Senior Center celebrates anniversary, recognizes namesake

Seniors enjoyed a celebration luncheon Friday, June 28, to commemorate seven years since the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore senior center opened its doors. Days later the festivities were capped with a sweet ending many called long overdue: A prominent sign formally recognizing Gilmore was installed out front. Before her death in 2008, Gilmore was unanimously credited […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Barcelona teen experiences El Dorado Hills

“Your house is so big!” Gabriela declared upon first seeing her host family’s El Dorado Hills home. A native of Barcelona, Gabriela Alarte, 16, arrived this week with 90 other students from Austria, Russia and Spain as part of  the Education First U.S. Homestay Program, a non-profit group that’s arranged group travel for more than […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Brock’s bound for Bolivia

With stamps in his passports from Spain, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Switzerland, Germany, Italy … it’s easy to see Brock Bastian loves to travel. Even when the flight takes forever (or the plane has to turn around because a passenger had a heart attack), the 16-year-old doesn’t mind. And that’s a good thing because it will […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge hosts youth track meet series

The Sacramento Running Association has partnered with Oak Ridge High School to host a series of free youth track meets this summer. Calling it Friday Nights Under the Lights, SRA is on a mission to improve children’s fitness by introducing them to an active lifestyle at an early age. The third and final meet is […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets big check

Last week El Dorado Disposal Service and Waste Connections Inc.  presented a $45,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. The funds will be used to support a number of in-demand mentoring programs serving local children ages 5 to 18, and for recruiting and training adult volunteers. It is the largest individual donation […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Laundromat burglarized … again

The SS Coin Wash on Durock Road in Shingle Springs was burglarized for the second time this month on June 21 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Three men in a light-colored, four-door sedan with rear tinted windows were recorded on video as they committed the theft. Within minutes the suspects had worked together to break into […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Brunei goes international … sort of

Twelve puppies walked into Sacramento International Airport … and not one made a sound. No, this isn’t a joke’s opening line. It’s the true tale of the El Dorado Second Sight Club’s adventure last month. Handlers let their Guide Dog trainees experience the airport’s sights and sounds, go up and down in the elevators and […]

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