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Teen’s event keeps tails wagging

El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston hosted a puppy petting event in her home (here with a chihuahua mix) to raise funds for Foothill Dog Rescue and to socialize young puppies so that they may find permanent homes. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When it was time for El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston to pick a school project, her teachers at Golden Valley Charter School thought she might have chosen something too difficult. She had chosen to host a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue and pulled it off, earning $1,000 for the non-profit earlier this year. “They […]

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Folsom sailor wins Folsom Lake race

Keim Geil and Will Deutsch made all the right choices to come from behind and win the Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. Photo by John Poimiroo

Will Deutsch, 38, of Folsom, sailed his Santana 20, Four Sirens, the fastest of 14 sailboats to win the 35th Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. The Trans-Folsom Regatta is a long-distance pursuit race in which heavier or slower-rated boats start first. “You always know where your boat stands in this sort of regatta,” said […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Biz walk reflects optimism

Adam Markhieh, owner of Adam's Cigars in Town Center, chats with Biz Walk team member Reid Bellis of Barber Jon's. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted its ninth annual Biz Walk March 30 with chamber members and local civic leaders teaming up to visit every commercial center in town, including the Business Park, Town Center and Safeway shopping center. In all, approximately 200 business owners or managers were given the results of the […]

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Office of Ed hires Monsma

The El Dorado County Office of Education announced the selection of Kevin Monsma as the new associate superintendent of Educational Services, effective July 1. “Mr. Monsma’s record of achievement, instructional expertise and conviction to serve will strengthen EDCOE and the county educational community as a whole,” El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. said. “EDCOE at the core […]

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Volunteers needed for state park projects

SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, April 16, California State Parks Foundation will host its 18th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 27 state parks across California. More than 3,000 volunteers are needed to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. The annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup event, which runs […]

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Rescue teachers say pay not equitable

A sign in the back of a Marina Village Middle School teacher's truck protests the district's pay raise offer. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

As thousands of teachers’ unions nationwide negotiate contracts with school districts this time of year, the Rescue Union Federation of Teachers says its district needs to give an equitable raise to all and not just a few. The teachers have asked for a 7 percent raise. The Rescue Union School District is offering them 2 percent […]

2 Comments / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Legos help children learn about trash

The Green People team, Cadie Cox, George Kisling, Abbigail Reding and Eric Clements, left to right, present their Lego creation. Courtesy photo

Thousands of brightly colored, molded plastic pieces brightened the Holy Trinity gymnasium when Holy Trinity School hosted its annual Junior Lego Robotics Exposition. Since the beginning of the year nine teams met once a week before school to conceptualize, design and build a table top Lego creation that encompassed the theme Waste Wise. Last month teams came together […]

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