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A thoroughly good time

Millie Dillmount (Julia Adams), center, is surrounded by "Speed Test Girls" (Bethany Wheat, Lexie Loos, Alexis Vasile, Abigail Jacobstein, Hannah Davis, Clara Whetstone, Emily Martorana, Selma Gebhardt, Lindsay Alhady, Avery Speel, Jordan Soto, Kelsey Fairchild and Emily Ziegler) in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," opening this week. Courtesy photo

In a day when almost nothing seems shocking, it can be hard to believe that there was once a time when a women with short hair and a knee-length skirt would send gasps across America. But that’s exactly the world Millie Dillmount grew up in, and the one she takes audiences to in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Meet El Dorado Hills’ royal family

Princess Josie

Book: “Princess Josie” Author: Lisa Paragary Engelken Illustrator: Karen Tarlton Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2013, hardcover, 24 pages Josie is a small dog with a great sense of importance. In El Dorado Hills resident Lisa Paragary Engelken’s first children’s book, “Princess Josie,” Josie’s busy days are shared with the reader through the dog’s unique perspective as interpreted by Engelken. […]

No Comment / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Latest snow survey confirms drought

Village Life reported Dawn Hodson, left, holds on to the plastic bag used by Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Water Resources, during last week's snow survey. The results confirmed that this year's minuscule snowpack doesn't have much water content. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

While a picturesque flurry of snow hit the Sierras last week, it won’t have much impact on water supplies according to the most recent snow survey done last Thursday. Part of a statewide assessment, the measurements at Phillips Station near Echo Summit revealed snow that was more air than water, according to Frank Gehrke, chief […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Baseball mom shatters gender barrier

Little League coach Edie Thompson instills confidence in all her players, boys and girls. Courtesy photo

“I was a complete tomboy,” said El Dorado Hills mom Edie Thompson as she reflected on a lifetime of either playing baseball or coaching it and how nothing stopped her from thriving in a “man’s” sport. “In hindsight, I never realized it was an option to play softball. Baseball was ingrained in my entire family. […]

5 Comments / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bicycle Guys expands shop

Bicycle Guys Casey and Corbin specialize in mountain bike sales, maintenance and service at 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 130, in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Casey McConachie (pronounced “Mick-Con-a-key”) loves everything about bicycles­ — riding them, working on them, selling them to customers and sharing his world. Casey is a Bicycle Guy, always has been. At age 14, Casey got his work permit and went to work in an Orange County bicycle shop. Over time, he worked in customer service, […]

No Comment / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Donor recipients ‘Light Up the World’ at Rose Bowl Parade

Deanna Santana of Placerville (donor mother to 17-year-old Scott Santana) and Linda Wright of Cameron Park (liver transplant recipient) traveled to Pasadena to work on the “Light Up the World” float in the Tournament of Roses parade. Courtesy photo

On May 17, 2011, Linda Wright received startling news. The long-time Cameron Park resident had been sick for weeks but she’d thought it was the flu. She had no idea there was anything wrong with her liver. “I wasn’t getting any better, so I finally saw my doctor and he referred me to a gastroenterologist. […]

No Comment / January 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation still waiting for a resolution

The Grace Foundation still has 42 horses in limbo. They cannot be adopted out because legal ownership issues haven't been resolved. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The footprints of countless volunteers and ebullient voices of children are all but gone though 127 horses and more than 80 other four-legged friends still live at The Grace Foundation, a 600-acre animal rescue and equine therapy ranch off Latrobe Road. Things are hardly back to normal since the foundation briefly closed and then reopened […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »