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Best financial advisor: Catherine Dudley

With a head for numbers and a heart for helping people, Ameriprise financial advisor Catherine Dudley has made a successful career out of helping people make their financial goals a reality. Dudley acts as her clients’ “personal trainer,” helping them stay accountable and keeping them focused on their financial goals. Her experience and knowledge in tax, […]

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Best Fitness Center: Urban Sprawl Fitness

Urban Sprawl fitness has transformed from a wrestling center into a full-service gym designed to keep clients focused on the workout and their personal fitness goals. “We have amenities for any and all things fitness related,” manager Steve LeBlanc said. In addition to the traditional treadmills and weight machines, the fitness center offers body sculpting, […]

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Best Asian Food: Chantara Thai Cuisine

The only problem Chantara Thai Cuisine’s customers have is deciding what to order. Everything on the menu is delicious, from the roasted curry to the chicken satay to the drunken noodles. “This is the best Thai I have had,” wrote Scott Drummond on UrbanSpoon. “Great portion sizes and they cook it to the ‘heat’ that […]

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Best Pet Training: Hangtown Kennel Club

Hangtown Kennel Club is an AKC-licensed all-breed dog club in Placerville that offers obedience and conformation classes throughout the spring and summer. Members come from all walks of life and represent a wide variety of breeds. Many are actively involved in AKC competition events — conformation, obedience, hunting tests, rally and agility trials. Other members keep their faithful […]

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Best Roofing Company: Straight Line Construction

Straight Line Construction provides roofing and home improvement services in El Dorado, Sacramento and Placer counties, including roof and gutter replacement, solar and skylight installation, deck construction, window replacement and repair and regular maintenance. The company began in 1989 and has grown into one of the most respected local businesses in the community, serving residential and commercial customers. […]

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Student of the Month

Student of the Month Ian Bist is surrounded by fans. From left to right: Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, teacher Amber Ross, Silva Valley Elementary Principal Kathy Holliman, proud mom Stephanie Bist, teacher Rande Panico, grandma Trish Bist and cousin Michael Carey. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Silva Valley Elementary student Ian Bist’s “can-do” attitude was celebrated at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting where the fifth-grader received the Student of the Month award. Ian’s teachers, family and Rotarians applauded the 10-year-old’s determination and accomplishments. “This child here is just amazing,” said Principal Kathy Holliman. “We are so proud of […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dramatic finale for Oak Ridge actors

Jurors take a vote in "Twelve Angry Jurors," opening at Oak Ridge on April 30. The drama is a social commentary on prejudice and politics. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Prejudice, personal relationships and bias could end a young man’s life. Oak Ridge Drama actors tackle tough emotions and conflict in “Twelve Angry Jurors,” the final show for the 2014-15 school year. “I love drama and more serious plays,” said drama instructor Tanya Mirell, who chose this play as the season finale. “I wanted to […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »