Fun for Francie

When Francie Dillon walked into the El Dorado Hills Library the room lit up with excitement. That’s what library Branch Manager Carolyn Brooks remembers about the children’s entertainer, who, along with her guitar, enchanted toddlers and their parents during her Jazz Babies programs. “The crowd got so big we had to add another show,” Brooks […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Dignity Health grants help thousands

• 28 local non-profits receive grants to help fund programs SACRAMENTO — Dignity Health, which operates the Mercy, Methodist and Woodland affiliate hospitals in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded $741,206 in grant funding to 28 non-profit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will build capacity in the […]

February 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Faith Episcopal welcomes new rector

By Lynsey Paulo The second rector in the history of Faith Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Sean Cox, officially assumed his new post on Sunday, Jan. 27, during an installation ceremony performed by Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, Bishop of the Diocese of Northern California. Guest preacher Very Rev. Dr. Douglas Travis, dean and president of the Episcopal Theological Seminary […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Union Mine rolls out red carpet

Union Mine High School Principal Tony Deville invited west El Dorado County families to the annual back-to-school night on Jan. 24, playing master of ceremonies for a special presentation beforehand that extolled the virtues of the district’s newest and smallest school to incoming freshmen and their parents and hoping to convince them to take advantage […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Standoff at Grace saves horses from snowy fate

“This thing would make a great movie,” said Grace Foundation Executive Director Beth DeCaprio. She’s played a leading role in the drama currently unfolding at the El Dorado Hills nonprofit which garnered national attention by rescuing 56 horses from a squalid Susanville ranch in 2011. Grace Foundation has since spent $1.13 million rehabilitating 43 of the […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Mike Lilienthal loves to lead

Mike Lilienthal knows the exact day he questioned his decision to become a firefighter: Feb. 6, 1997. Just three months after taking a job with the Stockton Fire Department he and fellow firefighters responded to a residential structure fire with an elderly victim trapped inside. Firefighters rushed in and, Lilienthal recalled, “As I was walking […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Spirit of a Champion

Joe Champion named Oak Ridge’s head soccer coach It was Shakespeare’s Juliet who so famously asked, “What’s in a name?” Joe Champion, Oak Ridge’s new head soccer coach, said his last name has been a lot to live it up to over his lifetime. Yet the name also helped him stand out as a young […]

January 23, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,