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Student film encourages others not to stay silent

Oak Ridge drama student Julianne Yonano plays a bully with a change of heart in a locally made student film that has gone viral.
Courtesy photo

In the locally made student film “Silent” a deaf teenager is bullied by her classmates until another girl realizes the pain they are inflicting. Oak Ridge sophomore Julianne Yonano plays the bully with a change of heart and explained why she believes the film’s message is resonating with so many. Since it was posted on […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescue settles, Buckeye declares impasse

Teachers picketed in front of Rolling Hills Middle School during Open House April 14 to draw attention to the impasse the district and teachers have reached due to stalled contract negotiations. Courtesy photos

The Rescue Union Federation of Teachers accepted a 4.5-percent salary increase from the Rescue Union School District last week, while negotiations at the Buckeye Union School District remain stalled. Buckeye Union made its “last, best and final” offer of a 1 percent ongoing salary increase and a 3.5 percent, one-time bonus at an April 7 […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Camellia Cup: Sacramento sailor wins seventh championship

Day sailors start their race at the 50th annual Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake. The weekend event was hosted by the Folsom Lake Yacht Club. Photos by John Poimiroo

Sacramentan Charles Witcher, representing the Folsom Lake Yacht Club, earned recognition as the best sailor in the greater Sacramento region on Sunday, April 17, by ranking first among 59 sailboats in the 50th Camellia Cup Regatta sailed on Folsom Lake. Witcher finished first in four of five races sailed by the 13-boat Banshee class during two […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Ian Hunt

Student of the Month Ian Hunt, center holding plaque, celebrates his award with, left to right, Principal Bruce Peters, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Teacher Lynn Howard, sisters Olivia, Addison and Elsa, dad Jon Hunt, mom Carey Hunt and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Dave Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills celebrated Lake Forest Elementary School fifth-grader Ian Hunt at last week’s breakfast meeting. “He’s an excellent student,” said teacher Lynn Howard, noting that Ian gives 100 percent in the classroom. Howard said she appreciates Ian’s sense of humor. “He gets all my jokes,” she said, adding that Ian […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen’s event keeps tails wagging

El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston hosted a puppy petting event in her home (here with a chihuahua mix) to raise funds for Foothill Dog Rescue and to socialize young puppies so that they may find permanent homes. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When it was time for El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston to pick a school project, her teachers at Golden Valley Charter School thought she might have chosen something too difficult. She had chosen to host a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue and pulled it off, earning $1,000 for the non-profit earlier this year. “They […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom sailor wins Folsom Lake race

Keim Geil and Will Deutsch made all the right choices to come from behind and win the Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. Photo by John Poimiroo

Will Deutsch, 38, of Folsom, sailed his Santana 20, Four Sirens, the fastest of 14 sailboats to win the 35th Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. The Trans-Folsom Regatta is a long-distance pursuit race in which heavier or slower-rated boats start first. “You always know where your boat stands in this sort of regatta,” said […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Biz walk reflects optimism

Adam Markhieh, owner of Adam's Cigars in Town Center, chats with Biz Walk team member Reid Bellis of Barber Jon's. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted its ninth annual Biz Walk March 30 with chamber members and local civic leaders teaming up to visit every commercial center in town, including the Business Park, Town Center and Safeway shopping center. In all, approximately 200 business owners or managers were given the results of the […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »