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Empty bowls fill food bank

Oak Ridge High School hosted its first Empty Bowls event last Thursday night, raising $16,500 for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Art class students crafted 600 ceramic bowls for the sold-out event. Ticket holders were served bread and soup — tortilla, corn chowder, chicken noodle or vegetable curry — in the commemorative bowls. For the past last […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

White Rock Village Knitting Team donates preemie caps

The White Rock Village knitting team recently donated 143 preemie caps and 26 isolate covers to the Ally and Izzy Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to assisting families of premature or critically ill infants that are receiving treatment in the Sacramento and surrounding areas. “I think it is a great opportunity for us,” Aly and […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sing as service

Threshold Choir is an international volunteer organization founded in 2000 in Marin County. Local Threshold Choir chapters send small groups of women to sing a capella at the bedsides of those facing the end of life or working through chronic disease or rehabilitation from illness or injury. The purpose is to bring comfort, calm, and connection. […]

November 03, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Stay fire safe: We’re not out of the (tinderbox) woods yet

This has been one of the most destructive years of wildland fire. Two of the recent large fires are in the top 10 most destructive in recorded history — more than 3,000 structures damaged or destroyed, multiple people burned and lives lost, both firefighters and members of the public. Firefighters with more than 30 years of service are saying […]

November 03, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Andrew Peterson

Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew C. Peterson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and […]

October 20, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

An honor for executive who serves those who serve

“In short — integrity. It takes great integrity to accommodate a maintenance manager who has to leave often and usually on short notice,” said U.S. Army Sgt. David Streetman on why he nominated his boss Greg Kasner for the Patriot Award. Streetman said he’s already missed six weeks of work this year. On Oct. 26 […]

November 03, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

‘Addams Family’ musical spooks Oak Ridge stage

The Oak Ridge High School drama department is expecting big laughs from theater seats during upcoming performances of their fall play, “The Addams Family — A New Musical.” The cast and crew are beyond excited for this musical as they have added a modern spin to a classic plot. “It’s crazy and it’s really fast-paced,” […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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