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No loose screws in Team NOVA’s ‘junk drawer’

Team NOVA, made up of students from Oak Ridge and Del Vista Lago High Schools, demonstrates a robot named "Pulsar" at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 19. The students presentation emphasized the importance of encouraging children's interest in math, science and technology. They hope to raise needed funds for the program. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Teens from El Dorado County and Folsom high schools are making a name for themselves. To be more precise, they have a name already, and their reputation is catching up fast. It’s Team NOVA 4963, and they make robots. Then they enter their robots in regional, state and world competitions. And then they win awards […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Six Eagles honored

Band of  brothers — Eagle Scouts Ashish Nag, Kees Vanderwyk, Cameron Hoyt, Evan Hoyt, Joshua Verner, Devin McDonald, Alexander Adams and Michael Tharratt from Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills supported each other during their Eagle Scout projects and Devin's illness. Courtesy photo

By Charlene McDonald They called themselves the “Eagle Patrol:” The name would turn out to be prophetic. Six young men — Alexander Adams, Evan Hoyt, Cameron Hoyt, Devin McDonald, Ashish Nag and Kees Vanderwyk — were honored Sunday at Lakehills Covenant Church for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. […]

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

Town Center’s Fireworks Jubilee lights up the night Tuesday

Village Life file photo by William A. Scales

Don’t miss live music, delicious chili and a spectacular fireworks show at the third annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The patriotic fun will run from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Events at this crowd-pleasing jubilee include Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show and bounce houses for the little ones, live […]

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

Hands4Hope gets patriotic with care package drive

Samita Dutta, a member of Hands4Hope's Soldier Care Package Committee, presents Cyndi Romono of the Honor Our Troops Committee a check representing the money raised by the H4H committee during last year's Fireworks Jubilee. The donation was used to help pay the shipping cost for more than 40 care packages. Also pictured, left to right, are: Nico Gambetta, Gianni Gambetta, Jacob Bassett, Riley Fitzpatrick and Andrew Bassett. Courtesy photo

By Samita Dutta With Fourth of July just around the corner, people might feel more patriotic and thoughtful in regards to our men and women overseas. Independence Day evokes pride in many people, and especially in local non-profit youth outreach organization  Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference. With the soldiers who serve us every day in […]

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

Chan House to showcase Folsom’s Chinese heritage

June Chan and her brother Howard grew up in the Chan House. June Chan is a tireless advocate for preservation of Chinese history and is the leader of the effort to convert the building to a historical museum with a garden as seen in the rendering she holds. Photo by Roberta Long

Visitors to the newly redeveloped Historic Sutter Street notice one building that seems overlooked. The small, yellow building near the Gold Line light rail station at 719 Sutter St. looks much as it did years ago. It is not forgotten and will soon become another nugget in the treasure that is Folsom’s Historic District. It […]

1 Comment / June 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts part ways after 12 years together

Troop 240 is Kirstin Martini, Ashley Newcomer, Asha Camper-Singh, Nicole Guaglione, AJ Slepian, Kaitlin Seligson, Deb Jolette (co-leader), Emily Kopania, Danielle Jolettea dn Wendy Slepian (co-leader). Courtesy photo

What began 12 years ago with 13 vibrant and enthusiastic Brownie Girl Scouts forming Troop 240 has reached its final meeting and squeeze. “It’s bitter sweet that our troop meetings have come to an end. I’m so excited for all of these young women as they move on to college,” co-leader Deb Jolette said. “They should be […]

No Comment / June 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Finally, a bike shop in Town Center

Town Center Bike & Tri owners Wilson and Erin Gorell welcome triathlete Michellie Jones, center, who flew in from San Diego for the El Dorado Hills shop's grand opening Saturday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For years Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour mentioned a bike shop when describing the types of stores he hoped to see on his main street — Town Center Boulevard. With the recent opening of Town Center Bike & Tri, he’s got a doozy. Located in a high-visibility storefront, which is actually three retail locations spanning […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »