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Adamovich loves working at the school, taking photos in spare time

Adamovich loves working at the school, taking photos in spare time

EL DORADO HILLS CA - Ron Adamovich is a groundskeeper at Silva Valley Elementary School where you can either find him on a mowing tractor, dressed up in a red suit with a white beard or filling in as the crossing guard in the afternoon.

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber & William Jessup University Announce Recipient of $5,000 Scholarship

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber & William Jessup University Announce Recipient of  $5,000 Scholarship

The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with William Jessup University, announced today that Ruby Perez of Placerville is the recipient of an annual $5,000 scholarship to use toward her education at William Jessup University in Rocklin.   

“The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber is proud to partner with William Jessup University to offer this scholarship opportunity to Ruby Perez,” said Alice Perez (no relation), President and CEO of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We hope that this scholarship brings Ruby closer to achieving her goal of obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and one day fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher.” 

Ruby has received over 60 awards for her academic achievements and was ranked among the top 30 students at Amador High School.

"Making the Grade Run for Education" Fundraiser

"Making the Grade Run for  Education" Fundraiser

Calling all runners, walkers and families who want to help local schools!  

Registration is now open for second annual “Making the Grade Run for Education” scheduled for Sunday, September 16, at the El Dorado HillsGolf Course at the bottom of Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills.

This fun and festive family event will offer something for everyone --10K and 5K trail run/walks, professionally-timed by Capital Road Race Management, as well as two fun runs designed for kids 12 years and younger.  Last year’s event drew race participants from throughout the greater Sacramento region. 

New this year, following the races, will be a huge Buckeye Family Fun Festival featuring food vendors, bounce houses, music, games and activities organized by volunteers from each of the seven schools in the Buckeye Union School District.

Participants can register online at www.makingt

Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution Hosts "The Weight of The Nation" Event Sept 27

Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution Hosts "The Weight of The Nation" Event Sept 27

In honor of September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Leaner Healthier Teen (LHT) Revolution, the fastest growing healthy nutrition education weight loss programs in the U.S., announced today that they will host a free screening of HBO’s “THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION: “Children in Crisis!” documentary at a special event at Three Stages in Folsom, Calif. On Sept. 27 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. LHT Revolution is based in the Sacramento area and has licensees in several cities across the U.S., who will be hosting similar events. To RSVP for this no-cost event and learn about local resources to help families get educated about helping their children live a leaner longer healthier life, please register for this limited seating engagement.

Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack

Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for Sacramento’s homeless children, it is a time fraught with emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses.

Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack, which runs June 25 to July 13, aims at providing Sacramento’s youth in need with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success.

“This is our third consecutive year of partnering with Volunteers of America on Operation Backpack, and we are thrilled to once again help our local students in need,” said Tri Counties Bank Marketing Specialist, Jessica Freitas. “While a new backpack is such a small thing to most of us, for these kids it really makes a big difference.

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

The Folsom Public Library is recruiting customer-service oriented volunteers to assist staff on Sundays, according to Library Supervisor Greta Galindo.    

Galindo is seeking friendly and dependable volunteers who can commit to working as library docents from noon to 5 p.m. one Sunday a month.