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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 […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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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EDH Crime Watch: April 12-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Struck April 12: An Aliso Drive resident reported that someone threw a rock that hit her 13-year-old daughter. Funny cookies April 13: A 17-year-old boy reportedly admitted to selling marijuana laced cookies to a fellow student at a Francisco Drive school. He was taken […]

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People Talk: What do you like about doing business in El Dorado Hills?

Asked during the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Biz Walk    

Comments Off / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scout’s delicious dream doubled

Nicole Shedd shows off some of the 200 cupcakes she and her fellow Girl Scouts from Troop 10 baked for the father/daughter dance last week. Photo by Julie Samrick

Nicole Shedd, a Lake Forest Elementary fourth grader, thought it would be cool for her Girl Scout troop to have their own unique project. After all, her younger brother had just finished building a race car for his Cub Scout den’s Pinewood Derby. Nicole recruited the nine other girls in her El Dorado Hills’ Girl […]

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