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Taz names scholarship recipients

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team recently nominated four college scholarship recipients: Taz swimmers and 2012 Oak Ridge High School graduates Eric Rohrer, Amanda Jones, Taylor Wetzel and Megan Moestopo. “This year the Scholarship Committee recommended that we do not stick to just two scholarships, which is the norm for […]

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Emmeline takes on Europe

Meeting the locals — Emmeline Wilson greets at cow grazing a gorgeous hillside in Appenzell, Switzerland. She spent 11 months in Europe as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange. Courtesy photo

Not many teenagers would volunteer for an additional year of high school. But when the deal offered by the Rotary Youth Exchange program included a beautiful Swiss backdrop and adventures all over Europe, Emmeline Wilson couldn’t resist. The 2011 Oak Ridge High School grad packed her bags and spent 11 months in the Old World. “It […]

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Can you avoid falling off the ‘fiscal cliff’?

Americans follow a lot of metrics on Wall Street, but right now they are closely following a situation in Washington that involves our dysfunctional Congress. There are several dates you need to examine leading up to the “fiscal cliff,” which is creating uncertainty for business owners, investors and taxpayers in general. What is the fiscal […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Living in the past doesn’t make sense

In her book, “Visions from the Heart,” Jennifer James, Ph.D., notes the following thought: “Regrets, we all have a few. There is a little pang of grief at what might have been. But each regret is only a tender reminder of the wonder that is the present. The event that begat the regret was somehow […]

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‘Crazy for You’ loaded with unforgettable Gershwin songs

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like “I Got Rhythm” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get “Crazy for You,” the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion Aug, 28 through Sept. 2. […]

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Plan ahead for your best autumn ever

Crazy as this sounds, we are just a few short weeks from the first day of fall. Yes, this feels like the wrong bio-rhythm, I know. But now that the kids are back in school, and the “Back to School” season is concluding, it’s time to turn yet another corner. Even if the weather is […]

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Honoring Sky Mote

Thousands of people lined the streets in El Dorado Hills to honor Staff Sgt. Sky Mote on his final journey home Thursday evening. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The roar of motorcycle engines idling quickly quieted and the riders of about 100 motorcycles began unfurling flags, taking their place between two hangers at McClellan Air Field. In all, around 200 people lined up to pay respects as the body of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote was brought home on Aug. 16. […]

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