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Construction begins on Windsor Point Park

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis and young friends give a thumbs-up at the Windsor Point Park groundbreaking event Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Friends of Windsor Point Park arrived at its official groundbreaking ceremony last Friday morning to a welcome scene — a construction crew busily working. Residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods had heard for years that the 1.1-acre vacant lot on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives would be a neighborhood park. […]

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Guiding Hands School celebrates 20 years

Teacher's Aide Jason Rogala, left, and Guiding Hands student Brenhan Wylie celebrated the school's anniversary with other teachers, students and community members Thursday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Guiding Hands students, families, friends and alumni marked the special needs school’s 20th anniversary at Family Fun Day last Thursday. Guests enjoyed bounce houses, a photo booth, a parent resource fair, live stage entertainment and a free hot dog lunch at the event the founders called a heartfelt thank you to the community. In 1993 co-founders Cindy Keller and Starranne […]

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Future of rock performs at the fair

Max, left, and Nick of Haunted by Heroes perform at the El Dorado County Fair. The band from Pacifica could likely be the future of rock and roll. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It was a gut-punch … loud, uncomplicated rock and roll. The pure stuff the Who and AC/DC cranked out in their prime — soaring guitar solos, follicle-raising power chords, blistering drum solos, bone-shaking bass riffs and spot-on vocals, and it was coming from the skatepark from a band born while George W. Bush was president. […]

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Schultz brings home the gold

On the eve of his 80th birthday, El Dorado Hills resident Bill Schultz won a tennis tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk, Registrar of Voters and Director of Veterans Affairs Bill Schultz added another accomplishment to his repertoire when he won the Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games men’s singles competition on June 8, the day before his 80th birthday. “I’d seen this tournament advertised but never was able to get to it,” said […]

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Taz topples the Sharks; Pickett returns to the pool

Sierra Shark swimmers surround Zach Pickett, who jumped into the pool for the cheering crowd. The Ponderosa senior suffered a sinal injury last year. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team clinched its third straight victory Saturday in the meet against Cameron Park’s Sierra Sharks. Though the Tasmanian Devils and Sharks might sound like fierce enemies, these two teams are more like family.  The two teams come from the same beginning, separating in 1993 when the El Dorado Hills Community […]

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Find Waldo in El Dorado Hills

Do you know Waldo? With his striped shirt, signature cap and black-rimmed specs, he has been a beloved figure in children’s literature since 1987. Children love to spot him hidden in the detailed scenes illustrating the “Where’s Waldo?” books. This July, children can search for the famous character at 25 local businesses throughout the community. […]

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ORHS student at Shakespeare camp

ASHLAND, ORE. — The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is pleased to announce that its 2013 Summer Seminar for High School Juniors is under way. This is the 32nd anniversary for this vital student program and program officials are once again delighted to host 65 new students this year from July 29 through Aug. 10. Quintin Casl […]

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