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Another successful year for Project Spooky

Christian Pothast, standing in back, poses with some of the children who received free Halloween costumes this year. Left to right: Darlene Thomas, Leah Niekarz holding on to Bo Burgess and Rene Garcia. Courtesy photo

Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside […]

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

Student of the Month: Isaac Koehn

Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers, Student of the Month Isaac Koehn, mom Jill Koehn and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right, pose for a photo at the Oct. 21 Rotary meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills kicked off its Student of the Month program last week, honoring Rolling Hills Middle School eighth-grader Isaac Koehn. “He approaches everything with a smile and a positive attitude,” Principal Debbie Bowers said. Bowers commended Isaac for his tenacity, leadership potential and willingness to help his friends. Isaac, 13, received […]

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

High Hill Ranch apple juice recalled

High Hill Ranch visitors shop at the popular Apple Hill destination. High Hill voluntarily pulled its apple juice from the shelves after several people became ill earlier this month. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

High Hill Ranch in Camino has voluntarily recalled its apple juice after receiving information that several ranch visitors became ill due to E. coli bacteria. “The El Dorado County Environmental Management and Public Health divisions were notified (last) week by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services of at least seven cases of E. coli illness among […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scare4Hope hosts family carnival

Meet the Ghostbusters at the Scare4Hope carnival on Oct. 24. Courtesy photo

The Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum, a haunted house located in El Dorado Hills Town Center, hosts a family­ friendly carnival featuring a variety of games, activities and tasty treats. On Oct. 24 the event will also feature the Bay Area Ghostbusters, a group that dedicates its time attending non­-profit events in full costume. The Ghostbusters even have a car decorated […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID directors OK $124 million capital improvement plan

The Monte Vista Tank will be replaced as one of the capital improvement projects approved by the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors at its Oct. 13 meeting. Courtesy photo

It took five motions and five different votes to pass it, but the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors finally approved a new five-year capital improvement plan at its Oct. 13 meeting. With everyone wanting to get in on the act, the meeting featured testy exchanges between board members and the public, as well as admonishment ranging […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Night at the Library blends literature, art, music

Join library supporters Betty January, Cecilia Finch, Muriel Kronowitz, Chris Anttila and Althea Hurley, left to right, at Night at the LIbrary, a fundraiser to help the El Dorado Hills Library buy books and offer great programs. Courtesy photo

Enjoy food, wine, music and artwork while strolling the book stacks at the Friends of the Library’s third annual Night at the Library event Nov. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. Local wineries, restaurants and artists will be showcased and original art will be available for purchase. Artist Ramona Kaye Beckwith’s auction offering is “Out […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scariest haunted house yet

Haunted Hills Asylum patient Janice (Sarah Thorne) holds onto her doll in Scare4Hope's Haunted Hills Asylum. Meet Janice and other skin-crawling characters during a tour. The haunted asylum is now open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Big news for Halloween fans­­, Hands4Hope and Scare Away Hunger have merged their haunted houses. Enter the Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum and meet the area’s most dangerous criminals, insane patients and, even worse, the mad doctors behind it all. The Haunted Hills Asylum is open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »