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‘Green’ student honored by Rotary

TOP STUDENT — Fifth-grader Arya Aziz is surrounded by admirers at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast on March 2. Left to right are: Club President Bill Tobin, Oak Meadow Principal Barbara Narez, Arya Aziz, proud dad James Aziz, teacher Cindi Prahl, Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Terry Wenig and Oak Meadow Asst. Principal Paul Stewart. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Arya Aziz taught her classmates and teachers at Oak Meadow Elementary about the importance of recycling. The fifth-grader’s efforts have made her school ‘greener’ and caught the attention of her teachers and school administrators, who nominated her as the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month. “She’s just an amazing young gal,” […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow artists showcase their work

ART APPRECIATORS — Oak Meadow fourth-graders Tyler Silva, Grant Silva and Austin Green, left to right, study stocking sculptures made out of nylon stockings, wheat paste, wire hangers and paint from Mrs. Brennan's fourth-grade class at the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk on Feb. 24. Photo by Michelle Silva

By Michelle Silva More than 600 students and family members of Oak Meadow Elementary attended the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk, a visual arts showcase of all Oak Meadow students’ work. The Feb. 24 event featured masterpieces on display for one evening only. The projects were created with a wide variety of material and mediums inspired […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rotary exchange student has experiences he’ll never forget

GREAT EXCHANGE —€” Rotary Youth Exhcange student Elais Steyrer, center, smiles with host Dan Haverty of Folsom, left, and El Dorado Hills Rotary President Bill Tobin. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Elias Steyrer wasn’t that impressed with Disneyland. “It’s pretty exhausting to go there,” said the young man from Salzburg, Austria, who’s attending Folsom High School courtesy of the Rotary Youth Exchange program. But the teen with a passion for his home country, wiener schnitzel and now American living has made many memories that will last […]

No Comment / March 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Silva Valley interchange: Construction could begin next spring

ALL THE DETAILS — DOT Senior Civil Engineer Adam Bane explains the construction process at the Silva Valley interchange workshop held Monday evening. About 20 residents and property owners attended. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nick Giannini has concerns. Seven years ago the Serrano resident bought his Mertola Way home, in part for the peace and quiet it provided. Last year construction noise interrupted his calm nights as crews worked on the Highway 50 carpool lanes and bridge improvements nearby. “When they were doing all the pile driving we heard […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bulldog brainiacs best Academic Decathlon rivals

ASK THESE STUDENTS ABOUT "THE GREAT DEPRESSION": Folsom High Academic Decathlon Bulldogs defended their 1st-place position in the 2011 Sacramento County competition. Front row, left to right:  Allan Zhou, Allison Hamer, Ben Rosenfeld, Sydney Pierce, and Emmie Pope;  middle row: Marisa Franz, Janice Chan, Tim Bai; back row: Topher Anderson, Austin Kelley, Yiran Li, Spencer Buelna, coach Melinda Wilson. Courtesy photo

The Folsom High School Academic Decathlon team took the Sacramento County championship on Feb. 5, beating 24 high schools in the county. Most importantly, the Folsom Bulldogs beat the Bella Vista Broncos, the high school that fielded dominating teams since the competition started in 1980. The Carmichael high school, in the San Juan Unified School […]

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

McClintock in EDH: ‘We’re doing what doesn’t work’

CONGRESSMAN Tom McClintock speaks to a packed house last Wednesday evening in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Jay Lensch

Congressman Tom McClintock sang along with a tea-fueled choir last Wednesday night at a packed town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills, riffing off audience comments and working free market, anti-regulation and pro-competition themes into every verse. Those who’ve followed McClintock’s career know that his themes haven’t changed much. They predate the current Tea Party […]

No Comment / February 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff asks residents to be the community’s eyes and ears

STRAIGHT FROM THE SHERIFF — John D'Agostini, seen with emcee Vicki Barber, answers questions at last week's community breakfast. D'Agostini encouraged attendees to communicate with their Sheriff's Department. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It’s like he never stopped campaigning. With a loud voice and a clear message, recently elected Sheriff John D’Agostini, who outlasted a field of seven strong candidates in a grueling 2010 campaign filled with both accusations and promises to reform a department with acknowledged “culture” problems, reaffirmed his priorities with his west county constituency at […]

No Comment / February 25, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »