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Education becomes locally controlled

A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions that shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and community members to fully understand the products of this ground-breaking transition and opportunity to shape our own future. The Common Core State Standards have […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sign up for youth basketball

By Lori Lasecki Registration is now open for the 2014-15 El Dorado Hills Youth Basketball season. All teams are limited to eight players and the season is open to players in 3rd through 12th grade — 3rd through 5th, 6th through 8th, and 9th through 12th grade boys teams; 3rd through 5th and 6th through […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Scouts enjoy ‘The Philmont Experience’

Intrepid climbers Ian Gilzean, Jacob Panec, Nicholas Rogness, Jonathan Heideman, Kyle Jones, Jonathan Rogness, Peter Hunt Sr. and Peter Hunt Jr., left to right, climbed 2,500 feet to the top of Mount Phillis in New Mexico as park of a Boy Scout outdoor adventure earlier this summer. Not pictured, Todd Jones. Courtesy photo

By Jonathan Rogness Chief of Media for Venturing Crew 193  July 17-30, Venturing Crew 193 took a trip to the prestigious Philmont Scout Ranch, west of the small town of Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont Scout Ranch is noteworthy for being the largest independent Scout camp in the world, attracting more than 20,000 Scouts and Scouters […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Put your best arm forward

World Famous Barber Jon’s Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition Fundraiser will be held at The Purple Place on Aug. 16. Courtesy photo

World Famous Barber Jon’s owner, Jon Rivera, hosts his second arm wrestling competition fundraiser to support two local non-profit veterans organizations. World Famous Barber Jon’s Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition Fundraiser, a family friendly event, will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road in El […]

Comments Off / August 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Remembering Millie Smith

Millie Smith loved participating in and volunteering at senior events. Here's she's all dressed up for the Halloween luncheon. Courtesy photo

VIllage Life columnist and senior go-getter Millie Smith died Wednesday, July 30, at age 94. Smith moved to El Dorado Hills in 1990 and was a steadfast volunteer in the El Dorado Hills community. When the Senior Nutrition Program started serving lunches in 1998, she rolled up her sleeves and began volunteering for the program. For many years Smith volunteered […]

1 Comment / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rush No. 1 in California

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By Kristen Slaughter El Dorado Hills has its first-ever Little League Intermediate State Champs. After winning the CA Div 2 50/70 Little League Championship in Chowchilla, the District 54 team of 13- to 14-year-olds, all from El Dorado Hills, travelled to Nogales, Ariz., to defeat the SoCal Intermediate Little League team and be named the California State Champions […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Gold ’01 comes in third

Foothill Gold '01 COACH Johnny Polson stands with players Giana Hayes, Leah Polson, Shelby Pfeiler, Lexi Detwiler, Faith Matis and coach Alan Orchard in the back row, left to right; front row, left to right: Savannah Wyrick, Bailey Pfeiler, Reagan Hunt, coach Tim Perez, Adreanna Killingsworth, Sydney Littles and Mia Perez. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 01′ softball team took third place in the recent TCS Western World Series in Reno, Nev., a competition that features 108 teams. Going undefeated until Friday night against the Nor Cal Bownet team, the Gold girls had to battle against Hawaii Dynasty to stay in the tournament. They beat Hawaii in a Friday night nail […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »