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Overcrossing dedicated to fallen Marine

The Sky Mote Overcrossing sign stands along eastbound Highway 50 in the shadow of the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial at the Placerville government center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the recent installation of the Sky Mote overcrossing sign at Fair Lane and eastbound Highway 50, a two-year project of the Placerville Friends of the Veterans Monument was at last realized. Staff Sgt. Mote was killed in Afghanistan in August 2012. Mote was awarded the most prestigious honors of the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pink carts make their way to Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills customers

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, and El Dorado Disposal Community Relations Manager Debi Harlow show off one of the new pink trash carts the waste company is offering in support of Breast Cancer awareness month. Courtesy photo

Together we can help kick cancer to the curb. El Dorado Disposal proudly promotes 35-gallon pink carts for residential trash service. The company is working in partnership with American Cancer Society to build awareness and funding to fight a disease that affects one in eight women in their lifetime, and to honor the many wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Women’s fund celebrates another successful year

Maureen Carter, outgoing chair, left, is congratulated by Cathy Bean, current vice chair who will serve as WFED chair in 2015. Courtesy photo

By Jamie Hartshorn El Dorado County “has plenty of positive news to share” when it comes to charitable giving, noted philanthropist and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson told a sold-out audience at the recent Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual celebration dinner. The festive event at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville was attended by nearly 300 women and […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Congratulations Sherry — Big Sister Mary Li, mom Ting Gu, Principal Kathi Jensen, dad Wei Zhuang, Buckeye Superintendent David Roth, teacher Seema Kalra and Rotary Club President John Knight celebrate Sherry Zhuang's Student of the Month award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Motivation, attitude, persistence — William Brooks fifth-grader Sherry Zhuang has these attributes and more. Last Wednesday Sherry, 10, was rewarded for her efforts, receiving the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award. Club President John Knight presented Sherry a plaque and $50. “She is one of the most polite children at […]

Comments Off / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wells Fargo donates $10,000 to mobile food pantry

Wells Fargo volunteers take a moment to pose in front of the Food Bank of El Dorado County's Mobile Food Pantry at a distribution event in Placerville. Courtesy photo

CAMERON PARK — The Food Bank of El Dorado County, along with a dozen Wells Fargo volunteers, recently joined forces at Green Valley Community Church for the Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry – Rural Outreach & Free Farmers Market Distribution, where Wells Fargo presented the food bank with a $10,000 check to continue its mobile […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Eagle Scout Jordan Lee gives back to Oak Meadow

Eagle Scout Jordan Lee

By Dana Lee Becoming an Eagle Scout for any boy is not an easy task, but for Jordan Lee, 17, it was even more of a challenge because Jordan has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism that has been more understood recently in the medical field and has been identified as a disability in 1995 […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Double Zero’ model home in Blackstone is greenest in the state

KB Home's Double ZeroHouse 3.0  emphasizes energy and water efficiency. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

KB Home received accolades from the California Energy Commission last Thursday morning when the company unveiled its first Double Zero 3.0 model home in California at the Fiora at Blackstone community in El Dorado Hills. With partners like Whirlpool and SunPower, KB Home representatives explained it’s called the Double ZeroHouse 3.0 for its dual emphasis on energy and […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »