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Oak Ridge rider takes varsity race

FORT ORD — The first high school mountain bike race weekend started with the cancelation of Saturdays pre-ride in an effort to preserve the twisty single track as rain started to fall. Heavy down pours overnight left the track in great racing condition with a few slippery mud puddles thrown in for excitement. Mother Nature […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

ALSF gives to Little League

The recent opening day for the Hangtown Little League at Union Mine High School in El Dorado was especially memorable thanks to a generous donation. During the opening ceremony, Assistance League of Sierra Foothills President Carol Kovak handed Hangtown Little League President Mikol Maitland a check for $4,200. Assistance League of Sierra Foothills “Sports Locker” […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Master Food Preservers: The best time of the year — for lemons

By Sari Cochrane A winter garden is beautiful, especially to a UCCE Master Preserver. The season’s bounty can be found in a search among the gothic branches and bramble of the foothills and unpruned gardens. Rosehips and kiwi are at their best, but both put up a fight so wear long gloves. Another garden warrior […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

My Turn: Broken Windows 2.0

Broken Windows theory was introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Wilson and George Kelling. The theory states that law enforcement targeting minor crimes helps to create an atmosphere of lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes. Kelling was hired as a consultant in New York City in 1985 and the theory was put in practice over the […]

March 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: Ensuring proper nutrition

Have you ever had a loved one who eats too much or doesn’t eat much at all? When cleaning out their refrigerator do you find old meat or spoiled milk? I don’t doubt that all of you have experienced taking care of someone who you know would benefit from a healthy diet. Many factors play a role […]

March 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Rodgers & Hammerstein classic on Ponderosa stage

Ponderosa High School Drama brings the popular musical “Oklahoma!” to the stage this month. The final theatrical production for the school year opens March 10 at the Little Theatre, 3661 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. Students have been working hard on the production both onstage and behind the scenes. Actors have run through their lines […]

February 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment

My Turn: Band or sports … why not both?

I appreciate Village Life writer Julie Samrick’s support regarding recognition of the value of instrumental music instruction within the schools here in El Dorado Hills. However, as a music educator for 31 years, the past 21 as the band director at Oak Ridge High School, I’d like to clarify the opinions recently expressed regarding opportunities for students to receive […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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