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Witness a miracle at live nativity

Jospeh receives a gift from one of the wisemen during the live nativity. Photo courtesy of Eric King

FOLSOM — More than 100 volunteer cast members will come together in the true spirit of Christmas for multiple performances of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. This family friendly, outdoor, live nativity presentation, “O Come Let us Adore Him,” will run Thursday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 13, with performances starting each night […]

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Holiday homes dazzle

Karen and Barnaby Beck have turned their El Dorado Hills home into an Americana Christmas wonderland. Tour their gorgeous house and several others as part of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills’ Homes for the Holidays Tour. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A writer could fill this entire newspaper describing Karen and Barnaby Beck’s spectacular El Dorado Hills home. The 5,000-square-foot home with high ceilings is filled to the brim with unique Americana and folk art, a piece from the U.S.S. Constitution, antiques, Persian rugs, a Tibetan prayer chest, 16 grandfather clocks and so much more. They […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope, community team up to feed the hungry

Oak Ridge High School Hands4Hope volunteers Gage Web, Chloe Simon, Madeline Simko, Sarah Connor, Mackenzie Ramierz, Andrew Madigan, Kaitlyn Lehtola and Kelly McMillen, left to right, pose with some of the food collected during a recent Food Blitz. Courtesy photo

The youth of Hands4Hope coordinated and hosted several food drives from September through November to provide an opportunity for our community to donate canned food and monetary donations to support the efforts of local food banks and programs supporting the hungry in our community. Beneficiaries included the Food Bank of El Dorado County,Twin Lakes Food Bank […]

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EDH native named Rhodes scholar

El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli, 21, was selected to be a Rhodes Scholar last week, only one of 32 students nationwide to earn the prestigious scholarship to study at Oxford. Courtesy photo

“Shock” is what El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli said she felt last week upon learning she’d been selected a Rhodes scholar. “I immediately texted my mom and she thought I was kidding,” Musilli, 21, a senior at the United States Naval Academy, told Village Life. “Beyond a huge smile, I didn’t react for quite […]

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Great teacher gets great award

Teacher Tommie Greene reads to her young students. The KinderCare preschool teacher received a $10,000 check as the winner of the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe

Francisco Drive KinderCare preschool teacher Tommie Greene got a shock recently when she was honored with a $10,000 Early Childhood Educator Award. Nominated without her knowledge, Greene, 46, was presented the check in front of students, parents and colleagues at a special ceremony earlier this fall. Greene’s colleagues said she is well-known for helping kids […]

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Girl Scouts ensure old flags get proper respect

Carina Baxter, left, and her twin sister Alaina pose by the flag retirement box they built for their Girl Scout Silver Awards. Residents are encourages to drop their tattered flags in the box at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. Photo by Roberta Long

For people who don’t know what to do with their old, tattered, torn and faded American flags, El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Alaina and Carina Baxter have a solution. The 14-year-old twins, freshman students at Oak Ridge High School, designed and built a flag retirement box to earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards. It sits […]

1 Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Human bones found at Folsom Lake

Sheriff's investigators work the scene where a human skull and other bones were found Friday along Folsom Lake's shoreline near Browns Ravine. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

A mother and son found a human skull in the Browns Ravine/Hobie Cove area of Folsom Lake Thursday evening. El Dorado County sheriff’s investigators responded to the scene. “(Investigators) are thinking that the body could be 10 to 15 years old (in the water, not the person’s age). The victim could have drowned from a boat accident … suicide, […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »