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Guide dog helps family appreciate life’s simple things

The Kinsella family met Spruce's new partner at the guide dog's graduation. Top, left to right: Mackenzie and Madison Kinsella; seated, left to right, Gabriella Kinsella, guide doge recipient Serena Miller with Spruce and Karrie Kinsella. Courtesy photo

Raising her family in an affluent El Dorado Hills neighborhood, mother Karrie Kinsella wanted to show her three daughters there’s more to life than money. “I wanted to show them something that you can’t put a price on,” she explained. In 2011 the family joined the El Dorado Second Sight Club and got a puppy to […]

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Dylan Ridolfi

Catherine Swanson, a friend of Dylan Ridolfi's since second grade, places a candle near one of the rocks on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

     

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5th grader plays ‘Surgeon for a Day’

Oak Meadow Elementary student Hunter McGee, 10, stands by Surgeo, the robotic operating system he named at Mercy Folsom. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dressed in scrubs and not afraid to take on a challenge, 10-year-old Hunter McGee eagerly tried out Mercy Folsom’s new da Vinci Si Surgical System Wednesday morning. His task: Pick up a penny and move tiny rings from one spongy cone to another. The Oak Meadow Elementary fifth-grader won his spot in the surgeon’s seat by winning Mercy’s Name […]

No Comment / February 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hunter McGee

     

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Family, friends mourn Dylan Ridolfi

Catherine Swanson, a friend of Dylan Ridolfi's since second grade, places a candle near one of the rocks on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Painted rocks and candlelight vigil held last Tuesday night honored the life of Dylan Ridolfi, an Oak Ridge High School student who died in a sledding accident on Sunday, Feb. 17. Friends and family gathered to reminisce and celebrate the 15-year-old known for his love of family and football. Dylan was on Oak Ridge’s undefeated […]

No Comment / February 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

This ain’t your mother’s ‘Cinderella’

Leah Shaver and Brady Tait star as Cinderella and the Prince in "Cinderella Redux," a modern twist on the classic, opening March 3 at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

With the bad economy and no job skills, needs to find a bride to help him rule the kingdom. The Prince decides to host a masked ball to meet all the eligible maidens. Forbidden to attend the prince’s ball by her evil stepmother, Cinderella meets a licensed, full-service fairy godmother who specializes in “wishes granted, […]

No Comment / February 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

See ‘As You Like It’ — Sacramento style

Big Idea's production of "As You LIke It" takes to Sacramento's streets. The show opens March 1. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre has become synonymous with high quality, entertaining and inventive adaptations of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Its latest incarnation, opening Friday, March 1, brings a favorite pastoral comedy out of the countryside and into our own backyard .. .literally. This spring, the theater’s production of “As You Like It” will pay homage to Sacramento by […]

No Comment / February 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »