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Oak Ridge hosts youth track meet series

Tyler Burns, 12, of El Dorado Hills demonstrates how to pole vault during the Friday Nights Under the Lights youth track and field meet on June 28 at Oak Ridge High School. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

The Sacramento Running Association has partnered with Oak Ridge High School to host a series of free youth track meets this summer. Calling it Friday Nights Under the Lights, SRA is on a mission to improve children’s fitness by introducing them to an active lifestyle at an early age. The third and final meet is […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets big check

Waste Connections officials pose with Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and supporters in El Dorado Hills after BBBS received a $45,000 check from the trash service company. Courtesy photo

Last week El Dorado Disposal Service and Waste Connections Inc.  presented a $45,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. The funds will be used to support a number of in-demand mentoring programs serving local children ages 5 to 18, and for recruiting and training adult volunteers. It is the largest individual donation […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Laundromat burglarized … again

Suspects pry open a coin machine at a Shingle Springs laundromat. Courtesy photo

The SS Coin Wash on Durock Road in Shingle Springs was burglarized for the second time this month on June 21 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Three men in a light-colored, four-door sedan with rear tinted windows were recorded on video as they committed the theft. Within minutes the suspects had worked together to break into […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brunei goes international … sort of

Brunei and puppy trainer Karrie Kinsella take a break outside the Sacramento International airport. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Twelve puppies walked into Sacramento International Airport … and not one made a sound. No, this isn’t a joke’s opening line. It’s the true tale of the El Dorado Second Sight Club’s adventure last month. Handlers let their Guide Dog trainees experience the airport’s sights and sounds, go up and down in the elevators and […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Time to celebrate America

FIREWORKS fill the sky  at the 2012 Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center in El Dorado Hills.  Expect another great show this year or Wednesday, July 3. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Food bank expands its outreach

Food bank officials and supporters break ground on a new building. Courtesy photo

In a simple groundbreaking ceremony in Cameron Park earlier this month, El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity turned the first spades of dirt in a community enhancement project that will provide services to at-risk populations throughout the county. The new Food Bank of El Dorado County 20,000-square-foot community facility slated to open in December 2013 […]

No Comment / June 20, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Buckeye Foundation helping students go high tech

Oak Meadow fifth-graders complete assignments on their Chromebooks in Ms. Burkland's class. The Buckeye Education Foundation and PTA partnered to bring more technology to the classrooms. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Homework alerts via e-mail, group projects available in the cloud, children engaged in their learning experiences … it’s all happening in Buckeye Union School District’s classrooms. But Jon Yoffie wants more. The president of the Buckeye Education Foundation has technology on his mind and he wants to see it in every classroom. To that end, […]

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