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Montessori Manor prepares children for lifelong learning

IN A CLASSROOM WITH NO DESKS — Montessori Manor children learn using all their senses. Left to right: Anders Dieter, 5, matches geometric forms; Montessori Manor Director "Miss Leslie" Dillon sits with Austin Miller, 5, as he separates the counting sticks into spaces in a tray; Ryan Vasconcellos, 5, and Silje Dieter, 5, learn geography with map puzzles. Photo by Roberta Long

For 20 years “Miss Leslie” Dillon has been providing Montessori education for children ages 2-1/2 to 6 in a quiet corner of El Dorado Hills. Dillon grew up in Menlo Park with a dream to someday become an elementary teacher. She followed her dream to San Diego State University, where she earned a degree in […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,News | Read More »

Witt, Colver sentenced

More than two years after Joanne Witt was discovered brutally murdered in her home, star-crossed lovers Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt were sentenced Friday afternoon for killing the El Dorado Hills single mom. Before a packed courtroom, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud sentenced Colver, 21, to life in prison […]

1 Comment / August 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

PG&E reminds everyone to call before they dig

This Aug. 11 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reminds customers to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project. Every three minutes nationwide, an underground utility line is damaged during a digging project. These accidents can happen in a resident’s back yard, not just on heavy construction projects. Striking a […]

No Comment / August 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Show your stuff at the Iron Hills Youth Triathlon

YOUNG TRIATHLETES and their fans have a lot of fun at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District's Iron Hills Youth Triathlon. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District will host the 10th annual Iron Hills Youth Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 20, and the community pool. This competition offers athletes the opportunity to cross between the sports of swimming, biking and running. All racers will receive a ribbon, T-shirt and race bag. Trophies will be given to […]

No Comment / August 10, 2011 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge High School grad earns Bronze Star

AIR FORCE CAPT. Bryan Healea receives the Bronze Star for his intelligence support in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

U.S. Air Force Capt. Bryan Healea was awarded a bronze star for intelligence support of coalition special forces while deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan between October 2010 and May 2011. Healea was the deputy director for Intelligence at the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan at the time. The Oak Ridge graduate went […]

No Comment / August 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Board limits changes to supervisors’ districts

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved the “Knight Nutting Alternative” redistricting map on Monday morning, sending it back to county Surveyor Rich Briner to be boiled down to the parcel level. It contained minor changes from the “Final Preview Map” Briner proposed on July 19, and returns to the board on Aug. 23, with […]

No Comment / August 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts receive Bronze Awards

TROOP 218 GIRL SCOUTS Jamie Block and Kylee Hunter, back row left to right, along with Emma Lohmann, Caitlin Delaney, Kaylee Wilson and Brianna Campbell, middle row left to right, as well as Elena Oaks, Camryn Wilson and Alyssa Oaks, front row left to right, earned their Bronze Stars. Courtesy photo

Local members of Girl Scout Troop 218 recently received their Girl Scout Bronze Award at a ceremony held in Cameron Park. Jaime Block (Cameron Park), Brianna Campbell (Cameron Park), Caitlin Delaney (Rescue), Kylee Hunter (Cameron Park), Emma Lohmann (Cameron Park), Alyssa Oaks (El Dorado Hills), Elena Oaks (El Dorado Hills), Camy Wilson (Cameron Park), and […]

3 Comments / August 10, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »