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Recycle: It’s good for the can, the bottle and the school

Fun with scarecrow — Jackson Elementary School first graders Joe Carroll, left, and Kayla Vota, far right, have some fun in the school garden with principal Michele Miller. Jackson hopes to expand its garden with help from Recyclebank customers. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Jackson Elementary School students need the community’s help to get a closer look at Mother Nature’s work. The school recently teamed up with Recyclebank, the company that rewards customers who fill up their El Dorado Disposal recycling bins, to raise funds for a school garden expansion. Recyclebank customers (current and new) simply have to donate their rewards […]

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Bassoonist Jacob Wellman has big dreams

Oak Ridge senior Jacob Wellman hopes to professionally play bassoon. "I have no problem doing it for the rest of my life," the 17-year-old said. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Sweet … but also somber,” 17-year-old bassoonist Jacob Wellman described his instrument as such after a moment of thought. The Oak Ridge High School senior has found his passion with the instrument. He dreams of Julliard and a performance career — goals easily attainable by this talented musician. Jacob was recently selected to perform with […]

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Luma: A performance that’s not afraid of the dark

Luma blends physical movement with hi-tech illuminated objects to paint a very human story about light. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The human fascination with light is universal. Using dark as a canvas and light as the brush, Luma blends physical movement with hi-tech illuminated objects to paint a very human story about light. In an afternoon performance suitable for the entire family at Three Stages, fireflies dance, shooting stars flash across the stage, […]

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Lakehills Church presents ‘amazing’ show

Foot-tapping, grinning and energy will abound amid dream interpretation, fictitious goat wrestling and more in Lakehills production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Courtesy photo

It was red and yellow and green and brown and scarlet and black and ochre and peach and … a Broadway classic and favorite. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be presented five times by the middle and high school youth at Lakehills Church in El Dorado Hills, Jan. 27-29. The five show schedule is […]

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Grace Foundation gets custody of Susanville horses

The latest development in the rescue of 56 horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville by members of the Grace Foundation of El Dorado Hills is a bankruptcy court ruling that grants the foundation legal custody of the horses, many of which are pregnant. A foundation press release called the ruling “bittersweet.” Director […]

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Teen Court in Placerville to hold training Jan. 18

The El Dorado County Teen Court program in Placerville will conduct training for new student volunteers, and for all student attorneys currently in the program, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Superior Courthouse, 495 Main St. in Placerville. Teen Court is a highly successful local program for El […]

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People Talk: What’s your favorite breakfast?

       

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