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RecycleBank coming soon


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 »

Poster contest winners share fire safety message

Serena Wilson of€“ William Brooks Elementary holds up her winning poster. Courtesy photo

Lynn Yang from Oak Meadow Elementary and Serena Wilson from William Brooks Elementary won the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annual Fire Prevention Week poster contest. Their colorful posters featuring the National Fire Prevention Week theme,  “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with,” will soon grace the community’s fire marshal vehicles. More than 4,000 […]

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

Scouts give back to earn their wings

FLYING HIGH —€” After years of dedication to the Boy Scouts Madison Sheridan, left, and Tyler Garrett will earn their Eagle Scout. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On Feb. 20 Boy Scouts Madison Sheridan and Tyler Garrett will stand tall and receive a most coveted honor — Eagle Scout. “It’s really meaningful,” said Madison. He and Tyler, both students at Oak Ridge High School, will join the elite after dedicating years to Troop 529 and months to their Eagle Scout Projects. Madison, […]

1 Comment / February 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

School counselor Myrna Harp never gives up

BEST OF THE BEST — Marina Village school counselor Myrna Harp was recently honored as "Educator of the Year" in the Rescue Union School District. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When you meet Myrna Harp a well-circulated poster comes to mind. The poster depicts a stork attempting to eat a frog, but the frog has his little green hands around the stork’s throat, preventing the bird from swallowing. The caption underneath reads, “Never give up.” Harp, a Marina Village Middle School counselor, takes that approach […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »