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Recycle: It’s good for the can, the bottle and the school

Fun with scarecrow — Jackson Elementary School first graders Joe Carroll, left, and Kayla Vota, far right, have some fun in the school garden with principal Michele Miller. Jackson hopes to expand its garden with help from Recyclebank customers. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Jackson Elementary School students need the community’s help to get a closer look at Mother Nature’s work. The school recently teamed up with Recyclebank, the company that rewards customers who fill up their El Dorado Disposal recycling bins, to raise funds for a school garden expansion. Recyclebank customers (current and new) simply have to donate their rewards […]

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

Bassoonist Jacob Wellman has big dreams

Oak Ridge senior Jacob Wellman hopes to professionally play bassoon. "I have no problem doing it for the rest of my life," the 17-year-old said. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Sweet … but also somber,” 17-year-old bassoonist Jacob Wellman described his instrument as such after a moment of thought. The Oak Ridge High School senior has found his passion with the instrument. He dreams of Julliard and a performance career — goals easily attainable by this talented musician. Jacob was recently selected to perform with […]

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

Grace Foundation gets custody of Susanville horses

The latest development in the rescue of 56 horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville by members of the Grace Foundation of El Dorado Hills is a bankruptcy court ruling that grants the foundation legal custody of the horses, many of which are pregnant. A foundation press release called the ruling “bittersweet.” Director […]

No Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen Court in Placerville to hold training Jan. 18

The El Dorado County Teen Court program in Placerville will conduct training for new student volunteers, and for all student attorneys currently in the program, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Superior Courthouse, 495 Main St. in Placerville. Teen Court is a highly successful local program for El […]

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People Talk: What’s your favorite breakfast?

       

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El Dorado Transit observes MLK Day

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit will not operate bus or Dial-A-Ride service on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will be closed. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17. For more information or a complete listing of holidays call […]

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Hands4Hope collects a ton of food

Brady Routon, Rylan Kono, Brayden Kono, Tristan Kono, Burak Askin, Murat Askin, and Arda Askin, left to right, volunteer in Hands4Hope'€™s New Year's Neighborhood Food Drive. The youth collaboratively collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Twin Lakes Food Bank in a two-day period. Courtesy photo

On New Year’s Day scores of young volunteers from Hands4Hope were out on foot with a wagon in tow, or riding scooters with a car in tow, collecting bags of groceries from neighbors to help feed those in need. The pint-sized volunteers answered an urgent call for support. “In mid-December, the director from the Twin […]

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