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Grants make a difference

Aryn Reams, 11, shares some of the ways having Big Sister Sarah Costa in her life has made a difference at the El Dorado Hills Grants Gala last week. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

If listening to Big Sister Sarah Costa and her Little, Aryn Reams, talk about their relationship doesn’t warm your heart, call the cardiologist immediately. These two seemingly inseparable, lifelong friends spoke at last week’s El Dorado Hills Grants Gala, which celebrated grants given by the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund. “I have grown so much […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Santa Run starts Dec. 15

Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the El Dorado Hills Fire Department for the annual Santa Run next week. Village Life file photo

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association presents the 52nd annual Santa Run Dec. 15-19. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their trusty elves, will visit several El Dorado Hills neighborhoods, spreading holiday cheer and collecting canned food and new, unwrapped toys. The Santa Run grand finale will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marina students celebrate success

Marina eighth-graders Connor Eberhard, left, and Jason Marlett enjoy root beer float rewards last Friday. All students earned the cool treat thanks to their high schoolwide SBAC test results. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Marina Village Middle School students got a sweet treat during lunchtime Friday to celebrate their even sweeter test results. The Mustangs enjoyed root beer floats served by parent volunteers for scoring the highest on the first Common Core state standardized test administered last spring out of all middle schools in El Dorado County. Marina Village also scored […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Witness a miracle at live nativity

Jospeh receives a gift from one of the wisemen during the live nativity. Photo courtesy of Eric King

FOLSOM — More than 100 volunteer cast members will come together in the true spirit of Christmas for multiple performances of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. This family friendly, outdoor, live nativity presentation, “O Come Let us Adore Him,” will run Thursday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 13, with performances starting each night […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Holiday homes dazzle

Karen and Barnaby Beck have turned their El Dorado Hills home into an Americana Christmas wonderland. Tour their gorgeous house and several others as part of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills’ Homes for the Holidays Tour. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A writer could fill this entire newspaper describing Karen and Barnaby Beck’s spectacular El Dorado Hills home. The 5,000-square-foot home with high ceilings is filled to the brim with unique Americana and folk art, a piece from the U.S.S. Constitution, antiques, Persian rugs, a Tibetan prayer chest, 16 grandfather clocks and so much more. They […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope, community team up to feed the hungry

Oak Ridge High School Hands4Hope volunteers Gage Web, Chloe Simon, Madeline Simko, Sarah Connor, Mackenzie Ramierz, Andrew Madigan, Kaitlyn Lehtola and Kelly McMillen, left to right, pose with some of the food collected during a recent Food Blitz. Courtesy photo

The youth of Hands4Hope coordinated and hosted several food drives from September through November to provide an opportunity for our community to donate canned food and monetary donations to support the efforts of local food banks and programs supporting the hungry in our community. Beneficiaries included the Food Bank of El Dorado County,Twin Lakes Food Bank […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH native named Rhodes scholar

El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli, 21, was selected to be a Rhodes Scholar last week, only one of 32 students nationwide to earn the prestigious scholarship to study at Oxford. Courtesy photo

“Shock” is what El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli said she felt last week upon learning she’d been selected a Rhodes scholar. “I immediately texted my mom and she thought I was kidding,” Musilli, 21, a senior at the United States Naval Academy, told Village Life. “Beyond a huge smile, I didn’t react for quite […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »