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New library program helps determined students succeed

Cameron Park Librarian Nancy Owen-Hazard, right, is helping students like Skyler Ousley get their high school diplomas. Cameron Park Life photo by Joe McNeilly

During her senior year of high school Skyler Ousley lost her drive and dropped out. “After I left Ponderosa High I regretted not having the motivation to work through it and make a better life for myself,” she said. She looked into several alternatives to high school, but had trouble with scheduling and other issues. […]

No Comment / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Scouts give to friends in Haiti

El Dorado Hills Girl Scout Troop 2763 members recently presented pillowcase dresses to representatives from Hands Together in Haiti during Mass at Holy Trinity. Front row left to right are Father Tom Hagan and Scouts Kayden Brokmyer, Emily Forsythe; back row left to right: Scouts Irma Francis, Claire Salter, Savannah Hannaman, Analise Gutierrez and Isabella Davis with Jimmy and Alexander. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Girl Scout Troop 2763 sewed 150 pillowcase dresses and recently presented them to representatives from Hands Together in Haiti during Mass at Holy Trinity. Father Tom Hagan of Hands Together and two young men, Jimmy and Alexander, who were once children in the schools and now work at the non-profit, came to […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH mom brings music and math to youngsters

Cheryl Dean leads parents, caregivers and young children in a Music Math & Me class inside the El Dorado Hills Library. She has been teaching the class since 2008. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills resident Cheryl Dean offered a free session of her Music Math & Me program to young children, parents and caregivers on a recent Friday morning inside the El Dorado Hills Library. Sign-ups for weekly Music Math & Me classes held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District beginning Jan. 3 are happening […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman pays it forward

El Dorado Hills resident Kimberly Trier recently hosted a special event to raise money for charity — a tradition she plans to keep every year as a way to say thank you to her community. Courtesy photo

If you saw more than 100 kids in Santa hats running up a hill off Sophia Parkway Dec. 20 it wasn’t an optical illusion. The little Santas were there to celebrate the second annual It Takes a Village fundraiser organized by El Dorado Hills mother Kimberly Trier as a way to say thank you to her extended village […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge student receives Congressional Silver Medal

Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm, Tifany Wong and Congressman Tom McClintock pose for a photo after Tifany received her Congressional Silver Medal. Courtesy photo

Congressman Tom McClintock recently presented the Congressional Silver Medal to Oak Ridge High School student Tifany Wong, who received the award for her extensive volunteer service, personal development, physical fitness and exploration. Tifany has helped the local community through El Dorado County Youth Commission, El Dorado County Teen Court, the California Association of Student Council and the […]

No Comment / December 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

All smiles for a new hand

Kaeden Pacheco, 5 1/2, of Gilroy smiles and makes a fist with his new mechanical hand as the hand's maker, Greg Self, left, watches. The Pacheco family came to the library last month to pick up Kaeden's Iron Man-themed hand at the El Dorado Hills Library. It's one of many Self has made for children using the library's 3D printer. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When a 3D printer system was purchased for the El Dorado Hills Library one year ago thanks to the financial generosity of the Serrano Men’s Book Club, no one knew how far or how deep the printer’s impact would reach. Now a little boy from the Bay Area has a new prosthetic hand for Christmas. […]

No Comment / December 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vintage Grace finds forever home

Vintage Grace head pastor Drew Sodestrom stands in front of the church's new location on El Dorado Hills Bouleavard and Lassen Lane. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A little more than two years after Vintage Grace started holding Sunday services inside a middle school multi-purpose room, the church will open doors at its permanent location this Sunday, Dec. 18, after merging forces with Cornerstone, El Dorado Hills’ second oldest church, now known as Vintage Grace. Before coming to El Dorado Hills in […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »