David Nowitzky

49’r Propane keeps personal touch on business

49’r Propane is local business, run by a family that makes its customers feel as though they are part of it. Owner Dan Heath and his wife Lorna started the business in 1994, when Dan, who had been in the propane business for seven years, decided that he could buy his own truck and do […]

All Star Gymnastics knows formula for success

Andrea Van Ry says she can’t go in Wal-Mart without running into 20 people she knows. As owner and operator of All-Star Gymnastics in Placerville, Van Ry has become a major part of the community and a face many locals, especially those with kids, have come to know. Since taking over the business in 2005 […]

Gold Country Retirement is nonprofit

For 30 years, Gold Country Retirement Community has provided care and housing for seniors in Placerville, proving that an honest mission supported by tons of hard work can be the foundation for a successful, and enduring business. By providing a community with in a community, the non-profit, Gold Country allows those who need 24-hour care […]

Evil and good face off

What: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Who: Imagination Theater Where: Playhouse on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: September 5-28 Cost: $12 Information: or 530-642-0404 El Dorado County’s Imagination Theater begins a 14-show run of Jessie Braham White’s classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Sept. 5-28. Directed by Peter Wolfe, the non-musical version […]

Devil weed season

 Maybe you know the feeling. A few days after digging in the garden, or after a nice hike in the woods, a little rash starts to develop. Maybe a day later, small blisters appear. Soon, anywhere that your shirt rubs you, or where your seatbelt lays over your shoulder, itches like crazy. The next thing […]

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