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Ocean Fest teaches kids about conservation

Walk the Talk members Danielle Jolette, Emily Kopania, and Sumega Mandadi pose with the WaTa group logo during a club meeting. WaTa, founded by Emily, is hosting an event called Ocean Fest, where elementary school students will learn about ocean conservation through fun and games. Courtesy photo

By Devin McDonald Local elementary school students will soon get the rare opportunity to learn about ocean conservation—from other students. As part of Emily Kopania’s Girl Scout Gold Award project, students from Oak Ridge High School’s own ocean conservation club Walk the Talk, or WaTa, will host the first Ocean Fest on April 30. At […]

No Comment / April 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fun-filled fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

POURING FOR A CAUSE — El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and his personal trainer Denise Samuel with Snap Fitness pour wine at The Cellar Wednesday evening. Harn and Samuel, along with Superintendent of Schools Vicki Barber, El Dorado Hills Chamber President Debbie Manning and other dignitaries, served as celebrity bartenders at the Big Brothers Big […]

No Comment / April 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Brice Harmon

Airman Brice Harmon

Air Force Airman Brice A. Harmon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Brandon Hunter

Airman Brandon Hunter

Air Force Airman Brandon J. Hunter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

FLC’s summer, fall 2011 class schedules now online

Folsom Lake College’s summer and fall 2011 class schedules are now available online at the college’s website at flc.losrios.edu, with information updated regularly. The schedules feature all of the classes offered by Folsom Lake College, including courses offered at its El Dorado and Rancho Cordova Centers, from June to December 2011. New and returning students […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Who’s the boss in your family?

Ron Mikulaco, El Dorado Hills
“I am. It’s just me and my daughter. She makes requests and I’m pretty easy, but I definitely run the show.”

Ron Mikulaco, El Dorado Hills “€œI am. It’€™s just me and my daughter. She makes requests and I’€™m pretty easy, but I definitely run the show.” Michele Martin, Placerville “Me. I manage the finances, but it goes beyond that. My husband is the kind of guy that says ‘€˜yes dear’€™ a lot. He goes with […]

No Comment / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge Odyssey team headed to Maryland

Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High Odyssey of the Mind team is going to the 2011 World Finals in May. They placed in the state finals on March 26 in Brentwood and will travel to the University of Maryland for the World Finals, May 26-31. The team of six freshmen impressed the judges with an imaginative demonstration of […]

No Comment / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »