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5th grader plays ‘Surgeon for a Day’

Dressed in scrubs and not afraid to take on a challenge, 10-year-old Hunter McGee eagerly tried out Mercy Folsom’s new da Vinci Si Surgical System Wednesday morning. His task: Pick up a penny and move tiny rings from one spongy cone to another. The Oak Meadow Elementary fifth-grader won his spot in the surgeon’s seat by winning Mercy’s Name […]

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Family, friends mourn Dylan Ridolfi

Painted rocks and candlelight vigil held last Tuesday night honored the life of Dylan Ridolfi, an Oak Ridge High School student who died in a sledding accident on Sunday, Feb. 17. Friends and family gathered to reminisce and celebrate the 15-year-old known for his love of family and football. Dylan was on Oak Ridge’s undefeated […]

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Flying high at just 17

El Dorado Hills resident Austin Bowa had an especially sweet Valentine’s Day. Not only did he turn 17 but he also earned his private pilot’s license to fly a helicopter. His mother Shelly said she believes her son is now the youngest licensed helicopter pilot in the United States. A year ago, Bowa took his first solo […]

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Daddy & Me a sweet tradition

Nearly 300 daddies and daughters danced their hearts out at the 11th annual Daddy & Me Valentine Dance hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District at the CSD gym Friday night. Dads doted on their little ladies while doing the Chicken Dance in costume and slow dancing to “Butterfly Kisses,” which left all […]

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Eagle Scout ready for a new mission

Roman Andrus, 18, of El Dorado Hills Troop 529 recently received his Eagle Scout Award. For his Eagle project Andrus built and installed outdoor benches at Marble Valley School. While at Oak Ridge High School, the 2012 graduate was also in community service projects as well as high school varsity football, basketball and track and field. In the […]

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Student of the Month: Nicholas Allen

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills members celebrated Lake Forest Elementary first-grader Nicholas Allen as Student of the Month at the Feb. 6 meeting. Calling Nicholas, 7, a creative student who serves as a role model to others, Principal Bruce Peters said, “He’s going to grow up to be an amazing young man.” Rescue […]

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Beekeeper battles mites and insecticide

Maybe you’ve seen them off to the right while driving up Bass Lake Grade, hundreds of green and white crates scattered around the old Clarksville town site. They’re bee hives, and they belong to Bryan Williams of High Sierra Bee Ranch in Rescue. In some ways they represent a desperate last stand against parasitic mites […]

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