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Here comes Santa Claus

Santa will greet guests and stop for photo ops during the Santa Run finale in Town Center, Dec. 20. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Santa Claus never misses an opportunity to visit El Dorado Hills, especially when his reindeer don’t really have to do the driving. The El Dorado Hills Fire Department, Jolly Old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus once again team up for the annual Santa Run, now in its 51st year, Dec. 15-20. El Dorado Hills Firefighter Association […]

No Comment / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH boy is nation’s fastest 9-year-old

William McCoy, 9, won the All-American National Cross Country title for his age bracket. He traveled to the Kansas race with his proud grandfather Bob McCoy, who is also an accomplished athlete. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills fourth-grader William McCoy won the 2014 All-American National Cross Country Championship in his age division Saturday, Dec. 6. He ran a 3K, or 1.86 miles, in 11 minutes and 20 seconds. Remarkably, his parents Allen and Rochelle McCoy didn’t know they had a super runner until recently. “We knew he was fast on the […]

1 Comment / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Local shops busy

Three-year-old Reeves Devine checks out Sands Alive, a moldable product that allows kids to create everything from critters to castles. Brainy Zoo Toys owner Marlene Gabris said it's a very popular Christmas present. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

After enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, many shoppers supported small El Dorado Hills businesses over the rainy holiday weekend. Several El Dorado Hills Town Center businesses reported a good showing on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. “It’s been a busy couple of days,” said Robin Mizell, owner of Bark Avenue. Pet lovers stocked up […]

No Comment / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Songs for Society’ helps teens find purpose

Oak Ridge seniors Sarah Reinhart and Simon Chan perform for Songs for Society. The club members would like to perform at more events in the community. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge junior Kyle Kauffman didn’t know many people when he transferred from his high school in Coloma last year. Then he noticed many of his new friends enjoy playing music, but couldn’t find the time to collaborate or have informal jam sessions between marching band practice and sports. Combining a love for music and […]

No Comment / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Chaco the Donkey, a Christmas parade highlight

Sherian Kutzera tries the Sven antlers on Chaco the donkey in preparation for the Hangtown Christmas Parade, Dec. 7. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

If you’re on the fence about going to this year’s Hangtown Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7, Chaco has some great advice: Get off your … donkey and get on down there! Chaco the white burro will be there with his pal Sherian Kutzera, making the trip from Shingle Springs to star as one of […]

No Comment / November 26, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Hands4Hope helps keep the less fortunate warm

Adult and youth volunteers came together to make warm blankets for the homeless during Hands4Hope's blanket making party earlier this month. Courtesy photo

During the months of October and November, Hands4Hope planned outreaches and events geared to help keep those in our community who are less fortunate warm this winter. In October, El Dorado County elementary schools including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & […]

No Comment / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Cassidy Jones

Buckeye Union Superintendent David Roth, Rescue Union Superintendent David Swart, Marina VIllage Principal George Tapanes, Student of the Month Cassidy Jones, proud parents Chris and Melissa Jones, brother Brent Jones (front) and grandma Shirley Jensen, left to right, pose for a photo after Cassidy receives her award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Called a great leader, focused and enthusiastic, Cassidy Jones received applause and accolades at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ meeting last week. The student of the month attends Marina Village Middle School and has impressed all her teachers there. “Cassidy is proof that an open mind (and) positive work ethic can accomplish anything,” said Marina Principal […]

No Comment / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »