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Take the family to Placerville for the El Dorado County Fair

The El Dorado County Fair gates open Thursday afternoon for four days of family-friendly entertainment. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to take a seat on a thrilling carnival ride, chow down on some festive fair food or dance the night away to the tunes of our region’s best rock and country bands. Village Life file photo by Krysten Kellum

It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, the temperature rises and El Dorado County residents look forward to an annual tradition that brings together old and young alike. That’s right! The El Dorado County Fair is right around the corner and fair officials say this year’s event is sure to have […]

No Comment / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

New rides, competitions and exhibits at 2016 California State Fair

Hot summer nights are a staple at the California State Fair. This year, four new rides will give fairgoers thrills and chills. Susan Laird Arts & Entertainment columnist The hot days of summer are now upon us, and that can mean only one thing: the California State Fair must be right around the corner. This […]

No Comment / June 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

The story behind spectacular fireworks

CPCSD's Summer Spectacular returns this month. File photo

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

1 Comment / June 11, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »



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