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Essay contest winners celebrated

Sanjay Raavi

El Dorado County Democrats honored the three winners of the annual Fred Winn Democratic Party Essay Contest Saturday, and local Democrats no doubt cam away inspired by the trio of youngsters who wrote their award-winning opinion pieces. First-place winner Sanjay Raavi, a junior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, won $1,500 for penning […]

No Comment / April 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Nature Bowl still a thrilling adventure

The spring-green grass at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma was crawling with kids on two recent sunny days, students from area schools intent on getting close to nature and taking their classroom learning to the source itself. The students participated in the 29th annual Nature Bowl, with the competition in Coloma finding […]

1 Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Laughter generates dollars for causes

It’s said that when times get hard, “If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.” Stand-up comedians take that message to heart and five of them will share the healing power of laughter with others during the Stand Up for Kids comedy show set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Cameron Park Community Center in Cameron Park. […]

No Comment / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lookin’ Back collection reveals Black History

Esther Roman shows of part of her collection of African-American memorabilia, which will be on display at the El Dorado HIlls Senior Center at 1 p.m. on Friday. Feb. 21. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When a natural gas explosion ripped through a tunnel 200 feet below Lake Eerie in the early summer of 1916, killing 10 workers and 11 more emergency rescuers who were fatally overcome by the gas, three men ran into the nightmarish scene and managed to save two who would not have otherwise survived. The reason the […]

No Comment / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Surprises await in ‘Rehearsal for Murder’

"Rehearsal for Murder's" Alex Dennison (Eli Galloager) points a gun at other cast members, left to right, Karen Daniels (Kayleigh Neff), Lloyd Andrews (Michael Stevenson), David Mathews (Trey Sturges), Man in Auditorium (Garrett Larson), Bella Lamb (Gina Sapyta), and Leo Gibbs (Joel Heichman). The Union Mine production opens this Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When the beautiful, aspiring actress Monica Wells falls 10 stories to her death following the debut of her starring role in a Broadway play written by her fiancé, the police declare the tragic death a suicide. Law enforcement surmised her fatal plunge was the result of bad reviews of the play and the death was […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Interfaith dinner to promote understanding

Following the nightmarish attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on America, there came a wave of outrage and fury toward those of the Muslim faith by many in the United States, a hatred that still permeates some segments of society. It is because of those feelings that two local religious leaders, a Christian and a Muslim, […]

No Comment / January 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dream the dream … ‘Les Mis’ comes to Placerville

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The French Revolution is coming to Placerville, and Imagination Theater is ready. The cast and crew have been manning the bulwarks, creating a set design that promises to capture the sprawling tale of love and honor against a backdrop of political uprising, encompassing a wide range of human emotions as they present “Les Miserables,” the […]

No Comment / November 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »