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Children treated to shopping spree, breakfast

JUST MY SIZE! - Joseff Johnson, 11, of Placerville holds up a 49er's jersey to check the size while shopping with Big Brother Glen Ingram of Diamond Springs. More than 170 children were treated to a Target shopping spree and Rotary pancake breakfast during the Snowball Holiday Shopping event Saturday morning in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Christmas came early for more than 170 children Saturday morning. Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County hosted its annual Snowball Holiday Shopping event at the El Dorado Hills Target. The children, teamed up with a volunteer, shopped for toys, clothes and other goodies thanks to donations from El Dorado Disposal, the Steers family […]

No Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Community Vision Coalition celebrates exceptional young people

Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, left, and coalition coordinator Raeann Jones, right, pose with Youth Star Award winner McKenzie Jones, Raeanne's daughter. In addition to receiving an award, McKenzie helped serve the awards banquet's delicious dinner Friday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Celebrating young people seemed more important than ever Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s annual Youth Star Awards. In the wake of what happened across the country in Connecticut, a lengthy moment of silence opened the ceremony at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. Vision Coalition Board President Roger Taylor […]

No Comment / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dynamic dancers put their best feet forward in ‘The Nutcracker’

Ready to dance —€” Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet students Sarah Beth Kosterman, Kristoffer Reyes and Allyn Ginns are ready to dazzle audiences in the upcoming performances of "The Nutcracker." Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has a lot to be proud of with its upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” The holiday ballet’s three principal dancers — Kristoffer Reyes (The Prince), Allyn Ginns (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Sarah Beth Kosterman (Clara) — are products of the acclaimed El Dorado Hills ballet studio. “In two years at Pamela […]

No Comment / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

The Watchman

John Mansker started the Neighborhood Watch program in Ridgeview Village and also improved the community's signs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

John Mansker had the perfect tool when recruiting people for the Ridgeview Village Neighborhood Watch program — his Australian shepherd Lucy. He and his dog-loving neighbors regularly walk their pooches in Ridgeview Park. It’s where the Neighborhood Watch idea was born about two years ago, thanks to friend Ginna Geren, and where Mansker started recruiting […]

3 Comments / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Work out this mystery Dec. 5: An Oak Ridge High School student reported his iPhone stolen from his PE locker. Deputies have no suspects or leads. Beer run Dec. 5: A caterer reported beer stolen from her truck parked on Raleigh Way. Busted Dec. […]

No Comment / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Seniors tinker with toys

Peter White, far right, talks about his toy collection of pre-World War II wind-ups during an El Dorado Hills Senior Center event. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fond memories of zipping up and down the street on a bicycle, playing with dolls and enjoying pretend tea brought smiles to local seniors’ faces Tuesday as toy collector Peter White gave a presentation at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. White, proprietor of White House Railway and Trading Co. in Fair Oaks, showed off pre-World […]

No Comment / December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 29 through Dec. 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Parked and targeted Nov. 29: Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Park Drive. Teen victimized Nov. 29: A 16-year-old girl reported a petty theft on Golden Eagle Lane. Making a return Nov. 29: A woman flagged down deputies in Town Center to report […]

No Comment / December 06, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »