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Boy Scouts enjoy ‘Philmont Experience’

By Jonathan Rogness Chief of Media for Venturing Crew 193  July 17-30, Venturing Crew 193 took a trip to the prestigious Philmont Scout Ranch, west of the small town of Cimarron, N.M. Scout Ranch is noteworthy for being the largest independent Scout camp in the world, attracting more than 20,000 Scouts and Scouters annually. While […]

Boy Scouts of America

EDITOR: I know that people have been criticizing the Boy Scouts of America, and I know that it’s wrong. I am one. But I would like to share what I have learned from this. No matter what, the Boy Scouts of America will stay the same, being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, […]

Barber Jon buzzes Boy Scouts for Jamboree

Special to Village Life Barber JonÕs World Famous Barber Shop gave free haircuts to Boy Scouts of Jamboree Troop 637 Monday, a parting gift before they leave this week for Washington, D.C., and Virginia to attend the 2010 National Jamboree, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America. The shorter hair will help the […]

DSA donates $100K to Boys & Girls Club

The members of the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of El Dorado County donated $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Club for a new facility. “The DSA is proud to be a part of this huge community campaign to bring a much-needed expanded facility to the children in El Dorado County,” stated Todd Crawford, DSA president. “We […]

Scouts: Eagle Scout Nathan Klaff improves grounds

In addition to keeping would-be vandals from having a field day trying to destroy the landscaping at Lake Hills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills, new Eagle Scout Nathan Klaff has earned that coveted rank, partly as a result of improving the grounds. That project earned Nathan, 13, one of the 34 merit badges from […]

Loss of Boy Scout tax exemption legislative blackmail

EDITOR: A Democratic Party super majority was created in our Legislature when voting Californians shunned the warning from the Republican Party of such a possibility occurring this past November. The recent introduction of SB323 by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, is a prime example of such a majority. This measure calls for revoking the tax […]

Girl Scouts honor Loie “Flash” Bonser

Girl Scouts recognized 50 years of dedicated service by Loie Bonser at a special ceremony held on June 15 at their day camp located in the Sly Park Recreation Area.

Bonser, 87, who is also known by her camp name of “Flash,” was honored for her leadership in establishing the day camp and for running it for 28 years.

A member of Girl Scouts for 64 years, Bonser went to work for the organization after college, then left to raise her family while continuing to work for them as a volunteer leader.

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Enjoy Wagon Train events today: Flapjacks and cowboy poetry

The 63rd annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rolled out from Zephyr Cove, Nev. on June 3 and will roll into Placerville on Saturday, June 9. The towns of Pollock Pines and Camino are planning a day-long welcome on Friday, June 8. Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines is sponsoring  the annual Wagons in the Pines […]

Scouts to hold informational meeting

Cub Scout Pack 190 is having an information meeting on Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville. Pack 190 is inviting all boys entering first through fifth grades in fall 2012 to join Cub Scouting. A parent or adult must also attend the meeting. This […]

Heard over the back fence: Boy Scout spaghetti feed in Rescue

 The “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar presents the following observation: “The only people who feel good about themselves are those who like and accept themselves just the way they are. They take care of themselves and make healthy choices, but they are not obsessed with their looks.” • • • BOY […]

Heard over the back fence: Scouts plan pork fundraiser

GO HOG WILD: Boy Scout Troop 117 has scheduled a “Boy Scout Pork-Out” for Friday, Oct 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Placerville Elks Lodge 3821 Quest Court, Shingle Springs. Dinner will include pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink. The ticket price is $10. For tickets or more information, […]

EDH Scouts give back to earn their wings

On Feb. 20 Boy Scouts Madison Sheridan and Tyler Garrett will stand tall and receive a most coveted honor — Eagle Scout. “It’s really meaningful,” said Madison. He and Tyler, both students at Oak Ridge High School, will join the elite after dedicating years to Troop 529 and months to their Eagle Scout Projects. Madison, […]

Local Scouts to celebrate 100 years of exploration

Village Life correspondent Next week 21 Boy Scouts from El Dorado Hills Troop 454 will travel to Fort A.P. Hill, Va. There, about 38,000 Scouts from across the United States and more than 20 foreign countries will converge for the 2010 National Jamboree. This Jamboree celebrates the 100th year anniversary of Boy Scouting in America. […]

Life as I know It: Snow days

Florence Lake, in the high Sierra, is in a very scenic area and is only accessible by a rather narrow road over a high pass that dead ends at the lake. I had been there two times previously — once to backpack 14 miles up to and beyond the Muir Trail and another time to hike […]

