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Library goes high-tech

El Dorado County Office of Education Communications Director Dina Gentry, left, shows off a phone cover made with the El Dorado Hills Library’s new 3D printers during a recent demonstration. Standing next to her is tireless library volunteer Greg Self. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Thanks to an $8,000 donation from the Serrano Country Club Men’s Book Club earlier this year, the El Dorado Hills Library has purchased a 3D printer system, which is now available to anyone with an El Dorado County library card. “This is one of those Jetsons things that’s going to change the world,” said 3D […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 incumbent: Frentzen focuses on community needs

Shiva Frentzen

“Budget will be one of my top priorities and matching it with the needs of the community. I want to stay connected. I don’t want to lose that touch,” said District 2 Supervisor Frentzen, when asked what she will focus on if reelected. Aiming to keep jobs in the community is another priority Frentzen’s list. “Seventy percent of […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 candidate: Pratt focuses on core obligations

Dave Pratt

Dave Pratt likes living in the country. He knows country-life is different and he wants to represent country folk as El Dorado County’s District 2 supervisor. Pratt said he sees running for elective office as “another way of reinventing myself.” As a small town kid from upstate New York through his teen years on the […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Jayden Gerran

Proud dad Steven Gerran, Student of the Month Jayden Gerran, mom Nina Gerran, Silva Valley Principal Kathy Holliman, teacher Cami Soetaert and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth pose for a photo. Village Life photo by Noel Stack.

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presented Silva Valley Elementary School fifth-grader Jayden Gerran with this month’s Student of the Month award. “He’s always been a wonderful student, kind-hearted,” said teacher Cami Soetaert, who told the crowd at last Wednesday’s Rotary breakfast meeting that she’s enjoyed watching Jayden grow academically. Silva Valley Principal Kathy […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hot ashes blamed for house fire

Flames erupt from a Latrobe home. Courtesy photo

Just before midnight on May 1 El Dorado Hills firefighters and surrounding departments responded to a residential structure fire on Beaver Pond Drive in the Latrobe area. Upon arrival, crews encountered heavy fire coming from the garage and attic area. They attacked the fire and were able to keep it from spreading into the main portion of […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Day wants to improve county culture

Alan Day

“I think I can make a difference in El Dorado County,” Alan Day said of his decision to run for District 1’s top job. Since being elected to the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors four years ago, Day said he believes he has more work cut out for him to change things at […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Ferry is senior and youth-focused

Steve Ferry

“I am the prosperity candidate,” Steve Ferry said about his campaign to be the next District 1 supervisor. “I can bring prosperity to this county without building another house.” Ferry and his wife Beth of 51 years have lived in El Dorado Hills since 2000 and their two grown sons and their families also live […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »