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Local Area Tidbits

09/30/2008 05:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

This issue marks the fourth anniversary of our Readers’ Choice Awards! Inside you’ll find your top picks for community businesses, figures and organizations.

The competition is tough, and it gets tougher every year as more excellent businesses join our community. Look out for a new Original Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse coming to El Dorado Hills Town Center in October…

Commerce Bank of Folsom, located on Prairie City Road, has officially changed its name to Sierra Vista Bank, and they will open a new branch in Cameron Park later this year. For more information, call 916-850-1500 or visit sierravistabank.com...

On November 1, join thousands in The Food Bank of El Dorado County’s Walk For Hunger 5K. Check-in is at 7 a.m. where the walk will start and end in El Dorado Hills Town Center. The post-walk celebration begins at 10 a.m. Register online at foodbankedc.org, or call 916-939-6674...

Congratulations to scholarship winners from Folsom Lake College: Shauna McElroy, a mother of two from Folsom working toward a degree in business, is the first Folsom Lake College student to receive the prestigious national Jeannette Rankin Foundation scholarship. Recipients of the Folsom Lake College Foundation scholarships for 2008-2009 are: Terri Buhlert, Alisha Jackson, Karissa Lukk, Stanislav Pribytkovsky, Hannah Rufer, Ashley Selsted-Sianez, and Jeffrey Taylor...For more information about the Center, call 916-255-0717…

Younger students can start paving their way to academic success with a little homework help at the Folsom Public Library. The Library Web site offers Brainfuse, a free online tutoring program in which students in grades 3-12 can be connected to expert tutors (including Spanish-speaking tutors) in math, science, social studies, English and writing. For more information on how to access the program, call 916-355-7372…

The Folsom Focus Photography Contest is now open! Contestants in three age groups (under 12, 12-17, and 18 & older) have until October 27 to submit up to five entries, selecting from six photographic themes. For more information, visit patronsofthearts.org...

Congratulations to El Dorado Hills-Folsom real estate agent Cheri Elliott – a former 14-time national and world champion in BMX and mountain bike racing! She was recently inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame

Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) announced their Elly Award nominees...Folsom’s Imprint Theatre Company received five nominations, Stage Nine Theatre of Folsom received twenty-two, Folsom High School received nine, and El Dorado Musical Theatre received thirty-one. Bravo! Check out the results at sarta.com...

It’s October and local organizations are offering plenty of family Halloween night activities. The annual CSD Halloween Carnival takes place on Saturday, October 25. For more information, call 916-614-3216.

El Dorado Hills Town Center will be holding its Third Annual Pumpkin Jubilee from 4 to 6 p.m. on October 31. Call 916-933-6699 for more information...

That’s all for now, but check in next month as we ring in the holiday season with our annual Thanksgiving issue!

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