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Senior Center celebrates anniversary, recognizes namesake

Crews put up the letters for the Gilmore Senior Center, named after El Dorado Hills' tireless senior advocate Moni Gilmore. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Seniors enjoyed a celebration luncheon Friday, June 28, to commemorate seven years since the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore senior center opened its doors. Days later the festivities were capped with a sweet ending many called long overdue: A prominent sign formally recognizing Gilmore was installed out front. Before her death in 2008, Gilmore was unanimously credited […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Barcelona teen experiences El Dorado Hills

The Grupps welcome Gabriela Alarte to their El Dorado Hills home. Pictured left to right are: Caroline, Isabelle, Rivers, Charlie the dog, Gabriela, Rob. Photo by Julie Samrick

“Your house is so big!” Gabriela declared upon first seeing her host family’s El Dorado Hills home. A native of Barcelona, Gabriela Alarte, 16, arrived this week with 90 other students from Austria, Russia and Spain as part of  the Education First U.S. Homestay Program, a non-profit group that’s arranged group travel for more than […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brock’s bound for Bolivia

Brock Bastian, 16, heads to Bolivia on July 12 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He's sponsored by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

With stamps in his passports from Spain, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Switzerland, Germany, Italy … it’s easy to see Brock Bastian loves to travel. Even when the flight takes forever (or the plane has to turn around because a passenger had a heart attack), the 16-year-old doesn’t mind. And that’s a good thing because it will […]

No Comment / July 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge hosts youth track meet series

Tyler Burns, 12, of El Dorado Hills demonstrates how to pole vault during the Friday Nights Under the Lights youth track and field meet on June 28 at Oak Ridge High School. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

The Sacramento Running Association has partnered with Oak Ridge High School to host a series of free youth track meets this summer. Calling it Friday Nights Under the Lights, SRA is on a mission to improve children’s fitness by introducing them to an active lifestyle at an early age. The third and final meet is […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets big check

Waste Connections officials pose with Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and supporters in El Dorado Hills after BBBS received a $45,000 check from the trash service company. Courtesy photo

Last week El Dorado Disposal Service and Waste Connections Inc.  presented a $45,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. The funds will be used to support a number of in-demand mentoring programs serving local children ages 5 to 18, and for recruiting and training adult volunteers. It is the largest individual donation […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Laundromat burglarized … again

Suspects pry open a coin machine at a Shingle Springs laundromat. Courtesy photo

The SS Coin Wash on Durock Road in Shingle Springs was burglarized for the second time this month on June 21 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Three men in a light-colored, four-door sedan with rear tinted windows were recorded on video as they committed the theft. Within minutes the suspects had worked together to break into […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brunei goes international … sort of

Brunei and puppy trainer Karrie Kinsella take a break outside the Sacramento International airport. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Twelve puppies walked into Sacramento International Airport … and not one made a sound. No, this isn’t a joke’s opening line. It’s the true tale of the El Dorado Second Sight Club’s adventure last month. Handlers let their Guide Dog trainees experience the airport’s sights and sounds, go up and down in the elevators and […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »