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Myrna Harp is a guiding light

California Association of School Counselors selected Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp to receive the Donald G. Hays Award as 2014 Outstanding School Counselor of the Year. Harp calls herself a proud mom of 800 kids. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Her office is constantly filled with students coming and going, but that’s the way Myrna Harp likes it. “This is the comfort room, the safe place and they know that,” said Harp.  “There’s never a dull moment around here.” Providing that comfort and safety in the perilous world of puberty is why the Marina Village […]

No Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Homes for the Holidays dazzles

Theresa Seebode decorates one of several holiday trees in her home that will be featured on the Homes for the Holidays tour. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Get into the Christmas spirit with the fifth annual Assistance League of Sierra Foothills Homes for the Holidays tour, Dec. 6 & 7. Homeowners have pulled out all the stops — decking the halls, decorating trees and setting holiday tables — and invite everyone to tour their beautiful homes and soak up great ideas for their […]

No Comment / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Reed Pattison — a cheese expert at your service

GOUDA KING — Reed Pattison, cheese manager at Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills, is now a certified cheese professional, an honor earned only by 406 individuals globally. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“Let me tell you about this cheese I just had.” Whether customers asked him where to find bulk granola or the paper towels, Reed Pattison couldn’t stop telling people about cheese. Easy to see why three years ago Pattison became a Nugget Markets cheese specialist and he’s turned the El Dorado Hills cheese counter into his […]

1 Comment / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Follow the yellow brick road to Oak Ridge

The Scarecrow (Dalton Johnson) sings "If I Only Had a Brain" to Dorothy (Alanna Underwood) during an Oak Ridge Drama rehearsal of "The Wizard of Oz."

Travel somewhere over the rainbow with Oak Ridge High School’s talented actors, actresses and theater crews as they present “The Wizard of Oz.” This colorful production complete with munchkins, flying monkeys and, of course, those gorgeous ruby slippers will delight audiences of all ages and also teach theatergoers important lessons. “It reminds us that family […]

No Comment / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Deputy Oliver remembered as compassionate, dedicated man

Law enforcement officers from all over California and Nevada file into the Adventure Christian Church Monday morning for fallen Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver's memorial service. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Danny P. Oliver Feb. 9, 1967-Oct. 24, 2014 ROSEVILLE — At least 5,000 law enforcement personnel, friends, family members and elected officials attended the memorial service for slain Sacramento County Sheriff Deputy Danny P. Oliver on Monday, Nov. 3. Oliver, 47, a resident of El Dorado County, was shot and killed Oct. 24 during a […]

No Comment / November 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Partners purchase Poor Red’s

New investors, including the owners of The Purple Place, have big plans for the El Dorado landmark Poor Red's. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The sale of El Dorado’s iconic restaurant closed during the week of Oct. 20-24 said Team Commercial Realtor Ann McQuillen. The restaurant — along with four other buildings including a barn, a beauty salon, a parking structure and a liquor store — sold for $777,500. “It took a whole year to sell it, with all the liens […]

2 Comments / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Everybody has a good time when these guys get the blues

Alvon Johnson will headline the 2014 Blues and Brews concert on Nov. 15. Photo by Laurie Edwards

El Dorado Hills has got the blues … and that’s a good thing. On Saturday, Nov. 15, blues greats Alvon Johnson and The Used Band will bring down the house at the fifth annual Blues and Brews concert hosted by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. The concert will raise funds for the planned […]

No Comment / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »