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Girl Scout brings library to her neighborhood

Girl Scout Sarah Lundell built a Little Free Library at Waterford Park. Courtesy photo

Waterford residents were greeted with a surprise at their annual Easter egg hunt on April 6 at Waterford Park. Sarah Lundell unveiled a Little Free Library she built and filled with books to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. A Little Free Library is a kiosk where anyone may stop by and pick up a book […]

No Comment / April 29, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Biz Walk reveals boost in area business

Insync software developer Konstantin Berezenko, right, talks with El Dorado County Economic & Business Relations Manager Jim Claybaugh during the seventh annual Biz Walk last Wednesday afternoon. The event gives El Dorado Hills business owners and managers a chance to talk on their own turf with individuals who can act on their behalf. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills’ friendly, positive atmosphere keeps business owners happy. Teams of El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce members, civic leaders and El Dorado County leadership learned this and more during last Wednesday’s seventh annual Business Walk. Teams canvassed 13 commercial centers, including the El Dorado Hills Business Park, El Dorado Hills Town Center, La […]

No Comment / April 28, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Handcar, quadripede racers ready to get pumping

Practice makes perfect — Tommy Hann, 4-year-old Kaiden Hann, Dan Stefani and Will Scott all of Folsom. left to right, test drive a handcar. The races start Saturday at 9 a.m. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

FOLSOM — The 23rd running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is set to take place May 3 & 4 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede events. […]

No Comment / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marijuana stash found in EDH home

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Law enforcement officers who arrested two subjects and executed a search warrant at an El Dorado Hills home reportedly found about 858 pounds of marijuana and weapons, including stolen guns. At around 4 p.m. on April 9, Citrus Heights Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit and Post-Release Community Supervision team conducted a traffic stop in the […]

No Comment / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tour features stunning, water-wise gardens

Water collects in a pond, complete with waterlilies, in Linda Fuller's gorgeous backyard. See her garden and seven others during the Gardens of the HIlls Tour. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Roses and fountains and yard art … oh my. Guests on this year’s Gardens of the Hills tour will undoubtedly feel like they’ve traveled over the rainbow when they enter some of the county’s most beautiful yards. The annual event hosted by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills on May 3 & 4 features eight […]

No Comment / April 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supervisor Ray Nutting trial begins

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and wife Jennifer enter the courthouse for the first day of his trial Tuesday morning April 22. Nutting faces felony charges from alleged misuse of state grant money. Nutting is also accused of violation of conflict-of-interest laws after failing to recuse himself while voting on county contracts involved with state funds distribution for fire prevention. Krysten Kellum/Village Life

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting says one thing to the public while doing another in private. That was the opening statement of the Nutting trial, which began Tuesday, presented by Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and half of the prosecution. Nutting, Williams alleges, takes state tax money to improve his own […]

1 Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Knights of Columbus of Holy Trinity collect Easter hams for food bank

Pay Shields-Maher, left, and Art Aguilar stand buy the hams Holy Trinity parishioners donated to feed dozens of families during a food drive for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

The Knights of Columbus at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills graciously hosted an Easter Ham Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Holy Trinity’s Knights of Columbus collected almost 1,300 pounds of hams and more than $400 in financial donations. “Knights of Columbus has proven to be a steward […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »