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El Dorado County residents improving reading, health and financial literacy

SACRAMENTO – Three projects funded by United Way California Capital Region are making significant differences in the lives of hundreds of El Dorado County residents, CEO Steve Heath said during a recent town hall meeting in Placerville. “We are working with several partner nonprofits to produce measurable results on issues of vital importance to El […]

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EDH Community Vision Coalition celebrates exceptional young people

Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, left, and coalition coordinator Raeann Jones, right, pose with Youth Star Award winner McKenzie Jones, Raeanne's daughter. In addition to receiving an award, McKenzie helped serve the awards banquet's delicious dinner Friday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Celebrating young people seemed more important than ever Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s annual Youth Star Awards. In the wake of what happened across the country in Connecticut, a lengthy moment of silence opened the ceremony at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. Vision Coalition Board President Roger Taylor […]

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The boys are back in “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings”

“Forever Plaid:Plaid Tidings” offers the best of “Forever Plaid” tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized” Sutter Street Theater’s boys are back to do their Christmas special. At first they aren’t sure why they’ve returned, but a phone call from […]

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Dynamic dancers put their best feet forward in ‘The Nutcracker’

Ready to dance —€” Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet students Sarah Beth Kosterman, Kristoffer Reyes and Allyn Ginns are ready to dazzle audiences in the upcoming performances of "The Nutcracker." Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has a lot to be proud of with its upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” The holiday ballet’s three principal dancers — Kristoffer Reyes (The Prince), Allyn Ginns (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Sarah Beth Kosterman (Clara) — are products of the acclaimed El Dorado Hills ballet studio. “In two years at Pamela […]

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Living her life in the light: A tribute to Kathy Carlisle

A few weeks ago, I wrote about fate, joy and sadness as they relate to the arts. “All mortal life is ‘fated’ to have a beginning and an end,” I wrote in Village Life on Nov. 28. “(But) between those fixed points in time are all the things that go into life: good and evil, […]

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Esteemed Moscow Ballet presents classic Nutcracker

With its simple tale of a young girl who gets a gift of a nutcracker (a prince), audiences all over the world, year after year, have been transported through the girl’s dreams about The Nutcracker/Prince, falling in love with and the beautiful land of Sugar Plums. Audiences who missed Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet’s performances of […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Why women see better

Bob Billingsley

Women see better because they pay attention to their reading glasses. They clean their glasses more often, and they clean them correctly, with soft soap, water and a soft cloth. For some strange reason, guys don’t pay attention to their glasses and rarely clean them properly. Perhaps guys are just lazier? • I very rarely […]

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