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Student of the Month: Emily Perez

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Wayne Lowery presents Student of the Month Emily Perez with a plaque. The Oak Meadow fifth-grader is joined by Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, teacher Sue Burkland and Principal Barbara Narez. Photo by Laurie Edwards

Emily Perez has big dreams. The Oak meadow Elementary fifth-grader wants to become an FBI agent when she grows up. According to her teacher Sue Burkland, Emily has the drive to achieve her goal. The teacher praised the 11-year-old for taking solid steps toward improving her education during the Student of the Month ceremony at […]

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Students live like pioneers for a day

Parent Deb Dean shows third graders Grace Goins, center, and Gabriela Marsh how to churn butter during Pioneer Day at Lake Forest Elementary. Photo by Julie Samrick

Lake Forest continued its annual tradition of holding Pioneer Day for its third and fourth graders last Thursday. It’s a day set aside to remember the region’s rich history as students travel back in time. With the help of many parents and teachers, Principal Bruce Peters arranges the day each year, calling on experts in […]

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Stellar spellers compete and w-i-n

The Marina Village sixth-grade team won the Division 3 El Dorado County Spelling Bee, mastering words like c-h-a-o-s and t-e-c-h-n-i-q-u-e. Front row, left to right: Ben Fox, Ryann Fox, Ethan Huang and Leyla Soltani; Back row, left to right: Laura Nepo, teacher/coach Amy Trexler and Jacob Crannell. Photo by Peggy Soltani

Oak Meadow Elementary and Marina Village Middle School dominated the competition at last Friday’s 33rd annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee in Pollock Pines.  Students representing 25 schools from as far as Lake Tahoe competed in each of four divisions. Oak Meadow students placed first in the Division 1 competition of first- and second-grade teams. […]

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Countdown to county fair begins

PLACERVILLE — We know you’ve been waiting … and it’s almost here! On June 13 the “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” 2013 El Dorado County Fair begins. Come to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds from June 13-16 and join the fun! Be transported to the outback as the Aussie Kingdom shows off native Australian wildlife […]

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Emergency responders recognized during EMS Week

Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, firefighters and base hospital medical staff in El Dorado County are being recognized as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 19-25. “EMS Week is a great time to say thank you to the dedicated men and women in El Dorado County who make saving lives their mission,” said Richard […]

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Crew shutting down Bass Lake Road

The Transportation Division of the El Dorado County Community Development Agency will close both directions of Bass Lake Road between Silver Dove Way and City Lights Drive at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31. The closure will remain in effect until 6 a.m. on Monday, June 3. Closure times may change depending on weather and […]

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Grants available for El Dorado Hills-based non-profits

The El Dorado Community Foundation is proud to announce its first granting opportunity designed specifically for El Dorado Hills-based organizations that meet the definition of charitable organizations as defined by the federal government and whose programs or services support or enhance the community of El Dorado Hills.  Requests for proposals are now open. The foundation […]

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