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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 […]

Comments Off / 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, […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

Fundraiser going to the dogs

Gloria and her best friend Alyssa Clay are organizing the Bow Wow Brunch, a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue of the Sierra. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A tiny dancer with a huge heart for animals is taking time from her busy days to put on a luncheon fundraiser to benefit rescue dogs, one of which jumps on three legs around the family home in El Dorado Hills. Alysa Clay, a 15-year-old sophomore at Oak Ridge High School, spends 20 hours a […]

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El Dorado Hills volunteer gets presidential thumbs up

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has received another award for his volunteer work with ShelterBox. VIllage Life file photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a fourth consecutive year. When disasters like Cyclone Pam in the Vanuatu and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help. Tobin took action for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization […]

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Oak Ridge show highlights students’ creativity

Art students Laura Soper, Kayla Maechler, Grace Derksen and Hunter Spriggs, left to right, sit in front of print-making projects, which will be on display at the upcoming Oak Ridge art show. Grace holds her creation, “Bursting Flower.”

More than 400 students will display their works at Oak Ridge’s second annual free student art show, themed “Celebrate the Creative” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. “After thinking about what Oak Ridge has to offer in terms of art I realized we didn’t have an art show yet,” said senior and […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Firefighters hoist fallen rider

Firefighters prepare to hoist an injured mountain bike rider off a steep slope after the victim fell off the trail near Salmon Falls bridge. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Firefighters rescued a fallen mountain bike rider who fell 50 to 75 feet while riding on a bike trail Friday afternoon. The rider, who suffered serious injuries, was stranded on a steep slope near the Salmon Falls Bridge, according to information provided by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. Firefighters worked with CHP […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Trevor Dosh

Student of the Month Trevor Dosh, holding plaque, is surrounded by family and school officials at the Rotary Club's April 8 meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

It was clear by the entourage that followed Lake Forest Elementary student Trevor Dosh, this was no ordinary student. Dosh’s parents, grandparents, other family members and school officials came together April 8 to celebrate Trevor’s Student of the Month award presented by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Lake Forest Principal Bruce Peters said […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »