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127-year-old family Bible comes home

Richard Castile, 81, conjectures about how his grandfather’s 127-year-old family Bible ended up discarded as trash on the curb in an affluent San Francisco neighborhood more than 30 years ago. Former San Francisco sanitation worker Peter Ferraro, not pictured, saved the Bible from the landfill in the 1980s and later retired to El Dorado Hills. He recently asked El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society President Trevor Thomas, seated at right, to find the ornate old Bible’s rightful home. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

6 Comments / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano fitness center unveils makeover

Serrano Country Club Board President Rich Satterfield snips the ribbon to open the club's newly expanded fitness center on Saturday, April 27. He got help from 17-year club member Cindy Crawford, at left, and fellow board members, left to right, Wayne Anderson, Joe Someillan, Dick Callahan and Mike Ryan. Club General Manager Bob Strangroom backed up his board, as always. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The newly expanded Serrano Country Club fitness center opened Saturday with a party for the current members, who noshed healthy appetizers, mingled with friends on the patio and toured the facility. The center went under the knife of RCP Construction in November, emerging with bright new cardio, group exercise and kids rooms, two new tennis […]

1 Comment / April 27, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Visioning exercise attracts 150

The inaugural public CEDAC-EDH meeting was held on April 18 in the Community Services District Pavilion. Attendance fluctuated through a lively two-hour discussion. Organizers concluded that 150 people participated. Moderator T Abraham represents El Dorado Hills on the county Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee, and is also on the CEDAC-EDH steering committee. The stated […]

No Comment / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Community Foundation spawns EDH cabinet

The largest philanthropic organization in El Dorado County arrived in El Dorado Hills this month with high hopes. The newly formed El Dorado Hills Cabinet of the El Dorado Community Foundation is gearing up to serve El Dorado Hills and bring the community together. At the cabinet’s April 11 coming out event, a small lunch […]

No Comment / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Best Service Station, Auto Repair: Union 76

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Sam Bhullar owns an El Dorado Hills landmark. It’s not sexy, but the iconic and increasingly faded orange ball with the big 76 dates back to 1964, when there was nothing else here and a buck got you four gallons of gas and change. Diane Baczewski bought gas from Bhullar’s predecessors Del Haven and Harry […]

No Comment / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Best Shopping: Town Center

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Kevin Nagel invested in Town Center back in 2011. Village Life asked him to reflect on its present and future. “The sky’s the limit for Town Center.” said Nagel. Shoppers feel the same way. Town Center has great boutiques featuring everything from designer clothes to olive oil to dog sweaters. “Town Center is special,” Nagel […]

No Comment / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Best Window Tinting: Tint Zone

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Dean Davis and Will Sharp want to chill out your ride. They’ve been installing automotive window tinting in Shingle Springs since 2003 and now have a second location in the Autotronics building in the La Borgota parking lot, visible from El Dorado Hills Boulevard. The tinting material is a thin adhesive polyester film with a […]

No Comment / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »