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Taz turns 50

Every Taz is Awesome — Taz swimmers and supporters dressed in style to cheer on the home team at a meet last year. Courtesy photo

For 50 years El Dorado Hills youth have competed on the Taz swim team. What began as an immigrant’s dream with only 20 swimmers on its roster is a powerhouse today, boasting nearly 500 swimmers strong. Any local kid from any generation will say the same thing: The friendships and memories made kept them coming […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Maranda Roque poses with her mom Mona Roque, teacher Jackie Tweed, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thanks to her wit, positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile, Jackson Elementary School fifth-grader Maranda Roque has overcome obstacles and achieved great success at school. The 12-year-old’s perseverance and kindness were celebrated when she received the Student of the Month award at Wednesday’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ meeting. “Maranda is […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Home destroyed Saturday night

Flames engulf a Rescue home Saturday night. Courtesy photo

On May 2, 2015, at approximately 11:31 pm, Rescue Fire Engine 83 responded to what was reported as a “debris fire” at 2320 Peaceful Garden Way. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire showing from more than half of a small residential house located on the property. Firefighters quickly requested a full structure fire response to […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District Church brings people close to God

El Dorado Hills resident and District Church's lead pastor CJ Hatlevig, seen here with wife Becky and son Owen, want to draw people back to Christ. District Church meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays inside Oak Ridge’s theater. Courtesy photo

“I always said I’d never start a church because it can be a tough profession,” CJ Hatlevig said. “You carry the weight of a lot of people on your shoulders.” Hatlevig watched his pastor father while growing up in Wisconsin and he spent the past 15 years involved in church ministries. But the pull was too […]

1 Comment / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts promote literacy

Girl Scouts Zini, Natalia and Katie recently held a bake sale to raise funds to send books to Africa. They're still raising funds for the project. Courtesy photo

When it came time to choose a service project to earn their junior Girl Scout bronze award, three Troop 907 scouts in El Dorado Hills banded together through their mutual love of reading and decided to see to it people who may not otherwise get a chance to read get books. Katie, Natalia and Zini […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

How does your garden grow?

Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s garden is filled with pops of color. Their garden and six others are on this year’s Gardens of the Hills tour, May 16 & 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Like any typical new yard, trial and error often dictate what will grow best. But Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s yard is anything but typical. Their nearly 1.7-acre Serrano spread is a colorful, gorgeous wonderland where 100-year-old olive trees effortlessly mingle with newly planted flowers, mandarin trees, roses and so much more. Garden lovers who take […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Firefighters brush up on skills

Firefighters practice skills needed when wildfire strikes. Courtesy photo

Last week, El Dorado Hills firefighters trained to improve their wildland firefighting skills for what is expected to be a busy summer. Firefighters practiced using hand tools to cut fire lines through the brush, simulated attacking fires with progressive hose lays and practiced deploying fire shelters in the case where a firefighter is trapped by a […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »