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Travel the world without leaving home

STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD are coming to California this summer to study American culture. Consider becoming a host family. Courtesy photo

Host families are needed for exchange students for three-and-a-half weeks this summer. Education First’s Educational Homestay Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international student exchange. We know that today’s world is a global one, and that it is exceedingly important for young people to expand their horizons. Our programs allow students ages 12-18 to experience life […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Birthday boy wins Pinewood Derby

Nicholas Stolecki, age 11, with his Pinewood Derby Finals Commemorative Sam HarryTrophy.

On his 11th birthday Nick Stolecki took home the trophy at the local Pinewood Derby Finals. Nick’s pinewood derby car posted a lightning fast new track record of 3.04 seconds and raced against the fastest cars from the local Cub Scout packs. This annual event was held at Silva Valley Elementary school on Saturday, Jan. […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Go for a hike (and more) with the American River Conservancy

Wakamatsu/Gold Hill walk and historic tours First & third Saturdays in March, April & May 10 a.m. to noon Join ARC trained docents for a firsthand look at the property recently acquired by ARC. This ranch is an interesting mosaic of springs, streams, wetlands, blue and live oak forest, sweeping vistas and prime agricultural soil.  […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run For Courage becomes a non-profit

RUN FOR COURAGE Team — Back Row: Vicki Zito, Teresa Kelley, Suzy Solorzano, Heather Olson, Trisha Peringer and Julie Cummings. Front Row:  Stephanie Loos, Jennifer Rodenberg, Ashlie Bryant, Sue Mackin and Amy Johnson. Courtesy photo

One year ago 11 women in El Dorado Hills joined together to raise awareness and money for the restoration of minor victims of sex trafficking. They planned a 5K/10K race called Run For Courage, which took place this past October in Folsom. With the support of 726 participants, countless volunteers and many generous sponsors Run […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lady Trojans nab DRL championship

The visiting Lady Trojans jumped out to a 41-17 halftime lead and coasted to the Delta River League victory Friday. Oak Ridge walked away with the league pennant and a final score of 70-36. Dakota McLarnan led the offense with 13 points, Haley Anderson scored 10; Natalie Stone, Carly Bettencourt and Jenna Klein each tallied […]

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Oak Ridge boys fall short against Folsom

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent The Oak Ridge boys basketball team entered Friday’s game against Folsom on a high note after having knocked off Pleasant Grove Wednesday and breaking a four-game losing streak, but the high was erased with an 58-50 overtime loss to the Bulldogs. The Trojans played the first half without their […]

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Oak Ridge, Pondo sends 23 to Divisionals

KEATON SUBJECK works an arm bar on Bruin wrestler Chip Hendricks during a January dual meet. The two met again at the DRL Championships, with Subjeck again finishing the victor. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent ELK GROVE — The Ponderosa and Oak Ridge wrestling teams started the postseason and the road to the state meet Saturday at Pleasant Grove in the Delta River League championships. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to this weekend’s Divsional meet at Franklin High. Ponderosa’s […]

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