Dynamic dancers put their best feet forward in ‘The Nutcracker’

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has a lot to be proud of with its upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” The holiday ballet’s three principal dancers — Kristoffer Reyes (The Prince), Allyn Ginns (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Sarah Beth Kosterman (Clara) — are products of the acclaimed El Dorado Hills ballet studio. “In two years at Pamela […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

The Watchman

John Mansker had the perfect tool when recruiting people for the Ridgeview Village Neighborhood Watch program — his Australian shepherd Lucy. He and his dog-loving neighbors regularly walk their pooches in Ridgeview Park. It’s where the Neighborhood Watch idea was born about two years ago, thanks to friend Ginna Geren, and where Mansker started recruiting […]

January 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Seniors tinker with toys

Fond memories of zipping up and down the street on a bicycle, playing with dolls and enjoying pretend tea brought smiles to local seniors’ faces Tuesday as toy collector Peter White gave a presentation at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. White, proprietor of White House Railway and Trading Co. in Fair Oaks, showed off pre-World […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

It’s her lucky day

Gwen Danley turns 12 on 12-12-12 “It was a master plan made 13 years ago,” Karen Kukoda joked about her daughter’s 12th birthday on Dec. 12, 2012. All kidding aside, the Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grader said, “It’s cool.” And since 12-12-12 is the last repetitive date most of us alive today will ever see […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Rotary honors Officers of the Year

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies Keith Maher and Bryan Brown received accolades from the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and their boss, Sheriff John D’Agostini, Wednesday morning as they received the title of Officers of the Year for their outstanding work and service to the community. Both men exemplify the Sheriff’s Department mission, D’Agostini said […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Genealogical society president steps down but his name stays with the group

The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society’s retiring President John C. Bronaugh, and one of its founding directors, received an unanticipated honor at the society’s Nov. 28 meeting. Dr. Gwynn Akin, also a founding director, announced she would fund the establishment of the John C. Bronaugh Speakers’ Fund in Bronaugh’s honor because of his valuable and many contributions to […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Rebecca Dudley fights for justice

Rebecca Dudley, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, has a passion for learning and she took that passion to 2012 Girls State at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont earlier this year. The senior was one of 500 girls who attended the summer government camp to expand her leadership abilities. Dudley was city clerk for the city […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,