Scout Jacob Lacy helps spirits soar at Eskaton Lodge

To get his eagle wings, Jacob Lacy of Cameron Park decided to help make older folks’ spirits soar by adding color to a local assisted living facility, building raised planter boxes that are accessible to all. “Originally I had not planned on making raised planter beds, but when I talked to the director at the […]

Celebrate Mom at BerryFest

Celebrate the Harvest of the Strawberry on Mother’s Day weekend at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville. In addition to loads of strawberry treats, shopping, cooking demonstrations and live bands, BerryFest is loaded with fun for the kids with a petting zoo, pony rides, a princess pageant, a strawberry shortcake eating contest, non-stop shows on the Kids Caboose Stage and […]

Home Care Assistance helps seniors thrive

When El Dorado Hills residents Glen and Monica Krakow considered a move to Texas to live near their aging parents two years ago, friends pleaded with the couple to stay. After all, the Krakows developed deep roots in the area while raising their two grown children and by virtue of owning the Pak Mail in […]

Judy Muetz keeps them in stitches

All those gorgeous ladies in their fabulous vintage dresses vying each year to become El Dorado Rose always seem to be smiling and laughing. That’s because for 25 years Judy Muetz of Placerville has kept them in stitches. Muetz, 66, has voluntarily given her time to the task of clothing the El Dorado Rose candidates […]

Anthony Frank “Tony” Piazza

Jan. 13, 1932 – Dec. 30, 2014 Passed away at his home in Placerville on December 29, 2014. Tony was born in Orland, California in 1932. He grew up in Orland and graduated from Orland High School. He enlisted in the Navy after high school, a highlight of his Navy years was being a driver […]

As we were: Departments merge

25 Years ago Dec. 1, 1989 Board OKs Clerk-Recorder merger The ordinance introduced Nov. 21, calling for eventual consolidation of the County Clerk and County Recorder offices was formerly adopted Tuesday by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. All four supervisors attending the regular morning session voted “Yes” on the issue. Chairman Bob Dorr […]

Placer County discovers new gold in Mandarins

The new gold in Placer County California is growing on trees as the county has become known for the intensely flavored, sweet, Mandarin oranges. The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, Friday to Sunday, Nov. 21-23, will celebrate 21 magical years with the new crop of delicious, foothills-grown Mandarin oranges. Placer County growers will sell thousands of […]

Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Hanson-Smith

Oct. 11, 1939 — Nov. 4, 2014 T.J. Hanson-Smith, 75, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He will be remembered by all as a man of wisdom, principle and even up to the end for his strong heart. His life was […]

Heard over the back fence: Try bird watching

HOW TO IDENTIFY WEEDS: Paul Chafer gave me the following “Ponderism:” “Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.”  BIRD WALK AND MORE: The American River Conservancy […]

EDH Fire Board: Matt Fillmore wants to ensure the department’s success

Involvement in Boy Scouts and church programs taught Matt Fillmore the value of community service, something he hopes to continue as a member of the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. “I’ve always been a service-oriented individual,” Fillmore said. “I think El Dorado Hills has an amazing fire department and my goal would be to keep it […]

Yes to Prop. 2

Proposition 2 on the state ballot is a simple concept, but includes some complexities in its execution. It seems nothing the state does can be neatly wrapped up in a bow, but we will try. Proposition 2 is a “rainy day fund” for the state budget — a reserve fund. It actually replaces a current […]

NRA grants awarded, application process begins

The 2015 NRA Foundation grant process opened online on Aug. 1. Foundation grants provide essential program funding, ensuring the availability of quality training and educational opportunities nationwide. These grants benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety and many more programs. Folsom Boy Scout Troop […]

Pollock Pines Community church remembers veterans

In honor of veterans, present-day military personnel and fallen heroes, Pollock Pines Community Church recently displayed war and peacetime memorabilia spanning many years beginning with the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq. Under the coordination of Candy and Rocky Rioux, more than 200 items were displayed, including uniforms, medals, […]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of the summer vacation season. Nothing like a three-day weekend to bring out all the amateur drivers and keep the CHP busy with those who imbibed too much before heading back home. Originally Memorial Day was called Decoration Day to honor those who died in the Civil War — […]

The rumble of ‘The Herd’

Head ‘em up and move ‘em out — “The Herd” is coming to El Dorado County businesses. Between May 10 and the advent of the El Dorado County Fair, June 12-15, local businesses are being given the opportunity promote their businesses, 4H and the County Fair by displaying animal cut-outs at their businesses for three […]

Pinewood Derby rolls at Kniesel’s

Kniesel’s Collision Center, 4031 Wild Chaparral Drive in Shingle Springs, is hosting the fourth annual El Dorado District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, April 26 from 1-4 p.m. The El Dorado District Pinewood Derby is a Boy Scouts of America event in which Cub Scout packs from the entire El Dorado District compete in a pinewood […]

Scout: Eagle Scout Chandler Morrill likes doing good deeds

Joining the Boy Scouts as a youngster was “just another thing my mom put me in” for Chandler Morrill of Placerville, but a half-dozen years later he proudly attended his Court of Honor on March 8, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Chandler’s project that topped off the years of Scouting that led to […]

Dr. Cummings uses 25 years of experience to make music out of gastroenterology

What does the esophagus, stomach and colon have in common with ragtime piano? Dr. Daniel Cummings, of course. (He also likes classical.) This well-known Placerville gastroenterologist practices medicine for a living, music for relaxation, and does each with thoughtful style. After all, both disciplines operate on rhythms and both are essential for greater harmony. Only […]

Scout: Nathaniel Moody — Decks the community center

Nathaniel Moody has walked through a really big corn maze and hiked to the heights of the Desolation Wilderness Area — all because of being a member of Boy Scouts of America. And now Nathaniel has earned his Eagle Scout rank, having completed a new wooden deck that will serve the Shingle Springs Community Center, […]

Scout: Eagle Scout Greg Stein soars

Fledgling pilot Greg Stein of El Dorado Hills no longer is a fledgling at scouting: He recently attained his Eagle ranking with a project that will help Placerville area pilots communicate. When his eagle eye spotted the lack of a bulletin board at the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter, Greg, 14, decided to help the […]

Candy Shack celebrates sweet success

The shelves inside the Mother Lode Lions’ Candy Shack at the corner of Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley roads are freshly stocked with See’s chocolates, inside a building that bears a new coat of paint, as the Lions celebrate the sweet success of 20 years selling the popular candy to support an arm-long list of […]

Jerald Raiff Henness

Nov. 13, 1940 — Sept. 24, 2013 Jerald Raiff Henness, 72, our beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. He was born on Nov. 13, 1940, in Whittier, Calif., to Marion G. and Marion E. Henness. He began school in a one-room schoolhouse […]

Eagle Scout: Samuel Neill showcases a slice of county history

Congressman Tom McClintock was the featured speaker on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the dedication of a slice of history from the historic “Fremont Oak” tree displayed in the lobby of El Dorado County Government Building C, 2850 Fairlane in Placerville. The approximate 300-year-old oak fell in a winter storm in 1993 on Buckboard Road in […]

Fireworks Jubilee celebrates America

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center.   El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

Donald Warren Dickinson Sr.

June 2, 1929 — June 9, 2013 Donald Warren Dickinson Sr., age 84, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Sunday June 9, 2013. Mr. Dickinson was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Becker and Carolyn Verhoff Dickinson; and his wife, Jane Carolyn Dinkins Dickinson. He was a member of Green Valley Community Church in Placerville, Calif. He […]

Post office food drive

EDITOR: Thank you to everyone that donated food to the post office food drive. The response was wonderful. Thank you also to the Knights of Columbus and Troop 401 of the Boy Scouts for delivering the food and stocking the shelves. LYNN DUNCAN Rescue

Kenneth Dale Yates

June 6, 1932 — April 5, 2013 Kenneth Dale Yates passed away April 5, 2013, with his family at his side. He joins his wife, Susan Lenore Yates, who passed away November 2011. Born in Colorado June 6, 1932, the family later moved to California. Ken joined the Navy during the Korean War.He married Susan in […]

Thank you, Placerville Building Depatment

EDITOR: It’s great being a resident and entrepreneur in Placerville. Recently I moved my bridal shop from 414 Main Street across the street to 435 and being a first-time commercial property owner I cringed at the thought of dealing with the city’s bureaucracy. Nothing of the sort, I found the chaps on the second floor of […]

At a glance: Golden triumphs

Feb. 27, 1960 is a memorable day in United States Winter Olympic history. It is the day the U.S. men’s ice hockey team beat the Soviet Union team 3 to 2 to set up a gold medal game with the Czech Republic (then Czechoslovakia). The gold medal match was played Feb. 28 and the emotion […]

Breakfast raises money for troops in harm’s way

EDCAR The El Dorado County Association Realtors Honor Our Troops 10th annual All American Breakfast fundraiser at the Placerville Veteran’s Hall on Saturday, Jan. 26, was a big success. Volunteers served 334 meals and diners had the chance to win more than 30 donated raffle prizes. EDCAR thanks its generous local sponsors. Youth volunteers came from Hands4Hope, […]

James Courtney Long

June 18, 1944 — Jan. 19, 2013 Jim passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2013, at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons, James (Laura) and Daniel (Rio); daughter, Christine; grandchildren, Saphirre, Tatianna, Devin and Dylan; […]

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