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Teens engage Rotary audience

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills speech contest winners celebrate. Back row left to right: Rotarian and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, Rotarian and Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke and Rotary Club President Coy Baugh; front row: first-place winner Mathew Cruz, third-place winner Ryan Schwary and second-place winner Ashley Abraham. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nine El Dorado Hills teens participated in the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual speech contest Wednesday, sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme: Engage Youth … Change Lives. Oak Ridge High School sophomore Mathew Cruz, 15, took home first place, winning $200 and a spot in the regional semifinal. That competition will take place at […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wallace Fullerton joins EDH Fire Board

Wallace Fullerton

Retired Marysville police chief and former L.A. County sheriff’s lieutenant Wallace Fullerton has seen riots, natural disasters, contentious politics and more paperwork than one dares imagine. Now settled in El Dorado Hills, the 56-year-old retiree’s ready to roll up his sleeves for another round of public service — this time as the newest El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Evan Bagdis

Friends, family and Rotarians gather around Student of the Month Evan Bagdis. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fifth-grader Evan Bagdis’ work ethic earned applause and more at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. The Silva Valley Elementary School student received the Student of the Month award. Science and math are Evan’s favorite subjects and he also loves baseball, being both an A’s and Giants fan. Principal Kathy Holliman said […]

3 Comments / February 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A thoroughly good time

Millie Dillmount (Julia Adams), center, is surrounded by "Speed Test Girls" (Bethany Wheat, Lexie Loos, Alexis Vasile, Abigail Jacobstein, Hannah Davis, Clara Whetstone, Emily Martorana, Selma Gebhardt, Lindsay Alhady, Avery Speel, Jordan Soto, Kelsey Fairchild and Emily Ziegler) in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," opening this week. Courtesy photo

In a day when almost nothing seems shocking, it can be hard to believe that there was once a time when a women with short hair and a knee-length skirt would send gasps across America. But that’s exactly the world Millie Dillmount grew up in, and the one she takes audiences to in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Meet El Dorado Hills’ royal family

Princess Josie

Book: “Princess Josie” Author: Lisa Paragary Engelken Illustrator: Karen Tarlton Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2013, hardcover, 24 pages Josie is a small dog with a great sense of importance. In El Dorado Hills resident Lisa Paragary Engelken’s first children’s book, “Princess Josie,” Josie’s busy days are shared with the reader through the dog’s unique perspective as interpreted by Engelken. […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Latest snow survey confirms drought

Village Life reported Dawn Hodson, left, holds on to the plastic bag used by Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Water Resources, during last week's snow survey. The results confirmed that this year's minuscule snowpack doesn't have much water content. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

While a picturesque flurry of snow hit the Sierras last week, it won’t have much impact on water supplies according to the most recent snow survey done last Thursday. Part of a statewide assessment, the measurements at Phillips Station near Echo Summit revealed snow that was more air than water, according to Frank Gehrke, chief […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Baseball mom shatters gender barrier

Little League coach Edie Thompson instills confidence in all her players, boys and girls. Courtesy photo

“I was a complete tomboy,” said El Dorado Hills mom Edie Thompson as she reflected on a lifetime of either playing baseball or coaching it and how nothing stopped her from thriving in a “man’s” sport. “In hindsight, I never realized it was an option to play softball. Baseball was ingrained in my entire family. […]

5 Comments / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »