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Trunk or Treating with a twist

Sixty Madrone Montessori preschool students didn’t get candy in their bags during their annual Trunk or Treat event last week. Instead students and parents took part in a community service activity the school called Gather and Give. Students at the El Dorado Hills school came dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, walked around to western-themed stations […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Teacher helps students build a better future

Andy Kotko has been a wheelbarrow racer and a track star, but one of his best gigs is being a first-grade teacher at Mather Heights Elementary School in Rancho Cordova, laying the foundation for learning concepts that his students will carry forward into the rest of their lives. Kotko was one of four California teachers recently […]

November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Young volunteers get lessons in compassion

Fresh faced and full of promise, Marshall Medical Center’s junior volunteers may have signed up to earn community service hours but they leave having learned a lot more about themselves and the importance of compassion. A long-standing program, Marshall’s Junior Volunteer Program invites high school students, ages 14 to 18, to give back. Some 40 students strong, annually they donate more than 3,000 […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Library fundraiser in full swing

Cameron Park Friends of the Library has launched a fundraising drive to replace items stolen from the Cameron Park Library. Over the summer the library suffered a break-in and vandalism. Windows were smashed and a number of items were stolen, including a donation box containing money from Friends of the Library, a laptop, DVDs and […]

November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Project defines Rotary’s giving spirit

Cameron Park Rotarians recently visited third-grade classrooms in Cameron Park and Shingle Springs to hand out free dictionaries to students. The local Rotary Club distributed nearly 400 books at Blue Oak Elementary, Buckeye Elementary, Green Valley Elementary, Latrobe Elementary, Rescue Elementary and the California Montessori Project in Shingle Springs. Paul Stewart, principal at Blue Oak Elementary […]

November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Cancer a life-changer for local orthodontist

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month El Dorado Hills orthodontist Jeffrey Kwong will give free braces to a deserving person in the greater community impacted by cancer, something that Kwong said is deeply personal. When he was 12 years old Kwong’s parents announced to him and his younger sister that their mother had breast cancer. […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of El Dorado presented Rolling Hills Middle School student Elijah Hansen with the Student of the Month honor last Wednesday. Principal Debbie Bowers said Elijah has a happy disposition and grit plus a willingness to help others in the classroom and on the sports fields, making him an excellent student. “He is […]

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