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Cameron Park vet survived Battle of the Hurtgen Forest

Tom Vano holds a portrait of himself taken when he was in the Army during World War II.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

As one of eight survivors of a platoon of 48; a Silver Star awardee from an encounter in the Hurtgen Forest where Allies were surrounded for 21 hard winter days; being wounded three times; a participant in the battle of the bridge at Remagen; successful in the career he loved and the husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ponderosa FFA celebrates 50 years

Ponderosa FFA members Andrew Laraway, Courtney Hyden, Tripp Moore, Sarah Friedmann, Quaid Moore, Blake Wilson and Ashley Bolger, left to right, spend some time with one of the program's four-legged projects.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

It’s less about cattle than it is about leadership now, but the Ponderosa High School Future Farmers of America club is celebrating its 50th anniversary and there are still cows, lambs, turkeys, pigs and gardens on the Shingle Springs campus. FFA advisor Andrea Adams doesn’t have to explain much about the program; enthusiastic student members […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Littles shop big during special event

Village Life reporter Wendy Schultz helps Dino Anderson, 5, choose a toy during the Snowball Holiday Shopping event at Target in El Dorado Hills on Saturday. Photo by Laurie Edwards

There might be no better combination than a hot pancake breakfast and some rapid-fire retail therapy — especially just in time for Christmas. If you toss a visit with Santa into the mix and stir it up with a candy cane, you’ve got the fourth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Snowball Shopping event. On […]

1 Comment / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sites, vans, drivers needed for homeless

Being homeless when the sun is shining and the temperatures are in the 80s is one thing; being homeless when it’s snowing or raining and the temperatures are in the 30s is a whole other thing. For the past six years, faith-based organizations around El Dorado County have collaborated to provide nomadic shelters from November […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school district grapples with enrollment issues

Oak Ridge only school with projected growth There was no discussion and only a few questions after the presentation of a 10-year SchoolWorks study on enrollment projections for El Dorado Unified High School District at the Nov. 18 meeting. The Board of Trustees has heard it before as the district has been in a slow, […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rescue woman appointed to private security review board

Last year when Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Susan Tallent Johnson of Rescue to the California Department of Consumer Affairs Dental Hygiene Committee, Johnson was delighted. But, this November when Johnson was appointed to the California Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee, North, she was especially excited. “This was the committee I applied for in the beginning, ” […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Myrna Harp is a guiding light

California Association of School Counselors selected Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp to receive the Donald G. Hays Award as 2014 Outstanding School Counselor of the Year. Harp calls herself a proud mom of 800 kids. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Her office is constantly filled with students coming and going, but that’s the way Myrna Harp likes it. “This is the comfort room, the safe place and they know that,” said Harp.  “There’s never a dull moment around here.” Providing that comfort and safety in the perilous world of puberty is why the Marina Village […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »