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Girl Scout’s health fair educates children

Girl Scout Mandy Price and Marshall Mouse give a thumbs up at Price's health fair. The Girl Scout said she wanted to educate children about the benefits of healthy lifestyles. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Mandy Price spent a Saturday morning educating people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For her her Girl Scout Gold Award project to benefit children in her community, Price recently hosted a health fair in El Dorado Hills that focused on exercising and eating healthy. Booths at the event educated visitors about bike […]

No Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge Speech and Debate teams go to State

On to states — ORHS Speech and Debate teammates Nathan Somavrapu and Kathan Somavrapu (back row), along with Sanjay Raavi, Shaheryar Ajmal and Anshman Kotha (front row) celebrate with coach Eric Larsen, center. Two teams of two will go to the state competition next month. Courtesy photo

By Sree Raavi Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal will represent their school at state competition in two events — International Extemporaneous Speech and Public Forum Debate. The state competition will be held April 18-22 at West Ranch High School in Valencia. “It has been three years […]

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Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day

Girl Scout Kaitlyn Shedd shows off Japanese sushi (sort of). The sushi served at World Thinking Day was made with rice krispy treats, gummy fish and green fruit wrap in place of seaweed.  Photo by Julie Samrick

More than 200 El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts ages 5 to 16 years old met at Lake Forest Elementary’s multipurpose gym Saturday afternoon to celebrate the organization’s annual World Thinking Day. According to the Girl Scouts, each year on or around Feb. 22, the official World Thinking Day, “Girls honor their sister Girl Guides and […]

No Comment / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen studies at famed Moscow’s Bolshoi

Ballerina Aubrey Kendler demonstrates her talent and flexibility at the  Sierra Ballet Studio. The local teen is now studying ballet in Russia. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

With her pointe shoes in tow, ballerina Aubrey Kendler recently took a 19-hour plane trip to Moscow to study at the Bolshoi’s Ballet Academy. The 16-year-old junior at Oak Ridge High School will be there until June, training with one of the premier classical ballet companies in the world. Kendler said the opportunity to train with […]

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New ladder truck is a utility player

Firefighters stand in the new Truck 85 bucket, which can go 100 feet in the air. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire District took delivery of a replacement ladder truck last week. Following a year of evaluation, the district spent $1.085 million on a near-new Sutphen “quint” ladder truck, purchased with reserve funds, according to District CFO Connie Bair. Chief Dave Roberts said he hopes to get 20 years of service out […]

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Friendship is key to this perfect match

For more than three years Big Brother Greg Durio and his Little Kamrynhave bonded over squirt-gun fights and family dinners. Durio was recently named Big Brother of the Year. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Greg Durio of El Dorado Hills has been chosen Big Brother of the Year by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. Durio, 49, and Kamryn, 10, have been matched for three-and-a-half years, since Kamryn was 7. They’ve remained friends through several moves that have left them in different cities an hour away […]

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Guide dog helps family appreciate life’s simple things

The Kinsella family met Spruce's new partner at the guide dog's graduation. Top, left to right: Mackenzie and Madison Kinsella; seated, left to right, Gabriella Kinsella, guide doge recipient Serena Miller with Spruce and Karrie Kinsella. Courtesy photo

Raising her family in an affluent El Dorado Hills neighborhood, mother Karrie Kinsella wanted to show her three daughters there’s more to life than money. “I wanted to show them something that you can’t put a price on,” she explained. In 2011 the family joined the El Dorado Second Sight Club and got a puppy to […]

No Comment / February 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »