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This labor of love changes many lives

Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raiser Karrie Kinsella keeps Vicki's focus during a training session outside. The six-month-old yellow Lab will stay with Kinsella for several more months before heading off to her next round of training in San Rafael. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Noel Stack Managing editor O pening your home to a new puppy invites challenge after challenge … mess after mess. But for some families, this labor of love isn’t about having a new pet; it’s about giving back. Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy trainer Karrie Kinsella knows the routine well. She’s training her […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Bill Warns joins the century club

On Feb. 26, Bill Warns will celebrate his 100th birthday. The longtime El Dorado Hills resident is seen here with daughter Carol Dunlop, left, and his wife Helen. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

What’s the secret to living to 100 years old? Bill Warns had to think about it for a minute and then said, “Drink water … no whiskey and no cigarettes.” Thursday, Bill joins the century club. He was born on Feb. 26, 1915, in Illinois and grew up on a farm in the Prairie State […]

1 Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

And the award goes to …

Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Executive Director Susie Davies, left, accepts MORE's well-deserved Community Service Business of the Year award with emcee Stephanie McGann-Jantzen and Kevin Barri with Wells Fargo, which received the honor last year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Forget the Oscars, the real awards celebration took place Thursday night as the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce honored exceptional local businesses and community members. Awards presented Ambassador of the Year — Trish Tratos Home-Based Business of the Year — Carrera Productions Start-Up Business of the Year — Gold Country Run + Sport Small […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 12-18

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Taken Feb. 12: A petty theft was reported on Village Center Drive. Vandals strike Feb. 12: Vandalism was reported on White Rock Road. Break-in Feb. 13: A burglary was reported on Dartmouth Place. Check the ads Feb. 13: A Valley View Parkway resident reported […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Student of the Month: Juliette Geney

El Dorado Hills Rotary Student of the Month Juliette Geney holds her award with teacher Roxanne Simmons, dad Christian Geney, mom Kirsten Geney, Lakeview Elementary Principal Judy Chance, Rescue Union Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye Union Superintendent David Roth, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Lakeview Elementary fifth-grader Juliette Geney at its Feb. 11 meeting. “She’s such a wonderful student,” Principal Judy Chance said. The teachers and staff like her so much, they don’t want to let her go to middle school next year, Chance joked. Juliette enjoys art and math and […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 5-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Busted Feb. 5: Someone broke out a vehicle’s window on Francisco Drive but apparently didn’t take anything. Open door Feb. 6: A thief stole items from an unlocked vehicle parked on Fairchild Court. Wrong way Feb. 6: Deputies stopped an elderly driver who was reportedly […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Audience will sing along in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

EDMT cast members rehearse the "Singin' in the Rain" finale Silva Valley Elementary School. The show, complete with a shower on stage, opens Feb. 20.  Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A rain storm will dampen the actors on stage but the audience will do nothing but smile (and likely sing along) during El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of “Singin’ in the Rain,” opening Feb. 20 at Harris Center for the Arts. Director Debbie Wilson, her crew and cast pull out all the stops for this […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »