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Many Grace Foundation horses still need homes

Rogue, a 16-year-old female Appaloosa, is one of 30 horses that still need a forever home. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Animal Services is diligently looking for homes for the remaining 30 horses that came from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. “We want to thank those who have stepped up to adopt the horses so far,” said Alexis Shaw, Operations Manager of Animal Services. “We are now down to […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards help Nicaraguan community thrive

Nicaraguan children receive meals and education thanks to the efforts of Faithful Stewards and its supporters. Courtesy photo

Who knew delicious desserts could make such a difference? Faithful Stewards Wine & Dessert Auction’s generous attendees have helped countless Nicaraguan children and families thrive over the years and it’s time once again to give back to the the village of Nueva Vida. The eighth annual event will be held on Friday, March 6. Founded […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Sisters’ are friends for life

SWEET SISTERS — Big Sister Helen Bennett of El Dorado Hills, right, and Little Sister Lea Hall, 17, of Plymouth enjoy a treat at Mel's Diner in Placerville. The two have been together for four years, forming a friendship that will last a lifetime. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s been four years of hiking, movies, ice cream and even a chance to go onto the field at a San Francisco Giants game, and for 17-year-old Lea Hall, it’s been just fantastic being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. And it must have been pretty great for Helen Bennett, […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Give Love via Vintage Grace

Kelsey Thomas holds up one of the many Give Love bags Vintage Grace hopes to fill for youth entering the county's foster system. The goal is to fill 500 bags by the end of the month. Courtesy photo

Vintage Grace kicked off a month-long Give Love campaign with a visit from a movie director during March 1 services. The movie “Drop Box” may take place far across the world in South Korea, but Vintage Grace pastor Drew Sodestrom wants to drive home the message that its theme is just as relevant in El […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

Several gangs have made a home in El Dorado County. Gang members often sport clothing that makes them easily identifiable. Cameron Park Life photo by Cole Mayer

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Go green for 4-H

Support 4-H by participating in the march 7 Color Me Green run at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Courtesy photo

It’s a bit early for St. Patrick’s Day, but whether you are a leprechaun or not, you can be green, be healthy, have fun and help support local 4-H youth programs all at the same time on Saturday, March 7. The brainchild of five members of the 4-H Leadership Team — Alana Cardinalli, Brook Haynes, […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bill Warns joins the century club

On Feb. 26, Bill Warns will celebrate his 100th birthday. The longtime El Dorado Hills resident is seen here with daughter Carol Dunlop, left, and his wife Helen. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

What’s the secret to living to 100 years old? Bill Warns had to think about it for a minute and then said, “Drink water … no whiskey and no cigarettes.” Thursday, Bill joins the century club. He was born on Feb. 26, 1915, in Illinois and grew up on a farm in the Prairie State […]

1 Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »