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07/31/2008 05:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

We hope our annual pet issue will inspire you to take a moment or two for the animals, whether it’s your own pet or local wildlife! One way to get involved is to attend Placer SPCA’s volunteer orientation on August 2, beginning at 10 a.m. A $25 individual fee includes a t-shirt, nametag and training materials. Call 916-782-7722 for more information…

It’s August, and that means the countdown to summer’s end has begun...time to make the most of those long summer days and nights! Kids can save a dollar and the environment as they get out and about before hitting the books – students in elementary, junior, and high school can do their part to “spare the air” by purchasing a $10 bus pass that allows unlimited rides through the end of the month on Roseville Transit, Auburn Transit, Lincoln Transit and Placer County Transit. Check out the GreenScene on page 41 for details...

It looks like there will be some new faces in the classroom this school year – the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce will welcome more than 75 new teachers to the district with a special luncheon on August 11…

Antelope High School will hold Summer Splash, a three-day high school prep camp, from August 11-13. Topics ranging from math and English remediation to social skills and test-taking help will be covered in sessions that run from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 916-726-1400 for more information…

Congratulations are in order for Sierra College; The California Community College Commission on Athletics and National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators ranked Sierra third in the nation for overall athletic excellence…

Now’s a great time to cool off at Fountains! Surely you’ve been to Roseville’s newest shopping center by now, but it’s time to make another trip! Check out the new stores opening this month: boutique/salon/spa Article, maternity and baby outfitter Belly Bou, innovative burger bar The Counter Burger, relaxation haven InSpa, activewear shop Lucy, sweet treat Mirabello Gelato, athletic retailer New Balance, and Sacramento’s popular bit-of-everything boutique Serendipity…

Eppie’s Great Race, the long-running (this year’s race marks the 35th anniversary!) fundraiser organized by regional restaurateur Eppie Johnson, raised more than $48,000 to benefit programs for the Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation services, which supports people with mental and physical disabilities. This was no ordinary donation, however – The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors received the cash in a Deal or No Deal-inspired presentation, complete with a Howie Mandel costume and briefcase models from sponsor California Family Fitness…

Restaurateur Bruce Johnson formed a partnership with his uncle Eppie to re-open the new Horseshoe Bar Grill of Loomis, a well-loved local restaurant. From the renovation and redecorating of the 92-year-old building to the reinterpretation of the American menu, every aspect of the restaurant is experiencing new life…

The popular Gourd and Garden Show, now in it’s third year, will be exhibited at Lincoln Arts through August 15, call 916-645-9713 for more information…

Congratulations to former FoothillStyle contributor Corky Oakes, who has just published her second book, Señor Fideles: Adventurer of Sierra Nevada and Beyond. This environmentally-themed novel tells the parable of a bird who struggles to adapt to his changing environment, based on Donner Lake. Check in next month for news and notes from our annual art and wine issue!

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