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Folsom Lake College president announces retirement

Folsom Lake College President Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman, the college’s founding president, has announced she plans to retire from her position effective June 30, 2012. Scott-Skillman was appointed president of Folsom Lake College July 1, 2001, after a national search. She previously served in progressively responsible positions in four colleges and the California Community College System […]

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Food Bank of El Dorado County benefits from ‘Operation Gobble’

Senator Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, Alicia Rockwell of Savemart Supermarkets, Mike Sproull of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Evan Jacobs of American Water, left to right, all helped to ensure families wouldn't go without a Thanksgiving turkey. Courtesy photo

Thanks to the collaboration of two well-known California politicians and the generosity of an area utility company, many of El Dorado County’s less fortunate were able to gather around a turkey this holiday season. It’s known as “Operation Gobble,” a team effort by California State Sen. Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and California American Water. […]

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Sixth-grader wins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship

Angelo Tengan conquered his opponents at the Warrior's Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Courtesy photo

Angelo Tengan, a sixth-grader at Sutter Middle School and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student at El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, won the GI Division of the Warrior’s Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships earlier this month. Angelo came back from behind in points to win by a triangle submission in the finals of the tournament. Angelo started learning Brazilian […]

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Rip Squeak creators come to Folsom gallery

Bedtime Stories

American Visions Art Gallery in Folsom will host internationally acclaimed artist Leonard Filgate and his wife author Susan Yost Filgate the creators of the much-loved children’s series Rip Squeak & Friends. The Rip Squeak series of paintings and books consist of an adventurous mouse Rip Squeak, his sister Jesse and their unlikely friends Abbey the […]

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Celebrate community with the Folsom Symphony

Holiday cheer will be in abundance as the Folsom Symphony performs "A Joyful Celebration€" on Dec. 10 and 11. Included in the program are works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Photo, public domain

This is the time of the year when our community celebrates. We celebrate many things — family faith, successful harvests, another year of living. And we look forward throughout the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons to a better New Year. Celebrations here in the El Dorado Hills area take many forms. Personally, I like indulging in […]

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Lakehills Church actors find the ‘Best Christmas Present’

Children recreate the manger scene, complete with Mary, Joseph, the angel, three wise men and baby Jesus. "€œBest Christmas Present Ever"€ will be performed at Lakehills Covenant Chuch this weekend. Photo by Jeff McKenzie

Lakehills Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir  will unwrap the “Best Christmas Present Ever” at four performances Dec. 2-4 “This present won’t be found at the mall or any other store,” hinted director Carolyn McKenzie, who presents her 22nd Kids of the Kingdom production. She is assisted by a dedicated group of choreographers, vocal coaches […]

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Senior news

Millie Smith

Christmas Party Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym on Harvard Way. It is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Support Council, the CSD and the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. entertainment at 10:45 a.m. and lunch […]

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