“Author Archive”
Stories written by MRoberts
Last Login: Sun Aug 11 17:34:39 2013

Best Assisted Living: El Dorado Hills Senior Village

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Affordable assisted living smack in the middle of El Dorado Hills? Six large, comfortable homes purpose-built for senior-care are nestled on a cul-de-sac off woodsy Tam O’Shanter Drive in St. Andrews Village. Gina Foulk and her son Tyler credit their success to their caregivers — 16 full-time bundles of energetic love that cook, care for […]

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

Best Carpet Cleaner: Carter’s Carpet Restoration

Carter’s Carpet Restoration has been around for 21 years and is consistently at the top of the list as Village Life reader’s choice for best carpet cleaning. Dean Carter’s success starts with customer service. Uniformed, certified technicians show up on time and don’t leave until the carpet is dry. Each must pass a complete background […]

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

Local fire chief works to save rural fire districts

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors revived their Fire Advisory Committee to address the fiscal plight of the county’s rural fire districts during the April 9 meeting. The reformed committee will return in eight weeks with short- and long-term funding solutions, capital equipment needs, potential new revenue streams, operational efficiencies, consolidation options and system-wide […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Better together: a community vision

El Dorado Hills community leaders invite the public to help develop community vision and create a community projects launching pad. An 11-member council representing a cross-section of El Dorado Hills will host the inaugural CEDAC-EDH Better Together public meeting at the Community Services District pavilion at 6:30 p.m. on April 18. Organizers expect a big […]

1 Comment / April 08, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors approve web portal and TOT grant program

The Transient Occupancy Tax will fund a new website promoting the county, an aggressive  grant acquisition program and mini-grants to “fabric-of-the-community” groups. The Board of Supervisors also tacked an additional year onto six current arts and tourism contracts funded by the 10 percent add-on to room rates in El Dorado County. The decisions were based on recommendations […]

No Comment / April 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mik has trouble with tenant, codes

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco won permission to evict tenant Casey McCoy in Unlawful Detainer court hearing on March 22. Judge Stephen B.R. Keller also ordered McCoy to pay the supervisor $1,563.33 for back rent and filing fees. The victory came with the revelation that Mikulaco was renting two unpermitted apartments attached to the home […]

No Comment / March 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mercy Auxiliary jump-starts dreams

All-star cast — The 2013 Mercy Hospital Auxiliary scholarship recipients were awarded $1,100 each at the annual scholarship luncheon on March 15. Left to right: Kimberly Berg, Oak Ridge; Jesslyn Lane, Oak Ridge; Kirsti Buckendorf, Oak Ridge; Kevin Yang, Folsom; Vivian Lam, Folsom; Paige Laughon, Folsom; Michaela Hertoghe, Folsom; Christina DiGiorgio, Mercy employee; Alison Gil, Mercy Auxiliary; Taylor Ashby, Oak Ridge; Darcy Englehart, Vista del Lago; Korynne Huff, Folsom. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary helped launch the dreams of another dozen medically minded local students at Serrano Country Club on March 15. The annual scholarship luncheon adding another chapter to the Auxiliary’s 37-year tradition of service to the hospital and the communities it serves. This year’s recipients included 10 local high school students, one employee […]

No Comment / March 25, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »