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Bicycle Guys expands shop

Bicycle Guys Casey and Corbin specialize in mountain bike sales, maintenance and service at 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 130, in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Casey McConachie (pronounced “Mick-Con-a-key”) loves everything about bicycles­ — riding them, working on them, selling them to customers and sharing his world. Casey is a Bicycle Guy, always has been. At age 14, Casey got his work permit and went to work in an Orange County bicycle shop. Over time, he worked in customer service, […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Donor recipients ‘Light Up the World’ at Rose Bowl Parade

Deanna Santana of Placerville (donor mother to 17-year-old Scott Santana) and Linda Wright of Cameron Park (liver transplant recipient) traveled to Pasadena to work on the “Light Up the World” float in the Tournament of Roses parade. Courtesy photo

On May 17, 2011, Linda Wright received startling news. The long-time Cameron Park resident had been sick for weeks but she’d thought it was the flu. She had no idea there was anything wrong with her liver. “I wasn’t getting any better, so I finally saw my doctor and he referred me to a gastroenterologist. […]

No Comment / January 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation still waiting for a resolution

The Grace Foundation still has 42 horses in limbo. They cannot be adopted out because legal ownership issues haven't been resolved. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The footprints of countless volunteers and ebullient voices of children are all but gone though 127 horses and more than 80 other four-legged friends still live at The Grace Foundation, a 600-acre animal rescue and equine therapy ranch off Latrobe Road. Things are hardly back to normal since the foundation briefly closed and then reopened […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shane Rogers keeps fighting

The Rogers family continues to fight leukemia, staying positive and focused. Courtesy photo

Since his cancer diagnosis in the summer of 2012 third-grader Shane Rogers and his family have kept their eyes on the prize — stay the course and knockout leukemia one strong punch at a time. Back pain during a family reunion led to the shocking news the otherwise vibrant boy had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia — […]

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

Library unveils county history kiosk

Brooks Elementary student Alex Brown, 9, explores El Dorado County's history at the new interactive kiosk at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado County Library System was awarded a sizeable grant from the NorthNet Library System, a cooperative of all libraries in Northern California, to create its own “Touch the Past” interactive digital kiosk. The $12,000 kiosk features a video screen and eight interactive cells that, with a wave of the hand, each relay seven […]

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

Oak Ridge students weave a time-traveling tale

"The King's New Threads" writer/director Ashely England works with her characters King Alfonzo (Jack Breedlove) and Queen Atara (Corina Spicer). The play opens Jan. 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a  king obsessed with fashion meets three mischievous weavers … trouble quickly follows. Watch the colorful and exposing mayhem unfold at Oak Ridge High School Drama’s student-written play, “The King’s New Threads.” Playwrights Ashley England and Celeste Carle, both ORHS juniors, wrote the play based on “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. They also direct the play […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Sky Mote awarded Navy Cross

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote will posthumously receive the Navy Cross for extreme heroism. Mote, 27, was one of three Marines killed on Aug. 10, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, by a supposed Afghan ally. The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration for valor awarded to a member of the United States […]

1 Comment / January 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »