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Rolling Hills Middle School takes on Hour of Code

Principal Debbie Bowers and sixth-grade teacher Cynthia Lowery see what students Connor Hunt, left, and Dawson Petske are up to during the Hour of Code. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Rolling Hills Middle School students joined school children globally Friday as they participated in the Hour of Code, a challenge to get 10 million children worldwide to spend one hour learning about computer science. Getting 1,025 students logged on to the same site at the same time to learn computer code was the biggest obstacle, […]

No Comment / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth celebrated for giving back

11-year-old Zachary Crozier smiles with Vision Coalition Treasures Bob Pedersen at Friday night's Youth Star Awards. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition board members handed out Youth Star Awards Friday, celebrating students who’ve achieved success in the classroom and in the community. On the Lakehills Covenant Church stage, 35 were given to young people who serve as shining examples — helping the homeless, mentoring youth, volunteering at community events and much […]

No Comment / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge opens ‘premiere’ athletic wing

MODERN AMENITIES — The new scoreboard with video screen lies at one end of the reconstructed Trojan gym. On the other sits the student rooting section. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High unveiled its exciting new athletic additions Monday, underscoring the school’s vision to be a premiere high school in California. The $4 million athletic renovation to its gym, weight and wrestling rooms are just one component of that larger goal. “To be ‘the best in class’ there are four pillars of excellence we […]

No Comment / December 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills gets into the holiday spirit

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District tree is all lit up at the corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Harvard Way. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

A little snow and great Christmas events brought the community together last week.          

1 Comment / December 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Gallery Posts | Read More »

‘Spitting in cancer’s face’ — EDH woman tackles disease with resolve

Diana Fontana grimaces as her daughter Joely, 13, left, and son Cole, 10, right,  cut off locks of her hair at a gathering of friends and family at Reflections Salon and Spa in Folsom.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Less than three months ago Diana Fontana’s breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock to everyone, especially her. The El Dorado Hills stay-at-home mom is a licensed registered nurse with what she called zero risk factors. “I eat right, I exercise, I’m not overweight,” she said. “I’ve learned 85 percent of women with new breast […]

1 Comment / December 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Santa Run starts next week

Olicia Flaherty, 6, of El Dorado Hills gets a hug from Santa on the last night of the 2012 El Dorado Hills Santa Run. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

El Dorado Hills neighborhoods will hear that familiar “Ho, Ho, Ho” during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s 50th annual Santa Run, Dec. 17-21. For four nights, Santa will ride atop a fire engine through El Dorado Hills neighborhoods. See schedule and route map at edhsantaparade.com. During the nightly parade, elves will collect canned food for the […]

No Comment / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A salon with style

Pictured with staff, Carlo Gallad (seated with daughter Lily and wife Teresa, right) is the owner of Salone di Carlo on St. Andrews Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. The salon was previously Hair & Spa Boutique. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Chances are you or your neighbor get coiffed at the newly named Salone di Carlo, formerly the Hair & Spa Boutique on the corner of St. Andrews Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. New owner Carlo Gallad has cut hair in El Dorado Hills since moving here from the Bay Area in 2001. He recently […]

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