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Fires scorch 7.5 acres

AN AERIAL TANKER drops retardant on a wild land fire near Mormon Island in El Dorado Hills Friday.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Fire crews jumped into action after two fires started in El Dorado Hills Friday afternoon. The first fire began around 2 p.m. on the south side of Green Valley Road, west of Mormon Island Drive, according to El Dorado County Fire Acting Battalion Chief Russ Hasemeier. It was contained to 5.4 acres of wildland. That fire spawned a […]

No Comment / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Veterans Memorial gets land, must raise funds to break ground

Veterans and their supporters have waited years for the opportunity to build a Veterans Memorial Park in El Dorado Hills. On Aug. 14 the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the long-awaited maintenance and ground lease agreement of CSD-owned land for the project. The location is a 1.2 acre site […]

No Comment / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Things get spicy at EDH Natural Farms

Guests pick their own at EDH Natural Farm. This weekend, salsa experts will bring their skills to the farm. Courtesy photo

Like salsa? The public will get its fill Saturday, Aug. 30, when El Dorado Hills Natural Farms hosts its first salsa festival to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. All are invited to taste and vote on the best salsa from area restaurants, including Relish, Cascada, Chili’s, Casa Ramos, Jimboy’s Tacos, Mexquite, Adanberto’s, Freshmex […]

No Comment / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hop House brews up great menu, atmosphere

Stop by Hop House and enjoy a craft beer with owner Jason Enyeart, left, and chef Tyler Mort. The restaurant is open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

New restaurants in El Dorado Hills have really raised the bar for local foodies and those looking to have a great time just minutes from home. Hop House in El Dorado Hills Town Center is no exception. Owners Jason Enyeart and Craig Badolian have created a winning combination — quality craft beers, a comfortable atmosphere and […]

No Comment / August 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Italy On Wheels rolling into Folsom

Italian scooters, cars and bikes will be on display at the annual Italy on Wheels event in Folsom, Sept. 13. Photo by Larry Weitzman

A taste of Italy is getting close. The festival celebrating Italian cars, motorcycles, bicycles and food is scheduled for Sept. 13 at the Murer House Museum, 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the admission is free. If you like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, classic […]

No Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Knight joins school board

Georgi Knight

During its regularly scheduled Aug. 14 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Education provisionally appointed Georgianne Knight to the vacant board position, representing District 1. Her appointment expires in November. She is the only candidate running for the seat on the November ballot. Knight has worked for the California Department of Education for 18 years, where she collaborated […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grateful for putting people first

Marty Larsen suffered debilitating injuries in an accident. Thanks to the community's help, he's able to stay in his El Dorado Hills home. Courtesy photo

Marty Larsen I have often imagined what our country would be like if all our leaders from the president to the mayor made all their major decisions by putting people first. Decision making based not on greed, power or fame but people.  This possibility is not as far off as you may think. I recently had […]

No Comment / August 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »