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Community efforts take flight; Mercy Helipad dedicated

After nearly a decade of fundraising and planning, the helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom was dedicated on Oct. 9. Photo by Susan Laird

Sometimes, it takes a village to complete a major project. That was the general consensus as community leaders gathered in the autumn sunshine for the dedication of the Klein Family Helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom on Oct. 9. The helicopter landing pad, located just east of the hospital parking lot, allows air ambulances to […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Enjoying the great outdoors

Resting while he can — Hiker Shawn Burton takes a seat outside Bella Bru. The El Dorado Hills outdoor enthusiast will soon be on his feet trekking the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Shawn Burton will enjoy a quiet 42nd birthday this week — no noisemakers or singing unless a woodpecker and a mountain chickadee join the party. Checking off a “must do” from his bucket list, the business development manager from El Dorado Hills plans to hike the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. He started his journey near […]

No Comment / October 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH author turns idea into imaginative novel

Author Jordan George recently released a soft-cover version of his sci-fi/fantasy novel "Brothers of Trust." The 19-year-old was born and raised in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

At 15, Jordan George decided to write a short story. His nomad warrior Aspheric would go on a quest. Four years later that adventure has turned into a published 130,000-word sci-fi/fantasy novel, “Brothers of Trust: Winds of Fate,” available at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, Book Barn in Folsom and online at amazon.com […]

1 Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Abigail Brown

Congratulations Abgail — BUSD Superintendent David Roth, RUSD Superintendent David Swart, Marina Village Principal George Tapanes, Mom Laura Brown, Dad Justin Brown and sister Sarah Brown, back row left to right, celebrate Abigail Brown's Student of the Month award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Marina Village eighth-grader Abigail Brown has a full schedule but school counselor Myrna Harp noted, “She’s never too busy to lend a helping hand.” For this and many other reasons the 13-year-old received the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month award Wednesday morning. Nominated by Harp, Abigail was commended for her […]

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

Eagle Scout spruces up Marina Village

Preston Jamieson

Marina Village students have a new place to catch up on their texting between classes thanks to an Eagle Scout who followed in his big brother’s footsteps. Last month Preston Jamieson, 14, and his work crew (fellow Scouts, friends and family) installed a new bench at the El Dorado Hills middle school, turning a barren hillside into […]

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

Niello Concours to showcase Rolls-Royce, high fashion

The Lamborghini, Porsche 911 and Rolls-Royce will take center stage at the Concourse at Serrano Sunday. File photo by Krysten Kellum

The 10th annual Niello Concours at Serrano celebrates the Marque of Rolls-Royce and 50 years of Lamborghini and the Porsche 911 but these beautiful cars won’t be the only things to catch visitors’ attention. A James Bond-inspired fashion show is creating buzz as the must-see portion of the Oct. 6 event. “The exciting thing this year […]

1 Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The seasons of Anne Gladwill

Anne Gladwill

Artist, rancher and community volunteer Anne Gladwill died unexpectedly at her home on Sept. 24. The Garden Valley resident taught Thomas Kinkade, made the seasons of El Dorado County famous, raised three children and contributed to the well-being of her community in a wide variety of ways. Gladwill was born in Dayton, Ohio. From her […]

No Comment / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »