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Crib notes: A school that’s got it right

Despite so much sobering news surrounding public education lately, what’s going on at Jackson Elementary here at home is nothing short of inspiring. The school’s fifth-graders are now able to choose Video Production as a yearlong elective. Just the fact they get to choose an elective in elementary school is pretty cool, but at a […]

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Give Parker and Gallo Brothers a chance

EDITOR: On April 30 a briefing was held at the CPCSD for community members about two developments proposed across Highway 50 from Cameron Park. I have had many calls from concerned citizens who were upset. I believe we need to look realistically at our overall pluses and minuses. MINUS: The reason that most Cameron Park […]

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Congressman celebrates young artists

Congressman Tom McClintock, left, stands with the winners of the 4th District Congressional Art Competition at a reception held at BI Design in El Dorado Hills. With McClintock are, left to right, BI Design owners Craig and Alexandra Badolian, first-place winner,Ashlyn Woods, honorable mention winner Teri Nittler, third-place winner Brandon Borjon, second-place winner Julia Schmidseder and honorable mention winner Daisy Allison. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Five Northern California high school students garnered top awards in the Congressional Art Competition sponsored by members of Congress and were recognized by Congressman Tom McClintock at a May 1 reception at BI Design Studio in El Dorado Hills, where their art was on display. The competition was open to all high school students within California’s […]

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Toast to Wildlife showcases SWR’s success

JUDY MONESTIER, a Sierra Wildlife Rescue volunteer who works with fox, coyote, bobcats and raptors, tells the story of Big Spender the red-shouldered hawk with a broken wing who now serves as an education bird. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

It was a howler of a good time at Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Toast to Wildlife Champagne Brunch at the Cameron Park Country Club on Sunday, April 28. Supporters interacted with rescued wildlife, heard a fascinating presentation on wolves, enjoyed a sumptuous brunch and took their chances on silent auction items and raffles. The most popular part […]

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Sacramento museums extend into evenings with special events

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In May many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are […]

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Folsom Symphony kicks off summer with ‘Made in America’

Time certainly flew this arts season. The Folsom Symphony will be closing out its 2012-13 season on May 17 & 18. But with its emphasis on “Made in America,” it actually feels more like a celebration of the beginning of an American summer. Think about it: high school and college commencements, family gatherings on the […]

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Art & Wine Affaire

The El Dorado Hills Optimist Club, El Dorado Arts Council and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce present the 10th annual El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Ninety artists with specialties ranging from ceramics to acrylics to photography will create a varied atmosphere of fine art throughout […]

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