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OR grad earns his wings

2nd Lt. Drew Dela Cruz

By Rick Dela Cruz 2nd Lt.  Drew Dela Cruz will earn his Silver Wings at graduation on Dec. 13 from the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13 At Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The 52-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physiological training to prepare students for flight. The second phase, […]

1 Comment / November 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dr. Bertsch is back to ‘Giving Smiles’

Dr. Bertsch helps a young patient. Courtesy photo

In 1990 Dr. John Bertsch was a young dentist looking for a place to settle and open his new practice. The Lodi-born, Roseville-raised Bertsch was struck by El Dorado Hills’ combination of small town atmosphere with a growing population and he settled when there were only two dentists in town at the time. He married […]

No Comment / November 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tennis pals hit the court for a cause

Larry Norris, Gary Guthmiller, Tom Lee and Andrew Fearnside, left to right, rev up for the final championship match and a fundraiser to help earthquake victims. Lee and Fearnside took home the win and bragging rights. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

There’s a place in El Dorado Hills where everybody knows your name. For 20 years a large group of novice and professional tennis players have gathered for friendly competition and camaraderie on the court. On Nov. 1 they held their first formal tournament for one of their own. Sim Antopina has been a member of […]

No Comment / November 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Baileigh Price

BUSD Superintendent David Roth, Student of the Month Baileigh Price, proud mom Christine Price, Rolling Hills counselor Dee Cutter and Rolling Hills Principal Debbie Bowers pose for a photo after Baileigh received her award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Eighth-grader Baileigh Price can overcome anything, the staff at Rolling Hills Middle School concluded. For her perseverance and dedication Baileigh was recently named the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. Despite tough circumstances, Baileigh has shown resilience, said counselor Dee Cutter at the Oct, 30 breakfast meeting in the El Dorado […]

No Comment / November 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supervisor Mikulaco opens office in Town Center

Supervisor Ron Mikulaco stands by the sign directing constituents to his new satellite office. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

District 1 Supervisor Ron “Mik” Mikulaco opened his satellite office in El Dorado Hills Town Center last week behind Mama Ann’s Deli facing Nugget Market. “We’ve been hearing from people it’s too hard to get up the hill to be heard,”said Mikulaco’s assistant Cindy Munt. “We listened and now we’re here.” The office will be open […]

3 Comments / November 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Firefighters, Rotarians team up for safety project

El Dorado Hills engineer/paramedic Dave Ward changes batteries in a smoke detector while Explorer Jared Gotro watches Saturday morning. Every year fire department staff teams up with El Dorado Hills Rotarians for this project. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Door bells rang loud in El Dorado Hills’ Four Seasons community Saturday morning as El Dorado Hills firefighters, Rotarians and youth volunteers stopped by to make sure seniors had fresh batteries in their smoke detectors and CO monitors. This long-stading project has kept hundreds, if not thousands, of families safe over the years. This year teams brought […]

No Comment / October 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Honor veterans by kicking up your heels at Blues & Brews

Blues & Brews raises money for the Veterans Memorial Park in El Dorado Hills.

Saturday evening, Nov. 16, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills will host its fourth annual Blues & Brews celebration to honor veterans and raise funds for the planned 1.2-acre Veteran’s Memorial Park at Promontory Park in El Dorado Hills. Leah Tysse Band will headline the event. A Midwesterner, Tyssee got her first gig as […]

1 Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »