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Tennis for Tots

Tennis players braved cold temperatures to play in a fundraiser tournament that benefitted Toys for Tots. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz held the third annual Santa’s Elf’s Tennis Night at Millennium Sports Club in Shingle Springs on Dec. 10. Despite a little snow on the courts, nearly 30 participants played for three hours and filled two U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots boxes to the top (and them some.) “Great […]

No Comment / December 19, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Littles enjoy holiday shopping spree

Big Brother Mark Bassler of El Dorado Hills, right, has some fun helping his Little Brother Jason Slife, 12, of Cameron Park try on gloves at the Snowball Shopping Spree at Target Saturday morning. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After pulling his Max Steele Turbo Sword out of the shopping bag, 7-year-old Izrael’s eyes lit up and he smiled — a big smile. “It’s a toy sword and you sword fight with it,” he explained. Izrall was one of 150 kids in El Dorado County’s Big Brothers Big Sisters and Court Appointed Special Advocates […]

No Comment / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth celebrated for giving back

11-year-old Zachary Crozier smiles with Vision Coalition Treasures Bob Pedersen at Friday night's Youth Star Awards. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition board members handed out Youth Star Awards Friday, celebrating students who’ve achieved success in the classroom and in the community. On the Lakehills Covenant Church stage, 35 were given to young people who serve as shining examples — helping the homeless, mentoring youth, volunteering at community events and much […]

No Comment / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Triple trouble Dec. 5: Deputies arrested a 26-year-old man on Monte Verde Drive on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant. Converter theft Dec. 5: Someone stole a vehicle’s catalytic converter on […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Santa Run starts next week

Olicia Flaherty, 6, of El Dorado Hills gets a hug from Santa on the last night of the 2012 El Dorado Hills Santa Run. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

El Dorado Hills neighborhoods will hear that familiar “Ho, Ho, Ho” during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s 50th annual Santa Run, Dec. 17-21. For four nights, Santa will ride atop a fire engine through El Dorado Hills neighborhoods. See schedule and route map at edhsantaparade.com. During the nightly parade, elves will collect canned food for the […]

No Comment / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Making threats Nov. 28: Deputies arrested a 22-year-old intoxicated man after he allegedly threatened to shoot a Town Center nightclub employee who ejected the suspect from the club. Break in Nov. 29: A possible burglary was reported on Calaveras Drive. Busted Nov. 30: Three […]

No Comment / December 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park backyard gets ‘crashed’

"Yard Crashers" contractor Matt Blashaw, center (green coat), explains the yard design to homeowners Brook Warner and Matt Wallace, right,  while friends and crewmembers watch during the show's filming Tuesday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Brook Warner walked into a local home improvement store to check out flooring. She walked out with a camera crew and “Yard Crashers” host Matt Blashaw. This Cameron Park resident hit the yard makeover lottery. “You get a little emotional about things you’re not too proud of,” Warner said, explaining that she teared up when […]

No Comment / December 04, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »