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Worth 1,000 words … and so much more

Nature's Way by Shelly Thorene

Photographer brings her work to Olympus Caffé When she was younger photographer Shelly Thorene used to get into debates with her artist uncle — painting v. photography. “He (the painter) would win those arguments,” she admitted. But his logic couldn’t pull her away from her passion. “Photography is about the present moment and awareness of […]

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‘Summer of Impressionism’ to open at the Crocker

Museum curators in Northern California noticed the great numbers of art lovers from our area who attended the landmark exhibits of historic impressionist works on loan from the Musée d’Orsay at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. So much so, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento will unveil “The Summer of Impressionism” on May […]

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Crib notes: The cruelest month

Julie Samrick

Dear Tracy, I am sorry I can’t make your bachelorette party later this month.  I would like nothing better than to kick up my heels with you and dance, to celebrate the next wonderful chapter of your life. But you see, it’s May. It was the writer T.S. Eliot who called April “the cruelest month,” […]

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Rotary celebrates teachers

BEST GIFT —€” Buckeye Union School District Teacher of the Year Ann Harry, center, was given a premium parking space by William Brooks Elementary School Principal Kathi Jensen, left. Rotray Club President Bill Tobin presented a plaque to Harry. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Kind words and praise summed up the accomplishments of three local teachers as administrators gushed over them at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual Teacher of the Year ceremony Wednesday morning. Oak Ridge High School Asst. Principal Pam Bartlett brought an entire essay on Teacher of the Year Angela Brown, who teaches history […]

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Neighbors look after one of their own

A WELCOME OUTING — Friends Pat Hill, Curtis Howard, Anthony Pizutti, Chip Miller, Fergus Merritt and Wade Goins, left to right, wheeled Mike Shields out to enjoy some sun and basketball. Courtesy photo

Mike Shields, an El Dorado Hills teacher and resident of Fairchild Village is astonished and grateful for the overwhelming support offered by his neighbors, family and friends following an early morning car accident he was involved in on April 14, resulting in severe injuries to his back, foot, sternum and hand. After surgery to his […]

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Folsom prepares for citywide water metering

Folsom residents will begin paying metered water rates by March 2013. Until recently, the city of Folsom has charged a flat rate for residential water use. Without meters, every home had been billed the same, no matter the neighborhood or the number of residents. The intent was to treat all city water service customers equally. […]

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Investing beyond short-term CDs

Iain Marshall

  Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income. Yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent, and five-year CDs paid in the 2 percent to 2. 3 percent range. Those […]

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