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Students share treats with the troops

A WHOLE LOTTA CANDY —€” Fifth-graders Kelly Kassis, Audrey Sears, Gina Tarry, Nicole Chase and Tori Nguyen, left to right, pose with the big haul of goodoes they and other Lakeview Elementary students gathered for care packaged heading to troops serving overseas. Courtesy photo

Lakeview Elementary students dug into their own Halloween buckets last week and donated about 100 pounds of candy. The cause — “Treats for our Troops.” The El Dorado Hills students gave up chocolate peanut butter cups and gobstoppers to cheer up servicemen and women serving overseas this holiday season. They also made “Thank You” cards. […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Freeway dedicated to slain CHP officer

WIFE of slain CHP Officer Douglas Scott Russell, Lynn Russell spoke at the freeway dedication with friend Tom Flahaven, CHP Valley Division at her side. Russell shared a fond memories for the memorial event. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

For California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow, it’s only fitting that slain CHP officer Scott Russell be memorialized in the county he served — “God’s country,” as Farrow called it. “I know now today (Russell) stands tall with all the angels in Heaven,” he told the hundreds who gathered Monday for the officer’s freeway dedication. […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bodacious Babes help get P.A.R.T.Y. started

SIMULATED ACCIDENT — Vista High School sophomore Brandon Kim gets loaded into an ambulance by Folsom Police Sergeant Chris Emery and paramedic Colleen Youngblood as part of a simulated crash scene, complete with a demolished car, in last Friday'€™s P.A.R.T.Y program. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Crash victims Kathi Sturgeon and Kathy Hurd “P.A.R.T.Y.ed” with Vista High School sophomores Friday. But this party at Folsom’s Mercy Hospital didn’t include balloons and music; it replaced the fun with drama and serious life lessons. The Bodacious Biking Babe cyclists of El Dorado Hills took the Folsom students through the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related […]

2 Comments / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

DIY show takes over EDH bathroom

DIY — Homeowner Jeremy Dawson, 39, El Dorado Hills, left, and DIY show host Matt Muenster, 33, prepare a piece of wood for shelving in the master bathroom remodel for the DIY network show Bath Crashers. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Jeremy and Cassie Dawson of El Dorado Hills had a problem — the toilet that wouldn’t die. Daily plunging and overflowing had damaged their master bathroom flooring and they’d torn it up … two years ago. “We just didn’t have time to replace it, ” said Cassie Dawson. Enter Bath Crashers, a television series on […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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


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 […]

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

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 »