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Mercy Auxiliary awards best and brightest

Oak Ridge High School seniors Mitchell Howser, left, and Andrew Greer were two of 11 scholars awarded a Mercy Folsom Hospital Auxiliary $1,000 scholarship at a special event March 11.  Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Neurologist, nurse, homeopathic doctor or X-ray technician? Members of the Mercy Folsom Hospital Auxiliary team awarded eight area high school seniors and three hospital employees with $1,000 college scholarships each to help them pursue degrees in medicine or science at its annual scholarship luncheon March 11. The event at Serrano Country Club also marked the […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe School District wins Golden Bell Award

Latrobe School eighth-graders Nicholas Fernandez, Luci Gulbransen, Erin Horan, Morgan Dougherty, Haley Mahan, Ryan Miller, Wyatt Pittman, front row left to right, and Max Southworth, Jenna Kendrick, Emma Seymour, Ty Louie, Austin Garland, Jennifer Isaacson and Jacob Silvey, back row left to right, are participants in the school's Real Game and Speech Contest. Courtesy photo

The Latrobe School District recently became the proud recipient of the Golden Bell Award for the extraordinary curriculum and instruction used in its Real Game and Speech Contest. The California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards, now in its 36th year, promote excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Move forward after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Deon Batchelder, MA, CMC Mr. and Mrs. Jones are both retired and avid travelers. On a recent trip to New York, Mrs. Jones noticed her husband had a slight shuffle to his walk, which she hadn’t noticed before. Mr. Jones said he felt fine; however, he felt his joints were a bit stiff and attributed it to his […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Serrano Country Club awards first golf scholarships

Serrano's First Tee program hosted the fifth annual California Eagles Invitational at the Serrano Country Club in August. It is the only event the Special Olympics golfers get to play each year. Serrano First Tee created a scholarship program this year and recently announced its first recipients. Courtesy photo

Why don’t more young people learn to play golf? That’s the question the World Golf Foundation asked when it created the national youth service organization The First Tee in 1997, since finding the primary reason is due to a lack of affordable junior golf programs and places that welcome young golfers. Today there are 200 […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Great teacher gets great award

Teacher Tommie Greene reads to her young students. The KinderCare preschool teacher received a $10,000 check as the winner of the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe

Francisco Drive KinderCare preschool teacher Tommie Greene got a shock recently when she was honored with a $10,000 Early Childhood Educator Award. Nominated without her knowledge, Greene, 46, was presented the check in front of students, parents and colleagues at a special ceremony earlier this fall. Greene’s colleagues said she is well-known for helping kids […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Residents begin community planning; Parker moves forward with project

After 91 percent of El Dorado Hills residents who voted Nov. 3 voiced their support for open space, a group of about 40 residents kept the momentum going by offering next steps at a kickoff meeting last Monday night. The United Neighborhoods of El Dorado Hills aims to bring all 72 villages together to develop […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Safeway earns excellence in employment award

The Cameron Park Safeway received an award for Excellence in Employment from InAlliance on Oct. 23. From left to right, Safeway front end manager Tami Ross, InAlliance employment training specialist Jeralynn Strong, and Safeway store manager Lori Lemmons. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was Safeway’s day to shine last Friday as the Cameron Park store received an award for Excellence in Employment from the nonprofit group, InAlliance. “Safeway was given the award because of its commitment to diversity in the workplace and for expanding job opportunities for those with development disabilities,” said Jeralynn Strong. Strong, who presented the […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »



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