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Freeway Service Patrol now available in El Dorado County

The Freeway Service Patrol is a program managed by the California Highway Patrol providing emergency roadside assistance on freeways. The FSP program is funded through Department of Motor Vehicle Registration fees and is designed to increase roadway safety, reduce motorist delay, congestion and air pollution, as well as improve the overall efficiency of freeway operations. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The year of the vegetable?

HEALTHY SNACK — First grader Raul Garcia shows off his bowl of vegetables grown at Theodore Judah Elementary School's garden. Courtesy photo

Mercy Folsom helps local students bring in healthy harvest Is 2011 the year of the vegetable? Students in Mrs. Ghidossi’s first grade class at Theodore Judah School in Folsom think so. On Feb. 16 they celebrated the harvest from their winter vegetable garden — cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage. Canen Peterson, school principal, was on hand […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills students want your pennies

Rolling Hills Middle School students, including Adam Spellman, Isaiah Quinones, Mihika Saxena, Amber Hus, McKayla Hus and Kaitlyn Allen, hope their school will be the top collector in the state for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society'€™s Pennies for Patients campaign. Courtesy photo

For the eleventh consecutive year, Rolling Hills Middle School students are collecting change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” campaign throughout February. This year, for the first time, the community is invited to participate in hopes of helping the school reach a significant milestone. “Last year, Rolling Hills was the number one […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sutter Street Revitalization comes to life

WHERE TO GO? Visitors study the temporary directory displayed on Sutter Street. Photo by Roberta Long

The new old Folsom Historic District springs to life as winter dies down and heavy equipment clears Sutter Street. “People are coming back and they like what they see,” said Jim Snook, owner of Snook’s Chocolate Factory in the heart of Sutter Street. Folsom Lake Bank President Bob Flautt stepped out onto Sutter Street and paused. […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Beloved pastor retires from Folsom’s Trinity Episcopal

Father Charles Cornell came to Trinity Episcopal Church in November 1998. Though he has retired from leading his congregation, he continues to explore and study faith. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Twelve years ago the Rev. Charles Cornell arrived in Folsom to lead and to grow an Episcopal congregation. What he learned at Trinity Episcopal Church helped to grow him in return. “I learned how to administrate a staff here,” he said. “And I clarified my core principles and beliefs. I learned how to articulate here.” […]

No Comment / February 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

RecycleBank coming soon

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Recyclebank is coming to El Dorado Hills. The program offers residents incentives to do what they already do, separate their recyclables, preserve the landfills and do their part for the environment. A kickoff party will be held  on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Nugget Market parking lot in El Dorado Hills at 10 a.m. Beginning Feb. 28 […]

1 Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Travel the world without leaving home

STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD are coming to California this summer to study American culture. Consider becoming a host family. Courtesy photo

Host families are needed for exchange students for three-and-a-half weeks this summer. Education First’s Educational Homestay Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international student exchange. We know that today’s world is a global one, and that it is exceedingly important for young people to expand their horizons. Our programs allow students ages 12-18 to experience life […]

No Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »