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Master Food Preservers: What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen

One of the first unofficial lessons UCCE Master Food Preservers learn is there are few failures, just product redefinitions. Jams and jellies that refuse to set are relabeled syrup; if they set too hard they become candy. If a jar doesn’t seal, it goes in the fridge. However, there are strict processing rules as defined […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

ADVNC Lax wins showcase

he ADVNC lacrosse team, comprised of Oak Ridge and Granite Bay High athletes, took home first in the National 175 Best-of-the-Best Showcase. Top left – Matt Solone, Anderson Marks, Ben Juarez, Jake Engelken, Everett Hayes, Ben Mazure, Matt Fowler, Ryan Rogers, Zach Russell, Brad Davito, Gavin Beadle, Will Stabbert (coach), Walker Yarborough, Cooper Gravlin.
Bottom left – Mikie Schlosser (coach), Elliot Hyman, Kabe Teague, Spencer Cova, Ryan Carpenter, Julian Dardano, Jace Foddrill, Brandon Wamsley, and head coach Dave Gravlin (not pictured). Courtesy photo

After a tournament win at North Lake Tahoe Summit this summer, the boys 2019 ADVNC lacrosse club traveled 2,700 miles to the east coast, competing recently in three elite club tournaments throughout Maryland, Delaware and New York. Seven county athletes — Ben Juarez, Jake Engelken, Julian Dardano, Ryan Carpenter, Ryan Rogers and Zach Russell — […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Inside Live on the Boulevard: Unmasking Fleetwood Mask

Hailing from the Bay Area, Mick Fleetwood-approved Fleetwood Mac cover band Fleetwood Mask, will bring down the house Thursday night for the next in the Live on the Boulevard concert series. Courtesy photo

Sherri Bergmann Village Life correspondent The talented members of Fleetwood Mask, with their uncanny recreation of the look and sound of one of rock’s most enduring and successful bands, Fleetwood Mac, are dedicating themselves to bring an unforgettable musical evening to El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Live on the Boulevard this Thursday, Aug. 11, from […]

Comments Off / August 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: It’s not too late

Whether you finished high school this May or you graduated 20-plus years ago, you still have the opportunity to enroll at Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center to start classes this August. You may have heard that getting into classes is difficult at a California community college – that is old news. In all but […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Barden to represent U.S. in Sweden

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Oak Ridge High student Sophia Barden, 15, recently won three first place national trophies at the 58th Annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships in Mobile, Ala. held July 10-16. Barden’s performance in the medal round earned her a spot on the U.S. national team’s roster, which will compete at the world championships in Helsingborg, Sweden, August […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Celebrities tee off in Tahoe

Mark Mulder

Andrew Hazard Village Life correspondent STATELINE, Nev. — The stars came out in droves to Edgewood Tahoe South in Stateline last week for the 27th Annual American Century Golf Championship as some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry and sports world competed in the event. Former Oakland Athletics pitcher Mark Mulder won for the […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Taz swimmers second at Champs

Kennedi Kernaztskas competes at the Champs Meet where the young swimmer was one of her team's high point earners. Photo courtesy of Eric Boucher

Comments Off / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Gallery Posts | Read More »