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My Turn: Balancing the El Dorado County budget

There are not very many opportunities for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to easily add to the revenue side of the balance sheet without adding additional expenditures. The board has made a major commitment to obligate the residents of El Dorado County to a $2.6 million per year bond payment for the next 40 years […]

No Comment / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Two-in-one tribute goes Live on the Boulevard

Forejour takes the Steven Young Amphitheater stage for the Live on the Boulevard free concert Thursday Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Courtesy photo

Forejour will be recreating, with stunning accuracy, the music of two beloved multi-platinum mega-bands of the ’80s, Foreigner and Journey, at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s free Live on the Boulevard summer concert series this Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Take a trip back in time, or experience the music of the ’80s today, as […]

No Comment / August 22, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Time for more water storage

As most of California recovers from this historical drought, one thing we can count on is that history will repeat itself. Californians can take full credit for willingly sacrificing landscape and adjusting habits to save water supply for another year. Toilets have been replaced; lawn has been converted to plastic; leaks have been fixed; prime […]

No Comment / August 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

White Rock Village Community Care Team makes a difference

White Rock Village's Community Care Team has logged countless hours giving back to those in need. Courtesy photo

The White Rock Village Community Care Team is committed to serving its community. The team consists mostly of residents who live at White Rock Village and have decided to give back to the neighborhood and community at large. The team of volunteers wear T-shirts that read on the back “Demonstrating our care by doing our neighbor good” […]

No Comment / August 16, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Joy and Madness — Delivering soul and funk to Live on the Boulevard

Joy and Madness brings a fresh and funky energy to Town Center this Thursday in another Live on the Boulevard free concert. Band members include Tony Marvelli, Hans Eberbach, Miss Nyxi, Bobby G, Jeremy Springer, Andrew Enberg, Raul Sandoval, left to right, and Tim Taylor, not pictured. Courtesy photo

Sherri Bergmann Village Life correspondent Joy and Madness, a talented nine-piece soul and funk explosion, will be making the dance floor move at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s free Live on the Boulevard summer concert series Thursday, Aug. 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Joy and Madness is a Sacramento-based music phenomenon that has been rocking stages […]

No Comment / August 15, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Miss Lillie’s great gospel plays Rolling Hills

"O, Happy Day" will be the vibe at Rolling Hills Christian Church tomorrow night for a special concert with gospel singer Lillie Knauls. Courtesy photo

Nancy Curtis Special to Village Life Famed Christian vocalist Lillie Knauls will appear at Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills, on Thursday evening, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free concert. Miss Lillie, as she is affectionately known, came into worldwide recognition when she started […]

No Comment / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen

One of the first unofficial lessons UCCE Master Food Preservers learn is there are few failures, just product redefinitions. Jams and jellies that refuse to set are relabeled syrup; if they set too hard they become candy. If a jar doesn’t seal, it goes in the fridge. However, there are strict processing rules as defined […]

No Comment / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »