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Clarksville Day bigger than ever this year

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

You know about the ghost town of Clarksville, right? It’s still standing … barely … just a half-mile as the crow flies east of El Dorado Hills Town Center, visible from the Bass Lake Grade on Highway 50, but hidden behind a locked gate for years. The gate opens to the public once each year, […]

No Comment / April 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girls on the Run gain confidence

Led by coaches: Araba Pozos, Veronica Janecek, Rob & Mindy Spies, Sue Chima, and Charles Wright, the Oak Meadow team consists of (in no particular order): Karina Alvarado, Sadaf Dabiri, Nadia Theodore, Kaitlyn Shipley, Sophia Fu, Morgan Wright, Isabella Torrao, Naama Lila, Yashmita Malhotra, Shea Gehrke, Kiara Janecek, Austin Pozos, Alexa Songco, Amy Deng, Angelina Wu, Annabella Sarreshteh, Caroline Snyder, Elizabeth Rosendahl, Emma Webb, Grace Gibson, Grace Frost, Hailey Miller, Kaveen Chima, Nikki Spies, Paige Karpinen, Riley Russo and Sydnee Hustrei. Courtesy photo

When Oak Meadow fifth-grader Morgan Wright recently moved from Texas to El Dorado Hills she didn’t know anyone. By joining the after school program Girls on the Run this spring, she and 25 other Oak Meadow girls in third through fifth grade have made new friends and gained a whole lot more during the three-month […]

No Comment / April 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills goes international

Aylin Askin, 8, in her Turkish attire, helps her mother, event coordinator Cigdem Askin, "make sure everything is running smoothly," while also taking a break at the Mathnasium exhibit. Photo by Julie Samrick

The gym at Rolling Hills Middle School was transformed into a mecca of multiculturalism last Friday as more than 500 attendees came out for Buckeye Union School District’s second annual International Festival. Rolling Hills’ parent and event organizer Cigdem Askin led the charge once more, after first piloting the program at Oak Meadow Elementary last year. […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS Music wins big at Heritage Festival

Maestro winners Danielle Jolette, Kyle Schafer and Peter Nelson, left to right.

Oak Ridge High School musicians brought home several honors after performing at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim over spring break. The bands took gold in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Jazz categories, and won the Band Sweepstakes Award. Choir also had an impressive show and took home gold for Choral and Chamber groups, while A Capella […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Troop 454 celebrates 100th Eagle

Eagle Scout Matthew Wollert

Matthew Wollert has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — the 100th for Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills. He started his Boy Scout journey inTracy and then moved to El Dorado Hills, where he continued in Troop 454 under the command of Scout Master Elvis McCann. Matthew has held many positions where he was […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Children learn to live well

Yoga instructor Andrea Shaw brings the kids into the warrior pose during Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. The event held earlier this month was sponsored by a partnership between Mercy Hospital of Folsom’s Growing Well With Mercy program and the Silva Valley PTA. The goal was to help students discover that healthier living can be fun at the event. Everyone learned yummy foods can be nutritious and more. Photo by Linda Holderness

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent  Health tips came with a few surprises at the Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. Students discovered healthier living can be fun and learned that yummy foods can be nutritious at the event earlier this month. A third surprise was more serious: Beware how you quench your thirst. The […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scout’s delicious dream doubled

Nicole Shedd shows off some of the 200 cupcakes she and her fellow Girl Scouts from Troop 10 baked for the father/daughter dance last week. Photo by Julie Samrick

Nicole Shedd, a Lake Forest Elementary fourth grader, thought it would be cool for her Girl Scout troop to have their own unique project. After all, her younger brother had just finished building a race car for his Cub Scout den’s Pinewood Derby. Nicole recruited the nine other girls in her El Dorado Hills’ Girl […]

No Comment / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »