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Last Login: Wed Sep 3 11:17:22 2014

El Dorado County schools earn ‘distinguished’ awards

Ten El Dorado County elementary schools, representing five school districts, received recognition as 2014 California Distinguished Schools.The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors schools with demonstrating educational excellence for all students and in showing significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Northside Elementary from Black Oak Mine Unified School District; Silva Valley Elementary, Oak […]

Comments Off / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Give Where You Live’ — bringing people, local non-profits together

With so many important and worthy causes all over the world, how does one choose which ones to benefit? How do you and when you do start? The answer is: Start where you live and do it on May 6. Tuesday, May 6, is National Day of Giving and the El Dorado Community Foundation has […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rock hounds create art

A few months ago, cairns of carefully stacked rocks began to appear in Cameron Park. You could see them up behind Eskaton, on Sudbury Drive, in the Pine Hill Preserve — tiny cairns, medium cairns and a few taller than an Irish Wolfhound. People wondered where they came from. The mystery is a mystery no […]

Comments Off / April 30, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cai knows her mission

SEARCH AND RESCUE volunteer Noreen McClintock walks with her 6-year-old German Shepherd Cai at Wild Oaks Park in El Dorado HIlls.  Cai is a trained area wilderness, live find and cadaver search dog who along with McClintock participated in rescue efforts  following the mudslide in Darrington, Wash.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He may not look heroic — in fact, with the tug toy hanging from his mouth and his tongue hanging out, this German shepherd looks downright goofy. When his owner, Noreen McClintok, gives him the “search” command, however, the goofy animal is gone, replaced by a focused, intent dog who does not give up. On […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Join the fun in River City

Harold Hill (Andrew Wilson) captures the crowd's attention during one of his charming performances in "The Music Man," opening this week. This El Dorado Musical Theatre production features two casts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Seventy-six cast members and 76 trombones — all a part of El Dorado Musical Theater’s spring production “The Music Man,” will take the stage at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom April 25 through May 11. The award-winning Broadway show takes place in River City, Iowa, where con man Harold Hill breezes into […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Community supports Grayson’s fight against leukemia

GRAYSON KLEINKNIGHT, 7, plays with a IiPad at his home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

Comments Off / April 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Have fun in the mud

Maybe “prim” isn’t your style. If you’re a more active type who likes mixing it up and getting a little dirty, then Mud Aide, El Dorado County’s first ever mud run, could be a great opportunity to have some fun, get in a training run and help out the Infant and Parent Center. This family […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »