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Knight joins school board

Georgi Knight

During its regularly scheduled Aug. 14 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Education provisionally appointed Georgianne Knight to the vacant board position, representing District 1. Her appointment expires in November. She is the only candidate running for the seat on the November ballot. Knight has worked for the California Department of Education for 18 years, where she collaborated […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grateful for putting people first

Marty Larsen suffered debilitating injuries in an accident. Thanks to the community's help, he's able to stay in his El Dorado Hills home. Courtesy photo

Marty Larsen I have often imagined what our country would be like if all our leaders from the president to the mayor made all their major decisions by putting people first. Decision making based not on greed, power or fame but people.  This possibility is not as far off as you may think. I recently had […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Blue Shield lends a hand with Hands4Hope

GIVING BACK — Blue Shield employees teamed up with Hands4Hope volunteers to distribute items to Sacramento's homeless population. Courtesy photo

Blue Shield of California team members from the El Dorado Hills and San Francisco offices joined a recent Hands4Hope Sacramento Homeless Outreach event, during which 23 Blue Shield team members and three Hands4Hope youth volunteers provided sack lunches, toiletries and clothing to more than 150 people in need. The team members and youth volunteers met at […]

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Congratulations, Eagles

Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell, left to right, have become Eagle Scouts. Courtesy photo

Golden Empire Council Troop 728 Boy Scouts Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men’s Court of Honor was held Wednesday, Aug. 13. The 15-year-old boys attend Oak Ridge High School.

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Lead the way’ Oak Ridge principal challenges on first day

OAK RIDGE High School principal Paul Burke, rear left, poses for a photo with a group of students on the first day of school.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Last Thursday incredible energy filled the air on Oak Ridge High School’s first day and a rally held set a respect-for-all tone for the year. The recent gym expansion allowed all 2,434 students to attend the Welcome Rally together. “This helps facilitate a spirit of belonging and togetherness,” Principal Paul Burke told Village Life. “It also […]

No Comment / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scouts enjoy ‘The Philmont Experience’

Intrepid climbers Ian Gilzean, Jacob Panec, Nicholas Rogness, Jonathan Heideman, Kyle Jones, Jonathan Rogness, Peter Hunt Sr. and Peter Hunt Jr., left to right, climbed 2,500 feet to the top of Mount Phillis in New Mexico as park of a Boy Scout outdoor adventure earlier this summer. Not pictured, Todd Jones. Courtesy photo

By Jonathan Rogness Chief of Media for Venturing Crew 193  July 17-30, Venturing Crew 193 took a trip to the prestigious Philmont Scout Ranch, west of the small town of Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont Scout Ranch is noteworthy for being the largest independent Scout camp in the world, attracting more than 20,000 Scouts and Scouters […]

No Comment / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Put your best arm forward

World Famous Barber Jon’s Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition Fundraiser will be held at The Purple Place on Aug. 16. Courtesy photo

World Famous Barber Jon’s owner, Jon Rivera, hosts his second arm wrestling competition fundraiser to support two local non-profit veterans organizations. World Famous Barber Jon’s Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition Fundraiser, a family friendly event, will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road in El […]

No Comment / August 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »