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Father/ son ensure the middle school band lives on

Father and son Glen, left, and Ben Cain are both middle school band teachers in El Dorado County who say they have the greatest job in the world. Courtesy photo

Father and son Glen Cain and Ben Cain have more than 50 years of experience between them as public school music teachers in El Dorado County, molding the young minds of thousands of area youth to not just learn to read music and play an instrument, but to be better people too. Ben, the band […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New, returning supes on the job

Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, left, swears in District 1 El Dorado County Supervisor John Hidahl. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors welcomed new colleague John Hidahl as its first order of business last Tuesday. Presiding El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury performed swearing-in duties for the new District 1 supervisor and then administered the oath of office to re-elected supervisors Brian Veerkamp (District 3) and Shiva Frentzen (District 2). […]

No Comment / January 10, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Motorists rescued from raging creek

Two people trapped in Weber Creek prepare to be rescued Friday morning. The pair had been stuck in the rising creek waters since about 9 p.m. Thursday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Crews braved the high, surging water of Weber Creek near Luneman Road north of Rescue Friday morning to rescue two people stranded overnight in a truck. The man and woman reportedly tried to cross the creek at around 9 p.m. Thursday and became stuck. They spent a cold night in the truck, unable to safely escape. Weber Creek’s water level is above normal […]

No Comment / January 09, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gym employee gets a surprise ride

Bre Padilla's friends from El Dorado Hills Sports Club chipped in to buy her a car. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Bre Padilla begins her 14-hour workdays every Monday through Friday at 4:30 a.m., greeting members at the front desk at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club where she’s been employed for seven years. Padilla, a 27-year old Folsom resident, begins her second job by 9 a.m. as an aide working with autistic children and doesn’t […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Visually impaired teen finds his stride

Legally blind Oak Ridge High School freshman Mitchell Foster completed the 2.62-mile CIM fun run in December. Courtesy photo

Erik and Terri Foster had a feeling that their son Mitchell Foster had poor vision despite being told otherwise by eye doctors for years. He had some milestone delays as a baby and did sit extremely close to the TV, but he’d always thrived as an athlete. After years of frustrating misdiagnoses, the mystery was finally […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rotary bike donations bring holiday cheer

Cameron Park Rotary Club delivers 14 bikes refurbished by Folsom prison inmates to Blue Oak Elementary School. Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

The Rotary Club of Cameron Park recently delivered on its tradition of giving refurbished bicycles to underprivileged children. This holiday season 40 bicycles were delivered to El Dorado County families in need and dozens more went to families at Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova and to the Union Gospel Mission in Sacramento. All the donated bikes, […]

No Comment / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Shingle Springs couple celebrates a ride of a lifetime

Tom and Lucille Livingstone were married Dec. 1, 1946.

Tom and Lucille Livingstone looked nonplussed as they sat in their comfortable home in Shingle Springs, contemplating the question they had just been asked: What is your secret for 70 years of marriage? The Livingstones celebrated their 70th anniversary on Dec. 1 but the reasons they stayed together and supported one another through thick and […]

No Comment / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »