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Church channels a higher power

Rolling Hills Church unveiled its new solar powered system Sunday. The church will save thousands of dollars in energy bills that staff say will be used for church ministries instead. Courtesy photo

Sunday afternoon Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills introduced its new solar roof system to the community and celebrated the fact that it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in power bills and put that money where church officials say it is really needed. Sunworks installed the solar roof-mounted system, which produces 332,322 kilowatt-hours. (One kw […]

No Comment / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

BUSD, teachers strike a deal

The Buckeye Teachers Association and the Buckeye Union School District have agreed to a 3 percent pay raise for district employees after being at impasse over negotiations since last spring. Friday, 90 percent of BTA employees voted to accept the one-year agreement but declined to accept it as a two-year deal. Since April the district […]

No Comment / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Students help score grant

Marina Village teacher Victoria Debenham won a mini-grant to add Chromebooks to her classroom. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Marina Village Middle School teacher Victoria Debenham was recently awarded a mini grant by the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association to purchase lightweight laptop computers, or Chromebooks, for her seventh- and eighth-grade students to use during class time. A resource and English teacher, Debenham has been teaching at Marina Village […]

1 Comment / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brent Dennis resigns

Brent Dennis

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis has resigned from the job he’s held for four years to take a position in Anaheim. Dennis plans to start his new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim after Labor Day, though details of his last day at the EDHCSD are still […]

3 Comments / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Youth players celebrate opening day

The Bumblebees hold hands as they walk in a parade in celebration of the opening of the soccer season. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado Hills Soccer Club began the recreation team season with its second annual opening day ceremony at Community Park Saturday morning. More than 25 teams of U5 to U10 players paraded through the perimeter of the park with one EDHSC competitive team player leading each group. There are 1,750 children in EDHSC and 1,400 […]

No Comment / August 22, 2016 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Pursuit of beauty: EDH photographer finds inspiration in nature, family

Meet Holly Fischer and see her wildlife and landscape photography collection at  the opening reception of her show, Pursuing Beauty, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Salone di Carlo. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Holly Fischer will debut a collection of her wildlife and landscape photography this Friday evening at an art show free to the public. A self-professed nature lover, Fischer didn’t become a professional photographer until the oldest of her three sons, now 16, was in elementary school. She picked up a camera […]

No Comment / August 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Scout’s project has tails wagging

Oak Ridge freshman Abbie Curtis, second from left, recently completed a mini-dog park in Tahoe to earn her Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette may earn. She's seen here with Grace Brasil, Abbie's dog Pudge, Riley Thompson and Jena Brasil, left to right. Courtesy photo

This summer Abbie Curtis from El Dorado Hills Girl Scout Troop 1126 completed her Silver Award project, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette may earn. Abbie, a 14-year-old Oak Ridge High School freshman, worked for nearly two years on building a small dog park and picnic area at the Tahoe City condominium complex where her […]

No Comment / August 17, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »