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Gardening with ease

By Barbara Finley UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener The hands ache, the knees creak, the poor aching back — but look at that beautiful garden! The roses are blooming and oh, so many bees around the lavender … and, yes, there is a butterfly! Plums ripen, pears and apples coming along, but the grass […]

No Comment / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Summer activities are in full swing

Community Campout Want to go camping? Plan an evening with your children or grandchildren; join us for the Community Campout at Cameron Park Lake on Friday, July 12, to Saturday, July 13. The Cameron Park Community Services District is hosting its second annual Community Campout. Bring your camping gear and let us do the cooking for […]

No Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Special Olympians coming to Davis

Athletes from Northern California will compete in the Special Olympics Summer Games, June 28-30, in Davis. KLC fotos

More than 700 Special Olympics athletes and 200 volunteer coaches along with numerous fans will arrive at UC Davis for the annual Special Olympics Summer Games from June 28-30. Things get under way Friday with Opening Ceremonies, which features a Law Enforcement Torch Relay before the lighting of the cauldron. The athletes compete June 29-30 […]

No Comment / June 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Nationals take the title

Manager Jeff Trexler, Cole Armstrong, Coach Edie Thompson, Julian O'Donoghue, Calin Trexler, Adam Choe (seated), Mia Thompson, Sean Dwyer (seated), Saxton Brown, Blake Hall (seated), Andrew Uharriet, Rowen Lampe (seated), Jared Dixon (seated) and Coach Shaun O'Donoghue, left ot right, celebrate the championship win. Not pictured: Jack Devine. Courtesy photo

In the El Dorado Hills Little League AAA Championship game, Andrew Uharriet’s outstanding pitching performance helped the Nationals beat a solid Cardinals team, 8-4. Uharriet struck out eight and pitched four and one-third innings of no-hit baseball, while only giving up one unearned run. Calin Trexler led the offense by going two for three with […]

No Comment / June 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My turn: County government, change and ‘What do you mean we’re moving to Phoenix?’

By Karl Weiland El Dorado County Assessor Everybody  knows an old dilapidated house. You know the kind, where you can’t flush the toilet if someone’s in the shower. Where the fuse box is so old that using the garage door opener while the dishwasher is running blows the fuse and kills half the lights in […]

No Comment / June 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH wrestlers triumph at Fresno tourney

EDH wrestlers bring home Bear Head trophies from state tournament in Fresno. Pictured are, back row: coaches Lyndel Deatherage, Kevin Pebley, Clarence Moore, Kyle West and Benjamin West;
front row, Kaden West, Brody Deatherage, Christian Pebley, Scotty Moore and Kenyen Middleton. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers brought home the trophies from the Dave Shultz Freestyle State Tournament at Selland Arena in Fresno earlier this month. First-grader Christian Pebley wrestled seven times and came home with a well earned 5th place medal. Second-grader Kenyen Middleton placed 4th, third-grader Brody Deatherage placed 3rd, third-grader Scotty Moore place 1st, fifth-grader Kaden […]

No Comment / June 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Wellman an All American

Oak Ridge lacrosse player Josh Wellman, seen here last season was recently named an All American. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

BALTIMORE — U.S. Lacrosse recently announced the first of three groups of high school boys’ lacrosse players named U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, All-Academic honorees or Bob Scott Award winners. Nearly 80 players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field, including Oak Ridge junior Josh Wellman, one of 49 All Americans selected. […]

No Comment / June 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »