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Oak Meadow artists showcase their work

ART APPRECIATORS — Oak Meadow fourth-graders Tyler Silva, Grant Silva and Austin Green, left to right, study stocking sculptures made out of nylon stockings, wheat paste, wire hangers and paint from Mrs. Brennan's fourth-grade class at the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk on Feb. 24. Photo by Michelle Silva

By Michelle Silva More than 600 students and family members of Oak Meadow Elementary attended the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk, a visual arts showcase of all Oak Meadow students’ work. The Feb. 24 event featured masterpieces on display for one evening only. The projects were created with a wide variety of material and mediums inspired […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Would you like to care for baby birds?

Despite recent low temperatures and storms spring is on the way, and Sierra Wildlife Rescue volunteers are gearing up to open the Baby Bird Nursery around May 1. Caring for orphaned or injured nestlings or fledglings is a wonderful way to help and to learn a great deal about the fascinating lives of foothill songbirds. […]

No Comment / March 02, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rotary exchange student has experiences he’ll never forget

GREAT EXCHANGE —€” Rotary Youth Exhcange student Elais Steyrer, center, smiles with host Dan Haverty of Folsom, left, and El Dorado Hills Rotary President Bill Tobin. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Elias Steyrer wasn’t that impressed with Disneyland. “It’s pretty exhausting to go there,” said the young man from Salzburg, Austria, who’s attending Folsom High School courtesy of the Rotary Youth Exchange program. But the teen with a passion for his home country, wiener schnitzel and now American living has made many memories that will last […]

No Comment / March 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

M-Cubed wins Champion’s Award

The M-Cubed team moves on to the U.S. Championship. Courtesy photo

By Ravi Pandya M-Cubed, a First Lego League robotics team, received the 1st Place Champion’s Award (the most prestigious award any team can earn) at the Northern California State Championship on Jan. 29 at Newark Memorial High School. This tournament was the third level of competition. There are about 400 teams in all of Northern California […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Joshua Green

Airman 1st Class Joshua Green

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Green 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 […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Law enforcement officers honored

HONORED — Chapter President Jim Young, Deputy William Turnbull, Capt. Andy Wishart and El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, left to right, celebrate at the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution event that awarded Turnbull a commendation medal. Courtesy photo

On Feb. 22 the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored two local heroes. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy William Turnbull and Placerville City Police Det. Ricky Brown received the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate at the chapters dinner meeting at the Denny’s Restaurant in […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Animal Services fees going up

El Dorado County Animal Services has not increased its fees in several years. Animal Services proposed a number of fee increases during a Feb. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing, where they were passed and will go into effect April 1. Not all of Animal Services fees were recommended for an increase, […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »