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Are you smarter than a 4th Grader?

The Jackson Elementary and Marina Village Middle School's team of fifth- and sixth-grader is going to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 5. The sudents are: Grace Cronin, Hailey Klaff, Brenden Groess, Sydney Oberg, Rachel Davis, Jordan Allen, Joseph Delessi Nathan Klaff, Archita Bhattacharya, Margaret Asperheim, Seth Ranaweera and Bryce Groess. Courtesy photo

COLOMA — Christina Gomez holds two bags in her hands and asks, “Paper or Plastic?” She tosses them both to the ground and confidently answers her own question, “Neither.” nstead, she suggests her audience skip the grocery store and consider participating in a community garden. “It’s fresher, has no pesticides, and you can grow it […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS student heads to national Poetry Out Loud final

Corbin Gomez is all smiles after his win at the California Poetry Out Loud contest. Photo by Brian Baer/California Arts Council 2012

Corbin Gomez, a senior at Oak Ridge in El Dorado County, took first place in the 2012 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud. Mohammad Shehata, a senior at Clovis West High School in Fresno County, was the first runner-up and will represent California in the national finals if Gomez is unable to attend. Jonathon […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Church volunteers build baskets for homeless

Janelle Zweber of El Dorado Hills helps her daughter Lindsay, 3, left, and son Nathan, 5, make Easter eggs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dozens of people congregated at Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills Saturday morning to make Easter baskets and sack lucnhes for the homeless. Assembly lines made sandwiches while at other tables families colored Easter eggs. Coordinator Stephanie Thayer said church volunteers would hand out 200 goodie bags to the homeless that include a […]

No Comment / March 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supervisor candidates vie for EDH Tea Party support

Photos by Jay Lensch

The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills’ candidate forum last week included El Dorado County Supervisorial Districts 1 and 2. Both races have a standing supervisor running for reelection opposed by a single candidate. The similarities stop there. In El Dorado Hills-centric District 1, the incumbent, longtime local resident and activist John Knight is opposed by […]

1 Comment / March 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Volunteering runs in the family

Kaitlyn Hendrickson plays with a Honduran boy during her humanitarian visit to the country. She traveled with her mom and a group from Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

As Kaitlyn Hendrickson rode horseback to a Honduran village she and her group came upon a woman cradling a newborn baby. The new mother had been walking for 15 hours. They gave her food, water and other supplies they could spare. Moments like these filled the trip Kaitlyn took with her mother, Dr. Maria Raslear-Hendrickson, […]

No Comment / March 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Prison recognizes graduates

Greystone graduates listen to Steve Gutierrez, Apprenticeship consultant with the State Department of Industrial Relations, at their graduation ceremony earlier this month. Photo by Roberta Long

The valedictorian of this year’s Greystone Adult School graduating class in Folsom State Prison, Chiwei Wang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. At the recent ceremony 109 graduates in black gowns over their regulation “blues” and black caps with gold tassels attended the commencement to receive their diplomas and certificates in front of […]

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

EDH bank robbed

El Dorado County sheriff's vehicles surround the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills Town Center Thursday afternoon after it was robbed. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A suspect described as a while male wearing a teal fanny pack robbed the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills Town Center Thursday afternoon, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s officials. The Sheriff’s Department received the call at 1:10 p.m. The suspect “claimed to have a weapon,” Lt. Bob Ashworth said. That weapons was not seen […]

No Comment / March 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »