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Children learn to live well

Yoga instructor Andrea Shaw brings the kids into the warrior pose during Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. The event held earlier this month was sponsored by a partnership between Mercy Hospital of Folsom’s Growing Well With Mercy program and the Silva Valley PTA. The goal was to help students discover that healthier living can be fun at the event. Everyone learned yummy foods can be nutritious and more. Photo by Linda Holderness

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent  Health tips came with a few surprises at the Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. Students discovered healthier living can be fun and learned that yummy foods can be nutritious at the event earlier this month. A third surprise was more serious: Beware how you quench your thirst. The […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojans triumph in NorCal volleyball tournament

Oak Ridge's boys volleyball squad celebrates its big win at a NorCal tourney. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge Trojans boys varsity volleyball team won the NorCal Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Vallejo earlier this month. Led by senior outside hitters Trent Stigerts and Tim Smolarski, the Oak Ridge team nearly went undefeated, losing only one game all day in the championship match against Drake High School. Returning juniors middle blocker Storm […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marshall Medical Center new Birth Center and Emergency Department coming soon

We’ve already been voted the best, and now we’re getting bigger and even better. It’s been many years in the making, but after tons of community support and construction, the new Birth Center and Emergency departments at Marshall are preparing to open. Planning for a fall grand opening this year, Marshall is excited to finally […]

Comments Off / April 16, 2012 | Posted in Best of 2011 | Read More »

Taylor Morrison builds dream homes

Taylor Morrison was named the No. 1 private homebuilder in the United States in 2010 and 2011 by Builder Magazine. Taylor Morrison Northern California believes that your home is your trademark (TM) — a place that you can call your own. And discovering your TM has never been easier. The company is currently building a […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Best of 2011 | Read More »

Trojan track trio signs

Signing letters of intent at Oak Ridge High School Wednesday are left to right Holli Arrieta, track, Cal Poly; Jessica Emde, track, UC Santa Barbara; and Shannon Trumbull, track, UC Santa Barbara.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three Oak Ridge High track and field senior athletes signed Letter of Intents Wednesday in the school’s multi-purpose room to compete at the college level. Shannon Trumbull and Jessica Emde are both headed to the University of California, Santa Barbara, while Holli Arrieta will compete for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Three Scouts soar

Eagle Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee, left to right, are from Troop 454. Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee will share an important ceremony Saturday. All three have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. The 18-year-olds from Troop 454 are from the Phoenix Patrol and started their scouting adventure together at the age of 6. Their Eagle Scout Ceremony will be held at  1 p.m. at  St. Stephens […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Less drugs, more life

By Dr. Vicki Barber Recently I had a conversation with a young man who was planning to work on my car. He’s personable, easy to talk with, and very candid in his conversation. As we chatted, he mentioned he had difficulties with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He said he earned a 3.0+ grade point average in high school […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »