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Community gardeners get down and dirty

GARDEN GIRL Ashley Michelin preps the soil at the temporary Community Garden. She and other community gardeners planted tomatoes, garlic, onions, squash and zucchini this past Saturday.

El Dorado Hills Community Gardeners planted their inaugural crop Saturday at the temporary site located in a former strawberry field. Local plumber and farmer Ron Mikulaco volunteered a close-to-ready garden plot near his home on Green Valley Road, adjacent to the strawberry stand 1.7 miles east of Silva Valley Parkway. Longer term, the recently created […]

No Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Giddy-up: Clarksville Day brings the Old West back to life

GOLD MINER Russ Kurz will teach prospectors how to find the glittery gold in the muck during Clarksville Day. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills history comes to life on Saturday, May 7, at the fifth annual Clarksville Day celebration, brought to you by the hard-working volunteers of The Clarksville Region Historical Society and their generous sponsors. They’ve make the old ghost town safe for the hundreds participants and thousands of anticipated attendees. The lineup of local […]

1 Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Reflection Salon and Spa offers first-class treatment at everyday price

FEEL YOUR BEST — Kathy Bennett, hair stylist and owner of Reflection Salon & Spa, welcomes customers to take and break and take advantage of Reflection's services at Blue Ravine and Natoma in Folsom. Photo by Roberta Long

  Now may not be the best time to open another salon and spa, but Kathy Bennett, owner of Reflection Salon & Spa in Folsom, is not daunted. She’s been in the business locally as a stylist for 25 years and made it through two recessions. The inspiration for her new business, which opened Aug. […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

EDH Fire gets a little smaller

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board spent last Wednesday morning behind closed doors grilling the “final four” fire chief candidates; April 26 is the target to announce the new chief. In the afternoon they opened the doors to finalize the latest district downsizing plans. As a result of their actions, the new chief will have […]

No Comment / April 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Handcar Derby pushes you to the limit

FULL SPEED AHEAD —€” A women's team at the Folsom Handcar Derby gives it their all. This year's events take place April 30 and May 1, with a practice session on April 23. Courtesy photo

If you haven’t started training … get moving before your chance to compete in the Folsom Handcar Derby goes zipping by. The annual event hosted by the Folsom, El Dorado & Sacramento Historical Railroad Association and the Sacramento Valley Railroad takes place on April 30 (time trials) and May 1 (race day) with a practice […]

No Comment / April 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »