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Travel the world without leaving home

STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD are coming to California this summer to study American culture. Consider becoming a host family. Courtesy photo

Host families are needed for exchange students for three-and-a-half weeks this summer. Education First’s Educational Homestay Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international student exchange. We know that today’s world is a global one, and that it is exceedingly important for young people to expand their horizons. Our programs allow students ages 12-18 to experience life […]

No Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Birthday boy wins Pinewood Derby

Nicholas Stolecki, age 11, with his Pinewood Derby Finals Commemorative Sam HarryTrophy.

On his 11th birthday Nick Stolecki took home the trophy at the local Pinewood Derby Finals. Nick’s pinewood derby car posted a lightning fast new track record of 3.04 seconds and raced against the fastest cars from the local Cub Scout packs. This annual event was held at Silva Valley Elementary school on Saturday, Jan. […]

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EDH fire captains fight disciplinary actions, counter with lawsuit

Two El Dorado Fire captains placed on paid administrative leave for alleged, undisclosed actions against a pregnant firefighter await the outcome of arbitration regarding the fire district’s disciplinary actions, and a federal lawsuit the men filed last year. Dave Merino and Steve Maranville, pulled off duty 22 months ago, claim the El Dorado Hills Fire […]

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Go for a hike (and more) with the American River Conservancy

Wakamatsu/Gold Hill walk and historic tours First & third Saturdays in March, April & May 10 a.m. to noon Join ARC trained docents for a firsthand look at the property recently acquired by ARC. This ranch is an interesting mosaic of springs, streams, wetlands, blue and live oak forest, sweeping vistas and prime agricultural soil.  […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?

America and Tom Barbieri El Dorado Hills Married 64 years  America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.”

Asked the Senior Valentine luncheon in El Dorado Hills America and Tom Barbieri, El Dorado Hills, married 64 years. America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.” Lorraine […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Jonathan Lucas

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Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Lucas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Neighbor saves Folsom family from blaze

FOLSOM — Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters responded to a single alarm structure fire inside a mobile home located in the 700 block of Oakdale Street Saturday morning. A total of four engines companies, two truck companies, three paramedic ambulances, three chief officers and one fire investigator were dispatched to the […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »