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Health and wellness is the emphasis at Waterfall Salon and Spa

Waterfall Salon and Spa owner Carolynn Minichino said salon and spa treatments used to be seen as indulgences. They were special occasions and almost exclusively for women. In today’s world, these services are part of personal health and wellness and used by both women and men. Everything about Waterfall reflects Minichino’s emphasis on health and […]

At a glance: Hello, autumn

The autumnal equinox is at 1:21 a.m. on Sept. 23. Another sign that autumn is here is the start of the football season and the baseball playoffs are coming up. Now all that is needed is for the weather to get the memo.   Healthy time The Ponte Palmero Community Health and Wellness Festival is […]

Healthcare for all: Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center serves everyone

As the old saying goes: From the tiny acorn mighty oaks grow. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians’ goal to build a full-service healthcare clinic that serves not only the tribe but the entire community started as that tiny acorn. In 1995 the tribe created the Shingle Springs Tribal Health Program after it decided to form its own healthcare […]

Marshall Medical celebrates 55 years

The beginning Marshall Medical Center’s 55-year history is a story of dedicated local people who periodically faced a cliffhanger and came through. When Marshall Hospital opened its doors in 1959, it was the culmination of three years of organizing and fundraising by El Dorado County residents and business people to provide quality health care locally. […]

Best Fitness Center: Anytime Fitness

With two locations locally to service El Dorado County clients, Anytime Fitness in Cameron Park and Placerville offers affordable memberships that could inspire anyone to get back into shape. In a safe and clean work out environment, with 24-hour access to strength and cardio equipment, Anytime Fitness offers the opportunity to get your heart rate […]

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Heard over the back fence: Arts Council moving to Fausel House

BRING TWO BLANKETS: Paul Chafer provided the following “Church Bulletin” quote: “This evening at 7 p.m. there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.” ART COUNCIL MOVING: The following “moving” announcement is provided: “After five years at 459 Main St., the El Dorado Arts […]

Heard over the back fence: Fireworks July 3 at Town Center

BAD HAIR CONSEQUENCES: “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” calendar notes the following information: “Yale Study: Having a ‘Bad-Hair Day’ really can negatively affect a person’s whole day.” Did we need a university study to know this? FIREWORKS SHOW: On Thursday, July 3, there will be a fireworks show at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. The “Fireworks Jubilee” […]

My turn: Dispelling the stigma and myths about mental illness

Chances are you know someone with mental illness. It could be a friend, family member, neighbor or acquaintance. Studies show that about one in four people will experience some kind of mental health issue in their lifetime. Mental illness is actually quite common, and yet we as a society seem to be uncomfortable even discussing […]

Heard over the back fence: Family Wellness Event Feb. 4

IF IT IS BROKE, FIX IT! John Chapman provided the following doormat statement: “Doorbell broken. Yell ‘Ding Dong’ really loud.” FAMILY WELLNESS EVENT: Five community partners and the Marshall Medical Center are presenting a “Family Wellness Event” on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Marshall Community Health Library, 3581 Palmer Dr. (upper Marshall […]

Couple brings Massage Envy Spa to EDH to promote wellness to community

There may be over 800 Massage Envy Spas all across the United States, but business owners Danny and Laurie Vaqueiro have made their El Dorado Hills location unique and all their own. With an aim of contributing to El Dorado County’s wellness and fostering a compassionate environment, it’s clear to all who step through their […]

Diamond celebration sparkles

Jan. 7, 1939, saw the introduction of a new service club in Placerville. Unlike the other service clubs of the times, this club accepted women. In fact, it was all about women. Soroptimist International of Placerville held its first meeting at the Raffles Hotel on Main Street, now the Historic Cary House Hotel. Members of […]

Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center: Healthcare for the whole family

When it comes to choosing the right healthcare provider, the doctors and staff at the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center know patients aren’t only concerned about themselves — they’re also concerned about their families. That’s why the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center is committed to providing personalized, compassionate, high-quality care for the whole […]

Heard over the back fence: Elks offer Sunday breakfast

John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “Retired: Under New Management – See Spouse for details.” BISCUITS AND GRAVY TIME:
 The Placerville Elks Club is offering breakfast on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, at their clubhouse, 3821 Quest Ct., Shingle Springs. Adults pay $7.50, and children over 3 years […]

El Dorado Community Foundation expands community parnerships

Anyone who has lived any length of time in El Dorado County knows the depths of the hearts of its residents.  Those who are new to our community and who take the time to listen, will soon learn the simple fact that El Dorado County cares and is full of individuals and organizations who put […]

