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Community supports Grayson’s fight against leukemia

GRAYSON KLEINKNIGHT, 7, plays with a IiPad at his home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

No Comment / April 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Two Trojans headed to national speech & debate competition

Sanjay Raavi, left, and Shaheryar Ajmal debated their way to the national speech and debate championship this June. The Oak Ridge Students will head to Kansas to face the competition. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi have won a bid to the National Speech & Debate Association’s national championship tournament to be held in Kansas City, Kan., this June. Students from 105 districts around the country will compete, representing all 50 states. This will be Shaheryar’s second national tournament. Competition for the local […]

No Comment / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Essay contest winners celebrated

Sanjay Raavi

El Dorado County Democrats honored the three winners of the annual Fred Winn Democratic Party Essay Contest Saturday, and local Democrats no doubt cam away inspired by the trio of youngsters who wrote their award-winning opinion pieces. First-place winner Sanjay Raavi, a junior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, won $1,500 for penning […]

No Comment / April 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local wedding musician has global goals

Wedding musician Michael Miller

Michael Sean Miller isn’t your average wedding musician. Some might even say the 2004 Oak Ridge graduate’s pulse beats in perfect time. “At first I started playing guitar when I was 9 years old because my dad did,” said Miller. “I wanted to get good at something he valued, but it ended up I couldn’t […]

No Comment / April 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Experience Aji Japanese Bistro

The kalbi taco is part of Aji's Japanese Bistro's street food menu with tender short rib and kimchee slaw. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Total surrender — Aji Japanese Bistro owner Nick Dedier wants diners to take a seat and let his staff take them on a dining experience they won’t soon forget. “Come in with an open mind and let us take care of you,” Dedier said. Dedier and chef Russell Okubo have created a menu designed to excite taste buds […]

No Comment / April 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Student of the Month: Aidan McDuff

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Rotarians presented Brooks Elementary fifth-grader Aidan McDuff with April’s Student of the Month award. “This young man is just a wonderful service to our school and his fellow students,” said teacher Erick Nordquist said. Aidan, 11, said he likes math and also helps with conflict resolution. He studies hard and quietly works in […]

No Comment / April 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD fields get a water-wise makeover

The buzz around EDH is "Why's the field brown?" Crews are working to beautify the area and, more importantly, conserve water with drought tolerant turf and modern irrigation infrastructure. The fields are closed to the public until August. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Heads turned last week as the north and south fields at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Community Park turned completely brown, but they’ll be greener and more vibrant than ever after they undergo irrigation infrastructure and turf renovations. “Irrigation technologies have come a long way and it’s increasingly important for the EDHCSD to […]

No Comment / March 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »