Ask a care manager

When older adults and their families begin looking for answers, they may find that the process and programs attached to older adults are complex and confusing. Ask a Care Manager  will focus on some of the issues of the day when looking for resources and support for older adults.   Issues • My mother is […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 August 2012 | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Wagon Train arrives in Placerville

When the 63rd annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rolls into Placerville on Saturday, June 9 , the first stop for the long day and evening of celebration will be on Broadway. With 15 wagons and more than 100 outriders, this year’s Wagon Train is bound to make an impressive arrival. Beginning at 9 a.m. and […]

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Stay out of the wrong hands

Every once in a while, I get a message from a reader that reminds me to remind you of one very important thing: Dog training is an unlicensed industry. Anyone can hang a shingle and call themselves a dog trainer, a dog behaviorist or a dog psychologist. Your best defense is some solid 411. It’s […]

Pending sales slip

Pending home sales were down slightly in February but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, eased 0.5 percent to 96.5 in February from 97.0 in January but is 9.2 percent above February […]

Chase International leads South Tahoe region

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Chase International, the luxury real estate firm with eight offices in the region, has led the South Shore area in market share for three years in a row, according to statistics compiled by the South Tahoe Association of Realtors which shows that Chase International has sold more units and dollar volume […]

Snap Fitness offers 24-hour convenience in Shingle Springs

Get fit. Stay healthy. Feel great. Easier said than done. Snap Fitness owner Becky Reinhart opened her second fitness club in El Dorado County in Shingle Springs last year. Reinhart was formerly vice president for operations at a biotechnology firm in San Diego. She has a passion for fitness and when she moved to El […]

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

Marilyn Goff loves her work — every day is different

Realtor Marilyn Goff wakes up every morning happy to go to work … no, really. “I love my profession,” said Goff, 60. “I enjoy the people and I love living in this county.” For the last 25 years, Goff has helped buyers and sellers achieve their goals. She joined Lyon Real estate nearly nine years […]

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

Hometown-grown El Dorado Savings Bank stays rock solid

As the subprime home mortgage market was expanding precipitously across America in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and home prices were climbing rapidly, bankers felt the pressure to compete by joining the fray. El Dorado Savings Bank, headquartered in Placerville, refused to play the game. El Dorado Savings Bank has 35 branches located in the Mother […]

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

Find the amazing at Curiosities

For those one-of-a-kind gift items go no farther than Curiosities Fine Consign where fine treasures will dazzle the eye and even the most picky holiday shopper will find something to fit nearly every taste. “We have new, used, and consigned merchandise that sets us apart from other stores,” said owner Ginger Tharp. “Our inventory is […]

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

Placerville Downtown Association and Eco Signs light up Main Street

This holiday season will feature some additional lights to brighten Historic Main Street in Placerville. The Placerville Downtown Association will be adding strands of LED lights to most of the light poles along Main Street, in addition to the red bows and banners that grace the lamps each holiday season. The PDA Holiday Committee wanted […]

November 23, 2011 | Posted in Miracle on Main St. 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Enjoy a warm and cozy winter with help from Sierra Home Alternatives

“This year don’t get stuck in the cold. Beat utility costs with a wood stove.” Sierra Home Alternatives shares this message with its customers and anyone who happens to glance at the message board while driving, biking or walking down Placerville Drive. “There’s no heat like wood heat,” said Casey Kish, who owns Sierra Home […]

2011 Butterfly Concert Program

“The Star-Spangled Banner” (National Anthem) Lyrics by Francis Scott Key Tribute to Charles Strouse arranged by Ted Ricketts “La Suerte De Los Tontos” (“Fortune of Fools”) by Johnny Richards/arranged by John Whitney “Dances With Wolves” by John Barry/arranged by Steven L. Rosenhaus “Jurassic Park” by John Williams/arranged by Calvin Custer “Titanic” by James Horner/arranged by […]

American River Music Festival schedule

Friday, Sept. 16 River trip — Jill Knight Band — 11 a.m. River hike — D.B.Rielly — 2 p.m. Campgrounds Camp Lotus — Ray Bonneville — 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. EarthTrek — Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald — 5:30 and 8 p.m. American River Resort — Garrin Benfield — 5:30 p.m., Friday Night Showcase 7 […]

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Rosalie Hamilton — Wonderful teacher blesses El Dorado County and world

When a teacher is truly called to his/her profession, the influence is undeniable, gracious and true. Rosalie Hamilton, 100, of Placerville seems to have that true calling. Still going strong and as fascinating, as ever, Hamilton, will be 101 on Sept. 3. As a teacher and a mother, she has had a big impact on […]

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