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Fire Chief Roberts sworn in

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROBERTS TAKES THE OATH — El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Jim Hartley, right, administers Dave Roberts, left, the Fire Chief’s Oath of Office. The pinning of the badge was subsequently handled by Roberts’ father, retired Army Master Sergeant Dave Roberts Sr., with help from Roberts’ wife Sondra. Later in the ceremony recently promoted Capt. […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: In the immortal shout of Alice Cooper, “School’s out!” Got any plans for the summer?

Beth McBath, Cameron Park "I'€™ll spend most of it worrying about replacing Shirley. Ha Ha. I'm flying to New England and taking a cruise up the Canadian coast with my mom and sister."

Asked at Oak Ridge High School by Mike Roberts Shirley Jensen, El Dorado Hills “I’€™ve retired after 27 years at Oak Ridge. Back then the biggest problem we had was cows getting onto the football field. After today Beth here will have my job. I’m heading to South Dakota to visit my oldest son. I’€™ll […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: In the immortal shout of Alice Cooper, “Schools out!” Got any plans for the summer?

Kathy Fritschie, Diamond Springs “I’m going to Great Basin National Park in Nevada. My daughter is serving in AmeriCorps there. We’ll do some anthropology and geology. I’m also taking Brian Hayes’ raku class at Folsom Lake College.”

Asked at Ponderosa High School by Mike Roberts Kathy Fritschie, Diamond Springs “I’€™m going to Great Basin National Park in Nevada. My daughter is serving in AmeriCorps there. We’€™ll do some anthropology and geology. I’€™m also taking Brian Hayes’ raku class at Folsom Lake College.”€ Kim Wood, Cameron Park “We’€™re going camping at Stinson Beach. […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Redistricting could mix Cameron Park with El Dorado Hills

The county’s recent “redistricting road shows” laid out goals for the upcoming redistricting process, specifically the boundaries of El Dorado County’s five supervisorial districts should be as close in population as possible all the while respecting the ever-evolving but loosely defined “communities of interest,” including Cameron Park. El Dorado County Chief Assistant County Counsel Ed […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Another Collie chooses to play for BYU

ALL IN THE FAMILY — Dylan Collie said he shopped around before deciding, "BYU is where I belong." The Oak Ridge junior made a verbal commitment to the school. Villge Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge junior Dylan Collie made a verbal commitment to attend Brigham Young University in 2012 last week, continuing a family tradition of Cougar receivers that began with his father, Scott, and continued through his brothers, Zac, then Austin. Austin was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and became a favorite target of future hall-of-fame quarterback […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Family ties: Genealogy search stirs up memories

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Founding member of the El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society Trevor Thomas recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He volunteered to dig into my family past in exchange for a little publicity about the society’s monthly mentoring sessions. My mother’s side of the family hails from rural Tennessee and is full of interesting characters […]

3 Comments / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

War stories: Grinnell wins, then loses Silver Star

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  This is the second part of Dick Grinnell’s story he shared with Village Life. The first part was published on May 25 and can be found on villagelife.com. Last week we met 75-year-old former U.S. Marine Dick Grinnell, who used a fake birth certificate to enlist at age 16 in 1952, during the Korean […]

1 Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »