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Showcasing the ‘quilts of our lives’ at the Folsom History Museum

The American experience includes many stories, many artifacts. One item that consistently appears in every generation is the quilt. This item of practicality, comfort and artistic talent appears in the items handed down by every generation of Americans for the last 400 years. Even two of my (multiple) great-grandfathers arrived in the New World with […]

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Financial focus: Gen X’ers must juggle a variety of financial issues

John Zezini

If you’re part of “Generation X” — the age cohort born between the mid-1960s and the early 1980s — you’re probably in one of the busiest phases of your life, as you’re well into your working years and, at the same time, busy raising a family. But just as you’re “multi-tasking” in your life, you’ll […]

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County scoops up grant money for major road projects

On May 23 the California Transportation Commission awarded $21.5 million to two transportation projects in El Dorado County: • $6 million to the city of Placerville for construction of Phase 1A of the Western Placerville Interchanges Project. Phase 1A will construct a U.S. 50 westbound on-ramp from the existing Ray Lawyer Drive overcrossing in the city […]

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Teachers receive Crystal Apple Awards

Oak Ridge Assistant Principal Pam Bartlett, Maja Nielson, Elicia Spencer, Laurie Theis, Calvin Millett, Richard Shaw with the Folsom Cordova School Board, left to right, celebrate at the Crystal Apple Awards. Courtesy photo

The fifth annual Crystal Apple Awards night was held on Sunday, May 20, to honor three area high school teachers from Oak Ridge, Folsom and Vista del Lago High Schools. More than 100 students from the early morning seminary program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints selected teachers who they felt have […]

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Prospective school board member workshop scheduled

PLACERVILLE  — The El Dorado County School Boards Association and the El Dorado County Office of Education will conduct a workshop for prospective school board members on Monday, June 4, at the El Dorado County Office of Education. Registration is at 5 p.m. with the workshop taking place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The purpose of this […]

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FLC Youth Chamber Orchestra announces inaugural season

Local youth musicians encouraged to apply now Folsom Lake College and Three Stages announce the exciting first season of the Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra, inviting local youth musicians to apply now. The mission of the orchestra is to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12-18, and increase community awareness of and […]

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Gated communities

EDITOR: Living in El Dorado Hills has shown me luxury but it has also shown me censorship. There are many gated communities in EDH that are infuriatingly limiting with their rules. Rules like what color to paint your fences, what plants you can grow, what kind of satellite dishes are allowed, “inside hours,” and not […]

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