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Firefighters, Rotarians team up for safety project

El Dorado Hills engineer/paramedic Dave Ward changes batteries in a smoke detector while Explorer Jared Gotro watches Saturday morning. Every year fire department staff teams up with El Dorado Hills Rotarians for this project. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Door bells rang loud in El Dorado Hills’ Four Seasons community Saturday morning as El Dorado Hills firefighters, Rotarians and youth volunteers stopped by to make sure seniors had fresh batteries in their smoke detectors and CO monitors. This long-stading project has kept hundreds, if not thousands, of families safe over the years. This year teams brought […]

No Comment / October 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Honor veterans by kicking up your heels at Blues & Brews

Blues & Brews raises money for the Veterans Memorial Park in El Dorado Hills.

Saturday evening, Nov. 16, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills will host its fourth annual Blues & Brews celebration to honor veterans and raise funds for the planned 1.2-acre Veteran’s Memorial Park at Promontory Park in El Dorado Hills. Leah Tysse Band will headline the event. A Midwesterner, Tyssee got her first gig as […]

1 Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Another Eagle soars

Eagle Scout Nathan Klaff

Nathan Klaff of Boy Scout Troop 465 in El Dorado Hills received his Eagle Scout award on Sept. 10. The Eagle Scout award is the highest rank offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Nathan earned 34 merit badges, 13 badges more than the required 21 badges for the Eagle Scout rank. Nathan is also […]

No Comment / October 23, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sisters team up to fight cancer

Holly Bialorucki, left, and Lizette Finelli, right, embrace their sister Gina Bass, who's battling cancer. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Just call them the Golden Girls, Holly Bialorucki said of she and her two sisters. The 2013 Mrs. California International calls herself the Blanche of the group, a Southern Bell type. Sister Lizette Finelli takes on the Dorothy role, looking after her sisters, and Gina Bass is definitely Rose, sweet and funny, said Holly, who even imagined […]

No Comment / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Just roll with it

El Dorado Hills resident Bob Howse, left, and Placerville resident Brandon Ellena, standing, watch Torcedor (Master Roller) Marvin Ruiz roll a fine cigar at Art of Cigars Sunday afternoon. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A cigar is a like a bottle of wine, according to Eric Stanion of Art of Cigars. The more you know about the care that goes into making it, the more you appreciate it. More than a dozen guests at the El Dorado Hills cigar shop and smoking lounge learned to appreciate a fine cigar during a […]

No Comment / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lucky little lamb nursed back to health

Ivy enjoys exploring her new home at All About Equine. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

It’s breakfast time for Ivy and the little Barbados sheep can hardly hold still in Linda Lewis’ arms. She sees the bottles. Earlier this month this lamb could barely hold up her head. Ivy’s mother gave birth to triplets on Sept. 28 and rejected the littlest of the bunch, leaving the newborn girl on her own […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge students learning — 21st century style

Cameron Stone, 14, right, and Jenna Quan, 14, study an interactive lesson on enzymes in their biology class as part of the 21st century blended learning pilot program at Oak Ridge. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

During a recent lesson on enzymes, Oak Ridge science teacher Casey Rhyan stood in the back of his second period biology class acting more as coach than lecturer. Students worked with their own Samsung Galaxy tablets, engaged as they conducted research and worked at their own pace as part of Oak Ridge’s blended learning pilot […]

1 Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »