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Garden guru: Flax takes no flack

As we wrestle with the plant palette of our gardens and landscapes during the fourth year of California’s dramatic drought, one striking water-smart champion to consider is the flax. In particular, the New Zealand flax plant, botanically known as Phormium cultivars and hybrids. With just little to moderate water requirements to flourish, the flax plant enjoys […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Crib notes: Three cheers for Disney

Every man, woman and child should go to the happiest place on earth at least once, preferably once every few years. I’ve never understood Disney-mania until our visit to Disneyland last week. There’s a whole culture of Disney lovers out there — people who buy annual passes, yet live hours away from Anaheim. There are throngs […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Words of wisdom

Across the country last week, graduation caps flew into the air. High school graduates are now looking forward to their college years and college graduates are now looking for that first post-school job. Commencement speakers shared words of encouragement and a dose of reality with graduates. Here are some of Village Life’s favorite pearls of […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Senior News: June 2015

We hope to see you soon at your El Dorado Hills Senior Center. You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information regarding the programs mentioned in this article. Senior […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Mark Shields: Voters prefer governors over senators for White House

In the past 94 years, American voters have elected a total of two United States senators — John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Barack Obama — president. By contrast, before Obama, four of the past five men elected to the White House — Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — were […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Protect senior services

EDITOR: I have always been proud of our community here in El Dorado Hills for the family values shown, especially, but not limited to, the care our community has shown for its senior citizens. It is disturbing to me that there is talk of shutting down vital senior care and nutrition programs in order for […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

‘No’ more water

EDITOR: In the midst of California’s worst drought in 100-plus years, EID Directors Alan Day and Greg Prada voted “no” on pursuing additional area of origin (i.e. our) water for the county at the board’s May 11 meeting. After giving lip service to the El Dorado Water and Power Authority’s continuing efforts to obtain 40,000 acre […]

May 20, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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