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Survivors celebrate life with flowers

Breast cancer survivors, from left to right, Margaret Kane of Shingle Springs, Hannah Almstead of Encino, Juliet Voigtlander of Granite Bay, Janet Gould of Placerville and Charlie Hall of Placerville laugh and share stories of their battles with cancer at Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day at El Dorado Nursery in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“We are still here and laughing,” said Hannah Almstead of Encino at El Dorado Nursery’s Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The second annual event on Aug. 24 was hosted by Almstead’s daughter/nursery owner Juliet Voigtlander, a breast cancer survivor. The day of hope included learning, sharing and just enjoying the beauty of sunflowers throughout the […]

Comments Off / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 14-20

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Up to no good Aug. 14: Deputies arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, on suspicion of possessing narcotics near the high school on Harvard Way. Burgled Aug. 15: A thief tole several items from an Encina Drive home. Swiped Aug. 15: An Ironwood […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Hop House brews up great menu, atmosphere

Stop by Hop House and enjoy a craft beer with owner Jason Enyeart, left, and chef Tyler Mort. The restaurant is open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

New restaurants in El Dorado Hills have really raised the bar for local foodies and those looking to have a great time just minutes from home. Hop House in El Dorado Hills Town Center is no exception. Owners Jason Enyeart and Craig Badolian have created a winning combination — quality craft beers, a comfortable atmosphere and […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 8-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Big haul Aug. 8: Thieves stole two vehicles and two trailers, as well as other items, from an El Dorado Hills Boulevard property. Open door Aug. 8: A thief entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Bairdsley Place and stole items. Double trouble Aug. 8: […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 31 through Aug. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Burgled July 31: Someone broke into a White Rock Road home and stole several items. Left behind July 31: A man told deputies he accidentally left $700 at a Saratoga Way gas station. The money was gone upon his return. Door damaged Aug. 1: Someone vandalized […]

Comments Off / August 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Oak Ridge plays earn Elly nods

Otto Frank (Keith Walisa) comforts his daughter Anne (Delaney Kelleher) in Oak Ridge's spring 2014 production of the "Diary of Anne Frank." Walisa recently earned an Elly nomination for his role. Director Janet Henke said the young actor had "a tenderness" about him that boosted his performance. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Elly judges celebrated Oak Ridge High School’s productions of “The Sound of Music” and “The Diary of Anne Frank” with Elly nominations announced last week. Actor Ryan Van Overeem earned a supporting male nomination for his portrayal of Max Detweiler in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. “The Diary of Ann Frank” received five nominations: Keith Walisa, leading […]

Comments Off / August 07, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A year in America has changed Júlia’s life

Brazilian exchange student Júlia Garcia, kneeling, found her passion at Oak Ridge — theater. Here she's acting in "The King's New Threads." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rotary Youth Exchange student Júlia Garcia flew home late last month with a new goal — work in theater/films as an actress or behind the scenes. The 17-year-old didn’t have those opportunities in Brazil (acting lessons are very expensive, she said) and jumped at the chance to be on stage at Oak Ridge High School, where she […]

Comments Off / August 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »