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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 […]

Women’s Fund addresses mental health

Mental health or more precisely, mental disease, is one of the most difficult issues to talk about, much less do anything about. Mental illness has such a strong social stigma that people who experience it are reluctant to seek help. The members of Women’s Fund El Dorado, all 300 and some, noted the seriousness of […]

Tibetan monks visit

EDITOR: On this auspicious day when the His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered the opening prayer for the U.S. Senate, on behalf of Placerville Friends of Tibet we’d like to offer a hardy “Tashi Delek” (thank you) to the people of Placerville and El Dorado County who all together made this year’s (the 10th) visit […]

Heard over the back fence: Museum seeks 20th century recollections

FOOTBALL AND DEPRESSION: John Chapman dropped off the following T-shirt statement: “I divide my year into two categories: (1) Football Season (2) Severe Depression.” YOUR MEMORY IS NEEDED: In partnership with the El Dorado County Historical Museum, the Placerville Library is looking back at the 20th century, decade by decade. You can share your memory story by […]

Heard over the back fence: Meet the author at CP Library

COMMON SENSE IS NOT COMMON: John Chapman gave me the following T-shirt statement: “Common sense is like deodorant, the people who need it most never use it.” USED BOOKS FOR SALE: On Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Dr., will be selling used books for $5 a bag. […]

Heard over the back fence: Crab feed at Lions Club

OVER THE HILL: John Chapman sent the following T-shirt statement: “I’m so far over the hill, I’ve started up the next one.” ALL YOU CAN EAT FUN! Mother Lode Lions Club is presenting an “All You Can Eat — Crab and Shrimp Feed” on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, corner of Missouri Flat […]

Cameron Park CSD offers diverse programs

Cameron Park CSD is holding its monthly senior and caregivers get together on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. This month’s presentation will be Transition to Senior Living. Staff from Eskaton Village Placerville will be presenting this information session on the transition to senior living […]

EDH chiropractor expands holistic practice

After four years of practice in El Dorado Hills, and 3,000 patients, Douglas Murray, DC, and his wife and business partner Myrnalyn are more enthusiastic than ever about the success of their approach. Last March they moved from their 1,200-square-foot office in the El Dorado Hills Business Park to their new 2,800-square-foot location at 1106 […]

College evacuated over bomb scare

The El Dorado Center offshoot of Folsom Lake College was evacuated Monday after a bomb scare. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies and the Los Rios Community College Police responded to the college at about 3:33 p.m. after a “suspicious item” was found taped to the side of a college building, an EDSO spokesman said. According […]

Heard over the back fence: Coats for kids needed

CHOCOLATE WISDOM: Neil Pfafman sent the following chocolate statement: “Two phases: Money talks — Chocolate sings.” COATS FOR THE NEEDY: 
Morning Star Lodge No. 20, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Placerville, is sponsoring a coat collection for the homeless and the needy, for children and adults. Coat donations can be dropped off at Walmart, Kmart, […]

Things to do: Nov. 29, 2013

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through November, is featuring Barbara Steffen, lampwork art glass bead artisan and jewelry maker. Also featured are Mike Ryan, photographer and Lori Anderson oil and acrylic painter. Beginning Dec. 2 the Small Wonders Exhibit will be featured. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is […]

Heard over the back fence: Authors galore in EDH

 John Chapman dropped off the following T-shirt statement: “I have been SINGLE for awhile and I have to say it’s going VERY WELL. Like . . . it’s working out. I think I may be THE ONE!” AUTHORS’ AFTERNOON AT THE LIBRARY: 
The El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, […]

Mental Health Clinic moving to Diamond Springs

The El Dorado County Mental Health Clinic, currently located at 670 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is moving to 768 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 201, in Diamond Springs. The anticipated move date is Oct. 25, with clinic doors expected to be open for clients at the new location on Oct. 28. County Alcohol and Drug Program […]

Heard over the back fence: Sew-a-thon for the commity

 John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “I’m not clumsy! The floor just hates me, the table & chairs are bullies, and the walls get in my way.” BRING YOUR SEWING MACHINE:
The American Sewing Guild, Gold Country Chapter, invites the public to join them on “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. […]

Cancer — no one does this alone

For Nikki Parr, every month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The 28-year-old mother from Pilot Hill is undergoing treatment for Stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma — breast cancer. On this unexpected journey, she has discovered resources she had no idea were available to her and made friends she never knew existed. “My breast cancer journey […]

Heard over the back fence: Get your flu shot

 John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “When I feel sad I stop and be awesome instead.” FLU CLINIC DATES: 
Are you aware of the following Western Slope Community Flu Clinic dates and locations?:
- Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Garden Valley Fire Station, 4860 Marshall Rd., Garden […]

Flu clinics set

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics starting Sept. 19, with additional clinics offered through mid-November. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. This season’s nasal flu vaccine is quadrivalent, which means […]

Fit N Fun Expo to ‘pump’ healthy lifestyle

Celebrity bodybuilder Columbu will be present Now in its third year, the Family FitNFun Expo is El Dorado County’s premier event for showcasing new and fun ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Located at beautiful High Hill Ranch on Sunday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Expo will be host to over […]

Heard over the back fence: Train rides available Sunday

 My pal John Chapman forwarded the following “Advice from the Ocean” T-shirt statement: “Be shore of yourself * Come out of your shell * Take time to relax and coast * Avoid pier pressure * Sea life’s beauty * Don’t get tide down * Make waves!” ALL ABOARD!
 The El Dorado Western Railroad […]

Six arrested at two marijuana dispensaries

Five arrests were made when search warrants were served on April 4 centered around the sale of marijuana at two businesses.

The three-month investigation into a conspiracy to sell marijuana looked at River City Wellness, also known as Right Choice Wellness, in Cameron Park and C4C Wellness in Shingle Springs. Both were operated by David Sisson, 45, of El Dorado, his wife Stacy, 44, and his 34-year-0ld brother Robert Sisson of Shingle Springs. A press release from Michael J. Wise of the Wise Law Group, stated that Right Choice Wellness is “a holistic wellness center providing multiple holistic services to their patients in addition to filling legal cannabis recommendations.” Search warrants were also served to the business operator’s home and two bank accounts.

Massage Envy Spa: An experience to remember

QUOTE: “We want to create a $100 value for only $39. You can get two massages at Massage Envy for the price of one somewhere else.” Relieve pain, heal injuries, reduce stress, ease anxiety and depression, aid general wellness — sounds like too much to ask from one service, doesn’t it? But it’s not. Ancient […]

Heard over the back fence: Rock show coming soon

 Thanks to the charming Clara Neilsen of Placerville, we can enjoy the following ageless quote from the “Live and Learn and Pass It On” book: “I’ve learned that you can’t hide a piece of broccoli in your glass of milk.” – Age 7. ROCKHOUNDS’ BIG DAYS:
 The 29th annual “Rock and Gem […]

At a glance: Time to commingle

On Oct. 10 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal to blast the Gambia Dike completing the construction of the Panama Canal in 1913. With that blast the waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic commingled for the first time. Keep healthy Residents will have a chance to mingle with health and wellness vendors at […]

Flu vaccine offered low-cost through Public Health

Anyone 6 months of age or older, regardless of insurance status, can still get low-cost flu vaccine through community flu clinics hosted by the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division. The cost of the flu vaccine through Public Health is only $10 and no one will be denied service due […]

Heard over the back fence: Health expo Wednesday

When you survey the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, you will find the following suggestion: “When you breathe before you speak, you’ll be pleasantly amazed at the softer reactions and looks of surprise as you let others completely finish their thought before you begin yours. You will feel a sense […]

Heard over the back fence: Apple Hill Shuttle starts Saturday

Review the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, and you will find the following advice: “Make a commitment that, for the next few weeks, you will practice dropping and/or ignoring any negative and fearful thought that enters your mind.” RIDE THE SHUTTLE:
 Free shuttle rides to the Apple Hill area will […]

Low-cost flu clinics announced

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics on Sept. 26, with additional clinics offered through mid-November. The 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 […]

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