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You’ll never forget A Chocolate Affair

Big game hunter Fred McLaren, 71, and wife, Dawn, 68, along with their 4-year-old Maltipoo Shilo will host a dinner for lucky Chocolate Affair auction winners at their home in Shingle Springs. Village Life photos by Shelly Thorene

It is time for chocoholics to celebrate. A Chocolate Affair is Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Placerville are the sponsors of this delightful time of sampling chocolate goodies, other tasty treats and wine and beer. […]

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Trojans’ second half play upends Folsom

After two quarters of evenly matched play in Friday night’s Delta River League boys basketball game, host Oak Ridge took control on both ends of the floor in the second half to stomp the Folsom Bulldogs 55-43. “Our defense really stepped up in the second half and that was vital against a good team like […]

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No ordinary mother/daughter trip

Kaitlyn and her mom Maria Raslear-Hendrickson will soon embark on a trip that the 12-year-old is sure to never forget. The two leave with a church group for Honduras later this month to participate in humanitarian work. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Imagine waiting all day in the hot sun just to see a doctor or walking for hours to visit a dentist. El Dorado Hills pediatrician Maria Raslear-Hendrickson has seen this and more over the years during her humanitarian trips to Third World countries. Later this month she will share the experience with her 12-year-old daughter […]

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More than oil spewing from Keysone pipeline decision

Richard Esposito

It’s been several years since the public last debated oil pipelines and the need to move this vital commodity from its source to the refinery. When oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay in 1968 the entire country was abuzz. Environmentalists back then cast gloom and doom with tales of oil spills and their harm to […]

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EDH buffalo moved to greener pastures

"Buffalo Will" Neunam sold his beloved Buffalo in December, an action that resulted in many calls to Village Life from people wondering what happened to the animals often spotted along the Bass Lake Grade. Village Life file photo by Mike Roberts

No more buffalo, blue skies or open road No more rodeo, no more noise Take this Cadillac, park it out in back Mama’s calling. Put away the toys - James McMurtry You’ve seen them on the hillside beneath Bass Lake Grade, broad-shouldered ruminators from another time and place, their massive, bushy heads cropping grass on the […]

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People talk: Are you satisfied with the quality and cost of your water?

 

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Local trainer wants you to be the Biggest Loser

Sharon Thompson of El Dorado Hills is an official Biggest Loser Pro. She achieves success by customizing plans to each client'€™s abilities and personal goals and incorporating the best of weight training, kickboxing, plyometrics and yoga to achieve optimal results. Courtesy photo

By Lynn Machon Following an extensive application and evaluation process, local personal trainer Sharon Thompson, CPT, founder of Thompson Training, has been selected by NBC/Biggest Loser executives to function as an official Biggest Loser Pro. Thompson, who lives in El Dorado Hills, will serve as the Northern California expert for the “The Biggest Loser Live […]

3 Comments / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »