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The year of the vegetable?

HEALTHY SNACK — First grader Raul Garcia shows off his bowl of vegetables grown at Theodore Judah Elementary School's garden. Courtesy photo

Mercy Folsom helps local students bring in healthy harvest Is 2011 the year of the vegetable? Students in Mrs. Ghidossi’s first grade class at Theodore Judah School in Folsom think so. On Feb. 16 they celebrated the harvest from their winter vegetable garden — cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage. Canen Peterson, school principal, was on hand […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls sour Pondo Senior Night

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa girl’s basketball team celebrated Senior Night at home against intra-county rival Oak Ridge Friday night for the final Delta River League game of the season. In a packed gym in front of an enthusiastic Bruin crowd, Ponderosa honored its two seniors Nikki Johnson […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Rolling Hills students want your pennies

Rolling Hills Middle School students, including Adam Spellman, Isaiah Quinones, Mihika Saxena, Amber Hus, McKayla Hus and Kaitlyn Allen, hope their school will be the top collector in the state for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society'€™s Pennies for Patients campaign. Courtesy photo

For the eleventh consecutive year, Rolling Hills Middle School students are collecting change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” campaign throughout February. This year, for the first time, the community is invited to participate in hopes of helping the school reach a significant milestone. “Last year, Rolling Hills was the number one […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge student wins poetry contest


Oak Ridge senior Rebecca Shields took first place in El Dorado County’s “Poetry Out Loud” competition on Feb. 2. Shields was one of thousands of students across the state to participate in the national recitation contest, a program run by the California Arts Council in the state and started by the National Endowment for the […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 »