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Laughter generates dollars for causes

It’s said that when times get hard, “If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.” Stand-up comedians take that message to heart and five of them will share the healing power of laughter with others during the Stand Up for Kids comedy show set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Cameron Park Community Center in Cameron Park. […]

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Lookin’ Back collection reveals Black History

Esther Roman shows of part of her collection of African-American memorabilia, which will be on display at the El Dorado HIlls Senior Center at 1 p.m. on Friday. Feb. 21. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When a natural gas explosion ripped through a tunnel 200 feet below Lake Eerie in the early summer of 1916, killing 10 workers and 11 more emergency rescuers who were fatally overcome by the gas, three men ran into the nightmarish scene and managed to save two who would not have otherwise survived. The reason the […]

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Poster contest winners

Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader Aileen Choe and El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal show off her winning poster. Courtesy photo

Young students showed off their drawing skills and fire safety smarts, submitting excellent posters for the 2013 El Dorado Hills Fire Department Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Contest winners Hailey Ronan, an Oak Meadow Elementary second-grader, and Aileen Choe, Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader, recently received their awards ($50 Target gift cards) […]

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Pastor Chris Milbrath embraces God, foothill living

Lakehills co-pastor Chris Milbrath said he loves to see lives change and people's hearts transform through God. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

How do you invite God into your heart? Pastor Chris Milbrath remembers his “coming to Jesus moment” well. “I was leading a pretty self-destructive life … making a lot of poor choices,” Milbrath said. While studying at UC Irvine, the then 21-year-old met several Christian students who inspired him to make a change. “I sensed […]

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South 1 return to Sierra a success

Oak Ridge skier Allena Thompson makes on her second run of the day. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Good weather, great conditions and familiar terrain was some of the backdrop as South 1 Division alpine racers were back in action Wednesday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The other? Enough snow from a recent storm that made for a safe course on Lower Main as the division reached its midpoint with the season’s first slalom […]

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Dennis Amatulli creates big smiles

Dennis Amatulli recently opened Infusion Dental Arts in El Dorado Hills where he creates crowns and bridges, implants, veneers, porcelain restorations and more. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

For Dennis Amatulli, CDT, being a dental technician isn’t about producing beautiful smiles, it’s about creating them. “To me, making dental restorations is an art. It’s something you create with your hands,” Amatulli said. Amatulli graduated with his German Dental Certification from Otto-Umfried School in Nürtingen, Germany, in 1995. After graduation, he worked with many […]

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Teens engage Rotary audience

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills speech contest winners celebrate. Back row left to right: Rotarian and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, Rotarian and Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke and Rotary Club President Coy Baugh; front row: first-place winner Mathew Cruz, third-place winner Ryan Schwary and second-place winner Ashley Abraham. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nine El Dorado Hills teens participated in the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual speech contest Wednesday, sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme: Engage Youth … Change Lives. Oak Ridge High School sophomore Mathew Cruz, 15, took home first place, winning $200 and a spot in the regional semifinal. That competition will take place at […]

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