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Firefighters burn home … on purpose

El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedic Dale Hemstalk stands behind a fire department explorer dousing flying debris from the burning home firefighters deliberately set ablaze Sunday afternoon as part of a training exercise. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thick black smoke billowed in the breeze as flames leapt from a burning Sienna Ridge Road home Sunday afternoon and, all the while, firefighters stood around and watched. Occasionally, a firefighter would pick up a hose and douse smoldering debris that drifted into the air. But they let the house burn to the ground — […]

No Comment / March 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 13-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bike found March 13: A Hensley Circle resident found a bicycle on an access road near her home. Out for the count March 14: Deputies found a man passed out on the ground at a Valley View Parkway apartment complex. The 36-year-old was arrested […]

No Comment / March 20, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Enjoy dessert at home to help families abroad

Faithful Stewards programs ensure children get a healthy meal at least once a day. Courtesy photo

For more than a decade, El Dorado Hills residents Brandon and Alisha Mecier, along with many caring volunteers, have dedicated their time and resources to making people’s lives better thousands of miles away. “People who are blessed have great opportunities to provide for others,” Brandon said. The non-profit Faithful Stewards has done just that for […]

No Comment / March 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy auxiliary hands out scholarships

Oak Ridge senior and scholarship recipient Cody Ellis, right, poses at the table with friend Kelly Coppin. Ellis plans to pursue a degree in biolodgy before entering medical school. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Future doctors, surgeons, therapists and other healthcare professionals received a helping hand from the Mercy Hospital of Folsom Auxiliary Friday as auxiliary members handed out $1,000 scholarships. Out of 21 students interviewed, 11 students from El Dorado Hills and Folsom high schools received money to continue their education, including Oak Ridge senior Cody Ellis, who […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 6-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Empty house March 6: Unknown suspects entered an unoccupied Aspen Meadows Drive home and stole more than $13,000 worth of items. Taken March 6: A petty theft was reported on Vine Street. Triple trouble March 8: Three high school students were reportedly found in […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Oak Ridge actor keep Anne’s spirit alive

Why see a play when you already know the tragic ending? Why remember an event that so many would like to forget? “It’s history,” explained Julia Garcia, assistant to the assistant director for Oak Ridge Drama’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” production opening March 20. “There were so many lives lost and this (play) shares […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Student of the Month: Isabelle Grupp

Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, big sister Caroline Grupp, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, proud mom Rivers Grupp and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right, surround the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Student of the Month Isabelle Grupp. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fifth-grader Isabelle Grupp received the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award Wednesday morning for her uncompromising work ethic and compassion. “She works harder than any other student at our school,” said Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters. “She always has a smile on her face and is incredibly supportive of […]

No Comment / March 12, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »