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Students paint island escape on classroom wall

ART IN THE CLASSROOM — Sixth-graders Alexa Van Komen, 11, left, and Madison Fischer, 11, are immersed in the ocean they and their classmates painted with math teacher Lynn Simpkin and muralist Nancie Chopp in their Marina Village Middle School classroom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lynn Simpkin’s students might have a hard time concentrating in class these days. Why? The ocean and sandy beach painted on her marina Village Middle School classroom wall beckons them. Simpkin, muralist Nancie Chopp and the sixth-graders painted the mural as part of a lesson on island and ocean biomes. “We were looking for a way […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow artists showcase their work

ART APPRECIATORS — Oak Meadow fourth-graders Tyler Silva, Grant Silva and Austin Green, left to right, study stocking sculptures made out of nylon stockings, wheat paste, wire hangers and paint from Mrs. Brennan's fourth-grade class at the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk on Feb. 24. Photo by Michelle Silva

By Michelle Silva More than 600 students and family members of Oak Meadow Elementary attended the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk, a visual arts showcase of all Oak Meadow students’ work. The Feb. 24 event featured masterpieces on display for one evening only. The projects were created with a wide variety of material and mediums inspired […]

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Storm rains down on competition

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THE EL DORADO HILLS YOUTH BASKETBALL girls team Storm won their championship in a close and exciting game Feb. 26 at Oak Ridge High School. Pictured left to right are coach Keith DeLapp, Krosby DeLapp, Dominique Pizzuti, Katey Nill, Claire Freeman, Emma Olds and Victoria Ramirez (seated).

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Arts Association members showing at Sheraton Grand

THIS TURQUOISE SCALES BRACELET is one example of the Elena Tucker's artisan jewelry work. Courtesy image

Two El Dorado Hills artists and Arts Association members will be the featured exhibitors at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento for Second Saturday March 12. The event featuring jewelry designs from Elena Tucker and paintings by Joey Cattone will be held in the Sheraton Grand lobby near 13th and J Streets. El Dorado County vintners will pour wines. […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Would you like to care for baby birds?

Despite recent low temperatures and storms spring is on the way, and Sierra Wildlife Rescue volunteers are gearing up to open the Baby Bird Nursery around May 1. Caring for orphaned or injured nestlings or fledglings is a wonderful way to help and to learn a great deal about the fascinating lives of foothill songbirds. […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

M-Cubed wins Champion’s Award

The M-Cubed team moves on to the U.S. Championship. Courtesy photo

By Ravi Pandya M-Cubed, a First Lego League robotics team, received the 1st Place Champion’s Award (the most prestigious award any team can earn) at the Northern California State Championship on Jan. 29 at Newark Memorial High School. This tournament was the third level of competition. There are about 400 teams in all of Northern California […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Joshua Green

Airman 1st Class Joshua Green

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

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