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Sierra Valley Storm prepares for blustery season

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This March the Sierra Valley Storm PONY baseball program kicks off its foruth year with extremely high expectations. Now with seven teams ages 8U-14U, the Storm program has grown steadily into one of the most competitive PONY baseball programs in California. Over the past three years the program has won four section and two region all-star […]

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Academic Decathlon students and volunteers are all winners

As students representing Oak Ridge, El Dorado, Union Mine and Ponderosa high schools filed into the theater of Union Mine High School last Saturday afternoon, the question on everyone’s mind was who would win this year’s 30th annual El Dorado County Academic Decathlon. Ponderosa High School entered the contest with 19 consecutive wins under its […]

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Please don’t forget about the Swinney family

EDITOR: There was a high school dance Friday, Feb. 3, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym to benefit the Keegan Swinney Memorial. The proceeds were to be used to help the family. For whatever reason the word didn’t get out and there were only about 10 kids who showed up. With the […]

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ImPORTant facts about a delicious dessert wine

Independent in Placerville is serving a rhubarb berry crisp with the 2002 and 2008 New-World Port from Madroña Vineyards during New-World Port Month. Many El Dorado County restaurants are participating with special desserts to go with the port. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

El Dorado County celebrates local port By Doug Noble Paring wine and food, if done well, enhances the culinary experience. Normally this is done at a wine dinner or special event where several wines are paired with several different dishes. However, Paul Bush, co-owner and winemaker at Madroña Vineyards, has come up with a different […]

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ARC Theatre presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

SACRAMENTO — American River College Theatre continues its season with Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s heart-wrenching, humorous and powerful “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Based closely on Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this American classic tackles issues of racial injustice and the loss of innocence when Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a quiet southern town, chooses […]

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Financial focus: Put power of tax deferral to work

John Zezini

As an investor you may sometimes feel frustrated. After all, your portfolio seems to be at the mercy of the financial markets, whose volatility is beyond anyone’s control. Yet you can control the quality of the investments you own and the diversification of those investments to improve your chances of attaining your long-term financial goals. […]

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Rotary speech contestants inspire

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England poses with Oak Ridge High School sophomores Lauren Wandell, Samantha Kilcollins, Kelsey Smith and Mikayla Mefford, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Four Oak Ridge High school students encouraged members and guests at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Feb. 8 meeting to “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity,” the theme for District 5180′s annual speech contest. The all-female, all-sophomore participants shared personal stories, channeled their inner Superman and inspired audience members and the three guest judges […]

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