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Girl Scout’s health fair educates children

Girl Scout Mandy Price and Marshall Mouse give a thumbs up at Price's health fair. The Girl Scout said she wanted to educate children about the benefits of healthy lifestyles. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Mandy Price spent a Saturday morning educating people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For her her Girl Scout Gold Award project to benefit children in her community, Price recently hosted a health fair in El Dorado Hills that focused on exercising and eating healthy. Booths at the event educated visitors about bike […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Blanket making event benefits the elderly

Hands4Hope volunteers make blankets in Oak Ridge's cafeteria. The warm and cozy fleece throws will be donated to local seniors. Photo by Samita Dutta

Sleeping in on a Sunday morning? Not for Hands4Hope youth volunteers. Students, kindergarteners to high school seniors, spent Sunday morning tying blankets and setting up care packages for seniors at the Twin Lakes Food Bank. “I’ve always wanted to do an event that benefits the elderly .. .and I decided to put on this blanket […]

No Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge to Oak Ridge project returns

By Samita Dutta Oak Ridge High School’s Be Change project has returned. Through Dec. 15, high school students will collect items for Oak Ridge Elementary School students. “We do this project so we as a community can come together and do something good,” said Nicole Sciutto, an activities director at Oak Ridge High School. Next week […]

No Comment / December 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student’s video encourages safety on the road

Danielle Punao, left, seen here with Katie Punao and Alyssa Nielson, wants her classmates to put safety first when driving. The Girl Scout recenlty completed a traffic safety video to educate young drivers. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School senior Danielle Punao completed a video project to educate students on traffic safety. The video was part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project and will be shown to local middle and elementary schools. “I knew that there were a lot of safety incidents with drivers and students who were going […]

No Comment / December 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge club encourages students to Do Something

By Samita Dutta Every Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. about 40 Oak Ridge High School students congregate in a classroom during their lunch period. These students don’t meet to catch up on gossip; they come together to support Oak Ridge’s new Do Something Club. The Do Something Club’s mission statement reads: “We believe that students anywhere can […]

No Comment / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener helps combat hunger

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener has build her Gold Award project around supporting the Upper Room, a place where the homeless can get a good meal. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener will host two volunteer training days at the Upper Room in Placerville — a program, she said, will give back to an organization that has done so much. “What inspired me to do my project was that I’ve been working at the Upper Room since December and I like the atmosphere,” […]

No Comment / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope honors exceptional volunteers

Hands4Hope volunteer Brayden Kono, 11, earned the Director's Choice Award for the Team Hope age group at Hands4Hope's fourth annual Youth Recognition Dinner. Courtesy photo

More than 100 people applauded  local students at Hands4Hope’s fourth annual Youth Recognition Dinner at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District on Aug. 25. Youth volunteers with Hands4Hope were recognized for collectively dedicating 6,100 hours of community service to those in need in our community over the 2011-12 year.  Additionally, several local youth were singled […]

2 Comments / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »