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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 »

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 »