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H4H reaches out to foster teens

The Hands4Hope Youth Board hosted its third annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser benefitting the Foster Family and Adoptive Services program's high school seniors. The ?event raised $3600, $2700 of which was donated to the beneficiary, with the remainder being used by the Youth Board for additional outreach projects. Pictured top row, right to left: Haley Leholta, Samantha Hodson, Erica Lautrup, Jamin Sagay, Eden Broughton, Julia Phillips and Suzy McLoed  (of Foster Family Adoption Services); bottom row, right to left: Ameshah Prabaharan, Brianna Lauren, Niagara Pal, Noopur Khachane and Katie Hasko. Courtesy photo

The third annual Hands4Hope Youth Board Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser held earlier this spring was a huge success, raising $3600 for Foster Family and Adoption Services and other H4H Youth Board projects. The Youth Board chose Foster Family Services after listening to speakers from two local agencies and feeling a connection with the struggles of teen foster children. […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

UPDATE: Teen found

Amy Richards went missing on Tuesday, June 3. If you see Amy or have any information call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (530) 621-6600 or Detective Rich Horn at (530) 642-4715.

Amy Richards, 16, was located yesterday in the San Francisco area. Amy had used a bicycle to travel from Placerville through Sacramento and eventually to a Bay Area Rapid Transit station. She then used BART to travel into San Francisco and eventually contacted the staff at a Starbucks Coffee shop in San Francisco, where she […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Spring Awakening explores the teen years

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its April 2014 production of the electrifying musical drama “Spring Awakening.” This marks the first performance by The Falcon’s Eye on the magnificent main stage of the Harris Center for the Performing Arts. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Spring Awakening” is a rock […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Teen asks community to light it up blue

Matthais Zierhut wants to turn El Dorado Hills blue for World Autism Awareness Day. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Matthais Zierhut has prepared for this role his whole life. The 16-year-old Oak Ridge sophomore is the planner and coordinator of El Dorado Hills’ first Light It Up Blue event in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2. Autism Speaks created the campaign where more than 1,300 cities spanning all seven continents take part. […]

2 Comments / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen rolls Cherokee

A 17-year-old boy escaped with minor injuries after his SUV rolled and landed in a creek bed on Brittany Way Tuesday morning. At 7:10 a.m. the driver, late for school, was traveling eastbound west of Morman Island Road in El Dorado Hills at approximately 50 mph in a 25 mph zone when he lost control of […]

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

Teens engage Rotary audience

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills speech contest winners celebrate. Back row left to right: Rotarian and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, Rotarian and Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke and Rotary Club President Coy Baugh; front row: first-place winner Mathew Cruz, third-place winner Ryan Schwary and second-place winner Ashley Abraham. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nine El Dorado Hills teens participated in the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual speech contest Wednesday, sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme: Engage Youth … Change Lives. Oak Ridge High School sophomore Mathew Cruz, 15, took home first place, winning $200 and a spot in the regional semifinal. That competition will take place at […]

Comments Off / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Jewish teen nominations sought for $36k prize

SAN FRANCISCO — The Helen Diller Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, an awards program that recognizes up to 10 Jewish teens with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and visionary actions that are helping to repair the world. Up to five teens from California and five from […]

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

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