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Celebrate cub Henry at Folsom Zoo’s Bear Day

FOLSOM Zoo's youngest bear will make his debut on Bear Day. Courtesy photo

Meet the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s 1-year-old bear cub Henry when the zoo celebrates Bear Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16. That’s the day Henry officially moves into the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s public Black Bear exhibit one. Henry’s new home has trees to climb, a large cave, a sunning rock and big […]

No Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scouts send friendship to Japan

GORL SCOUTS from several local troops want to send 1,000 paper cranes to their sister Scouts in japan. Courtesy photo

Following the devastating tragedy in Japan several troops of Girl Scouts in El Dorado County came together recently to send an expression of friendship to their sister Girl Scouts in Japan. Girls from five different troops (and a few supportive brothers) met at Holy Trinity School to work toward their goal of folding 1,000 origami cranes. The significance […]

No Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom goes old school with antique fair

ANTIQuE JEWELRY will no doubt catch visitors' eyes at the Spring Antique Fair in Folsom on April 17. Courtesy photo

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California will join local antique collectors and visitors when the Folsom Historic District Association hosts its 45th annual Spring Antique Fair on Sunday, April 17, on Sutter Street. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular regional event featuring free admission and free Light Rail passes. Many […]

No Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Gene’s a ‘Knight’ to remember

GENE SAVAGE stands by one of his many culinary masterpieces at an event. Courtesy photo

Brother Gene Savage, serving 12 continuous member years as a Knight at the Holy Trinity Parish Knights of Columbus Council 12394, has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding dedication and leadership abilities. Sir Gene Savage is a 4th degree member of the Knights, the highest status for a local council, and has led […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Dam releases impressive waterfall

Photo by Roberta Long

The five main gates of Folsom Dam poured water downriver on the American over the weekend. The dam provides drainage for about 1,875 square miles. The California Department of Water Resources reported the lake elevation on March 26 was 433.54 ft. Lake elevation has been held to between 428 and 441 feet for the past […]

1 Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow Elementary goes international

TILE PAINTING - Parent volunteer Jung Yang, 38, of El Dorado Hills instructs festival goers in the art of painting ceramic tiles at the Heritage Festival at Oak Ridge Elementary. Left to right are: Gaurav Turaga, 7, (parents Vish and Bhavana) of El Dorado Hills. Iris Howard, 6, with mom Olivia Howard, 34, dad Patrick Howard, 37, and brother Calvin, 5, of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was sunny and warm inside Oak Meadow Elementary’s gymnasium Friday afternoon, despite the dismal weather outside, where 300 people packed the house for the first Heritage Festival. Event organizer and Oak Meadow parent Cigdem Askin envisioned holding such an event since her fifth-grader first started school back in kindergarten, but with three younger children […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Principal puts her heart and ‘sole’ into fundraiser

SHOES FOR EVERY OCCASION — Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller stands in her show room. The footwear fanatic is selling 285 pairs of her shoes to raise money for the Rescue Union School District. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Jackson Principal Michele Miller said she couldn’t bear the thought of seven dark libraries next school year. Nor could she imagine losing teachers, school nurses and vice principals. The outlook at a recent Rescue Union School District board meeting was glum. “At a minimum $1.4 million (has to be cut) but it could go as […]

1 Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »