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An honor for executive who serves those who serve

Ponte Palmero Executive Director Greg Kasner, right, and Sgt. David Streetman, center, receive a warm thank you from resident Bud Morjig, left, after Streetman presented Kasner with an award for outstanding service to those who serve in the military. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“In short — integrity. It takes great integrity to accommodate a maintenance manager who has to leave often and usually on short notice,” said U.S. Army Sgt. David Streetman on why he nominated his boss Greg Kasner for the Patriot Award. Streetman said he’s already missed six weeks of work this year. On Oct. 26 […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

EDH Library going high-tech thanks to donation

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks, center, received nearly $8,000 from the Serrano Men’s Book Club to purchased a 3D printer for the library. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The Serrano Men’s Book Club donated $7,950 to the El Dorado Hills Library last Thursday, enough for librarian Carolyn Brooks to purchase a 3D printer system. “This will be the first 3D printer system available in an El Dorado County Library and will be supported by the technology staff at Oak Ridge High School,” said […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teal pumpkins equal safe candy

Brother and sister Hudson and Savannah Hannaman proudly display their family's teal pumpkins, a visible pledge stating they'll be handing out only nut-free treats this Halloween. Courtesy photo

For trick-or-treaters who might do a double-take Halloween night to see painted teal pumpkins, the pumpkins aren’t a trick but a reassuring sign safe treats are ahead. The organization Food Allergy Research & Education launched the Teal Pumpkin Project campaign last year to raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season. To date 100,000 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Another successful year for Project Spooky

Christian Pothast, standing in back, poses with some of the children who received free Halloween costumes this year. Left to right: Darlene Thomas, Leah Niekarz holding on to Bo Burgess and Rene Garcia. Courtesy photo

Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Isaac Koehn

Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers, Student of the Month Isaac Koehn, mom Jill Koehn and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right, pose for a photo at the Oct. 21 Rotary meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills kicked off its Student of the Month program last week, honoring Rolling Hills Middle School eighth-grader Isaac Koehn. “He approaches everything with a smile and a positive attitude,” Principal Debbie Bowers said. Bowers commended Isaac for his tenacity, leadership potential and willingness to help his friends. Isaac, 13, received […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High Hill Ranch apple juice recalled

High Hill Ranch visitors shop at the popular Apple Hill destination. High Hill voluntarily pulled its apple juice from the shelves after several people became ill earlier this month. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

High Hill Ranch in Camino has voluntarily recalled its apple juice after receiving information that several ranch visitors became ill due to E. coli bacteria. “The El Dorado County Environmental Management and Public Health divisions were notified (last) week by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services of at least seven cases of E. coli illness among […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scare4Hope hosts family carnival

Meet the Ghostbusters at the Scare4Hope carnival on Oct. 24. Courtesy photo

The Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum, a haunted house located in El Dorado Hills Town Center, hosts a family­ friendly carnival featuring a variety of games, activities and tasty treats. On Oct. 24 the event will also feature the Bay Area Ghostbusters, a group that dedicates its time attending non­-profit events in full costume. The Ghostbusters even have a car decorated […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »