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Plans to light Pink the Night

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor those who have been diagnosed with cancer and remember those who have passed. The second annual “Mammo Man” competition will kick-off the month by raising funds for art and movement therapy for cancer patients. Whether you are a physician, businessmen, student or retired, your are […]

Hangtown Kennel Club gets agile

The final session of the Hangtown Kennel Clubʼs obedience and conformation classes are underway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, continuing through Oct. 9. For the first time, an Introduction to Agility will be offered. This is an exciting sport so popular with active dogs and handlers. Spots fill quickly, […]

Blue Shield teams up with Hands4Hope

On July 25, Blue Shield of California team members from the El Dorado Hills and San Francisco offices, joined El Dorado based Hands4Hope’s Sacramento Homeless Outreach. A total of 23 Blue Shield team members and three Hands4Hope youth volunteers provided sack lunches, toiletries and clothing for more than 150 people in need in the areas […]

Ask a care manager: Housing choices for older adults

Irene has been alone for a number of years after her husband passed away unexpectedly in his early 70s. Although the first few years were a struggle for her getting used to being by herself, she managed and became more independent in the process. She is now in her mid-80s, her health is declining and […]

Historical car races: As with humans, race cars improve with age

It was another gorgeous weekend at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway for the 40th annual Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Even though afternoon temperatures only reached 75 degrees, a hat or sunblock was essential. And the racing is just as intense. Drivers in vintage Porsches, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Maseratis, Cobras, Corvettes, open wheels, Can-Am, Trans-Am and even an […]

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Placerville student wins scholarship

Lindsey Thomas of Placerville is a recipient of the 2014 Shire Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. Fifty-seven award recipients have been selected from 2,380 applicants across the United States. As […]

Cantare names new director

Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills is thrilled to announce the selection of its new director, Mariia Pechenova. Pechenova has a background that is impressive and well rounded. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, she has lived in the United States since 2012. Her short stay here has been punctuated by excellent references and performances. In […]

Volunteer kitchen help needed in EDH

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently seeking dedicated kitchen volunteers to assist with set up, serving, and clean up from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills “Moni Gilmore” Senior Center located at 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday. The Senior Nutrition Program is a […]

Medi-Cal dental services available in South Lake Tahoe

Throughout July, adults and children with Medi-Cal will be able to see a dentist in South Lake Tahoe. Tooth Travelers, a Mobile Dental Clinic, is available by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. behind the Barton Community Health Center at 2201 South Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. Credit card and cash payments are […]

Marshall Medical Center to host day of fitness and fun

Marshall Medical Center will once again be hosting a Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 2. This is the third Women’s Health Expo that Marshall has held and each year it has been a success. The event runs from 8-11 a.m. and is open […]

Kids parade for free admission to the fair

This year’s Kid’s Parade on opening day of the Amador County Fair on Thursday, July 24, will likely have a lot of red sparkly shoes marching down the street, to match the fair’s slogan of “There’s No Place Like Home.” So get your creative juices flowing, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. […]

After 5 Club to meet

The After 5 Club is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The After 5 Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. The next gathering […]

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CSROP instructor receives 2014 Pupils’ Choice Award

The El Dorado Union High School District and the Central Sierra Regional Occupational Program (CSROP) are excited to announce that Julie Gilroy has been awarded the 2014 Pupils’ Choice Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. Gilroy has been teaching the CSROP Animal Health Program at Ponderosa High School since August 2007. The Sacramento […]

Delta Kappa members meet

The local chapter of the Delta Kappa Society International recently held its annual banquet at a Placerville restaurant. Epsilon Chi Chapter, which was formed in El Dorado County in 1951, is part of a worldwide honor society for women educators in more than 18 countries, involving 84,000 members. The evening’s program included the initiation of […]

Grow For It! Garden whodunnitts: Insect ID on the Web

It was a dark and stormy night. No, wait, it’s a bright sunny day and you are inspecting your veggie garden, fruit trees or some favorite plant in your yard. That’s when you see it: a bunch of murdered leaves. So, whodunnitt? You consider your list of causes: maybe I didn’t water correctly, maybe there […]

‘A Chorus Line’ kicks off Music Circus season

The nine-time Tony Award-winning singular sensation “A Chorus Line,” conceived by Michael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 to 29. This emotional behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway world is a […]

Oak Ridge art show featured student art

As the end of April rolled around, schools and their teachers prepared for the annual open houses. Oak Ridge High School was no exception. In addition to visiting their students’ classrooms and the Career Fair parents could view a student-coordinated art show. This is the first year of the ORHS Art Show and not the […]

LegiSchool Project seeks photo contest entries

The theme of this year’s annual LegiSchool photo contest is “California Through My Eyes.” Eligibility is limited to current California high school students, including 2014 graduates. The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between California State University, Sacramento and the California Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. Students are being asked how […]

Fair scores hit with 2014 theme ‘Photos, Fathers and Fair’

A young mother looks on as her boots-and-hat-wearing cowboy stands poised to catch their toddler-son in mid-air, a widowed father from El Dorado Hills beams at the camera as his two semi-toothless daughters smile from ear-to-ear, a handsome dad and his ‘cute-as-a-bug’ little daughter rub noses and giggle. These are just a few of the […]

Sac State offers summer classes

Summer Session 2014 offers California State University, Sacramento and visiting students the opportunity to take classes to complete graduation requirements, enroll in usually impacted classes and advance toward their degree goals. The College of Continuing Education (CCE) will administer the 12-week program. Courses are offered this summer in two six-week sessions and one 12-week session. […]

Volunteers needed for day of service

There will be an El Dorado County Community Day of Service on Saturday, April 26. The day will be filled with projects to improve El Dorado County. Sue Taylor is heading up the day of work and she invites community members to participate.   Projects Clean up of ½ acre vacant lot at 2695 La […]

Musicians fiddle around at Harris Center

Picture the Harris Center for the Arts stage filled with 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even a harmonica, projecting a sound lively as a dance band, as majestic as a symphony orchestra. On Wednesday, April 16, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, with Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, whose humor, passion […]

As we were: Highway 50 is always a topic of discussion

25 Years ago April 14, 1989 Highway 50 plans: city wants traffic lights eliminated by JOHN SAMMON After months of reports, planning, study, public hearings, endorsements and condemnations of various alternatives, the wheels for an improvement of Highway 50 are beginning to turn. The Placerville City Council debated the issue during the televised evening meeting that […]

Free ‘My Time’ support group meeting

“My Time” is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The “My Time” group meets the first Friday of each month and is facilitated by Ruth […]

Grow For It! Is it time to cut those grasses back?

Ornamental grasses are one of the most beautiful and carefree plants in a landscape but some care is needed to keep them looking good. One common concern many gardeners have is the timing of cutting grasses back. This article goes through tips and techniques for doing that. Gardeners need to first know whether a grass […]

Mature Leadership CP is ready for new members

The Mature Leadership Council in Cameron Park is looking for new members. It functions to assess and help implement the interests of older adults in the greater Cameron Park area. The first objective was to conduct a survey in December and January identifying needs and preferences of older adults for the community center. Cameron Park does […]

Grants available for senior organizations

The Friends of Seniors organization has, with a very dedicated core group of individuals, been working together this year as it continues to raise awareness of the needs of the senior population as well as raise funds to further its mission to support “wellness, dignity and independence of El Dorado County seniors and their caregivers.” […]

After 5 Club is meeting

The “After 5 Club” is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, stroke, cardiovascular disease or Parkinson’s. The goal of this gathering is to share information, successful coping strategies and available options in an emotionally supportive and […]

Cameron Park CSD offers classes for seniors

Cameron Park Community Services District at 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park,  has a wealth of activities for seniors during March. The Aging Well Series presents “Accommodations for Aging in Place” on Tuesday, March 4. Studies indicate most people want to remain in their own home for as long as possible. More than ramps and […]

Third Thursday wine and book

Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, introduces Third Thursday, a monthly wine and book-talk series held on the third Thursday of each month. For the inaugural Third Thursday, Roxanne Langer author of “Wine MBA” was on hand. Future topics include mystery books, gardening and travel. For more information […]

It’s time to order a CASA lunch

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosts one of the largest fundraisers of the year to help abused and neglected children in El Dorado County Child Advocates of El Dorado County is having its annual box lunch fundraiser and will make and deliver 3,000 lunches from Pollock Pines to Rancho Cordova by noon on Thursday, April […]

Engagement class to the rescue

Don’t let the stress of planning a wedding ruin your special day. Your wedding should be tailored to you and your fiancé’s preferences, styles and relationship; a day that envelops your guests in an atmosphere of love and celebration. There is a class at the city of Placerville’s Parks and Recreation Department to help. Though […]

Gold Trail district registration open

Registration information and forms for Gold Trail Union School District schools for the 2014-15 school year are now available in school offices. The preliminary deadline for registration in all grades is Monday, March 17. Sutter’s Mill School, serving all-day pre-kindergarten through third grade, is located at 4801 Luneman Road in Placerville. Pre-kindergarten (ages 4 and […]

Friends book sale

The Folsom Public Library is having its spring 2014 book sale on Friday to Sunday, March 21 to 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop for incredible bargains in thousands of gently used books, audio books, videos, CDs and much more in both children and adult materials. All proceeds directly benefit the Friends of the Folsom […]

Support meeting

The “After 5 Club” is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s, a related dementia, stroke, cardiovascular disease or Parkinson’s. The goal of this gathering is to share information, successful coping strategies and available options in an emotionally supportive and confidential […]

Sac State presents a spring bouquet of arts

The arts bloom in the spring at California State University, Sacramento. Millennium music, a Grammy-nominated classical group, Korean art, Mama Rose and her daughters, and the university’s annual night at the museum are just a few highlights of the semester. Music Sacramento State’s prestigious New Millennium Concert Series returns Thursday, Feb. 27, with a scintillating […]

As we were: Happy about Happy Valley

25 Years ago Jan. 20, 1989 Happy Valley rezoned Half a loaf being better than none, everyone concerned about the rezoning of 139 acres on Happy Valley Road should be satisfied by the action of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Jan. 17. The board voted to allow 40-acre minimum residential agricultural parcel sizes, […]

Licensing ceremony for Matt Morecraft set for Sunday

On Sunday, Jan. 26 the Pollock Pines Community Church Lead Pastor Eric Myers and elder board will perform a ceremony to license youth director Matt Morecraft for ministry. Morecraft began his ministry career as a youth intern in 2011 and in 2012 he was brought on staff as the youth director. Licensing is a credential […]

Visit the gardens of New Zealand

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the lush landscapes and the gardens of New Zealand and Australia? The Mother Lode Rose Society is so fortunate to have Steve and Susie Jones present an extraordinary PowerPoint program that will take viewers along on their many travels around the world for roses. The couple has visited gardens […]

Auditions for ‘Oliver’ scheduled at IT

Imagination Theater announces the upcoming audition for “Oliver!” directed by Lanny Langston. Auditions are scheduled at the theater on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m.-noon for childrens’ vocals and from 1-4 p.m. for adult vocals. Call backs will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 1-5 p.m. which will include cold readings from the script […]

Guide dog puppy gets ready to do a big job

The El Dorado Second Sight Paws for the Blind Puppy Raising Club welcomed a puppy from Guide Dogs for the Blind (guidedogs.com). Her name is Butter and she is a Labrador retriever. She will become the partner for someone who is blind. The puppy is being raised by Angela Wu and family of El Dorado […]

Placerville Assembly to hold installation of officers

Placerville Assembly No. 56 of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls will be having an Installation Ceremony on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Placerville Masonic Lodge at 2820 Cold Springs Road. This event is open to all girls between the ages of 11 and 20, their parents or guardians, as […]