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Blue Oak students spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s

The Blue Oak spelling bee team includes, left to right: Kaira Bernaldez, Yush Kapoor, Dean Bernaldez, Dominic Benedetti, Coach Sandy Stoeber, Sarah Beckett and Madison Washburn. Photo by Julie Samrick

Having the best spelling command of words like g-r-u-e-s-o-m-e, b-o-u-q-u-e-t and n-o-u-r-i-s-h earned Blue Oak Elementary’s team of third and fourth graders the top spot in the 32nd annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee held in Pollock Pines on Friday. Also on the podium out of 20 participating schools were Jackson Elementary in second place […]

No Comment / May 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mrs. G’ crowned Teacher of the Year

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Teacher of the Year Debbie Giannotti, seated holding plaque, is surrounded by family, colleagues, students and Rotarians congratulating her on her success. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Ridge High School Assistant Principal Pam Bartlett couldn’t say enough about the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Teacher of the Year. Debbie Giannotti, aka “Mrs. G,” has boundless energy and enthusiasm for her students and encourages lifelong learning, Bartlett told the crowd at Wednesday’s breakfast meeting. “She changes the lives of her students,” Bartlett […]

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Jackson Elementary gets Recyclebank check

Jaime Staples with Recyclebank and Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller hold the check the school received. Money was raised from residents donating their Recyclebank points to the school and that was matched with grants. Courtesy photo

Jackson Elementary School, with the help of Recyclebank and Waste Connections, has reached its fundraising goal and received a grant from the Recyclebank Green Schools program. On May 10 Jaime Staples, Recyclebank account manager, presented Principal Michele Miller with a $2,058.92 check for Jackson’s participation in the program, which awards schools grant money for unique student projects that […]

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Get ready for garden envy

Vicki and Tony Gosden's garden features many plants and flowers grown from seed. The couple also planted trees around their property to give it a lush look. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Go green this weekend with a walk in some of the most beautiful gardens El Dorado Hills has to offer. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents its Gardens of the Hills garden and art tour. This year six homeowners will graciously open their gardens to visitors, who will undoubtedly come away with some great […]

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EDH Crime Watch: May 3-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Too much May 4: A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on White Rock Road. Warranted May 5: Deputies took a 28-year-old man who had a warrant out for his arrest in another state into custody on Suffolk Way. Busted May […]

No Comment / May 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: May

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Take a bow May 2: A youth compound bow and arrows went missing from a Green Valley Road school. Couldn’t get away May 2: Two men, ages 22 and 29, were arrested after they reportedly tried to steal merchandise from a Green Valley Road […]

No Comment / May 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

American River Conservancy announces summer programs, hikes

Summer Cinema series: 7:30 to 9 p.m. on June 8, July 13 & Aug. 10 Pending Grange approval… ARC is partnering with the Gold Trail Grange in Coloma. We’ll host three great environmental movies this summer: “Greenfire in June, “Bag it” (tbd) in July and “The Lorax” in August. Bring your cup or water bottle. Beverages and snacks will be […]

No Comment / May 08, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »