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Knitting team gives back, one cap at a time

White Rock Village knitters make caps for newborns. More participants and donations are always appreciated. Courtesy photo

When Terry Wagner was asked to be part of the White Rock Village knitting team she jumped at the chance to knit caps for area newborns and cancer patients. “The reason I help is a selfish reason really,” the White Rock Village resident said. “It feels good to volunteer and help others.” That sentiment flows […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Valley View Elementary closer to opening

For two years Valley View Elementary has been ready to accommodate students, but hasn’t had the bodies to fill its classrooms. Finally, the school in the Blackstone community is closer to opening. “We are accepting registrations next year for Valley View,” said Buckeye Union superintendent David Roth by phone. “However the numbers remain fairly low […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

During the dedication ceremony, the sound of a bouncing basketball could be heard as Folsom High School men’s basketball team played the first game in the gym. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

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EDHCSD wins regional award

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District won the California Parks & Recreation Society’s District 2 award for exemplary programming and community engagement, specifically for the EDHCSD’s Out is In campaign last July during Parks & Recreation month. District 2 is made up of approximately 20 community services districts in the greater Sacramento area. “Our […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 26 through March 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Feb. 26: Vandalism was reported on Golden Foothill Parkway. Something suspicious Feb. 26: Deputies responded to a suspicious person report on Green Valley Road; no one was arrested. Converter theft Feb. 26: Someone stole a vehicle’s catalytic converter on Park Drive. Gotcha […]

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Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girlfriends good for your health

Seminar will explain the benefits of a BFF CAMERON PARK —  The Marshall Community Health Library will offer another free program in its ongoing Health Aging Seminars. Mary Schwind, retired social worker, will speak about the value of girlfriends as we age at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at Marshall’s upper campus, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, in […]

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