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Tree lighting this Saturday

The Christmas Tree is lit at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Nov. 24, 2012.

The community is once again invited to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The Nov. 30 celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with a merchant open house, where families will enjoy food, beverages and holiday entertainment. The first 125 kids to arrive will be invited to play the “Stuff Your Stocking” game, where children visit participating businesses to fill […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community survey kick-off a success

Cindy Munt, Patricia Seide and Maura Tierney mingle after taking the community survey Tuesday night. Residents have until Dec. 19 to give their input on El Dorado Hill's future. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Despite the rain last Tuesday night, upwards of 250 people attended the sip-n-survey event at the California Welcome Center to weigh in El Dorado Hills’ future. From parks and trails to housing and traffic, the El Dorado Hills Community Economic Development Advisory Committee designed the 15-question survey to take the pulse of the people, saying […]

No Comment / November 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

What a view …. journey complete

The views around the Tahoe Rim Trail are spectacular, as El Dorado Hills hiker Shawn Burton found out on his journey. He finished the 167-mile hike in 13 days. Courtesy photo

This is the third and final installment of hiker Shawn Burton’s journal as he hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail last month. Oct. 13 One-hundred and eighteen miles complete, 49 miles to go. It’s been great getting to spend time with my brother. Today we hiked through the heart of Desolation Wilderness. We started out walking past Lake […]

2 Comments / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wilcox wants you … to eat your veggies

The Vision Coalition's Jan Wilcox is dedicating her time and energy to nutrition education. She wants El Dorado County families to eat healthier and make smart food choices. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“Look at what your grandmother ate. If she didn’t eat it you shouldn’t eat it.” Sound advice from Jan North Wilcox, the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition SNAP-Ed project coordinator who’s on a mission to get El Dorado County families to eat healthy. “Today we use a lot of processed/packaged foods. We eat a […]

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

What a view …

Shawn Burton stands by one of the many mountain lakes he passed during his Tahoe Rim Trail hike. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: This the second part of El Dorado Hills hiker Shawn Burton’s journal as he hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail last month. Oct. 11 Ninety-eight miles complete, 69 miles to go. Day 8 was a relatively easier day compared to others since we only hiked 11 miles and ascended 1,500 feet. Although, if I […]

No Comment / November 18, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano Men’s Book Club gives back to library

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks holds up the donation made by the Serrano Men's Book Club. Courtesy photo

By Morgan Storm Serrano Country Club Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $6,150 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks last week. This was the fifth annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall and Phil Benner. The donation is designated to […]

No Comment / November 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

From farmboy to firefighter to homebuilder … Jim O’Camb serves others

El Dorado Hills Deputy Fire Chief Jim O'Camb retires next month after nearly 35 years in the fire service.

“You don’t know how many people you touch,” El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb said recently as he sat back in his office chair and reflected on his nearly 35-year fire service career. He recalled a man stopping him in the grocery store once to thank O’Camb for saving the man’s daughter. He smiled as […]

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