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Krysten Kellum

Line up for good grub

DSC_2586w Wyatt Jeffrey, 8, of Rescue gives a thumbs up before digging into his Cluck ‘n’ Chuck sandwich. He came to the event with his grandmother Debbie Jeffrey to support the Military Family Support Group. DSC_2584w Lobster wranglers Chanell Hartman, right, and Jeremy McLaughlin craft a variety of lobster dishes inside the Cousins Maine Lobster […]

Snow ride to school

Snow drops low After a winter weather storm, overnight snow accumulation was about 5 inches in some areas of Pollock Pines. Snow drops low Students enjoy a wintery view on their way to school Tuesday morning on Pony Express Trail in Cedar Grove. Snow blanketed the community east of Camino Monday night. In some areas […]

Holiday prep

DSC_2664 Jim Lane, left, and David Robinson with the City of Placerville unfurl lights to be strung up Placerville’s holiday tree. DSC_2637ec Western Sign Company crews took to the sky Sunday morning to string Christmas lights and place the star on downtown Placerville’s towering coastal redwood. The annual Festival of Lights will take place from […]

The readers have spoken

a 10 RC 1 El Dorado County business owners and their employees gathered last Thursday evening for the Mountain Democrat Readers’ Choice Awards at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville. More than 1,000 ballots were received, celebrating everything from pet groomers to tire stores. Publisher Richard Esposito handed out plaques while guests enjoyed food provided by […]

Creatures great and small

DSC_1868 ec w Sabino makes quite the entrance to last week’s event, riding in on Oliver the saddlebred/paint horse mix owned by Kristin Thompson of Somerset, left. DSC_1899 ec w Priest Debra Sabino, left, blesses Sam the poodle as he sits next to his owner Bob Wirth of Diamond Springs while Maximillion Von Tramp, right, […]

Let it snow. . . and rain

a1-Snow- Snow falls on and around the Strawberry Lodge Monday, creating a picturesque winter scene. Wet weather returned to El Dorado County Sunday and Monday, dumping snow in the Sierra. Sierra at Tahoe reported as much as 9 inches of snow at its mountain’s base. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum a1 snow Tim Hester from […]

Best Salon: The Look Salon

Jeannia Thomas and the stylists at The Look Salon know how to make people look fantastic. The Look offers facials, hair styling, full skin care, waxing, manicures and pedicures. The ladies of The Look listen to their clients and that allows them to fulfill their wishes while also offering suggestions that make a style work for the individual. Don’t miss […]

Best Glass Replacement (Commercial): Placerville Glass

Placerville Glass has been off ering a variety of glass services since 1977. Owner Rob Powell and his top-flight installation teams exceed expectations in the local area as well as Lake Tahoe, Jackson, Folsom, El Dorado Hills and Cool. The staff at Placerville Glass is composed of glass-cutting craftsmen and certified glazers that can cut custom glass table tops, mirrors, cabinets and stunning patterned glass. They […]

Best Solar Company: Solar Hut

Solar power is the future and Solar Hut has been helping residents in El Dorado County and beyond get there faster and save cash along the way with energy solutions for today. With available federal tax credits and free solar-saving evaluations, there couldn’t be more incentive to take advantage of the free energy just beaming down at us from outer […]

Getting into the spirit

DSC_0813 ec w GRAND ENTRANCE, GRAND GOURD — Davey “Doc” Wiser and Albert Fausel, with young Ajay Fausel riding along, deliver large pumpkins to downtown Placerville businesses on Oct. 6. DSC_0824 ec w Little helper Ajay Fausel, 15 months, helps Davey “Doc” Wiser unload giant pumpkins in downtown Placerville. Each year Wiser distributes giant pumpkins […]

Treasure trove

Fair 2 Sheryll Hoeberg with Window Box Antiques stacks copper baking molds on her table. The molds were very popular in the 1950s. Mike Henness of Buena Vista sorts his antique bottle collection. Mike Henness of Buena Vista sorts his antique bottle collection. DSC_9950 ec w Kathy and Al Olsen, left, of New Jersey check […]

Glen Eden exudes warmth, Craftsman charm

The Glen Eden is an updated Craftsman home that’s well suited for construction in both rural and suburban settings. Eye-catching design elements include multiple gables, shake-textured siding, varied window treatments and stone-veneer encrusted tapered entry columns capped by welcoming lights. Its metal roof is more durable than most other roofing materials, while offering above average […]

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