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My Turn: Band or sports … why not both?

I appreciate Village Life writer Julie Samrick’s support regarding recognition of the value of instrumental music instruction within the schools here in El Dorado Hills. However, as a music educator for 31 years, the past 21 as the band director at Oak Ridge High School, I’d like to clarify the opinions recently expressed regarding opportunities for students to receive […]

1 Comment / March 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Do your part to reduce fire risk

Mike Kaslin Unit Chief, Amador-El Dorado Cal Fire There has certainly been a swing in the weather lately. Some long stretches of near 80-degree, windy days have begun to dry out our all too short winter. We have received some rain but we are still in a drought it will take many years of above average rainfall to end […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Double the laughter for Oak Ridge in ‘Being Earnest’


“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a gem of high comedy — it sparkles with serious, yet comical observations and surprising twists. Oscar Wilde called his play “A trivial comedy for serious people.” The play’s farcical wittiness has had audiences laughing since its premiere in 1895 on Valentine’s Day and made “The Importance of Being […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Help our veterans now

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom, and the dignity of the individual, have been more available and assured here than in any other place on earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high. But, we have never been unwilling to pay that price. Those who say we are in a time when there are […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Best Housing Development: Serrano

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With its gated villages and quiet streets, Serrano offers serenity and security. About 17 miles of hiking trails wind through the Serrano community, providing access to approximately 1,000 acres of natural areas – open fields, restored wetlands, creeks and oak groves. Spectacular views include the Sierra Nevada mountains, Folsom Lake, Serrano Country Club Golf Course and […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Best of 2015 | Read More »

Residents continue to reduce water use

For the month of January El Dorado Irrigation customers reduced their water use by 25 percent compared to January 2013. The cumulative water savings since June 2015 remains at 30 percent. EID is required to reduce its water consumption by 28 percent from June 2015 through February 2016, compared to the same months in 2013, under […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tour Europe with Ponderosa’s choir

The Ponderosa High School Choir’s Cabaret 2016 Passport to Europe Show & Auction is going to take the audience on a trip through Europe showcasing the unique aspects of the cultures involved. There are performances representing France, Italy, England and more. With each performance, the theme of the location is depicted through songs, dances and […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »