127-year-old family Bible comes home

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Odyssey team heading to world stage

They’ve done the work and now the seven-member Oak Ridge High School Odyssey of the Mind needs help getting to the world finals in Michigan. The international, creative problem-solving competition has been a part of millions of kids’ lives from kindergarten through college for the past 25 years. Students are asked to solve an age-appropriate […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Eagle Scout Grant Snyder designs perfect project

Grant Snyder of El Dorado Hills earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  Grant’s Court of Honor was held at Bertelsen Park on Aug. 11, 2012. Grant began scouting in first grade, starting as a Tiger Cub in Pack 789 in Gilroy. After moving to El Dorado Hills in 2002, Grant joined Cub Scout Pack 454 […]

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Toast to Wildlife showcases SWR’s success

It was a howler of a good time at Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Toast to Wildlife Champagne Brunch at the Cameron Park Country Club on Sunday, April 28. Supporters interacted with rescued wildlife, heard a fascinating presentation on wolves, enjoyed a sumptuous brunch and took their chances on silent auction items and raffles. The most popular part […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Serrano fitness center unveils makeover

The newly expanded Serrano Country Club fitness center opened Saturday with a party for the current members, who noshed healthy appetizers, mingled with friends on the patio and toured the facility. The center went under the knife of RCP Construction in November, emerging with bright new cardio, group exercise and kids rooms, two new tennis […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Sky Mote’s family helping wounded warriors

“It’s helped me so much to keep that connection,” said Russell Mote, father of Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 10, 2012, just one day after he was awarded the Navy Marine Commendation Medal for combat heroism. The connection Russell Mote values is the tie between his family and Sky’s […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

COOL school celebrates second successful year

Families looking for a less traditional, more flexible public school option, have a COOL option. Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning is a full-time, tuition-free, independent study program offered through the Rescue Union school district where students in grades three through eight complete the bulk of their studies online. Open since the start of the 2011-12 […]

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