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Firefighters brush up on skills

Firefighters practice skills needed when wildfire strikes. Courtesy photo

Last week, El Dorado Hills firefighters trained to improve their wildland firefighting skills for what is expected to be a busy summer. Firefighters practiced using hand tools to cut fire lines through the brush, simulated attacking fires with progressive hose lays and practiced deploying fire shelters in the case where a firefighter is trapped by a […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Airborne at 95: Cameron Park pilot holds Guinness record

Peter Weber does a pre-flight check before taking off from the Placerville airport. Courtesy photo

On April 14, Peter Weber, Jr. received an e-mail from Guinness World Records confirming that he now holds the record as the Oldest Living Active (Current) Pilot. The World Record website at guinnessworldsrecord.com lists Weber as the record holder. The Cameron Park resident was 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old when he made his […]

No Comment / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Coco’s all smiles at the crosswalk

Coco Parkhurst waves to parents and children after school near Jackson Elementary. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Whether El Dorado Hills commuters are dodging the rain or suffering a heat wave, Jackson Elementary crossing guard (just one of her many titles) Coco Parkhurst braves it all with a smile each weekday morning and afternoon while she’s at the Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard intersection. Parkhurst has been a Jackson employee for […]

No Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Handcar and quadripede racers ready to get pumping

From the left Tommy Hann, 4-year-old Kaiden Hann, Dan Stefani and Will Scott, all of Folsom, ride a handcar during last year's derby in Folsom. File photo

The 24th running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is set to take place May 2 & 3 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and […]

No Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Ian Bist is surrounded by fans. From left to right: Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, teacher Amber Ross, Silva Valley Elementary Principal Kathy Holliman, proud mom Stephanie Bist, teacher Rande Panico, grandma Trish Bist and cousin Michael Carey. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Silva Valley Elementary student Ian Bist’s “can-do” attitude was celebrated at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting where the fifth-grader received the Student of the Month award. Ian’s teachers, family and Rotarians applauded the 10-year-old’s determination and accomplishments. “This child here is just amazing,” said Principal Kathy Holliman. “We are so proud of […]

No Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Windmill takes the Camellia Cup

Leading the Camellia Cup on Folsom Lake, Dave Neilsen sails his Windmill dinghy (5150) ahead of two Santana 20s from Oregon. He went on to win Sunday's race. Photo by Ryan Anne Polli

A Roseville man rode a Windmill on Folsom Lake to win the 49th Camellia Cup Regatta on Sunday, April 19. Dave Nielsen, 62, rode his Windmill class, two-person, 15.5-foot sailboat, Sea Alice, to beat 60 boats and win the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s 49th Camellia Cup Regatta. It was Neilsen’s first Camellia Cup championship and […]

No Comment / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Morgan Jones makes a splash

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo for San Jose State. The leading Taz swim team record holder is also the first Oak Ridge water polo player to be signed to a Division 1 school. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo at San Jose State University, becoming the first Division 1 water polo player to come out of the El Dorado Hills high school. The Taz swim team record holder — 16 records, more than anyone in the swim team’s history — has always been a natural athlete, […]

No Comment / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »