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Old Sacramento has just the ticket for family fun

SACRAMENTO — Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, with each program offering fun new […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Protect your family from fire

Cameron Park Fire Department encourages residents to keep their homes safe this Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15 What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, your […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Taken too soon: Family remembers Jennifer Tegley


The entryway of the Tegley family home was filled with flowers, providing some color during a dark time. Jim and Michelle Tegley lost their 18-year-old daughter Jennifer on Aug 29, 10 months after she was diagnosed with cancer. The flowers came from the memorial service that nearly overflowed Lakehills Covenant Church Sept. 3. A photo […]

Comments Off / September 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family ties: Genealogy search stirs up memories


Founding member of the El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society Trevor Thomas recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He volunteered to dig into my family past in exchange for a little publicity about the society’s monthly mentoring sessions. My mother’s side of the family hails from rural Tennessee and is full of interesting characters […]

3 Comments / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Theatre of lights holiday tradition lights up Old Sacramento

Don't miss Macy's Theatre of Lights beginning next week in Old Sacramento. Photo by Charr Crail

OLD SACRAMENTO — Known as a magical, electrifying and family friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free Macy’s Theatre of Lights performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 25, and continue through New Year’s Eve. In addition to Macy’s, the spectacular annual event is also proudly presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership in cooperation with Downtown […]

No Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Shingle Springs Montessori school celebrates expansion

California Montessori Project Principal Kim Zawilski gets a high five from a student as she leads visitors though the group of singing children to the new gymnasium during the school's open house celebration on Oct. 14. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

If you didn’t have a happy feeling at the California Montessori Project school in Shingle Springs during its recent open house, check to see if you still have a pulse. As the youngsters sang, “I Get a Happy Feeling Here at CMP” to welcome their guests, not a face was left unsmiling as visitors wound […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Teal pumpkins equal safe candy

Brother and sister Hudson and Savannah Hannaman proudly display their family's teal pumpkins, a visible pledge stating they'll be handing out only nut-free treats this Halloween. Courtesy photo

For trick-or-treaters who might do a double-take Halloween night to see painted teal pumpkins, the pumpkins aren’t a trick but a reassuring sign safe treats are ahead. The organization Food Allergy Research & Education launched the Teal Pumpkin Project campaign last year to raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season. To date 100,000 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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