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Barbecue helps the needy at home and abroad

Holy Trinity Parish in El Dorado Hills will host its sixth annual Human Concerns Ministry barbecue on Aug. 1 to benefit local and global neighbors in need. Most of the funds raised go to local outreach efforts and work in partnership with organizations including SHARE, Upper Room and Food Bank of El Dorado County. Holy […]

No Comment / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mother/daughter organization builds lasting bonds

Lauren Czasnojc, 14, laughs with Senior Day Care participant Jenny Weike during the El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League's visit to the El Dorado Hills Senior Day Care Center last week. Photo by Julie Samrick

“Do you remember your first job?” “Were you married?” “Do you have any grandkids?” Those were just some of the questions heard while girls and their mothers in the newly formed El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League visited with seniors at the El Dorado Hills Senior Day Care Center last week. The […]

No Comment / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Le brothers tee off on world course

Brothers Justin and Nicholas Le will compete at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at Pinehurst this week. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills brothers Justin and Nicholas Le are headed to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship this week and they’re just getting started. Proud father Kevin Le chalked up their success to hard work. “We think about Tiger Woods,” he said. “If he could do it, so can Justin and Nicholas.” Incoming Rolling Hills sixth-grader Justin, […]

No Comment / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire torches home but not family’s spirit

The Forrest family is overwhelmed by the community support they've received since a July 5 fire destroyed their home and all their belongings. Left to right are Bill, Liam, 3, Tanner, 10, Gracie, 7, Maile and Alex, 16. Courtesy photo

The first celebration in the Forrest family’s new home ended with horrific results when a fire destroyed everything in the early morning hours of July 5. A mother, father and their children literally escaped with the clothes on their backs, yet everyone feels lucky to be alive and grateful for the El Dorado Hills community’s support. The […]

No Comment / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Team with Trojans claims national title

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The Northern California Volleyball Club 17-1 Black team won the national division gold medal at the recent 2015 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships in New Orleans. Four of the girls on the winning team attend Oak Ridge. Setter Elizabeth Cameron, 17, middle blocker Hailey Maniglia, 17, libero Megan Priest, 17, and outside hitter Olivia […]

No Comment / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Holy Trinity to host its first ordination

Paul Reilly, seen here being ordained a deacon last winter in Africa, will be ordained a Catholic priest for the Missionaries of Africa on July 25 at Holy Trinity parish in El Dorado Hills, marking the first Ordination for the parish in its 23 year history. Courtesy photo

“I feel called to be a witness to Christ’s love in the African world,” Deacon Paul Reilly says of his decision to be ordained a Catholic priest this Saturday at Holy Trinity parish in El Dorado Hills. The ordination will mark the first time in Holy Trinity’s 23-year history the sacrament of Holy Orders has […]

No Comment / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

No taking a bite out of this cake

The EDHCSD has a topiary birthday cake on display to continue its 25th birthday celebration. Courtesy photo

To continue the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s 25th birthday celebration, a live birthday cake made out of succulent plants is on display next to the pavilion. Approximately 1,500 cuttings were used to create the cake, according to creator and parks staff member Aimee Nunez. “The majority of the succulents are a species called […]

No Comment / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »