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Young artists share fire safe message

Fourth-grader Matthew Medina holds up his winning poster with EDH firefighters Brian Wilkey, Brenton Warren, Brian Bresnahan and Ryan Bennett, left to right. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to Petra Subakti and Matthew Medina, whose artistic fire safe messages won over the judges during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annual poster contest. The National Fire Protection Administration theme for 2014 was “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”  The two winners were chosen from all of El Dorado Hills’ elementary schools. […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 19-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break-in Dec. 19: Someone broke into a vehicle parked on King George Drive. Taken Dec. 19: A theft occurred on Monte Verde Drive. The victims were able to give deputies a partial description of a vehicle involved. Not safe Dec. 19: Thieves broke into […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

On the run with Santa

A crows surrounds Santa during one of his stops on the 51st annual Santa Run held last week. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills residents truly have the Christmas spirit and at no time is that more evident than during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annual Santa Run. Last week, this editor exchanged her pen for candy canes and joined the holiday fun as a Santa Run elf. While jogging up Ridgeview Drive as my reflective collar jingled was […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wally Jukes has earned a break

El Dorado Hills Fire Prevention Specialist Wally Jukes stands in the plans room, where he keeps track of plans that have been and need to be reviewed for code compliance. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“Service is seeing a need and doing something about it.” Since he started working 50 years ago, Wally Jukes has kept his mother’s message in mind. “She reinforced that all while growing up,” said El Dorado Hills’ retiring fire prevention specialist, “and sometimes to her dismay … when our elderly neighbor’s lawn got mowed and […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth prove they are stars

Youth Star Award recipient Marco Sanchez stands with Eddie Zacapa, Mercy Housing resident services coordinator, and Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke at the Vision Coalition's ceremony. Marco works with youth who live in Mercy Housing. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

From tutoring to volunteering to teaching kids how to play soccer, El Dorado County’s young people give thousands of hours back to the community each year. Many of those youth recently received Youth Star Awards for their tireless efforts. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition hosted the ceremony on Dec. 14 at Lakehills Church. […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 11-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Mail missing Dec. 11: Mail was reported stolen on Salmon Falls Road. Car targeted Dec. 11: A vehicle was vandalized on Serrano Parkway. Packages pilfered Dec. 11: Someone stole packages left at a Bevinger Drive home. Vandals strike Dec. 12: Someone vandalized a vehicle parked […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Project Warmth gets heart-warming community support

The Project Warmth team helped raise nearly $2,000 to purchase sleeping bags and other warm clothes for the homeless. Left to right, front row: Chloe Erickson and Charli Gaal; left to right, back row: Luke Gaal and Sadie Erickson. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

‘Tis the season for giving and 7 1/2-year-old Sadie Erickson had a great idea: host a talent show and raise money to buy sleeping bags for the homeless. “The homeless don’t have as much stuff as we have and I want them to have a better life,” the El Dorado Hills youngster explained. Sounded simple enough. […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »