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Teachers celebrated

Terry McClurg joins her husband Rescue USD Teacher of the Year Rob McClurg, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, RUSD Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, left to right, for a photo after Rob received his award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

No cell phones, paper planes (do kids still do that?) or whispers — Three of El Dorado Hills’ great teachers had the audience’s full attention last Wednesday as they received Teacher of the Year awards during the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. Receiving top grades were Lake Forest Elementary teacher Rob McClurg, […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brooks Elementary celebrates its 50th

Park Village Elementary Principal John Taylor greets students on the very first day in January 1964. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to William Brooks Elementary’s golden anniversary May 9. The celebration will include live entertainment, an open house and school memorabilia on display in the library. El Dorado Hills’ first elementary school was Park Village Elementary when it opened its doors to 120 kindergarten to fifth-grade students in January 1964. John Taylor […]

1 Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grim lessons taught at ‘Every 15’

The Grim Reaper watches as firefighters tend to a body during the Every 15 Minutes program at Oak Ridge High School last week. The realistic program teaches teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One Oak Ridge student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also an Oak Ridge student, got out of […]

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

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

Courtesy photo

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 »