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Local wineries take top honors at State Fair Wine Competition

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The California State Fair is proud to announce the top wine awards from the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the state exposition. The Best of Show red was awarded to the Grace Patriot Wines 2012 Tempranillo. It scored a double gold and 98 points. […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wrestling coach has right stuff

Alex Diaz, far right, with fellow coaches Mike Remer, left, and Paul Divinagracia, center, pose with the Rolling Hills and Marina Village wrestling teams during a recent practice session at Oak Ridge. Parents praised the aspiring teacher for his dedication to their kids. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The middle school wrestling season recently came to an end but parents aren’t done talking about how impressed they are with their kids’ coach — Alex Diaz. Diaz, 21, is a 2011 Oak Ridge graduate and former high school star wrestler. For the past three months, the Sac State senior spent his free time — 20 to 30 […]

Comments Off / March 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Water polo: JV boys are champs

The Oak Ridge JV boys played incredibly hard, both on offense and defense, to secure a 10-2 win against Granite Bay High School in the Sierra Foothill League Tournament championship game in late October. The previous week, the JV boys beat both Rocklin and Nevada Union, allowing them to play for the first place position. “Overall, the […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Eagle Scout spruces up Marina Village

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Marina Village students have a new place to catch up on their texting between classes thanks to an Eagle Scout who followed in his big brother’s footsteps. Last month Preston Jamieson, 14, and his work crew (fellow Scouts, friends and family) installed a new bench at the El Dorado Hills middle school, turning a barren hillside into […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

It’s go time

Shyam Das, 8, of El Dorado Hills, shouts for joy as his car, clocked at 195 mile per hour, wins the Bears Division race at Pack 645's Pinewood Derby at Lake Forest Elementary School on Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Pack 645 Cub Scouts revved their engines at the pack’s Pinewood Derby Saturday. OK, no engines allowed but more than 40 Scouts in first through fifth grade competed, cheering on their handmade cars as they zipped down the track during “Muscle Car Madness” at Lake Forest Elementary School. The event was especially exciting for Austin […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scout washing cars to raise money

Eagle Scout prospect Parker Jamieson of El Dorado Hills has designed a landscaping project at Marina Village Middle School. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Parker Jamieson has been involved in Scouting for the last seven years. An eighth-grader at Marina Village Middle School, Jamieson, 14, joined the Tiger Scouts when he was in first grade. He then participated in Cub Scouts and Webelo Scouts before becoming a Boy Scout in troop No. 645 almost three years ago. Being in the […]

Comments Off / March 08, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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