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Scout washing cars to raise money

Eagle Scout prospect Parker Jamieson of El Dorado Hills has designed a landscaping project at Marina Village Middle School. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Parker Jamieson has been involved in Scouting for the last seven years. An eighth-grader at Marina Village Middle School, Jamieson, 14, joined the Tiger Scouts when he was in first grade. He then participated in Cub Scouts and Webelo Scouts before becoming a Boy Scout in troop No. 645 almost three years ago. Being in the […]

No Comment / March 08, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

GHS students demonstrate ‘Acts of Kindness’

The Powerful N.I.N.J.A.S, Character Nerds and Team Gold put together goody bags with essential items donated by the students for residents of the Upper Room in Placerville. Courtesy photo

As part of Golden Hills School’s Character Education programstudents participate in weekly lessons and activities to promote good character traits and service to the community. On March 1 they put what they learned into practice through the creation of Act of Kindness Day. Eleven teams (made up of students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade) brainstormed ways […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards again reaching out to Nicaragua

Sponsor a child in Nicaragua to play soccer by donating to Faithful Stewards. Courtesy photo

Alisha Mecier can’t wait to hear the sounds of laughing children. She can’t wait to watch them play soccer and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. She can’t wait to tell everyone who has helped Faithful Stewards over the years that the people of Nicaragua are forever grateful for the donations. And so is she. “We […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Science class size reaches a boil

Five'€™s a crowd — Oak Ridge chemistry students, left to right, Zack Brown, 16; Cody Uhorriet, 17; Eron Baxter, 17; Ryan Fuller, 17, and Elissa Algaba, 15, create hydrocarbonic acid by burning wood chips during Mrs. Power's third period chemistry class. Students confirm that five at a table feels crowded, but didn't report any perceeved danger. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge High School environmental science teacher Stan Iverson alleges that putting five students at a lab table designed for four constitutes an unacceptable risk in lab classes that use potentially dangerous materials. He points to the 2010-13 teachers’ union contract that bumped maximum science class sizes from 30 to 32 students, and to the […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH man earns Silver Sombrero

Silver Sombrero recipient Charles Baldwin, left, poses with Chevys Fresh Mex President Brian Wright after Baldwin, an El Dorado Hills resident, and five others were honored for their commitment to the community. Courtesy photo

Chevys Fresh Mex hosted Sacramento business and community leaders at its Riverfront location Feb. 29 to honor six outstanding community members with “Silver Sombrero” awards. El Dorado Hills resident Charles Baldwin was among the recipients. As CEO and president of Sac Area Sports, Baldwin leads the non-profit sports program he founded more than 15 years […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bill Tobin speaks up for ShelterBox

ShelterBox ambassador Bill Tobin was recently named the ShelterBox Rising Star for his efforts to raise awareness about and funds for the non-profit organization. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Bill Tobin said he could talk all day about ShelterBox. All day, indeed. This writer had difficulty getting out his front door. The El Dorado Hills Rotarian has undeniable enthusiasm for the organization that provides critical shelter and supplies for natural and man-made disaster victims all over the world. As a ShelterBox volunteer ambassador, Tobin […]

No Comment / March 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

City of Folsom marks annexation area

Folsom City Council members mark the entry to the area that will eventually become part of Folsom. The sign is on Placerville Road near White Rock Road. Sacramento County Local Agency Formation approved Folsom's annexation of around 3,500 acres between Highway 50 and White Rock Road on Jan. 18. Left to right: Andy Morin, Jeff Starsky, Mayor Kerri Howell, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Ernie Sheldon. Photo by Roberta Long

On Feb. 28 Folsom leaders rode the historical “Skagit” railroad car from Hampton Station, near the Hampton Inn, on railroad tracks alongside Placerville Road to just north of White Rock Road. There, a new sign was posted that reads, “Folsom City Limits, Population 72,203, Elevation 287.” As the sun broke through gray clouds, Mayor Kerri […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »