Women’s Fund celebrates five years of collective giving

The Women’s Fund El Dorado has awarded more than $200,000 and touched the lives of more than 13,000 members of our community during its first five years, according to Bill Roby, El Dorado Community Foundation director. Roby spoke at the fund’s annual Membership Celebration Dinner held at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville on Oct. 4. […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

High school of horrors

Welcome to Afterlife High where toxic waste overflows in the science lab, fingers (not finger food) are served up in the lunchroom and rattlesnakes slither across the locker room showers. You can’t wake up for this nightmare created by Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference … you just have to walk through and hope you […]

October 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student makes a great impression, again

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Rolling Hills student Ryan Manriquez as Student of the Month, again. This is the second time Ryan has earned the award, with this year’s nomination coming from seventh-grade teacher Mary Bears-Sylvia, who told the audience at the Oct. 3 meeting that Ryan is “positive in every way […]

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Author shares her thoughts on freedom, democracy

In times of war, misinformation and hysteria can lead to tragic mistakes. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, one of 120,000 Japanese Americans placed in 10 internment camps during World War II, knows this better than most. The author of “Farewell to Manzanar” shared her experiences and strong belief in democracy last week at the El Dorado Hills […]

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Bill Tobin’s a tireless volunteer

Win, lose or recount, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors candidate Bill Tobin knows where he’ll be after the election. He’s the volunteer coordinator for the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual Blues and Brews, a night of music and dancing that honors service men and women past and present, standing […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Shake it ’til you make it at Saturday’s Zumbathon

How do tears turn into sweat? Ask Brandy Gill and Kelly Estes. The close friends and El Dorado Hills neighbors will likely share both this Saturday as Gill hosts the second annual Party in Pink Zumbathon to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Estes, a breast cancer survivor. “It’s going to be kind of a […]

October 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Classic beauties roll onto the green

“My primary reason was to open an opportunity to the general public and to those folks that have a passion for classic and antique automobiles that they wouldn’t be able to normally see on the streets,” said Jim Perrell about displaying his classic Jaguar at this summer’s Saturday in the Park. If you missed his 1956 […]

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