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Prepare to be amazed, inspired

Elaborate Christmas trees like this one at Marie Mitchell's home will inspire guests on the Homes for the Holiday's tour. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Homes for holiday tour this weekend Prepare yourself for decoration envy. El Dorado Hills residents will open their beautiful homes for the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills annual Homes for the Holidays tour, Dec. 7 & 8. These homeowners don’t just decorate; they celebrate all things Christmas. Think ribbons, garlands, sparkling ornaments, golden tree toppers, twinkling […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Interact students help typhoon victims

Oak Ridge students check out the ShelterBox tent during lunch. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a typhoon devastated the Philippines last month, a country already reeling from a damaging earthquake, Oak Ridge High School Interact Club members jumped into action. Spurred by media and communications officer Axel Peralta, who personally knows storm victims, the club began raising money for ShelterBox and United Nation’s World Food Programme. Students set up tables […]

No Comment / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hacienda dog park open

Nicky York, 7, of Cameron Park, right reaches for his dog's tennis ball from Yvette McCartney, left. McCartney's dog, Tiffany, a 4-year-old  English Cream Golden Retriever, center, stole the ball from York's 3-year-old mini Aussie mix named Faith at the newly opened dog park at Hacienda Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After seven years of planning, fundraising and watching their beloved community of canine friends grow from pups to middle age, “grey in their muzzle” companions, the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild can finally celebrate an off leash dog park in Cameron Park, the first on the western slope of El Dorado County. Ground broke Nov. […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Tree lighting this Saturday

The Christmas Tree is lit at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Nov. 24, 2012.

The community is once again invited to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The Nov. 30 celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with a merchant open house, where families will enjoy food, beverages and holiday entertainment. The first 125 kids to arrive will be invited to play the “Stuff Your Stocking” game, where children visit participating businesses to fill […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community survey kick-off a success

Cindy Munt, Patricia Seide and Maura Tierney mingle after taking the community survey Tuesday night. Residents have until Dec. 19 to give their input on El Dorado Hill's future. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Despite the rain last Tuesday night, upwards of 250 people attended the sip-n-survey event at the California Welcome Center to weigh in El Dorado Hills’ future. From parks and trails to housing and traffic, the El Dorado Hills Community Economic Development Advisory Committee designed the 15-question survey to take the pulse of the people, saying […]

No Comment / November 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

What a view …. journey complete

The views around the Tahoe Rim Trail are spectacular, as El Dorado Hills hiker Shawn Burton found out on his journey. He finished the 167-mile hike in 13 days. Courtesy photo

This is the third and final installment of hiker Shawn Burton’s journal as he hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail last month. Oct. 13 One-hundred and eighteen miles complete, 49 miles to go. It’s been great getting to spend time with my brother. Today we hiked through the heart of Desolation Wilderness. We started out walking past Lake […]

2 Comments / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wilcox wants you … to eat your veggies

The Vision Coalition's Jan Wilcox is dedicating her time and energy to nutrition education. She wants El Dorado County families to eat healthier and make smart food choices. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“Look at what your grandmother ate. If she didn’t eat it you shouldn’t eat it.” Sound advice from Jan North Wilcox, the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition SNAP-Ed project coordinator who’s on a mission to get El Dorado County families to eat healthy. “Today we use a lot of processed/packaged foods. We eat a […]

No Comment / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »