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Winemaker revives history

Nello Olivo has produced award-winning wines from the grapes grown at his Cameron Park vineyard.

In the year 2000 Nello Olivo purchased 21 acres on Rancho Road in Cameron Estates with the intention of growing grapes for his home winemaking hobby. He planned to sell the surplus to fellow local winemakers. With the expert help of neighbor Lance Johnson, who was delighted to use his enology degree from U.C. Davis […]

No Comment / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Seniors get bird’s-eye view

Millie Smith, center, couldn't stop smiling after her ride up in the sky. She called the fire department's new ladder truck "fantastic." El Dorado Hills resident Paul Thompson, right, also enjoy the view from the top. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

You couldn’t stop Millie Smith from being first in line to test out the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s new ladder truck. She fearlessly strapped on a helmet and harness, climbed the truck’s steps and cheered as the 100-foot ladder extended and climbed over the Moni Gilmore Senior Center. “It was fantastic,” she said after […]

1 Comment / September 23, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mote family healing, helping soldiers

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

In the year since the death of their beloved son and brother Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, the Mote family has had to come to terms with the painful details surrounding Aug. 10, 2012. Serving his third tour of duty, Sky, 27, worked for the Marine Special Operations Command in Afghanistan and trained local police […]

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

Supervisor Nutting headed to trial

Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, looks out over the courtroom as attorney David Weiner reviews documents at a hearing Friday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

After a short hearing in South Lake Tahoe last week, Judge Timothy Buckley ruled that Supervisor Ray Nutting will face trial Earlier this year the El Dorado County District Attorney and California Attorney General offices built their case against the District 2 representative and on May 24 a grand jury handed down an indictment accusing […]

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

Italy on Wheels is rolling

Best of show — This 2008 Maserati GT coupe won it all. It's owned by Amadeu Santos of El Dorado Hills, seen standing behind the car on the left with Ross Mullins who brought his award winning very rare 1976 Ducati bevel drive 750 Super Sport. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Larry Weitzman Blue covered the sky, but the grounds of the Murer House Museum and park were covered with red, white and green for the second annual Italy on Wheels held Sept. 14. The red, white and green refers to Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles that were painted in all colors except for […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

George Tapanes lands Marina Village top job

Marina Village Middle School's new Principal George Tapanes

Who will be Marina Village Middle School’s new principal? That burning question around the north side of El Dorado Hills was recently answered when George Tapanes (pronounced Tap-in-iss) assumed the post Sept. 3. In an exclusive interview with Village Life Tapanes said he arrives with an open mind, instead of a laundry list of concrete […]

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

Scout project promotes bike safety

Jacob Terrazas, 10, finishes the Bike Safety Day 2013 obstacle course. Scout Ryan Parisek, at right, walked him through the cone zone. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Young bicyclists weaved through cones, learned their hand signals and tried their best to balance on two wheels at Bike Safe 2013, an event designed to keep riders safe on the road. The free Saturday event held at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 was masterminded by Boy Scout Kyle Rouen, 15, as his Eagle […]

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