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The year of the vegetable?

HEALTHY SNACK — First grader Raul Garcia shows off his bowl of vegetables grown at Theodore Judah Elementary School's garden. Courtesy photo

Mercy Folsom helps local students bring in healthy harvest Is 2011 the year of the vegetable? Students in Mrs. Ghidossi’s first grade class at Theodore Judah School in Folsom think so. On Feb. 16 they celebrated the harvest from their winter vegetable garden — cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage. Canen Peterson, school principal, was on hand […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sutter Street Revitalization comes to life

WHERE TO GO? Visitors study the temporary directory displayed on Sutter Street. Photo by Roberta Long

The new old Folsom Historic District springs to life as winter dies down and heavy equipment clears Sutter Street. “People are coming back and they like what they see,” said Jim Snook, owner of Snook’s Chocolate Factory in the heart of Sutter Street. Folsom Lake Bank President Bob Flautt stepped out onto Sutter Street and paused. […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Beloved pastor retires from Folsom’s Trinity Episcopal

Father Charles Cornell came to Trinity Episcopal Church in November 1998. Though he has retired from leading his congregation, he continues to explore and study faith. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Twelve years ago the Rev. Charles Cornell arrived in Folsom to lead and to grow an Episcopal congregation. What he learned at Trinity Episcopal Church helped to grow him in return. “I learned how to administrate a staff here,” he said. “And I clarified my core principles and beliefs. I learned how to articulate here.” […]

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

RecycleBank coming soon

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Recyclebank is coming to El Dorado Hills. The program offers residents incentives to do what they already do, separate their recyclables, preserve the landfills and do their part for the environment. A kickoff party will be held  on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Nugget Market parking lot in El Dorado Hills at 10 a.m. Beginning Feb. 28 […]

1 Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pit bull attack scars teen and her pooch

BANDAGES AND WOUNDS —€” Audrey Johnson and her dog Bella survived a vicious attack. An out-of-control pit bull belonging to a neighbor injured them both. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Audrey Johnson, 16, was walking her energetic 7-year-old miniature schnauzer, Bella, back from Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills shortly after noon on Saturday. She ran into her Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso, who lives directly across from the park’s parking lot. Raquipiso warned Audrey that Spider, the family’s medium sized, one-and-a-half-year-old un-neutered pit bull, […]

12 Comments / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fathers, daughters bond at Daddy & Me

CHEEK TO CHEEK — Chris Gold and his daughter Joey, 6, of El Dorado Hills get close at the Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. Photo by Whitney Kahn

Nearly 300 dads and daughters danced the night away at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. The CSD gym transformed into a dance hall Friday night. There fathers and daughters twirled and twisted to the music. This year’s event also featured an air guitar contest. “We extended the dancing […]

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

Kitchen fire sparks at Sienna

SIENNA KITCHEN FIRE —€“ Firefighters lingered after the kitchen fire at Sienna Restaurant in El Dorado Hills on Friday morning. The fire was limited to the pizza oven ventilation system. The restaurant was closed for lunch but Sienna manager Mary Young anticipated reopening for dinner. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A fire in the ventilation system of the wood-fired pizza oven cost Sienna Restaurant its lunch Friday morning. El Dorado Hills firefighters arrived at 10:30 a.m. to find smoke billowing out a vent behind the restaurant, according to Battalion Chief John Niehues. Truck 85’s ladder was quickly raised, hovering over the restaurant in case the […]

1 Comment / February 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »