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Far from fiction: Oak ridge grad, bandmates could make Rolling Stone cover

FICTIONIST bandmates Robbie Connolly, Jacob Jones, Stuart Maxfield, Aaron Anderson and Brandon Kitterman, left to right, hope to make it on the cover of Rolling Stone. Courtesy photo

“Wanna see my picture on the cover Wanna buy five copies for my mother Wanna see my smilin’ face On the cover of Rolling Stone.” Those timeless words penned by poet Shel Silverstein and let loose by Dr. Hook singer Ray Sawyer in the ’70s still ring true; you know you’ve made it big in […]

No Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Rumors’ — a farce to be reckoned with

UP TO NO GOOD — Cassie (Courtney Wrba) tries to stir up trouble by putting the moves on Lenny (Dylan Smith) while her husband, Glenn, (Nick Azevedo) looks on. Also pictured are Cris and Ken Gorman (Alex Chavez and Zack Brown), and Lenny's wife, Claire Ganz (Lauren Day). Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High School drama opened its spring production “Rumors,” by playwright Neil Simon, Thursday night to a house that wasn’t quite packed, but nonetheless roaring with laughter for most of the performance. Directed by Janet Henke and assisted by Ryan Van Overeem and Nick Lawson, “Rumors” is a classic farce from the author of […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Kid grapplers make history

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ROLLING HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL wrestlers made school history last weekend, becoming the school’s first wrestling team to win the El Dorado County Wrestling Finals, held at Rolling Hills. Rolling Hills and members of El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club had a total of 33 wrestlers in the County Finals, in both the Middle School and Elementary School […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bruins basketball feels heartache

Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

RYAN MILES puts up a layup during the Bruins’ final game of the season against Oak Ridge High School. After several near-comebacks, Ponderosa was unable to pull off the win and ended the season with a sobering 2-20 record and no playoff berth. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

‘A Universe of Dreams’ — imagination comes alive

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There is no sound in space. But if there were, it might as well be the soundtrack to “A Universe of Dreams,” coming to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College  Saturday, Feb. 26. Featuring projected images from the Hubble Space Telescope, “A Universe of Dreams” is music, poetry and stories performed by Ensemble Galilei and […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

From Trojan to Bulldog: Ryan Adams signs to Concordia

RYAN ADAMS, joined by his future coach Ted Hall, left and former coach Eric Cavaliere, signs a letter of intent to play for Concordia University-Nebraska Wednesday in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge football player Ryan Adams’ future looks bright. He’s got the grades. He’s got the skills. And thanks to his skills as a powerful running back, he’ll enjoy one of the best college educations available in the United States. In an informal get-together as his parents’ El Dorado Hills home Wednesday, Adams singed a […]

No Comment / February 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills photographer featured at Olympus Caffé

GIRAFFES IN TANZANIA, photo by Paul Ferrin

Prolific El Dorado Hills photographer and artist Paul Ferrin is currently showcasing a cross-section of his work at Town Center’s Olympus Caffé. Ferrin’s photography includes African Wildlife, underwater scenes, flora, portraits and cityscapes. He is also an accomplished abstract painter. Ferrin’s photos and paintings will be on display through March 9. Olympus Caffé is located […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »