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Montessori Manor prepares children for lifelong learning

IN A CLASSROOM WITH NO DESKS — Montessori Manor children learn using all their senses. Left to right: Anders Dieter, 5, matches geometric forms; Montessori Manor Director "Miss Leslie" Dillon sits with Austin Miller, 5, as he separates the counting sticks into spaces in a tray; Ryan Vasconcellos, 5, and Silje Dieter, 5, learn geography with map puzzles. Photo by Roberta Long

For 20 years “Miss Leslie” Dillon has been providing Montessori education for children ages 2-1/2 to 6 in a quiet corner of El Dorado Hills. Dillon grew up in Menlo Park with a dream to someday become an elementary teacher. She followed her dream to San Diego State University, where she earned a degree in […]

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Witt, Colver sentenced

More than two years after Joanne Witt was discovered brutally murdered in her home, star-crossed lovers Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt were sentenced Friday afternoon for killing the El Dorado Hills single mom. Before a packed courtroom, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud sentenced Colver, 21, to life in prison […]

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Heroes emerge in this villainous pirates tale

SWORD FIGHT —€” 4-year-old Ryan Cole Barker, left, and Joshua Barner, 7, both from Cameron Park, show off their fencing skills during last year's pirate visit. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

The pirates return to El Dorado Hills from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 to spread their brand of educational mayhem around Village Green Park and help raise funds for the local library. Like all good pirate stories this one contains mystery, intrigue and a scurrilous villain. Heroes are also essential, and this […]

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United Crew ’00 wins the cup

WINNERS —€” The El Dorado United Crew '00 U12 Boys brought home the cup after the Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase in Southern California. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado United Crew ’00 U12 Boys team took the Championship Cup after beating out five Southern California teams at the Albion Cup Premier Showcase Tournament in July. The boys worked hard with training and conditioning three days a week since February.  This was a big win for the team, which includes players Abel Bingham, […]

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PG&E reminds everyone to call before they dig

This Aug. 11 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reminds customers to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every three minutes nationwide, an underground utility line is damaged during a digging project. These accidents can happen in a resident’s back yard, not just on heavy construction projects. Striking a […]

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Assistance League helps soccer clubs

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This difficult economy has created a need for all youth sports groups to look for more ways to support their organizations. Gold Nugget Soccer Club and Sierra Gold Soccer Club recently received support from the Assistance League of the Sierra Foothills. From left are: Grant and Celia Russell, Cindy Melton, Barbara Brown, Dave Gleason, Bret […]

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Brush up on your investment education

John Zezini

You don’t need to have young children to be keenly aware that we’ve reached that “back-to-school” time of year. Whether you’re shopping for school supplies or not, you may want to take a cue from this season to think about getting a little more education yourself — specifically, investment education. Many people find the language […]

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