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Senior News – May 2013

Spring Fling Spring Fling was a great party with more than 200 people attending. This party was sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council and the Senior Nutrition Lunch program from Placerville. The lunch was delicious and the band was great. We had many dancers on the dance floor; they had a great time […]

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Wood-fired pottery coming to Crocker

Rob Barnard, Platter, 1992. Stoneware, wood-fired, 1 1/2 x 18 inches. Collection of Josseline and Robert Wood

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum presents Rob Barnard: Pottery as Pure Art which will be on view July 21 through Oct. 20, 2013. Featuring 39 objects that span 20 years of Barnard’s artistic career, this is the first exhibition devoted to his production. This exhibition introduces to a wider audience the ceramic art of Barnard, one […]

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Stormwater runoff in EPA’s sights

If you printed and shredded all the federal, state and local research and regulations on stormwater runoff, along with the reams of strategy and sustainability plans, the paper mountain would dwarf Bob Lilly’s 550 tons of shredded carpet. A landmark 2008 study by the National Research Council found runoff to be the major source of […]

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Carpet recycling gains traction

Californians began paying 5 cents per square yard to fund a carpet recycling program in 2011, courtesy of Assembly Bill 2398. The program is administered by the Carpet America Recover Effort, and overseen by CalRecycle. It currently costs $78 per ton to dispose of old carpet in El Dorado County. Area carpet recyclers, set up […]

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Old carpet fuels sustainability project

Josh, left, and Bob Lilly have a plan to turn old carpet into water filtration. They operate out of the old Westel-Oviatt lumber mill south of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

“Post-consumer” carpet — the gnarly, old, dog-stained stuff from our tired dens and bedrooms — is clogging the nation’s landfills. Much of it consists of poly-something synthetics that are nearly impossible to recycle. There’s currently 550 tons of it shredded into neat piles at the old Wetsel-Oviatt lumber mill site in El Dorado Hills, part of a […]

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EDH Crime Watch: May 16-22

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: School rage May 16: A 16-year-old boy received a citation after allegedly grabbing a classmate by the throat and shoving the victim against the wall at school. Stranger danger May 16: A 14-year-old boy reported that a stranger drove up next to him on […]

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Eagle Scout Greg Stein takes flight

Eagle Scout Greg Stein

Greg Stein of El Dorado Hills Troop 465 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Greg’s Court of Honor will be held at the Placerville Airport at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Greg’s project is an outdoor bulletin board for the Placerville EAA Chapter 512, located just outside of the EAA hangar at the Placerville […]

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