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Julie Samrick

Odyssey team heading to world stage

They’ve done the work and now the seven-member Oak Ridge High School Odyssey of the Mind needs help getting to the world finals in Michigan. The international, creative problem-solving competition has been a part of millions of kids’ lives from kindergarten through college for the past 25 years. Students are asked to solve an age-appropriate […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Teachers unhappy with deal

Fourteen Rescue Union School District teachers will not lose their jobs and every teacher in the district will receive a cash bonus. Superintendent David Swart released a statement last week, stating: “On Tuesday, April 23, the Board of Trustees of the Rescue Union School District held a special meeting to consider approval of a Tentative […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

COOL school celebrates second successful year

Families looking for a less traditional, more flexible public school option, have a COOL option. Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning is a full-time, tuition-free, independent study program offered through the Rescue Union school district where students in grades three through eight complete the bulk of their studies online. Open since the start of the 2011-12 […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH marathoner was 50 feet from explosions

Running the Boston Marathon had been a lifelong dream of El Dorado Hills resident Amy Dolley. “Seventeen years ago when I married my husband, Craig, we planned to leave straight from our April wedding for the marathon,” she said. “But it never happened.” This year, she finally fulfilled that dream. Dolley, 46, qualified to run […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Best Women’s Shop: Cadence Corner Boutique

Yes, Cadence Corner Boutique offers clients a place to unwind as they wait for their cars to be cleaned at the car wash just steps away. But owners Jeff and Ashley Lowe say they also have regular clientele who come for the boutique alone. Ashley hand-selects and purchases every item in the store. From home […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Tagged ,

Best Car Wash: Suds Car Wash & Detail

You want it? Suds Car Wash & Detail has it. Since 2005 owners and husband/wife team Jeff and Ashley Lowe pride themselves for tailoring to their customers’ needs. Whether you want your car, RV, boat or motorcycle washed weekly or thoroughly detailed after the summer road trip, Suds Car Wash & Detail has any request […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Tagged ,
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