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Seven Oak Ridge athletes sign with colleges

Ready for the next phase in their sports careers — Trojans William Boule, Lance Berringer, Lauren Sende, Mandi McBroom, Tiffani Reimers, Dylan Collie and John David Smith, left to right, sign their Letters of Intent at Wednesday's ceremony. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Seven Oak Ridge senior athletes signed their Letter of Intent forms Wednesday in the Trojan multi-purpose room. William Boule (Eastern Washington), Dylan Collie (Brigham Young) and Jon David Smith (Southern Oregon) signed to continue their football careers. Mandi McBroom (UC Irvine) and Tiffani Reimers (Cal State Fullerton) go on in soccer. Lance Berringer (University of […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Five Bruins sign to join college programs

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Five Ponderosa High athletes — three soccer, one swim, one spiker — recently signed their Letter of Intent forms in the school’s library to play at the college level. From the pitch, Aubrey Wimmer and Bre DuHamel are a package deal as they’re both headed to Arizona Christian University, Connor Swartz takes […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Designer to the stars comes home to breathe

Local jewelry artist Geoff Thomas wears pieces he designed as he sits in his workshop and talks about his career path. He'll unveil a new jewelry line at Talisman Collection in El Dorado Hills later this month. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When jewelry designer Geoff Thomas graduated from El Dorado High School in 1991 to attend Cuesta College, he planned to become a financier, not an artist. He’d grown up with two artist parents and, in typical teenage rebellion, decided to follow the linear path of business. Fate in the guise of a black and white photography […]

No Comment / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

During the dedication ceremony, the sound of a bouncing basketball could be heard as Folsom High School men’s basketball team played the first game in the gym. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College celebrates 10th anniversary

Since receiving its initial accreditation in 2004, Folsom Lake College has educated more than 68,000 students in the region. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Folsom Lake College will hold an open house festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Folsom campus. Festivities will include exhibitions, demonstrations, art displays and even a live falcon exhibit among much, […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Election hopefuls take out signature in-lieu papers

The election season is already under way as a handful of candidates visited the El Dorado County Elections Department on Dec. 27 to pick up paperwork and take the first steps in launching their campaigns. A large number of national and state positions will be up for grabs in the 2014 election including U.S. Representative […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Seniors sign

Signing at Oak Ridge High School are, left to right: Josh Wellman, Austin Root, Mickey Meinhofer, Jesse Goldstein, Ashley Patterson, Karly Dougherty, Kelly Hulsing, Ali Bettencourt, Caitlyn Olan and Lindsey Zito.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Ten Oak Ridge High School seniors singes their Letters of Intent Wednesday afternoon, pledging to continue their sports careers in college. Athletes ready for the next level are: Ali Bettencourt, Basketball at San Jose State; Lindsey Zito, softball at Humboldt; Austin Root baseball at Sacramento State; Caitlyn Olan, softball at CSU San Bernadino; Mickey Meinhofer baseball at Regis University; Josh Wellman, […]

Comments Off / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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