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Crib notes: Three cheers for Disney

Every man, woman and child should go to the happiest place on earth at least once, preferably once every few years. I’ve never understood Disney-mania until our visit to Disneyland last week. There’s a whole culture of Disney lovers out there — people who buy annual passes, yet live hours away from Anaheim. There are throngs […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Words of wisdom

Across the country last week, graduation caps flew into the air. High school graduates are now looking forward to their college years and college graduates are now looking for that first post-school job. Commencement speakers shared words of encouragement and a dose of reality with graduates. Here are some of Village Life’s favorite pearls of […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: June 2015

We hope to see you soon at your El Dorado Hills Senior Center. You can sign up for our monthly Senior Center Orientation program to learn detailed information, or stop by on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we will show you around. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information regarding the programs mentioned in this article. Senior […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mark Shields: Voters prefer governors over senators for White House

In the past 94 years, American voters have elected a total of two United States senators — John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Barack Obama — president. By contrast, before Obama, four of the past five men elected to the White House — Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — were […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Protect senior services

EDITOR: I have always been proud of our community here in El Dorado Hills for the family values shown, especially, but not limited to, the care our community has shown for its senior citizens. It is disturbing to me that there is talk of shutting down vital senior care and nutrition programs in order for […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘No’ more water

EDITOR: In the midst of California’s worst drought in 100-plus years, EID Directors Alan Day and Greg Prada voted “no” on pursuing additional area of origin (i.e. our) water for the county at the board’s May 11 meeting. After giving lip service to the El Dorado Water and Power Authority’s continuing efforts to obtain 40,000 acre […]

3 Comments / May 17, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Garden guru: The color purple

One of the standout trees in the El Dorado Hills area landscapes and gardens has to be the Purple Leaf Plum. Especially when planted with a contrasting backdrop or flanked by green deciduous or coniferous counterparts, the beautiful vibrant purplish/maroon foliage is quite striking. At maturity, the Purple Leaf Plum tree grows to a height […]

Comments Off / May 17, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »