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Rolling Hills goes international

Aylin Askin, 8, in her Turkish attire, helps her mother, event coordinator Cigdem Askin, "make sure everything is running smoothly," while also taking a break at the Mathnasium exhibit. Photo by Julie Samrick

The gym at Rolling Hills Middle School was transformed into a mecca of multiculturalism last Friday as more than 500 attendees came out for Buckeye Union School District’s second annual International Festival. Rolling Hills’ parent and event organizer Cigdem Askin led the charge once more, after first piloting the program at Oak Meadow Elementary last year. […]

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New method helps military and overseas citizens vote

El Dorado County Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz recently announced he is ushering in a new era of helping our military and overseas citizens cast a ballot. A $1.8 million federal grant to El Dorado County will allow El Dorado and 12 other California counties to send ballots and voting information electronically to these voters. The […]

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Vision Coalition hosts Town Hall on underage drinking

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition “for safe, healthy, drug free youth” is collaborating with local schools, law enforcement, parent groups, public agencies and others to address the topic of underage drinking. Youth will take a lead role in hosting the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking on Thursday, May 10, at the Oak Ridge High […]

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ORHS Music wins big at Heritage Festival

Maestro winners Danielle Jolette, Kyle Schafer and Peter Nelson, left to right.

Oak Ridge High School musicians brought home several honors after performing at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim over spring break. The bands took gold in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Jazz categories, and won the Band Sweepstakes Award. Choir also had an impressive show and took home gold for Choral and Chamber groups, while A Capella […]

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Residential burn permits required May 1

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire wants to remind everyone that being fire safe saves lives and property. “Last year 23 percent of our wildland fires in Amador and El Dorado counties were from residential landscape debris piles that escaped the control of the person in charge […]

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Troop 454 celebrates 100th Eagle

Eagle Scout Matthew Wollert

Matthew Wollert has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — the 100th for Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills. He started his Boy Scout journey inTracy and then moved to El Dorado Hills, where he continued in Troop 454 under the command of Scout Master Elvis McCann. Matthew has held many positions where he was […]

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Children learn to live well

Yoga instructor Andrea Shaw brings the kids into the warrior pose during Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. The event held earlier this month was sponsored by a partnership between Mercy Hospital of Folsom’s Growing Well With Mercy program and the Silva Valley PTA. The goal was to help students discover that healthier living can be fun at the event. Everyone learned yummy foods can be nutritious and more. Photo by Linda Holderness

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent  Health tips came with a few surprises at the Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. Students discovered healthier living can be fun and learned that yummy foods can be nutritious at the event earlier this month. A third surprise was more serious: Beware how you quench your thirst. The […]

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