Wendy Schultz

Teacher helps students build a better future

Andy Kotko has been a wheelbarrow racer and a track star, but one of his best gigs is being a first-grade teacher at Mather Heights Elementary School in Rancho Cordova, laying the foundation for learning concepts that his students will carry forward into the rest of their lives. Kotko was one of four California teachers recently […]

November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Book offers a life-changing journey along the trails

Book: “‘Tails’ from the Trails” Author: Debbi Preston Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2016, paperback, 212 pages “From conquering the trails, I shed my insecurities. From our hiking, I learned so much about myself.” — “’Tails’ from the Trails” “’Tails’ from the Trails” is the story of a relationship between a dog and her people. From puppyhood […]

November 09, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

‘McGhee in the Gloaming’ reveals interesting vignettes

There are two warnings with “McGhee in the Gloaming.” First, don’t read the book blurb on the back of the book and second, don’t be scared by the number of pages. Just allow yourself to drop into each one of the 24 chapters at your own pace and trust that all will be well. Although […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Freedom’ tells the next chapter for Jaycee Dugard

Book: “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” Author: Jaycee Dugard Publisher: Simon & Schuster, July 2016, Hardcover, 272 pages “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” is not the story of a survivor of an 18 year captivity — that story has already been told. It’s the story of what happens next, when a survivor must make choices […]

August 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Radical by Nature’ offers a different perspective

Book: “Radical by Nature: The Green Assault on Liberty, Property and Prosperity” Author: Thomas J. McCaffrey Publisher: Stairway Press, published March 2016, 550 pages, paperback and Kindle versions From the earliest beginnings of natural rights to the current state of environmentalism in the United States, “Radical in Nature” explores property rights and the rights of individuals as they have […]

July 27, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Placerville’s Bell Tower tolls for annual brewfest

Flowing like a lazy river of beer between the Jack Russell Brewery Downtown on Placerville’s Lower Main Street and the still under-construction Outbreak Brewery on Upper Main, is the 16th Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest. The brewfest will close Main Street to vehicle traffic from Sacramento Street to Clay Street on June 25, from 6-9 p.m. […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Dust from the Attic’ shares some personal memories

Book: “Dust From the Attic” Author: Bill Carpentier Publisher: Mill City Press Inc., April 2016, 220 pages, paperback “I lost my son once. Perhaps more accurately, I misplaced him. No — wait — I knew where he was.”  So begins a collection of personal memories and idiosyncrasies by El Dorado Hills author Bill Carpentier. In “Dust from the […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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