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ALSF gives to Little League

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills President Carol Kovak poses with Hangtown Little League President Mikol Maitland. Courtesy photo

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” […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 […]

1 Comment / March 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Do your part to reduce fire risk

Mike Kaslin Unit Chief, Amador-El Dorado Cal Fire There has certainly been a swing in the weather lately. Some long stretches of near 80-degree, windy days have begun to dry out our all too short winter. We have received some rain but we are still in a drought it will take many years of above average rainfall to end […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »