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An egg-cellent accomplishment

Mercedes Kotelnicki of Cameron Park holds the "Spirit of America," a decorated ostrich egg that will soon become part of the Smithsonian Institute's art collection. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Eighty-nine year old Mercedes Kotelnicki has one of her egg creations in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, another in a Catholic motherhouse museum in Canada and, now, one is going to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. “The Spirit of America” is an ostrich egg Kotelnicki decorated […]

No Comment / December 27, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Bond fan shaken, not stirred

Uwe Brosamle shows off his James Bond movie posters, collected while he was a teen in Germany. They now hang in his El Dorado Hills dental office. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

As a teenager growing up in Germany, Uwe Brosamle was enthralled by James Bond movies. Ask the El Dorado Hills resident his favorite of the seven men who played Bond and the answer is quick: “Sir Roger Moore, that’s the one I grew up with in the ’70s.” “The Spy Who Loved Me” is his favorite […]

No Comment / November 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Walter Larsen recalls life in the Navy

WW II veteran Walter Larsen shares stories and old photographs from his Navy days as his friend Marian Bray smiles. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“We were so lucky,” said 88-year-old Walter Larsen, speaking of the crew of the USS Sperry — a Fulton-class submarine tender that Larsen served on from 1942 to 1944 in the South Pacific. Larsen was a young shipyard worker at Bethlehem Steel in San Francisco when the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States […]

3 Comments / November 01, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mossy’ author comes to El Dorado Hills

Author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills Thursday to promote "Mossy," her newest book.

Successful children’s book author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills this Thursday to promote her newest book, “Mossy.” Brett has written more than 30 books, including “The Mitten.” Aboard her artwork-wrapped rockstar bus, Brett is on a 23-city national tour to promote “Mossy” and will stop at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmoore Lane in El Dorado Hills, from 5 […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Bogey the big-hearted cat shares a heartfelt message

Bogey the Education Ambassador loves the attention he gets from Bengal Weekly News team members Rhiannon Gotcher, 12;  Kate Green-Jones, 12; Shani Sansone, 12; and Jessica Furtado, 13, left to right. Bogey visited Rolling Hills Middle School last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Not sure who to vote for this year? If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney leave you cold, then how about voting for Bogey? Bogey, an orange-striped Manx with gray-green eyes and a big heart, is one of four finalists in Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue: Tales of Greatness contest and you can vote for […]

No Comment / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Pleasant Grove House: Thriving Pony Express stop now in disrepair

The Pleasant Grove House has an interesting history as a Pony Express stop and inn. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On Green Valley Road, five miles west of Rescue, stands the Pleasant Grove House — a once commodious inn and Pony Express waystation with two barns and a blacksmith shop. California Registered Historic Landmark No. 703 marker recognizes this only Pony Express relay station between Folsom and Placerville. In 1860 Pleasant Grove House was at […]

No Comment / August 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Math whiz: New Folsom prez on the job

THE NEW PRESIDENT of Folsom Lake College, Dr. Rachel Rosenthal, sits in her office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dr. Rachel Rosenthal likes the word “potential.” “It’s the word you hear so many people using to describe Folsom Lake College with the talent of the staff and their committment to the college and the tremendous resources that are available here,” said the new president of Folsom Lake College. “In 12 years the college has […]

No Comment / July 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »