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Skaters hit the ice in Folsom

OPENING DAY - Derek Rogers and his daughter Lola, 4, do a little 83-degree ice skating at Folsom's Sutter Street ice rink. The puddles threatened to overtake the ice, but Lola didn't mind. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Slip on those skates and show off your triple axles at Historic Folsom’s Sutter Street ice skating rink. Sunshine melted some ice on opening day —Friday, Nov. 5 — but that didn’t stop a few ice skaters from making a loop or two. The rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. […]

No Comment / November 05, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Party animals: Sierra Wildlife Rescue to host open house

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Come join the fun at Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.13. Tour the new Wildlife Center, visit with our educational animals, enjoy delicious refreshments and learn more about the wildlife of El Dorado County. Get some Christmas shopping done early. Or you can adopt a favorite wild […]

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Veterans tribute planned Nov. 11

The El Dorado County Veterans Monument. File photo

The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument will host the fifth annual Veterans’ Day Tribute in celebration of our nation’s veterans at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served the cause of […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills parishioners reach out to Haiti

TEAM HAITI —€” Rolling Hills parishioners pack up supplies before heading to Haiti earlier this week. The team will spend seven days in the impoverished country, offering medical care, construction services and spiritual support. Photo by Nick Sharples

More than 60 volunteers from Rolling Hills Christian Church traveled to Haiti this week to deliver babies, build a soccer stadium — we’re talking concrete walls around an existing field here, not Wembly Stadium — and so much more. And about those babies … “They average four births a day,” Senior Pastor Jeff Bigelow said of […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Halloween horrors and laughs at Town Center

ALL WASHED UP — Jake Hornold, 11, celebrates winning a prize for his most creative washing machine costume at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Halloween festivities in El Dorado Hills Town Center Celebration on Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Halloween enthusiasts young and old, four-legged and bipedal flocked to El Dorado Hills Town Center Saturday to show off their costume creations. The celebration included contests, games and tick-or-treating.

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Star Wars architect recalls ‘Rocket Ranch’

STAR WARS architect Larry Bassham reminisces about his time working on missile defense systems at Aerojet. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Like many original El Dorado Hills residents Larry Bassham can put that awesome “Aerojet — It IS rocket science” bumper sticker on his car. Bassham, who retired 10 years ago and lives with his wife Donna, worked at the “Rocket Ranch” in an atypical role. His largest contributions were in knocking missiles down rather than blowing […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH treatment plant boosts capacity

WATER TESTING — El Dorado Hills Water Treatment€” Plant operator Jake Maker tests water samples. The water is constantly sampled daily and recorded. Mother Lode News photo by Mike Raffety
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A year and a half of construction at a cost of $8 million and now the El Dorado Hills Water Treatment Plant has increased its capacity 33 percent. But the biggest benefit of the Phase 1B upgrade is the eliminationof chlorine gas. The chlorine gas, used to kill bacteria, had always left El Dorado Irrigation […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »