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In health: Does the fountain of youth exist?

People are living longer. That is a fact. The average life span at the turn of the 21st century was 47. At the turn of this century it is almost 80. The question you need to ask yourself is: Do you plan on living a healthy fulfilling life, or one filled with doctor’s appointments for […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Jesus Christ Superstar

Lakehills Youth Performing Arts Group takes on “Jesus Christ Superstar” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Courtesy photo

The Lakehills Youth Performing Arts Group explore the last week of Jesus’ life in the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The show opens Friday, Jan. 25, and runs through Feb. 2 at Lakehills Church in El Dorado Hills. Becky Reilly, a youth leader at Lakehills Church and leader of the Youth Performing Group directs and […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDH wrestlers win silver

EDH wrestler Carter Patterson takes control of his opponent during Saturday's match. The third grader helped his team win second place at the Roseville tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s third- through fifth-grade competition team placed second in team duals in Roseville last weekend. The team   beat Vacaville to get into finals against Roseville Tigers and lost by three points. El Dorado Hills’ third-grade team also placed second, losing to Roseville’s Orange Crush team. Wrestlers competing were: Corbin Squires, Matsen Wurm, Ryland Smith, Brady Hofacre, Christian Pebley, […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grapplers win Trojan War Challenge

Spectators watch as the Trojans dominate their home wrestling tournament Saturday. Oak Ridge topped a field of 22 teams. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Camilli 1st at Engle The host Oak Ridge wrestling team outpointed a field of 22 teams Saturday, taking the top spot at The Trojan War Wrestling Challenge. Oak Ridge, led by bracket winners Keaton Subjeck (182 pounds) and Josh Ploke (106), finished with 171.5 team points, 11 better than Orland. Union Mine and El Dorado […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Rotary Speech Contest wants you!

Have a way with words and love helping others? Enter the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The contest is open to all high school students, including those home-schooled. Contestants must give a five- to eight-minute speech on “Peace Through Service,” Rotary International’s 2012-13 theme. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Robotics teams battle at Oak Ridge

The RoboKnights, Team No. 5220, from Fremont celebrate their win as Alliance Captain at Oak Ridge's  robotics competition held Sunday. Photo by Murali Golconda

Fourteen Northern California robotics teams competed at the second annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School Sunday. The event was hosted by the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 — Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland and Playing @Learning. Two winning teams will advance to the NorCal Championship being held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Newark […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Prospector Sparks Soccer sweeps championship

Sparks celebrate — Coach Jason Gulbransen, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Grace Stiveson, Coach Ryan Smith, back row, and Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith, Juliet Dias, Lacy Smith and Kendall Hoffman pose after their big win. (Not pictured: Katie Clark). Courtesy photo

Seventeen teams from Northern and Central California competed over two weekends in December and El Dorado County’s Prospector Sparks U11 girls team became champions at this year’s Assocation Cup. Hosted at Cherry Island near Sacramento, the Association Cup was the final tournament of the Sparks showcase season. The Sparks won all of the team’s six […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »