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ORHS mobile computer lab enhances science lessons

Biology students work on computers from the mobile lab while Oak Ridge Foundation President Scott Spriggs, Principal Steve Wehr and foundation board member Allan Priest, left to right in the background, discuss the benefits of this technolog. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Seeing leads to learning thanks to Oak Ridge High School’s new mobile computer lab. Science students now have endless data, experiments and tools at their diposal with the donation from the Oak Ridge High School Community Foundation. The mobile lab consists of 20 laptop computers in a secure locker on wheels. “Other than the teacher’s computer we […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Steve Wallen Swim School dives into expansion

For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students how to swim. He's currently expanding his El Dorado Hills swim school. Courtesy photo

How do you get a reluctant child to put her face in the water to learn to swim? For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students, whether they’re 6 months or 82, new swimmers or triathletes wanting to perfect their strokes. Today Wallen is one of the […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Folsom celebrates opening of Folsom Public Plaza

Mayor Kerri Howell welcomes people to the Folsom Public Plaza at the opening ceremony. Behind her, left to right: Councilmember Ernie Sheldon, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Councilmember Andy Morin, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and Councilmember Jeff Starsky. Photo by Roberta Long

Just in time for the outdoor season the city of Folsom recently celebrated the opening of the new urban park entertainment venue in Folsom’s Historic District. Construction crews had worked through several days of heavy rains to complete the project. The public plaza and amphitheater are seen as an outdoor living room, where people can […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Stellar student

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England joins Rescue Superintendent David Swart, Lake Forest Elementary teacher Lynn Howard, proud parents Don and Kathy Backlund, Lake Forest Principal Bruce Peters and little sister Katie, 9, in celebrating Rotary Student of the Month Anne Backlund. Howard said her fifth-grader has a great work ethic and […]

No Comment / April 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Robotics teams head to St. Louis

Team members from Nova and Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland have some fun pitting their robots against one another. In competition the robots don't battle but that didn't stop these kids from having some fun. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

What does it take to guide a bowling ball? What’s needed to lift a crate? Two local high school robotics teams have put a lot of thought into these tasks and now their efforts will take them to the First Tech Challenge World Championship April 25-28 in St. Louis, Mo. Nova teammates Jack Tao, Alex Khoury, Josiah […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Three Scouts soar

Eagle Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee, left to right, are from Troop 454. Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee will share an important ceremony Saturday. All three have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. The 18-year-olds from Troop 454 are from the Phoenix Patrol and started their scouting adventure together at the age of 6. Their Eagle Scout Ceremony will be held at  1 p.m. at  St. Stephens […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

It’s all fun and games at the CSD egg hunt

Madison Wanland, 7 months old, of El Dorado Hills, checks out the eggs in her basket after the Spring Egg Hunt Saturday at El Dorado Hills Community Park. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Hundreds of children dressed in their Easter best lined up at El Dorado Hills Community Park Saturday morning, patiently waiting to fill their baskets with all the eggs littered on the ground. Once again the El Dorado Hills Community Services District held a fun and sunny Spring Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny made an appearance, […]

No Comment / April 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »