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Vision Coalition hands out grants

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 […]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

ORHS students debate well in tourney

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 […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Hands4Hope helps students

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 […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Off to España

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. […]

September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Rescued caboose restored

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 […]

September 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Seniors get a room of their own

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 […]

September 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Survivors celebrate life with flowers

“We are still here and laughing,” said Hannah Almstead of Encino at El Dorado Nursery’s Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The second annual event on Aug. 24 was hosted by Almstead’s daughter/nursery owner Juliet Voigtlander, a breast cancer survivor. The day of hope included learning, sharing and just enjoying the beauty of sunflowers throughout the […]

September 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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