Being prepared is smart

Protect the lifestyles of the people you love in the event of the unexpected. With today’s busy lifestyle, it takes a plan to get things done. Whether it’s as simple as a grocery list, or as complicated as planning a wedding, careful preparation can help you save time, money and countless headaches. Surprisingly, though, most […]

Book offers retirement info

Book review Book: “The Changing Landscape of Retirement—what you don’t know could hurt you” Author: Mark Singer, CFP, Publisher: ATA Press, June 2011, softcover, 123 pages Cost: $14.95 at local book stores or If you’re thinking of retirement in the near or even in the far future you might want to check out “The Changing Landscape of Retirement” […]

Simple ways to give your home a makeover

By Julie Samrick Spring means new beginnings and what better way to breathe fresh life into your home than by giving it a mini makeover that will make a major improvement on its look and feel? Design consultant Wees Maeding of BI Design Studio in El Dorado Hills said a limited budget and lack of […]

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

Compact Tyndale has interesting façade

Keystone arches meld harmoniously with Art Deco-style window treatments to give the Tyndale an intriguing front façade. This compact home is well suited to the needs of families with young children, or empty nesters wishing to downsize and still accommodate overnight guests. One of the bedrooms could also double as a home office. All on […]

Annette Hawley: ‘Not a salesperson’ is Top Achiever

“We’ve had to adapt,” said Annette Hawley, describing her 25 years as a Top Achiever and the changes she and her real estate partner, Trudy Meyer, have made. “Two-thirds of our business is REOs or short sales now,” said Hawley. “Trudy is short sales certified and I’m REO certified.” REOs, or Real Estate Owned homes, […]

Free Caregiver Support Group

Caregiving is a difficult and often challenging role that one can undertake, and taking the opportunity to share information and feel connected to others who are providing care is a vital step to perform this task to the best of your ability. Take the opportunity on: • The second Tuesday of every month from 2:30 […]

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

Reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke

Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in our country. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease. That’s why Medicare is helping to lead the Million Hearts campaign, a national initiative that aims to […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 Feb. 2012 | Tagged | 2 Replies

Celeb moms share their favorite bedtime stories

Bedtime stories are a favorite family past time. It’s not only important for quality family time, but it’s also important for helping children learn to read. March is National Reading Month in the U.S., as designated by the National Education Association in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The organization’s 15th annual Read Across America Day […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Special Delivery 2012 | Tagged | 2 Replies

Marshall offers health and wellness classes

Whether you’re expecting or already the mother of young baby, it’s important to do what’s right for your health and the health of your baby. Marshall’s Community Health Education program has a variety of classes to help. The upcoming classes are listed below. Call 530-626-2990 for more information or to register. STOP SMOKING-SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Special Delivery 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Planning the perfect day

Planning a wedding can be a nerve wracking experience but there is help out there in the form of event planners and April’s Events and Weddings of Placerville, may be just what the doctor ordered. Located at 451 Main St. in Placerville, April Mosher, 33, along with her mother, can help from start to finish […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Wedding Planner Feb. 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Western Slope Health Center provides residential rehabilitation care

Next to Marshall Medical Center in Placerville is a skilled nursing residential rehabilitation center for people recovering from serious illnesses, injuries or major surgeries. The campus has been there for 40 years. Western Slope Health Center purchased it in 2011 and hired Doug Hawkins, RN, as administrator. Hawkins graduated from Ponderosa High School and received […]

Randi Mitchelson brings honesty, education to automobile repair

Randi Mitchelson loves NASCAR, drag racing and Mario Andretti. It makes sense that she’s in the automotive business, owning and operating Automotive Excellence with husband Ross Mitchelson since 2008. It all began when Automotive Excellence — a full-service car repair shop —  opened in 1999. Back then Randi was working for her brother, the owner […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Women In Business 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Handley’s Western Wear has same owner 60 years

If 80 percent of success is simply showing up, then Donella Handley has that secret of success completely mastered. For the past five decades, this mother of two, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of two has opened the doors — every day — at Handley’s Western Wear in Folsom. Seven days a week, she is […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Secrets of Success 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Giving Time Out is a wonderful gift

A little self-indulgence never hurt anyone and one member of the Apple Hill Growers sees to it that men and women get the chance to be pampered. Time Out Spa, located at 2452 Apple Vista Lane in Camino, offers customers several ways to be spoiled. Those include massage, facials, Vichi, and pampering of hands and […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Holiday gift guide 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply