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Serrano Country Club awards first golf scholarships

Why don’t more young people learn to play golf? That’s the question the World Golf Foundation asked when it created the national youth service organization The First Tee in 1997, since finding the primary reason is due to a lack of affordable junior golf programs and places that welcome young golfers. Today there are 200 […]

December 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Court denies Town Center apartment project

“The El Dorado Hills Town Center Apartments project approval has been overturned by the courts, one year after its approval by the Board of Supervisors.” So begins a prepared statement from the group known as Citizens for Sensible Growth in El Dorado Hills released last week. “The court ruling substantiates the public’s claims that the […]

December 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

School makes ‘golden’ contributions

Golden Hills School’s fifth-grade class sang Christmas carols at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center last Thursday afternoon and then paired up with seniors to decorate stockings for foster children. Every month teacher Lisa Perry’s 14 fifth-graders work on outreach projects for the senior center, including making centerpieces for the center’s large round tables. Friday marked the […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Second chance likely for Principal Burke

Oak Ridge High School students, parents and staff packed the El Dorado Union High School District boardroom in Placerville last Thursday afternoon to continue a campaign to save Principal Paul Burke’s job. During the public comment period parents and head football coach Eric Cavaliere spoke about the positive things Burke adds to the El Dorado Hills high […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Inmates build Christmas wishes

As you drive up to the intimidating 1,200-acre Folsom Prison facility, you can’t help think of the late Johnny Cash and the famous live album The Man in Black recorded there on Jan. 13, 1968. Fast-forward to Dec. 15, when Folsom Prison transformed from a legendary concert venue to a place where Christmas wishes came true. My focus […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Young shoppers have a ball

Before the sun came up Saturday the El Dorado Hills Target was filled with the sounds of laughter and chatter as shoppers filled their carts. This wasn’t a doorbuster Christmas sale. It was this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Snowball shopping event benefitting 150 local children, who, thanks to generous donors […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Dog park donor gets lasting thanks

El Dorado Hills residents Paul and Janet Stahlhuth were surprised with a bench and plaque inside the El Dorado Hills dog park at Community Park Saturday. El Dorado Dog Owners Guild president Holly Morrison told the Stahlhuths the gift is a thank you for “their generous donation and community spirit.” In 2010 Paul challenged residents […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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