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Ethos U11 Boys Blue learns a new style

By Jen Ostrode  The Ethos U11 Boys Blue team has had a tremendous season thus far and has recently played up an age group in two local U12 tournaments.  After being accepted into this Thanksgiving’s San Diego Surf Cup, a tournament well-known for being one of the premier tournaments in the nation, the Ethos boys […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Concert benefits Run for Courage

Talented local artists will perform a free concert to raise money for Run For Courage, the local organization that brings awareness to and raises funds for victims of sex trafficking. Katherine Sorgea, Alyson Chavez, Lauryn Caruso and Savannah Argyle Hays will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Sun Hills Church […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom dancer wins scholarship

Genya Malko and Michiko Cantor waltz at a recent Capital Dance Center showcase.  Photo by Thomas Ferrick

Folsom resident Michiko Cantor recently took first in 12 silver-level dances in San Francisco’s Autumn Dance Classic. She also won the most important dance — the American Smooth Silver Scholarship, an honor with a monetary award that can go for dance lessons, etc. Since private lessons and competing with one’s teacher can be so costly, the […]

Comments Off / November 07, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

What a view

Hiker Shawn Burton sits by his campsite at Star Lake along the Tahoe Rim Trail. The El Dorado Hills man traversed the entire 167-mile trail last month. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: Here’s part one of the promised journal of El Dorado Hills resident Shawn Burton, who embarked on a 167-mile journey around the Tahoe Basin last month. Oct. 4 Hello everyone, beginning today I am going to be attempting to hike the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. For those of you who don’t know, the […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

OR grad earns his wings

2nd Lt. Drew Dela Cruz

By Rick Dela Cruz 2nd Lt.  Drew Dela Cruz will earn his Silver Wings at graduation on Dec. 13 from the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13 At Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The 52-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physiological training to prepare students for flight. The second phase, […]

1 Comment / November 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Never grow up

Dylan Gray (Smee), Alex Levy (Captain Hook) and Bethany Wheat (Peter Pan). Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Peter Pan,” Nov. 8-24, at Harris Center for the Arts. As timeless as the boy for whom it is named, “Peter Pan” is the beloved musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about a boy who “won’t grow up.” The show includes all of the charming characters created by Barrie including […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Peach Leaf Curl

By Kit Smith UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Peach Leaf Curl is a fungus called Taphrina deformans. It infects both peach and nectarine trees. Overhead irrigation and rain wash the fungi onto buds and new leaves and from leaf to leaf. The Peach Leaf Curl fungus spores infect the trees through bud scales as the […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »