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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! Folsom Zoo Sanctuary holds a low-cost Rabies and Microchip Clinic on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Bring your pet on August 27 – the cost is $5 for rabies vaccination and $20 for the microchip…

And don’t forget that the Zoo’s summer hours until August 31: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing patrons to view more animal activity. The zoo will return to regular hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in the fall…
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! Start with the Concours Raduno – this popular event featuring wine, live music and motorcars, returns to Masque Ristorante in El Dorado Hills on August 5 at 6:30 p.m....

Oak Ridge has a lot to be proud of this year! Congratulations to Laura Dickson, 2008 UC Davis graduate and 2004 Oak Ridge High School graduate, recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year. She will go to Kenya this month to research AIDS and malaria…

2006 Oak Ridge graduate Ryan Anderson was selected 21st overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Anderson goes pro after two years as a star player for the Cal Berkeley basketball team…

The public is invited to the grand opening of the Norman R. Siefkin Public Library at Vista del Lago High School at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. The library, named after District Superintendent Norman R. Siefkin, who passed away in 2007, will be the first joint-use library between the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District and the City of Folsom. Come take a tour, enjoy refreshments and check out some late summer reads until 8 p.m....

Head back to Vista Del Lago High School for the Burger Bash on August 21 and enjoy dinner, an auction, a raffle, and performances from the band, cheer and dance teams, and song leader...
Eppie’s Great Race, the long-running (this year’s race marks the 35th anniversary!) fund raiser 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...

It’s official! After a “Name the Bridge” contest that the whole community was invited to participate in, Folsom City Council members voted four to one, to name the City’s new bridge “Folsom Lake Crossing.” The bridge will open in 2009. Contact Larry Curtis of the City of Folsom Public Works Department at 916-220-3032 for more information...

Congratulations to former Sierrastyle 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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