Weatherization can save big dollars

Although winter is still a ways off, it is never too early to see just how energy efficient your residence is and by utilizing a Home Weatherization Program offered by El Dorado County, you could save hundreds on your yearly energy bills. The program, which is federally funded is aimed at owner and renter residents […]

Trail’s end in Placerville

Downtown Placerville will celebrate the arrival of the 63rd Highway 50 Association Wagon Train as it ambles through Main Street on Saturday, June 9. The Wagon Train arrives around 2 p.m., but the festivities start earlier with the celebration of Placerville Founder’s Day and Placerville Hardware’s 160th birthday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Placerville […]

Wagon Train Itinerary 2012

63rd Wagon Train June 2 through June 10 Ride with the Highway 50 association in celebration of California and Nevada’s only bi-state historic event. The itinerary is subject to change. Saturday, June 2 ▪ Rendezvous and registration and kickoff dinner and entertainment ▪ Public welcome ▪ Zephyr Cove, Nev. Sunday, June 3 ▪ Stateline, Nev. […]

Going on vacation?

The summer months are fast approaching, and summer means vacations. Nearly every pet owner has been faced with the dilemma of what to do with their pet when they leave for a vacation. Luckily, El Dorado County has many options for pet owners, including Uppity Pup, the boarding kennel and doggie daycare voted the No. […]

Flying with four legs

Sukkra the pit bull cross was going to be euthanized at a Southern California animal shelter until Placerville veterinarian Randy Robinson picked up the phone. “If we could get this dog to Sacramento it won’t be killed,” Robinson, 59, said recounting the day he contacted Kim Purcell, 50, a Swansboro resident and pilot with Pilots […]

Generate retirement income more efficiently

Retiring at last. You have earned it by every measure. But now, you face an important transition in your personal financial plan. You have finished accumulating retirement assets and are now beginning to distribute them as income to support your retirement lifestyle. The choices you make now can certainly impact your long-term financial situation. Preserving […]

HomePRO offers solutions for water leaks in stucco

By Matt Stevenson A majority of the homes in El Dorado County are built with stucco exteriors. Unfortunately, some of these homes develop water leaks, especially around window openings. When water enters the wall cavity it can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time. Finding the source of the water leak […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Spring Home Improvement 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Getting Medicare-covered services at home

Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, and occupational therapy. Such services used to be available only at a hospital or doctor’s office. But they’re just as effective, more convenient, and […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 Feb. 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Anytime Fitness is affordable and convenient

Cathy Dudley’s name pin says, “own to inspire,” and she is a walking advertisement for her business, Anytime Fitness. Trim, strong, youthful-appearing, she has the physique others would give anything for. Perhaps not everyone can achieve her level of fitness, but she is happy to help her clients improve. Looking at a couple in her […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Healthy Trends 2012 | Tagged | 1 Reply

What Medicare Covers in the hospital

One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. What exactly is covered and how much do you pay? Medicare helps cover certain medical services and supplies in hospitals. To get the full range of benefits, you must have both Medicare Part A, which is hospital […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 December 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply

2012 Travel preview open house

The Placerville Senior Center will be hosting an “Open House Preview” at the Senior Center on Friday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will feature the upcoming All-West motor coach tours. Stop by and find out about the senior center’s tours for 2012-daytrips, overnights and three to five-day tours. Flyers will be available […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 December 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Diamond Springs mobility keeps people moving

Diamond Springs Mobility is a full-service medical equipment and supply business. Their power mobility includes backup safety features. The most popular equipment sold or rented is the power scooter, said sales manager Linda Soto. The business will rent equipment by the week or month, especially with the power scooter. Diamond Springs mobility offers a wide […]

Uncluttered for Life: Organizing the garden shed

I have figured out why my garden shed doesn’t stay organized. It must be the Garden Elf who hibernates in my shed for the winter. Every spring when I’m ready to start a new gardening season, I wonder what that mischievous shed wrecker has done. I certainly didn’t leave it in such a mess, or […]

| Posted in The Other Side of 50 August 2011 | Tagged | 1 Reply