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Gene’s a ‘Knight’ to remember

GENE SAVAGE stands by one of his many culinary masterpieces at an event. Courtesy photo

Brother Gene Savage, serving 12 continuous member years as a Knight at the Holy Trinity Parish Knights of Columbus Council 12394, has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding dedication and leadership abilities. Sir Gene Savage is a 4th degree member of the Knights, the highest status for a local council, and has led […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Dam releases impressive waterfall

Photo by Roberta Long

The five main gates of Folsom Dam poured water downriver on the American over the weekend. The dam provides drainage for about 1,875 square miles. The California Department of Water Resources reported the lake elevation on March 26 was 433.54 ft. Lake elevation has been held to between 428 and 441 feet for the past […]

1 Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow Elementary goes international

TILE PAINTING - Parent volunteer Jung Yang, 38, of El Dorado Hills instructs festival goers in the art of painting ceramic tiles at the Heritage Festival at Oak Ridge Elementary. Left to right are: Gaurav Turaga, 7, (parents Vish and Bhavana) of El Dorado Hills. Iris Howard, 6, with mom Olivia Howard, 34, dad Patrick Howard, 37, and brother Calvin, 5, of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was sunny and warm inside Oak Meadow Elementary’s gymnasium Friday afternoon, despite the dismal weather outside, where 300 people packed the house for the first Heritage Festival. Event organizer and Oak Meadow parent Cigdem Askin envisioned holding such an event since her fifth-grader first started school back in kindergarten, but with three younger children […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Principal puts her heart and ‘sole’ into fundraiser

SHOES FOR EVERY OCCASION — Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller stands in her show room. The footwear fanatic is selling 285 pairs of her shoes to raise money for the Rescue Union School District. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Jackson Principal Michele Miller said she couldn’t bear the thought of seven dark libraries next school year. Nor could she imagine losing teachers, school nurses and vice principals. The outlook at a recent Rescue Union School District board meeting was glum. “At a minimum $1.4 million (has to be cut) but it could go as […]

1 Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Far from fiction: Oak ridge grad, bandmates could make Rolling Stone cover

FICTIONIST bandmates Robbie Connolly, Jacob Jones, Stuart Maxfield, Aaron Anderson and Brandon Kitterman, left to right, hope to make it on the cover of Rolling Stone. Courtesy photo

“Wanna see my picture on the cover Wanna buy five copies for my mother Wanna see my smilin’ face On the cover of Rolling Stone.” Those timeless words penned by poet Shel Silverstein and let loose by Dr. Hook singer Ray Sawyer in the ’70s still ring true; you know you’ve made it big in […]

No Comment / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Jackson students ‘bowl’ over the competition

NATURE BOWL students Nathan Klaff, Bryce Groess, Seth Ranawerra Archita Bhattachayra and Margaret Ashperheim, left ot right, will participate in state finals this May.

For the third year in a row Jackson Elementary School will send a team to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 21. The fifth & sixth grade team heads to states after great competition at the Coloma Nature Center in March 21. “There are 500 kids that compete in Nature Bowl […]

No Comment / March 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Carolyn Brooks named new El Dorado Hills Library manager

Photo by Mike Roberts

Fresh off her final interview for the top job at the El Dorado Hills Library, Youth Librarian Carolyn Brooks helps young readers Quentin Hardy, 5, and twins MacKenzie and Gavin Hardy, 6 expand their “read at night” material with some “James and the Giant Peach.”El Dorado Hills mom Trish Hardy, not pictured, said she appreciated Brooks’ hands-on philosophy. Outgoing branch Library […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »