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EDH Community Parade date set

Town Center will host the first-ever El Dorado Hills Community Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6, between 11 a.m. and noon. The recent Sky Mote procession demonstrated that the community will come together to honor a fallen soldier who attended its schools. Whether it will do so minus the tragedy is yet to be seen. Michele […]

3 Comments / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dems open office in Town Center

Democrats gather for the grand opening of the Democratic Party headquarters in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Town hall for Uppal Thursday In the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention last week the El Dorado County Democratic Party held an opening celebration on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, for its west-county campaign office located in El Dorado Hills Town Center Marketplace, just east of the now-vacant CVS drugstore location. The sparsely furnished office, […]

1 Comment / September 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

American River Music Festival: a great weekend on the river

Ethnocentric moniker notwithstanding, the mixed bag of genres under the “Americana music” umbrella is a transnational mélange that shares a common element: they all connect with the listener at an emotional level, creating a shared experience, especially in a live environment. And what better environment than Henningsen Lotus Park? A large grassy lawn, a cloudless […]

Comments Off / September 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Envision brings prescription discounts to county

While the national healthcare debate plays out in attack ads and Tea Party meetings, one local firm has partnered with the county to offer a lifeline to the uninsured, a prescription drug discount card that offers an average of 51 percent off the steep cash price of pharmaceuticals. The card is available free at county […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wine, Cheese and Brew to rock former golf course

Hip Service, Sacramento’s favorite dance party, returns to the former El Dorado Hills Executive Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. for the Firefighters’ Association’s 40th annual Wine, Cheese and Brew Festival. The Hipsters have delivered their butt-shaking mix of old-school soul, knee-buckling funk, throwback disco and hip hop cool at the last […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wine, Cheese and Brew’s humble beginnings

Dennis Ferguson, second from left, pours wine for Toosch Cima, Daisy Smith and Diane Ferguson, left to right, during the 1973 El Dorado Hills Firemen’s Association wine tasting event. Mountain Democrat photo

These days, late summers in El Dorado Hills are a hub of activity. But not so in 1972 when the El Dorado Hills Ladies’ Auxiliary, the fundraising arm of the Firemen’s Association at the time, decided that its annual Christmas bake sales weren’t bringing home the proverbial bacon. The original fire house, which later became […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

State court chief warns new courthouse funding is in jeopardy

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks about the state's dismal court budget at the Serrano Country Club last week. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye paid her first official visit to El Dorado Hills on Aug. 23 and demonstrated the chutzpah that’s become the hallmark of her rapid ascension in the state judicial system. She came bearing grim budget news. The feisty chief justice has been on the job for just 20 […]

1 Comment / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »