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Hop House brews up great menu, atmosphere

Stop by Hop House and enjoy a craft beer with owner Jason Enyeart, left, and chef Tyler Mort. The restaurant is open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

New restaurants in El Dorado Hills have really raised the bar for local foodies and those looking to have a great time just minutes from home. Hop House in El Dorado Hills Town Center is no exception. Owners Jason Enyeart and Craig Badolian have created a winning combination — quality craft beers, a comfortable atmosphere and […]

No Comment / August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Italy On Wheels rolling into Folsom

Italian scooters, cars and bikes will be on display at the annual Italy on Wheels event in Folsom, Sept. 13. Photo by Larry Weitzman

A taste of Italy is getting close. The festival celebrating Italian cars, motorcycles, bicycles and food is scheduled for Sept. 13 at the Murer House Museum, 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the admission is free. If you like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, classic […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Knight joins school board

Georgi Knight

During its regularly scheduled Aug. 14 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Education provisionally appointed Georgianne Knight to the vacant board position, representing District 1. Her appointment expires in November. She is the only candidate running for the seat on the November ballot. Knight has worked for the California Department of Education for 18 years, where she collaborated […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grateful for putting people first

Marty Larsen suffered debilitating injuries in an accident. Thanks to the community's help, he's able to stay in his El Dorado Hills home. Courtesy photo

Marty Larsen I have often imagined what our country would be like if all our leaders from the president to the mayor made all their major decisions by putting people first. Decision making based not on greed, power or fame but people.  This possibility is not as far off as you may think. I recently had […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Blue Shield lends a hand with Hands4Hope

GIVING BACK — Blue Shield employees teamed up with Hands4Hope volunteers to distribute items to Sacramento's homeless population. Courtesy photo

Blue Shield of California team members from the El Dorado Hills and San Francisco offices joined a recent Hands4Hope Sacramento Homeless Outreach event, during which 23 Blue Shield team members and three Hands4Hope youth volunteers provided sack lunches, toiletries and clothing to more than 150 people in need. The team members and youth volunteers met at […]

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Congratulations, Eagles

Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell, left to right, have become Eagle Scouts. Courtesy photo

Golden Empire Council Troop 728 Boy Scouts Cameron Stone, Cooper Lamb, Jake Triplett, and Nick Gladwell recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men’s Court of Honor was held Wednesday, Aug. 13. The 15-year-old boys attend Oak Ridge High School.

No Comment / August 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Lead the way’ Oak Ridge principal challenges on first day

OAK RIDGE High School principal Paul Burke, rear left, poses for a photo with a group of students on the first day of school.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Last Thursday incredible energy filled the air on Oak Ridge High School’s first day and a rally held set a respect-for-all tone for the year. The recent gym expansion allowed all 2,434 students to attend the Welcome Rally together. “This helps facilitate a spirit of belonging and togetherness,” Principal Paul Burke told Village Life. “It also […]

No Comment / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »