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Food bank blitz a success

MIKE SPROULL with the Food Bank of El Dorado County, left, and two Hands4Hope volunteers pose with some of the food collected during Hands4Hope's Food Bank Blitz. Courtesy photo.

Local community outreach organization, Hands 4 Hope – Youth Making A Difference, held its annual Spring Food Bank Blitz on Saturday, April 2. More than 200 volunteers from Sacramento and El Dorado counties worked shifts at grocery stores from Placerville to Orangevale, handing out flyers that explained how shoppers could help the hungry in our […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge senior earns lacrosse scholarship

ON THE LINE — Oak Ridge lacrosse player Case Donahue signs his letter of intent. Photo courtesy of Chris Donahue.

Oak Ridge senior Case Donahue signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse for NCAA Division II Dominican University in San Rafael April 13. Donahue, the first player from Oak Ridge to earn a lacrosse scholarship, also received an academic scholarship from the university. When the lacrosse club program began about six years ago, organizers […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Young playwright fights with eye liner and a blow dryer

PLAYWRIGHT Hailey Abraham wrote a fun play with all the action of a spy novel and the humor of a circus. B Street Theatre's tour group is currently performing her play, as well as others, in schools around the area. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“This is a disgrace to our country!” How can you Americans go around saying, ‘French’ toast and ‘French’ fries? These are not French foods!” And with that, an evil plot is born that only two presidential cosmeticians can thwart. Seventh-grader Hailey Abraham let her imagination run wild in her contest-winning play “The C.I.A. (Cosmetics In […]

No Comment / April 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Residents get another look at Capital Southeast Connector

GETTING THE FACTS - Four Seasons residents Diane Salem, far left, and Sandra Parsons, left, get information about air quality impacts from Shannon Hatcher, right (behind the poster-board), with ICF International. Three to four dozen people attended the Capital Southeast Connector JPA workshop Tuesday evening. Village Life photo by Noel Stack.

Quality of life discussions surrounded nearly every poster-board at the Capitol Southeast Connector JPA workshop Tuesday evening as residents, many from El Dorado Hills’ Four Seasons community off White Rock Road, studied a road project they say will ruin their peaceful neighborhood. “It just doesn’t make much sense to us,” said Sandra Parsons. “I don’t […]

No Comment / April 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Camellia Cup results

NO TYPICAL DAY ON THE LAKE —€” Folsom'€™s James Goldberg and crew catch wind after raising their spinnaker on Hana Hou during the 45th annual Camellia Cup Regatta held on Folsom Lake. Photo by John Poimiroo

Charles Witcher’s 13-foot Banshee class dinghy, “Ghost,” was an apparition that could not be touched as he sailed to four, first-place finishes to win the 45th annual Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake April 9. In the 40 years that Banshees have competed in the Camellia Cup, Witcher’s win was the first regatta championship by […]

No Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope hosts homeless discusion

HOMELESS TALK — Donnie Maggard, Vivek Anand and Jessie Mills, standing left to right, discussed their experience with homelessness at a panel discussion at the CSD on Friday, moderated by Hands4Hope President Jennifer Bassett, far right. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Hands4Hope continues to put local kids on the front lines of challenging social issues most would never face in El Dorado Hills. The nonprofit’s founder and president Jennifer Bassett hosted a panel discussion on homelessness Friday that attracted roughly 100 attendees. Half  were kids, many too young to comprehend the powerful message from three brave […]

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Biz Walk uncovers manufacturing boom

CHAMBER IN ACTION - Cathey Cort, left, gets the low down from Lorie Symon, the controller at Aerometals, an aircraft parts manufacturor located in the business park, with Clyde Green from Small Business Development Center taking notes during the fourth annual El Dorado Hills Business Walk. Chamber members visited more than 160 businesses.Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

I have to admit, it’s getting better A little better all the time Falsetto: It can’t get any worse — The Beatles The fourth annual El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Business Walk put chamber members and elected officials on the streets once more — clipboards in hand, geeky convention badges around our necks flipped […]

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