Rescuing German Shepherds

“If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch,” reads a sign on the front porch at the home of Jim and Cindy Williams as Cindy, 51, takes off on a trail run with a pack of 100-plus-pound German Sherpherds. They aren’t all her dogs, but she keeps them fed, sheltered, exercised […]

Millennium SportsClub — 25 years of fitness and fun

With 10 acres and nearly 35,000 square feet of interior space, Millennium SportsClub offers the largest fitness facility in El Dorado County. Located amongst the Sierra foothills in Shingle Springs, the club provides a unique, welcoming, health and sports experience unlike any other in the region. Our water features include a hot spa, heated lap […]

Old houses need to keep up with the times

The 130-year-old Arts & Crafts style house was fabulous — if you’re into museums. The owner, we’ll call him Stewart, had done a faithful job of keeping the vintage home true to its time — an era when Grover Cleveland was president and neither Coca-Cola nor cars had been invented. The furniture looked — and […]

Marshall Medical Center seeking ‘Baby Friendly’ designation

No one could say Marshall Hospital has been an unfriendly hospital for babies — or anyone else for that matter — a lullaby gently plays to welcome newborns and get the word out that a new life has joined the world. Now Marshall is taking the extra step of become officially “Baby Friendly” by seeking […]

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

Festival presents an amazing line-up of talent

The 5th Annual American River Music Festival is a celebration of music and moving water. The festival is September 16~17~18, 2011 on the banks of the beautiful South Fork of the American River in the friendly community of Coloma one-hour east of Sacramento in the gold country of Northern California. Click here for directions. The […]

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A Wedgewood wedding is wonderful

When planning a wedding in Gold Country, look no further than Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center’s operation at the Sequoia Mansion. Sequoia’s charm and space are ideal for exchanging vows, impressing your guests, and holding a first class reception. It’s a destination, a refuge from the ordinary, an event venue unlike any other in the […]

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

Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, marks 10 years in Cameron Park

Three months out of dental school in 2000, Dale Stanec (Stan-eck) Jr., DDS, was the first graduate in his class to open a dental practice starting from scratch. “I got to create my own puzzle and do it the way it works for me,” he said. “My practice is very small and low-key.” In his […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Healthy Trends 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Architect Downs goes from mountain town to national stage

It’s not a stretch to say that Charles “Charlie” Downs’ architectural career has been like rock climbing. He’s passionate about both. He met his wife, Nancy Steckley, a cardiac surgical nurse, on a rock climb. Thinking positively that you will succeed is essential to both endeavors. Being creative, he looks for opportunities even when a […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Secrets of Success 2011 | Tagged | 1 Reply

Anne Gladwill — a Golden Rose for all seasons

Herself a rose for all seasons, Anne Gladwill, 82, of Garden Valley was selected as Golden Rose 2011. A noted artist, longtime rancher and community leader, Gladwill is beloved in the community and famous for her paintings. Her series, “The Four Seasons” is well-known among collectors around the world. It captures the glories of El […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 December 2011 | Tagged | 1 Reply

Welcome to the 33rd Butterfly Concert

Welcome to the 33rd annual Butterfly Concert featuring the Sierra Symphony under the direction of Roy Fulmer. Who would have thought back in 1979 that the “Butterfly” which flitted out from the Sacramento Symphony to many communities surrounding Sacramento would land and stay in El Dorado County for 33 years. This is the only community […]

Many ticket options available

There are several ticket packages available for the fifth American River Music Festival, Sept. 16, 17 and 18, in the Coloma Valley. Saturday or Sunday main stage pass Adults: $35 Youth, 8-17: $15 Youth, 7 and under: Free Saturday and Sunday main stage pass Adult: $59 Youth, 8-17: $25 Youth, 7 and under: Free Friday […]

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El Dorado County has many resources

For the El Dorado County Commission on Aging, old age is nothing to fear — it is simply an opportunity to enjoy life and take advantage of all the resources El Dorado County has to offer. However, how can all of these opportunities be taken if it can sometimes be difficult just to access or […]