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Marble Valley students bring computer to life

Seventh-graders Jordan Tirona, Madison Ridolfi, Deniz Sert and Sadie Porter help build the computer dying a special class at Marble Valley Academy earlier this year. Courtesy photo

Kevin Saunders Athletic Director Marble Valley Academy Before the final school bell rang, some Marble Valley students enjoyed the hands-on opportunity to build a computer. The project started as an idea from their computer teacher Josh Kneeland. He proposed the idea to Principal Gwen Andrus, who loved it and relayed the request to the members […]

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

Open house highlights Town Center apartments

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Last Wednesday a community open house was held at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station to highlight a proposed 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Town Center. Representatives from the developer, Stockton-based A.G. Spanos Companies, and county employees were on hand to answer questions during the public comment phase of the project, which concludes June 25.

Once the 30-day public comment period is closed, the county will give its recommendations to the Planning Commission June 26. If the project is approved, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will vote on it July 29. If all goes as planned, A.G. Spanos regional vice president Alexandros Economou said construction could begin in early 2015.

2 Comments / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Officer of the Year: Sean Nichols

El Dorado Hills Rotarian David Roth stands with the California Highway Patrol Officer of the Year Sean Nichols and Placerville office CHP Commander Craig Root. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Following in his father’s footsteps, California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Nichols received the Officer of the Year award at the June 4 Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. “He represents us and our community very well,” said CHP Commander Craig Root, Placerville office. Sean’s name will go on the same plaque that bears […]

No Comment / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH man remembers piloting troop transport on D-Day

U.S. Navy veteran Ed Salata, 87, of El Dorado Hills stands holding his combat medals, including one for D-Day, at his home. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On June 7, 1944, an El Dorado Hills man turned 18 years old. The previous day, he was manning the throttle of a landing craft tank, dropping off men and vehicles on the beaches of Normandy for the D-Day invasion. Ed Salata, then a Motor Machinist 2nd Petty Officer with the 103rd Combat Engineers, manned […]

No Comment / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Heidi Jaerger

Buckeye Union School District Superintendent and El Dorado Hills Rotarian David Roth congratulates Student of the Month Heidi Jaerger with teacher Nancy Savage, Oak Meadow Elementary Principal Barbara Narez and proud mom Nichole Jaerger. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Meadow Elementary fifth-grader Heidi Jaerger just came to the El Dorado Hills school a year ago but she’s left an impression that will undoubtedly last for decades and earned her the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award. “I was just so lucky to have her this year,” said teacher […]

No Comment / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Madeline’s story: Volunteer’s life changed with Mexico experience

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Rolling Hills Christian Church sent its largest-ever mission team to Antochistas, Mexico, right outside of Tijuana earlier this year; 200 kids and 58 adults built eight homes and a church campus. Volunteers also hosted Vacation Bible School and a soccer tournament. Madeline Lenz, 17, was one of those lucky volunteers whose life has forever changed thanks to this experience. The El […]

No Comment / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brock’s still thinking en español

Things got a little foamy when exchange student Brock Bastian attended the Carnaval de Oruro. Courtesy photo

During his first full day in Bolivia, Rotary Youth Exchange student Brock Bastian took a wild car ride to Muela del Diablo (the Devil’s Molar), a giant rock near La Paz — not an introduction for the faint of heart. And though this courageous Oak Ridge High School student did have that “what did I get myself into” […]

No Comment / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »