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Track & field: Oak Ridge teams register sweeps

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Perfect weather was the backdrop for Wednesday’s Delta River League Track and Field meet between host Ponderosa and Oak Ridge. In varsity competition, the Trojan girls won 11-of-16 events, led by Jasmine Pears’ four first-place finishes, to prevail 89-46. On the boys side, Oak Ridge took 10 events to win 82-57. Troy […]

No Comment / April 10, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Community supports Grayson’s fight against leukemia

GRAYSON KLEINKNIGHT, 7, plays with a IiPad at his home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

No Comment / April 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Track: Oak Ridge squads race past Pleasant Grove

TROJAN TRIO — From left, Oak Ridge's Sabrina Andrus, Kristina O'Donnell and Briana Dulgar finished 3-2-1 in Wednesday's 400 meter race. All three set personal records. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Rachel Peterson has been lowering her times in the 1600 and 3200 meter races — and that’s a good thing. The Oak Ridge long distance runner shined in Wednesday’s Delta River League home dual meet against Pleasant Grove. Peterson, a senior, was first in the 1600 at 5 minutes, 27.50 seconds and second in the […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: In search of another parking space

There are approximately 2,038 road miles between Placerville and Chicago. When you factor in four miles needed to locate the historical Wyoming Frontier Prison at Rawlins, Wyo., five miles searching for an Outback Steakhouse in Cheyenne, and two extra miles including an illegal u-turn at Gallally, Neb. (missed the exit for the motel), the total […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 »

Pink Floyd’s greatest hits and rarities

The Pink Floyd Experience! is a full-on sensory assault. This is the show for the ultimate Floyd Fan, and it gets closer to the true Pink Floyd concert experience every year. Courtesy photo

Two years ago the music of Pink Floyd filled the Harris Center for the Arts to capacity audiences. This year’s The Pink Floyd Experience! is complete with a dazzling new light show, giant screen HD Video, full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians dedicated to bringing you the most authentic Floyd experience possible. The music […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Spirit of Benny looks to double fun run participation

Partners In Care staff helped Benny Penner's family get through a difficult time. To give back, they're organizing a fun run to raise money for the non-profit. Courtesy photo

The third annual Spirit of Benny 10K and 5K Run & Walk, benefiting local charity Partners in Care, will be held Saturday, March 22, at 8 a.m. in Placerville. “It’s been the greatest therapy ever,” said Nancy Milla of the annual fun run she directs each March in honor of her 5-year-old son Benny Penner […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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