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Buckeye kindergarten registration begins soon

Buckeye Union School District announces that beginning Feb. 5 kindergarten and junior kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted at all of its elementary schools — Buckeye in Shingle Springs, (530) 677-2277; Blue Oak and Blue Oak Montessori in Cameron Park, (530) 676-0164; William Brooks in El Dorado Hills, (916) 933-6618; Silva […]

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Grace Foundation reopening; horse lawsuits ongoing

“All we want to do is reopen,” said Beth DeCaprio, executive director of The Grace Foundation of Northern California. The El Dorado Hills rescue group temporarily closed its programs, lessons, clinics and volunteer hours on Oct. 11, 2012. The January 2013 volunteer training was cancelled. DeCaprio said the foundation has continued to care for all […]

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It’s go time

Shyam Das, 8, of El Dorado Hills, shouts for joy as his car, clocked at 195 mile per hour, wins the Bears Division race at Pack 645's Pinewood Derby at Lake Forest Elementary School on Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Pack 645 Cub Scouts revved their engines at the pack’s Pinewood Derby Saturday. OK, no engines allowed but more than 40 Scouts in first through fifth grade competed, cheering on their handmade cars as they zipped down the track during “Muscle Car Madness” at Lake Forest Elementary School. The event was especially exciting for Austin […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: January 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft on Knollwood Jan. 2: A petty theft was reported on Knollwood Court. Smash-n-grab Jan. 3:  A thief smashed the side window of a vehicle parked on Estepa Drive and stole several items. The victim estimated a $740 financial loss. Taken Jan. 3: A […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-9, 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Just grand Jan. 2: A grand theft was reported on Monte Verde Drive. Mail grab Jan. 2: A Lakehills Drive resident spotted an unidentified person stealing mail from a neighbor’s mailbox. Party downer Jan. 3: Three teen boys, ages 17 and 16, received citations […]

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Rotary Speech Contest wants you!

Have a way with words and love helping others? Enter the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The contest is open to all high school students, including those home-schooled. Contestants must give a five- to eight-minute speech on “Peace Through Service,” Rotary International’s 2012-13 theme. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at […]

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Student of the Month: Justin Heckman

It takes a village — Rotary Student of the Month Justin Heckman is surrounded by supporters and admirers. Left to right: Teacher Cori Alameda, Silva Valley Principal Kathy Holliman, special education teacher Karen Schott, teacher/tutor Michelle Presnall, Rotary Club President Wayne Lowery, Dad John Heckman, Mom Kelly Heckman, Sister Katie Heckman, 13, and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Just call him “The Little Engine That Could.” That’s how Silva Valley Elementary teachers describe fifth-grader Justin Heckman, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. “He has the attitude of ‘I think I can, I think I can’,” said special education teacher Karen Schott. “Justin is one of those students who […]

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