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Kids dress well thanks to Operation School Bell

Angelika Stolecki, 10, shows off her new pink pants purchased at the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Operation School Bell shopping spree at Target Saturday morning. She had a lot of pink clothes in her cart. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing to children in need. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Children and their parents/guardians lined up in the El Dorado Hills Target’s lobby on Jan. 31 for a special, early morning shopping trip courtesy of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. The group’s Operation School Bell program provided each child with $70 to $100 to shop for school clothes. Chapter president Sharon Heilman took Village Life around the store while children […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Safety improvements OK’d ahead of interchange

Cars won't be able to fly up or down this portion of Serrano Parkway any longer. A 4-way stop will be installed at Village Green (entrance to the Serrano Visitor's Center) ahead of the Silva Valley interchange completion. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick.

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved county staff’s recommendation to add an additional 4-way stop intersection on Serrano Parkway before the Silva Valley interchange opens in 2016. John Kahling, deputy director of engineering for the Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, presented the county’s analysis and traffic findings to the board last week following a […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Barber Jon gets stolen items back

Barber Jon is moving his barbershop and curiosities museum to a new location in El Dorado Hills. Village Life file photo

“Awe” is the word owner Jon Rivera used to describe his feelings after items stolen from Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop and his Museum of Curiosities and Oddities last month mysteriously reappeared Sunday morning. In the early morning hours of Jan. 21 thieves broke into the Green Valley Road barber shop and took more than $1,000 in cash, […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Junior Trojans put studies first

More than 140 children in first through eighth grade attended the annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojans Scholastic All Stars event on Jan. 23. Student athletes were recognized and awarded for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. Courtesy photo

Young student athletes received accolades off the field at a special Jan. 23 event. More than 140 students in first through eighth grade were recognized for their academic achievements at the seventh annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojan Scholastic All-Stars awards ceremony. Event chair and Jr. Trojans parent Theresa Miller told the coaches to cover their ears at the […]

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Cameron Park Barbershop is a cut above

PERFECT CUT — Wesley J. De Young, 85, seated, gets his hair cut by barber Paul Raioche at the Cameron Park Barber Shop while patrons behind the pair also get a trim. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Andy and Barney didn’t drop in, but the stream of customers walking past the red-and-white barber’s pole and into the Cameron Park Barbershop could have come straight from Mayberry. It’s that kind of place, where friends and neighbors meet to chat about the weather, sports and current news events and come up with solutions to […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Rare aircraft get a new life

Carol and Chuck Wahl restore rare WWII warbirds at their shop in Cameron Park.
Photos by John Poimiroo

Inside a “sea blue” metal building beside the Cameron Park Airport, 15 craftsmen restore U.S. Navy WWII warbirds that truly are the “rarest of the rare.” Currently being restored at Vultures Row Aviation are a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber, the bomber that won the battle of Midway; a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, the Navy bomber […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Artists share Art from the Heart

FROM THE HEART — Artists Ramona Beckwith, Judy Arrigotti, Sally Chamberlain and Jimmie Claire Grann, left to right, pose with their art in Judy's Artshop in El Dorado Hills. All four, plus many more, will have their art on display and for sale at the first Art fro the Heart event, Feb. 6 & 7. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The ice-blue eyes in a painting of a beautiful cat stop you short as you enter Judy Arrigotti’s art studio in El Dorado Hills. It’s as if the cat, one of Arrigotti’s long-passed pets, knows a secret that it can’t wait to tell. That secret would be that Arrigotti and 10 other local artists are […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »