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Taz swims past Gators

Taz swimmers hit the pool last Saturday, beating the Gators. Courtesy photo

In the first dual meet of the 2012 season, the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils cruised past the College Greens Gators, 564-224, on June 2. Leading Taz scorers were Patrick Sammon, 8; Jack Davidson, 13; Samantha Sruba, 15; and Josh Verner, 17. “This year kicked off the 47th year of the SSL (Suburban Swim League). […]

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Karate — not just for kids anymore

Ron Flynn, 72, of Cameron Park; Diane Melson, 60, of El Dorado Hills; and Bob Parker, 73, of El Dorado Hills are part of the Silver Tigers. Courtesy photo

Diane Melson of El Dorado Hills always celebrates in May, the month of her birth. But last May she enjoyed two celebrations — her 60th birthday and the acquisition of her karate black belt. Three years earlier Melson had experienced a heinous act of violence against her family. It was then that she and her daughter decided to learn […]

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Comedy is murder in ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Eileen Beaver and Susan Madden star in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Chautauqua Playhouse. Photo by Ron Edington

Chautauqua Playhouse announces their summer show, the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring, opening on June 22 at the playhouse. The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 22. All performances will be held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in […]

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El Dorado Dance Academy hosts summer workshop

Young dancers perform at the El Dorado Dance Academy. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Dance Academy presents Summer Dance Experience 2012, Monday through Thursday, July 9-12. The class is open to all dancers ages 5 to 11 years old. Dancers will participate in hip-hop/jazz, lyrical/ballet and musical theater classes. Sample schedule:  8:45 a.m. — Arrival and Check-In 9 a.m. — Hip-hop/jazz 10 a.m. — Lyrical/ballet 11 a.m. — Musical […]

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Unsafe equipment use poses fire danger

SACRAMENTO — Clearing dead grass and brush 100 feet from homes is a critical step in preparing for fire season. As the fire danger increases, the unsafe use of power equipment can actually start new fires. Every spring, Cal Fire and other fire agencies remind homeowners of the importance of cutting down overgrown vegetation, but […]

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Tips for a great water experience

It is a wonderful time to visit our beautiful lakes and fast-moving rivers, but read the safety tips in this water safety warning because making a mistake could threaten the life of a loved one. Know the Water • Sudden immersion in cold water can stimulate the “gasp reflex” causing an involuntary inhalation of air or water. […]

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In other sports news …

Former Oak Ridge standouts Stanchek and Wolny are leaving their mark in the post season. Washington Huskies Pitcher Kasey Stanchek beat No. 23 Texas Tech on their way to advancing to the Super Regionals. Kasey pitched four innings of no-hit shutout ball to pick up the win while improving to 10-2 on her freshman year. […]

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