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COOL school celebrates second successful year

Teacher Kelly Brancoli guides COOL School students like fifth-grader Mark, seventh-grader Austin and eighth-grader Charlie, seen here with program director Sheila Simmons, left to right. Photo by Julie Samrick

Families looking for a less traditional, more flexible public school option, have a COOL option. Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning is a full-time, tuition-free, independent study program offered through the Rescue Union school district where students in grades three through eight complete the bulk of their studies online. Open since the start of the 2011-12 […]

No Comment / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Community Foundation spawns EDH cabinet

The largest philanthropic organization in El Dorado County arrived in El Dorado Hills this month with high hopes. The newly formed El Dorado Hills Cabinet of the El Dorado Community Foundation is gearing up to serve El Dorado Hills and bring the community together. At the cabinet’s April 11 coming out event, a small lunch […]

No Comment / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 13-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in April 13: Thieves stole items from a vehicle parked on Souza Drive. Burglary reported April 14: Someone broke into a Markham Court home a stole several items. Busted April 17: A 40-year-old woman received a citation after she allegedly tried to steal […]

No Comment / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Enjoy gorgeous gardens, colorful art

Glass artist Lynn Anderson, right, stands with his wife, Marilyn in his studio in Cameron Park. Lynn's art and garden will be open during the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Gardens of the Hills tour May 4 & 5. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When it comes to Lynn Anderson’s garden, color is the main ingredient. He achieves this by carefully tending to his flowers, trees and bushes … and tossing in about 100 beautiful glass flowers and critters that glisten in the sun and give his Cameron Park yard an unbelievable glow. Plus, Lynn added, the flowers are […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH marathoner was 50 feet from explosions

Amy Dolley is happy to be back home in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Julie Samrick

Running the Boston Marathon had been a lifelong dream of El Dorado Hills resident Amy Dolley. “Seventeen years ago when I married my husband, Craig, we planned to leave straight from our April wedding for the marathon,” she said. “But it never happened.” This year, she finally fulfilled that dream. Dolley, 46, qualified to run […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake Crossing lane closed for repairs

FOLSOM — One westbound lane of Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed beginning through July 1 to repair a drainage canal near the bridge. One of the westbound lanes of Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed to vehicle traffic weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The closed lane, which includes the westbound bicycle lane, will be […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Six things adults can do to prevent teen drinking

“Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow” is the theme of this year’s National Alcohol Awareness Month, April 2013. The campaign encourages individuals and families to get help for alcohol-related problems and to take steps to prevent alcohol use among youth.  “Alcohol remains the drug of choice for young people and is something we are concerned […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »