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Local soccer star goes pro

Oak Ridge alum Rachel Mercik, seen here playing for Cal, is now professionally playing soccer in Germany. Courtesy photo

Rachel Mercik’s soccer skills just keep getting stronger. Fulfilling a childhood dream to professionally play the sport, the 2010 Oak Ridge alum and recent UC Berkeley graduate left for Germany Sept. 1 after signing to play with the Division 1 team FFC Turbine Potsdam through June 2015. While on scholarship at Cal, the forward and […]

1 Comment / September 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition hands out grants

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, far left, poses with members of YELL (Youth Executive League in the Library), which received a grant to continue its programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recently awarded more than $16,000 in mini-grants, giving the money to local organizations that empower and reach out to youth. “You are the partners who are doing the magic and we’re here to help you,” said Vision Coalition Executive Director DJ Peterson as he performed a card trick […]

No Comment / September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS students debate well in tourney

Shaheryar Ajmal, left, and Sanjay Raavi pose with their trophies after the speech and debate tournament held this summer. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi earned 14th place in Public Forum Debate at the 2014 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kan., earlier this summer. Public Forum Debate is the newest form of debate offered by the National Speech & Debate Association and features opposing teams of two […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope helps students

Riley Peick, Hands4Hope college intern, along with Hands4Hope youth volunteers collect school supplies outside of Office Max in Placerville. This was one of many outreaches Hansd4Hope hosted during its first School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for students in El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

This summer Hands4Hope held its first School Supply Drive to benefit children in need in El Dorado County. In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2014-15 school year, Hands4Hope youth and adult volunteers, led by college intern Riley Peick, collaborated with multiple local businesses, organizations and residents to collect backpacks and school […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Off to España

Rotary Youth Exchange student Kendall Hoy will study abroad, spending a year in Spain. Photo by Laurie Edwards

In early September Kendall Hoy will begin a new, and undoubtedly unforgettable, chapter in her life. The Rotary Youth Exchange student will fly to Spain, where she’ll live and study for about a year. “I’m so excited,” the 16-year-old said. “I’m most excited to see Barcelona, and all the beautiful churches and to eat real authentic paella. […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescued caboose restored

Steve Cabrol of Rescue, right, steadies the ladder while Ron Sexton of Placerville places a piece of moulding on a windowsill inside of a caboose at the old Shingle Springs train depot. Cabrol and Sexton are members of the Gold Country Woodcrafters group responsible for the restoration of the caboose for the Placerville Historical Museum. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

America’s railroads have been called one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the country, which is probably why they continue to have such wide appeal. Doing their bit to preserve that part of American history in El Dorado County, a group of local volunteers has restored an old caboose that was parked at the county museum […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Seniors get a room of their own

Lydia Roseby, Holly Morrison, Roberta Rimbault and Jo Ann Perry, all of Cameron Park, left to right, enjoy a game of Bananagram — a word game similar to Scrabble at the Cameron park Community Center Senior Room grand opening event. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Seniors finally have a gathering place at the Cameron Park Community Center. On Aug. 19 the Cameron Park Community Services District hosted a grand opening celebration. Fueled by the efforts of the Cameron Park Fifty Plus group, the newly created  senior room is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the center, 2502 Country Club […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »