers stocked up […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye takes audiences on an odyssey

"Anon(ymous)" produced by Falcon's Eye Theatre will open on Nov. 7. Courtesy photo

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College opens its eighth season with Naomi Iizuka’s “Anon(ymous).” This gorgeous, brilliant and totally modern adaptation of the adventure tale “The Odyssey” by Homer will dazzle with spectacle while exploring the uniquely American journey to find one’s true home. Homer’s classic adventure is brought vividly into the present […]

Comments Off / October 24, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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  • Tom: I feel very lucky to have had my kids go to Oak Meadow during Principal Narez’s tenure at Oak Meadow.
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  • mark king: Repeal the illegal tax/fee. Repeal CalFire. Too much propaganda. El Dorado County was not devastated....