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A year in America has changed Júlia’s life

Brazilian exchange student Júlia Garcia, kneeling, found her passion at Oak Ridge — theater. Here she's acting in "The King's New Threads." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rotary Youth Exchange student Júlia Garcia flew home late last month with a new goal — work in theater/films as an actress or behind the scenes. The 17-year-old didn’t have those opportunities in Brazil (acting lessons are very expensive, she said) and jumped at the chance to be on stage at Oak Ridge High School, where she […]

No Comment / August 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

School board seat still open

The El Dorado County Board of Education is still accepting applications for the vacant District 1 seat. The deadline to complete an application has been extended to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 with the board conducting interviews at its Aug. 14 meeting. The board will make a provisional appointment for the remainder of the term, which expires in […]

No Comment / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Remembering Millie Smith

Millie Smith loved participating in and volunteering at senior events. Here's she's all dressed up for the Halloween luncheon. Courtesy photo

VIllage Life columnist and senior go-getter Millie Smith died Wednesday, July 30, at age 94. Smith moved to El Dorado Hills in 1990 and was a steadfast volunteer in the El Dorado Hills community. When the Senior Nutrition Program started serving lunches in 1998, she rolled up her sleeves and began volunteering for the program. For many years Smith volunteered […]

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PTSD: Resources available for vets

This is the final segment of a three-part series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which affects an estimated 7 percent of the general U.S. population at some time in their lives, but this series focuses on PTSD victims in the military. Ursula Lewis knows PTSD as a wife whose husband suffered from it and as a […]

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Kurowski’s Kenyan family grows

Julianne Kurowski poses with the collage she made of her six Kenyan daughters. Mercy, in the right corner, will look just as happy as the other girls soon. photo by Julie Samrick

Holy Trinity Parish in El Dorado Hills will host its fifth annual Human Concerns Barbecue Aug. 9 to benefit the neediest people on earth, including support for parishioners Joe and Julianne Kurowski in their tireless mission to rescue Kenyan orphans. For 15 years the Cameron Park-based couple have been emotionally and financially supporting 12 Kenyan […]

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Nutting’s appeal denied

The 3rd District Appellate Court has denied a former supervisor’s writ of mandate to stay in office. Former Supervisor Ray Nutting’s writ to overturn the decision to vacate his office and hold a special election to fill it was summarily denied on July 31, according to the court’s website, published by Presiding Justice Vance W. […]

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4-H enrollment now open

Now through Oct. 15 is open registration for 4-H projects. 4-H Youth Development helps young people reach their full potential as competent, confident and caring leaders of character who are connected to others and contribute to their communities. Following enrollment, youth participate in projects which they are interested in. In 4-H, youth design and participate […]

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