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A powerful Force wins championship

The Force is with them — The El Dorado Hills Force is: Nikolas Salcido, Ben Mehl, Cole Armstrong, Jack Samrick, John Hayward, front row; Will Bricca, Kyle Burns, Sean Michael, Nicolas Ecaterinis, Caden Shoemake, Ben Asperheim, middle row; and coaches Martin Roberts, Greg Bricca and Brian Samrick. Courtesy photo

Culminating a successful first year in competitive soccer, the El Dorado Hills Force took the CYSA U9 Boys District 6 Championship last week by winning the Commissioner’s Cup in Elk Grove. Facing a talented squad from the 49er United Soccer Club of Auburn for the third time in a tournament final this year, the Force […]

2 Comments / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

12 days of fitness

Sue Spencer

By Sue Spencer The holidays are here! It is so easy to get caught up in the madness of shopping, parties and trips to grandma’s house that before we know it we haven’t exercised in weeks — and yet we’re exhausted! With January right around the corner it becomes very tempting to say “I’ll start next month.” […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Community Vision honors youth

The sixth annual Youth STAR Awards, sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition, recognizes local youth for their outstanding contributions to community through leadership, mentoring, participation, and volunteerism. “It is fundamental to our mission to recognize young people for their contributions to their communities, schools, organizations and especially for their service to others,” said DJ […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rotary honors Officers of the Year

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Wayne Lowery, left, and Sheriff John D'Agostini, right, congratulate deputy Bryan Brown on the Rotary Officer of the Year award. Brown and fellow deputy Keith Maher received the honor last Wednesday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies Keith Maher and Bryan Brown received accolades from the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and their boss, Sheriff John D’Agostini, Wednesday morning as they received the title of Officers of the Year for their outstanding work and service to the community. Both men exemplify the Sheriff’s Department mission, D’Agostini said […]

Comments Off / December 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Genealogical society president steps down but his name stays with the group

Dr. Gwynn Akin, left, celebrates John C. Bronaugh's contributions to the El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society by establishing a speakers' fund in his name. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society’s retiring President John C. Bronaugh, and one of its founding directors, received an unanticipated honor at the society’s Nov. 28 meeting. Dr. Gwynn Akin, also a founding director, announced she would fund the establishment of the John C. Bronaugh Speakers’ Fund in Bronaugh’s honor because of his valuable and many contributions to […]

1 Comment / December 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojan grapplers take second

Oak Ridge's varsity wrestlers have some fun with their second-place trophy earned at the Freedom Duals in Oakley Saturday. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge varsity wrestlers pinned a second-place finish at the Freedom Duals in Oakley this past weekend. The Trojans took silver behind James Logan of Union City, with 30 teams entered in the dual meet format tournament. “This was an exceptional accomplishment considering we were missing three of our varsity starters, eight of our 13 wrestlers were […]

Comments Off / December 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Reverend Todd Bruce joins Trinity Episcopal

FOLSOM — The Reverend Todd Bruce has been named rector at Folsom’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church. The appointment is the result of a nearly year-long process that attracted applicants nationwide to this church whose parishioners have been a driving force for community outreach programs locally, and throughout the northern California diocese. Todd comes to the Folsom […]

Comments Off / December 03, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »