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Film company focused on filling a Hollywood void

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El Dorado Hills book publisher Theodore Savas is teaming up with best-selling author and businessman Gary W. Moore and Academy Award-winning Hollywood filmmaker/producer/writer Kieth Merrill to form Positivity Pictures LLC, a movie production company with a mission to produce high-quality films with a positive message. According to Merrill, “We are interested in engaging people’s emotions. […]

Comments Off / May 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Find your green thumb on a garden gander

Steve and Shelly Lange's garden in El Dorado Hills features waterfalls and lush flora and fauna. Village Life photos by Noel Stack

Among the many joys of spring are the delights that come with blooming flowers, budding trees and lively bushes that turn a yard into a garden. Those needing garden ideas and admirers of all things green will find particular delight in the upcoming Gardens of the Hills tour presented by the Assistance League of Sierra […]

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‘Dust from the Attic’ shares some personal memories


Book: “Dust From the Attic” Author: Bill Carpentier Publisher: Mill City Press Inc., April 2016, 220 pages, paperback “I lost my son once. Perhaps more accurately, I misplaced him. No — wait — I knew where he was.”  So begins a collection of personal memories and idiosyncrasies by El Dorado Hills author Bill Carpentier. In “Dust from the […]

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‘Anne of Avonlea’ continues the story

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What: “Anne of Avonlea” Who: Charter University Prep’s drama department Where: Charles F. Brown School campus, 6520 Oak Dell Road in El Dorado When: May 12 through May 14 Information: (530) 622-8594 ext. 2500 Charter University Prep’s drama department is presenting “Anne of Avonlea” May 12 through May 14. This production is a sequel to an earlier presentation of “Anne […]

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Celebrate Astronomy Day at the community observatory

Astronomy Day

Members of the community are invited to enjoy National Astronomy Day free-of-charge between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory in Placerville. Attendees will see the moon and Jupiter through various telescopes, view galaxies with an infinity camera and participate in constellation tours. The event begins […]

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Print competition open to all

A photography print competition will be held at the El Dorado Camera Club’s monthly meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. This judged competition is open to members and non-members for a small entry fee. There are multiple categories for color, monochrome and alternative images. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third […]

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Concerts in the Park celebrates 25th anniversary season with new lineup

70,000 music fans attended Concerts in the Park at Cesar Chavez Plaza in 2015. See the New Kingston Element Brass Band this Friday night. Courtesy photo

With a history as Sacramento’s longest-running outdoor music festival, Concerts in the Park has returned for its 25th season with an exciting new brand that captures the energy that is pulsing through downtown, and a lineup of nationally touring artists and the region’s greatest musical talents. Managed by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the free summer music festival concerts take […]

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