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A heroine unlike any other

ENT_Mulan

A teenaged girl who saves China — why not? Once you see the talented casts from El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” all things are possible, even a girl becoming a national hero with the help of a mischievous dragon. The colorful, elaborate setting will fill the Harris Center for the Arts stage in Folsom […]

1 Comment / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ibarolle murder: Offer on the table

Murder suspect Anderson Swift, right, walks toward the courtroom before Monday's hearing. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The arraignment of a man suspected of shooting to death a 31-year-old woman in front of an El Dorado Hills night spot last January was postponed Monday so that a tentative offer in the case may be further considered by the defense, prosecution and judge. Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland faces trial for murder if […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH bird positive for West Nile virus

El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the El Dorado Hills area has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2015. The bird, a Western Scrub Jay, was found June 16. So far this year, West Nile virus activity has been reported in 26 California counties, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pageant participants win more than titles

Jr. Miss El Dorado County Kylee Hunter, left, and Miss Teen El Dorado County Tristan Hunter say their pageant experience has been very positive. Courtesy photo

Hey, young ladies — why not toss your tiara onto the stage and try out to become the next Miss El Dorado County? It’s not just about physical beauty anymore — there are rewards brighter than the crowns that grace the winners’ heads. Alora Martin is only 19 years old, yet this is the second […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Scout Jacob Lacy helps spirits soar at Eskaton Lodge

Jacob Lacy stands next to planter boxes he built for his Eagle Scout project at Eskaton in Cameron Park.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

To get his eagle wings, Jacob Lacy of Cameron Park decided to help make older folks’ spirits soar by adding color to a local assisted living facility, building raised planter boxes that are accessible to all. “Originally I had not planned on making raised planter beds, but when I talked to the director at the […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Maria Adams runs with a purpose

Maria Adams is training for the Marine Corps Marathon in memory of her father.

Maria Adams is going to pull her shirt over her head, tie her shoes good and tight and take off on an arduous run next fall in memory of her dad, a Marine who died at the age of 52. “The Marine Corps Marathon for me isn’t just a race, it’s also a healing journey […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Volunteers recognized for hard work and horsing around

Dick and Sue Lawson take a break from their volunteer tasks to pose for a photo with Sapphire and Ruby at All About Equine. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Dick Lawson thought it was “safe” for his wife to volunteer for a horse rescue group because the big-hearted Sue wouldn’t be able to bring them home with her. Guess again, Dick. Sue now has a favorite horse at the sprawling and lovely All About Equine horse rescue ranch in El Dorado Hills and she’s […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »