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06/30/2008 05:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print



The long, hot days of summer are here and it shows. If you’re in the area, Cameron Park Lake is a good place to head to for a picnic, a barbeque, or whatever suits your particular mood for the day. The lake offers a jogging trail around the perimeter, boat rentals, a swimming area for kids and grownups alike, a volleyball court and much more. Park hours are 7 a.m. to dusk daily. For more information, visit cameronpark.org/cameronpark.html.

And, if you’re lacking in the pool department, the Placerville Aquatic Center located at 3071 Benham Steet, looks like a cool place to head this summer for some family fun! Featuring a six-lane competitive pool, diving board area, water slide, shallow instructional pool, and separate activity pool with water play features for kids – this center has something to offer for all ages and swimming preferences. It’s located at 3071 Benham Street in downtown Placerville. For more information, call 530-642-5232.

The Ponderosa Boys Volleyball team will be running a camp from July 14-17! Kids can learn to set, serve, pass and hit like a pro, Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Likewise, the Ponderosa Girls Volleyball team will be offering a camp July 21-24. For more details on these camps, visit cameronpark.org/recreation.html.

In community service news, You Are Not Alone (YANA), is a free daily “check-in” telephone reassurance program available to El Dorado County residents who have limited contact with family or community. For more information, contact Connie Zelinsky at 530-621-6119, or Tammy Bragg at 530-621-6151.

Fire season is well under way and since the foothills are prone to fires, it is recommended that you maintain bushes and plants around your home by establishing 100 feet of defensible space. For more fire prevention information, visit fire.ca.gov.

Fourth of July is a great time for celebration, particularly with fireworks, but be sure to keep your holiday safe.

And for something to do after the big holiday, check out the American River Conservancy’s Star Party on July 12 from 9-10:30 p.m. in Coloma with Mark Grabill and the astronomy group, Starforge. There will be telescopes on hand, so bring your chairs, blankets and questions. For meet-up location and more details, call 530-621-1224.

The American River Conservancy and Gravit-E-Works (mountain bike training for novice to competitive racer) will offer a course called Mountain Biking 101 on July 26, from 8-10 a.m. There will be intimate instructional training designed to improve off-road trail riding skills, safety, and multi-user awareness for bike enthusiasts seeking to improve their trail riding for years to come. For class location, or to sign up, call 530-621-1224.

Now here's some news that will really wake you up! Caffe Santoro is now open at 2531 Merrychase Drive, Suite 100 in Cameron Park. Stop in anytime from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a cup of Joe or a sugary treat.

With that said, we hope that you all will have a fun and safe July! Until next time, stay cool.

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