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Senior center thriving 10 years later

Artists Elaine Wallin, right, and Jimmie Grann, center, add details to a design by Bonnie Williams during the Gilmore Senior Center 10th birthday celebration. The artists welcomed public participation in adding color to both canvases which will be on display at the senior center upon completion. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills celebrated 10 years of service to the community at a special birthday party last Friday afternoon, including an open house, activities and, of course, birthday cake. Invited speakers included District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and El Dorado Hills Community Services Directors Wayne Lowery and Allan Priest. Since 2006, […]

No Comment / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run on a piece of history

The Lincoln Highway runs through Clarksville, El Dorado Hills' historical ghost town. Courtesy photo

Why not burn some calories while taking in some local history too? Run, jog or walk down the Historic Lincoln Highway for the Clarksville Region Historical Society’s first annual 8K run Oct. 1. Participants may park at EDH Natural Farms, where the race begins and ends, located at 1941 Old Bass Lake Road in El […]

1 Comment / September 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Crib Notes: The best time to zip your lip

The world is getting so small and so loud that there’s only room for a few soundbites to cycle into the top headlines, reaching across the globe as quickly as gossip spreads across a school blacktop at lunchtime. For good and bad, communication with others is only a thought away. Gone are awkward phone booths, […]

No Comment / September 14, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Look no further for ‘lush,’ healthy skin

Patricia Goldberg-Morse, left, and Beth Martinez opened Lush in July. The El Dorado Hills spa offers facials, massages and more. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Estheticians and best friends Patricia Goldberg-Morse and Beth Martinez have teamed up to open Lush Skin & Body next to the Purple Place. The day spa offers skin and body care, including facials, waxing and massage. Goldberg-Morse has 26 years of experience in skin care and has lived in El Dorado Hills for 11 years. […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Brent Dennis says good-bye

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, poses with EDHCSD board member (and former general manager) Wayne Lowery next to a tree planted and dedicated last week to Lowery's late mother. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis is wrapping up his duties this week and saying goodbye to the community he’s served for four years before beginning his job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim next week. Thursday’s regular EDHCSD Board of Directors meeting will be Dennis’ last […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Woman uses talents to help flood victims

El Dorado Hills resident Danyelle Woodley, right, delivers a second door wreath to friend Kim Trier. Woodley is making autumn door wreaths to benefit flood victims in her Louisiana hometown. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

While El Dorado Hills mother of three Danyelle Woodley watched a youth soccer game recently, her parents called to say their Louisiana home was flooding. During the four-day period that followed, rain pounded the Baton Rouge area, causing the national media to name it The Great Flood of 2016. “Many have even called the devastation […]

1 Comment / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescue seeks hosts for Chinese student delegation

The Rescue Union School District will welcome students and teachers from Baochu Pagoda Experimental School inChina later this month and is looking for local families to host them for five nights. Approximately 100 students ages 10 to 14 and 20 teachers will arrive in the delegation. The groups will be staggered into two groups. First, 50 […]

No Comment / September 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »