Shelly Thorene

A joyous start to the season

Parade Hangtown Christmas Parade Grand Marshal Susie Davies, dressed as Joy from Pixar’s film “Inside Out,” waves from Gordon Vicini’s antique fire engine at the start of the parade on Broadway Sunday afternoon. Families lined the streets to see the floats and characters inspired by this year’s theme, Cartoons and Christmas. This McIntire family tradition […]

Oh, Christmas tree

IMG_3375 e Guests get ready to enjoy a stagecoach ride courtesy of Davey “Doc” Wiser and friends. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene IMG_3500e Families and friends bundle up to enjoy holiday festivities in downtown Placerville Friday night. The highlights were, naturally, the lights. Sage Gimpel, 5, is all smiles with mom Alison Gimpel after the […]

Little blessings

IMG_3288w Newborn Myles Monk holds onto mom Chentelle Monk’s finger. He was born at 2:09 a.m. on Thanksgiving, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 20 1/4 inches long. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene IMG_3300e w Two families had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day as they welcomed new additions. El Dorado […]

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