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EDH boy recognized by Johns Hopkins

Adam Choe

Maria Blackburn Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth BALTIMORE — El Dorado Hills student Adam Choe was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Adam, a participant in the CTY […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students get hands-on history lesson

Oak Ridge juniors Ryan Hurst, Parker Doshier, Shri Shankar and Maddie King, back row left to right, and Lilly Alcozy, Binwant Kahlon and Kelly Ryoo, front row left to right, recently presented research papers on Clarksville and early El Dorado Hills at the El Dorado Hills Library. The students collaborated with members of the Clarksville Region Historical Society, a partnership both sides said they hope continues to keep local history alive. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

How do we keep local history alive? In an attempt to bridge the gap between generations, members of the Clarksville Region Historical Society mentored Oak Ridge students from Matt Hodgins’ AP U.S. History class during the course of the school year. Mentors who know the history of the Clarksville region (a pre-cursor to El Dorado […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills girl wins Lady and the Tramp regatta

Six-year-old El Dorado Hills sailor Madelyn Deutsch won the Junior Ladies Class of the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s annual Lady and the Tramp regatta, held Saturday, May 16, on Folsom Lake. Had she been scored among adult ladies, Madelyn would have placed second overall.Captaining Four Sirens, a Santana 20, Madelyn placed second, third and second in […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students get Capitol tour

Beth Gaines speaks to Lake Forest fifth-graders when they visited the state Capitol. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest fifth-graders toured the state Capitol earlier this month. Before the trip, the students learned how a bill becomes a law and came prepared to pitch their ideas to Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. Their ideas ranged from raising the speed limit and food stamp restrictions to more free school meal programs […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDCOE celebrates students’ champion

EDCOE Program Coordinator Sheila Silan, left, poses with county Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Myers after receiving her Excellence in Education award. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado County Office of Education presented the annual Excellence in Education award to Program Coordinator Sheila Silan on Tuesday, May 5. The award is given to one person in the organization, regardless of their position, who exemplifies the award’s namesake by being the embodiment of teamwork, innovation, collaboration and commitment to the success […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Farewell, ‘Dan O’

Dan Gothier turned in his keys after 26 years with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Dan Gothier may be leaving the building, but the El Dorado Hills Community Services District lead maintenance worker’s mark won’t be forgotten. For 26 years Gothier, or “Dan O,” has kept the CSD’s parks and facilities beautified and trained many others along the way. At his retirement party April 28, newer parks supervisors said Gothier paved […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CHP sharing bike safety tips

Chipper reminds everyone to stay safe when riding their bikes.

Whether walking, bicycling or operating a motor vehicle, the California Highway Patrol wants the public to be safe on the roadways. In order to promote May is Bike Month, the CHP Valley Division Placerville Area will conduct a Bicyclist Traffic Safety Fair and Rodeo to educate the public in the right-of-way laws for bicyclists on […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »