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Distinguished Boy Scout leaders recognized

Celebrating leaders — Back row, left to right: Paul Weinhardt, Troop 88, Unit Spark Plug Award; Jeff Wagner, President of Impact Photographics, District Chairman's Community Spirit Award; Jeffrey Freeman, Troop 117, Scoutmaster of the Year; Philip Mosbacher, Crew 88, District Award of Merit; W. Mark Sleeth, Troop 88, District Award of Merit; Diana Sleeth, Troop 88, District Award of Merit; Ronald Zurawski, Troop 454, District Award of Merit; unknown -- Cubmaster from Pack 659 in Rescue; Scott Lusk, Cameron Park, Assistant District Commissioner; Larry Hyde, Cameron Park, District Advancement Chairman; Jim Seger, Camino, District Listmaster. Front row, left to right):  Greg Stein, Eagle Scout, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Chuck Stein, Star Scout, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Dan Stein, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Kim Stein, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Rob Kull, Troop 88. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado District of the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual recognition event last Thursday, celebrating volunteers who tirelessly work to provide a fun and safe program for registered youth. The district includes packs, troops, teams and crews from Folsom to Pollock Pines. El Dorado Hills residents Dan and […]

No Comment / March 24, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Firefighters burn home … on purpose

El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedic Dale Hemstalk stands behind a fire department explorer dousing flying debris from the burning home firefighters deliberately set ablaze Sunday afternoon as part of a training exercise. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thick black smoke billowed in the breeze as flames leapt from a burning Sienna Ridge Road home Sunday afternoon and, all the while, firefighters stood around and watched. Occasionally, a firefighter would pick up a hose and douse smoldering debris that drifted into the air. But they let the house burn to the ground — […]

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Survey: Financial abuse of elderly on the rise

Financial abuse and exploitation of older Americans is on the rise, according to a new survey recently released by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. The survey, which also identified theft of money by family, friends, neighbors and caregivers as the most common types of abuse, comes on the heels of President Obama’s […]

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Nature Bowl still a thrilling adventure

The spring-green grass at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma was crawling with kids on two recent sunny days, students from area schools intent on getting close to nature and taking their classroom learning to the source itself. The students participated in the 29th annual Nature Bowl, with the competition in Coloma finding […]

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Lake Forest sweeps Nature Bowl, heads to finals

Lake Forest's third-grade Nature Bowl team has some fun during the competition earlier this month. Climbing the tree are Evan Odell, Kyle Enriques and Anna Thurman, left to right, while the others stand in front, left to right: teacher Donna DeLaurentis, Matthew Medina, Savannah Hannaman, Ayden Quinones, Kara McCauley and advisor Marlaine Reilly. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest’s two Nature Bowl teams won first place in their respective age divisions March 18 and will head to the finals at Sac State in May. The third grade and fourth/fifth grade teams competed in Coloma against a dozen area schools, including neighbors Silva Valley, Lakeview and Pleasant Grove. Sponsored by the California Department […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 13-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bike found March 13: A Hensley Circle resident found a bicycle on an access road near her home. Out for the count March 14: Deputies found a man passed out on the ground at a Valley View Parkway apartment complex. The 36-year-old was arrested […]

No Comment / March 20, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Enjoy dessert at home to help families abroad

Faithful Stewards programs ensure children get a healthy meal at least once a day. Courtesy photo

For more than a decade, El Dorado Hills residents Brandon and Alisha Mecier, along with many caring volunteers, have dedicated their time and resources to making people’s lives better thousands of miles away. “People who are blessed have great opportunities to provide for others,” Brandon said. The non-profit Faithful Stewards has done just that for […]

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