Women’s Fund El Dorado examines community needs for 2013

Nearly 150 members of the Women’s Fund El Dorado gathered on Jan. 24 for a dinner meeting at the Cold Springs Country Club in Placerville to learn more about the community needs they had identified as most important. Currently, the Women’s Fund has 275 members, with an endowment of $181,000. The proceeds from memberships are […]

It’s going down at The Cellar at Smith Flat House

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”  — Luciano Pavarotti The area of Smith Flat is named for rancher and farmer Jeb Smith who settled in the area in the years after the Gold Rush. […]

Flu shot clinics begin at El Dorado County Fairgrounds

Needles were sharpened, syringes were loaded and locked, customers lined up in good order, and so began the 2012 “Flu Games.”  Tuesday afternoon at the county Fairgrounds in Placerville, public health department staff geared up to poke and plunge vaccine into a couple of hundred local arms. “It is always important to get the flu […]

My turn: Celebrating the expansion of Marshall Medical Center

Marshall Medical Center is growing … to care for you, and its new Emergency Room and luxurious Birth Center marks a tremendous accomplishment that will have lasting, positive economic impacts on our community. The Grand Opening of the South Wing is a celebration of excellence, of vision, of service and care, of community. Most importantly, […]

Restore your quality of life with Oak Hills Chiropractic Center

Quality of life is first and foremost in the mind of Dr. Caroline Mohlstrom at Oak Hills Chiropractic Center. And key to that quality of life are the aspects of Integrity, Respect and Trust. Dr. Mohlstrom knows what it is like to have an injury put one’s life on the sidelines. It happened to her. […]

Community health center serves all

If you’re sick and you only speak (Farsi) or (Hmong) or (Other), help is just a phone call away. In fact, if you don’t speak English, the El Dorado County Community Health Center can help you with telephonic interpreting services in 17 languages. Many of the center’s staff are bilingual as well — from Spanish […]

6-22-11 Friends of El Dorado County Seniors meet at PV Sr. Center

SENIOR ADVOCATES: The “Friends of El Dorado County Seniors” is a non-profit organization that supports wellness, life enrichment, dignity and independence of El Dorado seniors and their caregivers through advocacy and financial assistance. If you want more information about this group or if you are interested in joining this organization, their next meeting will be […]

Martin F. Welsh, M.D.

March 20, 1954 — Oct. 28, 2010 Martin Welsh The community of Placerville lost a unique and special man on Thursday Oct. 28, 2010. Dr. Martin Frederick Welsh, 56, passed away at his Camino home surrounded by his family. This gentle man’s remarkable spirit will be sorely missed. He was born in Los Angeles on […]

Bark Avenue celebrates with a huge splash

Bark Avenue celebrates three years in business with a fundraiser for the El Dorado County K9 Unit, PAWED and EdDog. The event is Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4311 Town Center Blvd., Suite 420, in El Dorado Hills. ItÕs going to be a wet, wild and absolutely wonderful party Sunday. The highlight […]

WeÕd like to help residents, too

President, Camino Fiber Network Cooperative EDITOR: John Conforti, owner of the Smith Flat House Center for Health in Placerville, offered a laudable vision of economic development in El Dorado County: Homegrown small businesses that serve not only local residents but also out-of-town visitors. ÒIf people would come to El Dorado County for that concept, then […]

Hopes high for local wellness center

Democrat staff writer Susan Frazier and John Conforti have high hopes for El Dorado County. They want it to be a destination spot for health and wellness. It starts with the Smith Flat House Center for Health in Placerville. Frazier and Conforti are director and owner of the center. Once a stage stop during the […]

Yoga for health and relaxation presentation at FLC in Folsom

The community is invited to attend a presentation entitled, ÒKundalini Yoga for Health and Relaxation,Ó on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Dr. Krishna K. Khalsa and Hari Darshan Khalsa will share Kundalini Yoga teachings, which combine postures, breathwork, and meditation to mobilize the internal energies […]

Heard over the back fence: Purple Pig Races

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE: Regina Stephens writes in the Placerville Emblem Club, No. 287 “Nugget” president’s message, “I’m starting the New Year with several New Year’s resolutions, the most important one being to actively recruit new members. Please join me on this quest and spread the word that we really need more good people to […]

News Bites 12/30

New community heath website launched Need to know the latest health statistics or how El Dorado County compares to other counties across the state and nation? The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division has partnered with the Healthy Communities Institute to produce a high-quality, user friendly website to provide just that. The new […]

Heard over the back fence: Great Senior Lunches

 The Cameron Park Community Center has nutritious meals for seniors, age 60 and up. Lunch is served on Mondays and Fridays from noon-12:30 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. The lunch cost is $3 (suggested donation). For more information call (530) 621-6160. NO RIDES ON NOV. 11: […]

Criminal organization arrests made, drugs recovered

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s office began an investigation into the Highlands Health and Wellness marijuana dispensary in Shingle Spring five months ago. The criminal investigation was centered around tax evasion, money laundering, conspiracy and commercial distribution of marijuana for profit. The dispensary was believed to be a multi-million dollar criminal organization. On […]

Public input sought on mental health

The Mental Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency invites the public to provide input for the county’s Mental Health Services Act plan for fiscal year 2016-17 and Innovation Project. Comments may be given by e-mail, online survey or at one of several community meetings to be held by Mental […]

Things to do: Sept. 25, 2015

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Oct. 4 is featuring Dory Schachner, graphic artist. Her beautiful drawings are rendered both with graphite on paper and also using an electronic pad with her computer. Also featured is Doug Parks’ photography of the Northern California landscape and Crista Dixon’s unique jewelry. For […]

Heard overthe back fence: Smart Phone Basics

COLLEGE FAIR INFORMATION: El Dorado Union High School District’s annual College Fair will take place on Monday, Oct. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Mine High School, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado. Check out what various colleges and educational/training programs have to offer. For more information call (530) 677-2281 ext. 2224. SMART PHONE BASICS: A […]

Public Health offers low-cost flu shot clinics

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics. Seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. “Everyone 6 months of age or older should get a flu vaccine each year for the best protection against […]

Heard over the back fence: Christmas in September

 The following information was very recently received. “Christmas in September? On Sunday evening, Sept. 13, friends and neighbors in the Camino area will be gathering at The Forester Pub & Grill restaurant, 4110 Carson Road in Camino from 5-9 p.m. for the popular Camino Serves fundraiser to benefit local needy families at […]

Senior Nutrition Program hungry for volunteers

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently looking for dedicated, caring volunteers to help in a variety of capacities. “Volunteers are a vital asset to the Senior Nutrition Program,” said Ruth Green, program coordinator for the Senior Nutrition Program. “Without this valuable community support, many of the county’s senior services would simply not […]

Heard over the back fence: Let’s Uke Class

 A class titled Let’s Uke! is for ages 12 and up, including adults. Classes are scheduled from Sept. 11 to Oct. 2 on Fridays from 6:45-7:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym classroom, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. This class includes instruction in playing ukulele using “Mel […]

Heard overthe back fence: Hangtown Car Show

 Homebound adults 60 years or older who are medically or physically disabled may qualify for home delivery of senior meals. Contact (530) 621-6160 for more information. GET THOSE RINGERS READY:
 The El Dorado Community Hall Horseshoe Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15 at the El Dorado Community Hall in the township […]

Mother/daughter group builds lasting bonds

“Do you remember your first job?” “Were you married?” “Do you have any grandkids?” Those were just some of the questions heard while girls and their mothers in the newly formed El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League visited with seniors at the El Dorado Hills Senior Day Care Center last week. The […]

More than beginner’s luck

Running and fitness advice for new runners Ready to get in shape? Eager to start a new fitness routine? That’s the best news you’ve given yourself in a while. Personal health and fitness, no matter your size and exercise activity level in the past, is always a good thing to focus on. There are many opportunities to […]

Heard over the back fence: Huge Rummage Sale

Officials at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn., have informed us that Emily Dess recently received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Emily is the daughter of David and Sandra Dess of El Dorado Hills. Congratulations, Emily! Your future looks very bright! HUGE RUMMAGE SALE:
 The St. Patrick Ladies Society’s annual huge […]

Heard over the back fence: Time to stock up

Linfield College has informed us that Kyle Belcher and Connor Sende of El Dorado Hills have been named to its Dean’s List for the spring semester. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, students must complete 12 graded credits with at least a 3.65 grade point average. Congratulations, Kyle and […]

Things are looking Optimiztiq for music festival

What: Placerville Music Festival Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Sunday, July 12, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Cost: $25 presale and $35 day of the event Information: or 530-417-3093   Elyse Langford and her sister Ruth were enjoying an afternoon at the Reggae on the River music festival in southern […]

Heard over the back fence: How to pass the buck

ENJOY TALENT SHOW: An Older Americans Day celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Enjoy the free talent show and cake and refreshments. Any donations will be appreciated. For more information call 530-677-2231. UPCOMING TRIP REVIEWS: Star Walker forwarded the following Day […]

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Who’s the real phony?

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Hit in the head

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Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

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Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

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Cougars win rematch, eye title

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Costa breaks through for first win

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Six lady wrestlers advance

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Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

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Bruins clinch CVC

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Making truffles: Damn the calories, warp speed ahead

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As we were: Crusin’ in Sac

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Foothill gourmet: Pleasing piccata

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Mobile food pantry to distribute food in Placerville

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Black History Month continues at Sac State

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