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Stay safe this Thanksgiving

Never leave the house when your Thanksgiving turkey is in the oven. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like remind the community to keep safe this Thanksgiving. Here are some fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association: • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. • Stay in the home when […]

No Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collects ton of food, literally

Andrea, Desiree and Hudson Clark hosted a food drive in their Stonebriar Neighborhood as part of Hands4Hope's efforts to help the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Courtesy photo

During the last two weeks of October, Hands4Hope hosted a fall food drive to benefit Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom, which provides services to people in need from El Dorado Hills to Orangevale. “The generosity of this community will be able to help so many families in need,” wrote Twin Lakes Food Bank Director Tammy […]

No Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Inmates spread cheer to refugee children

Female inmates have made blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be distributed to the children by the non-profit group Border Angels. Courtesy photo

Female inmates enrolled in Folsom State Prison’s Women’s Facility’s Hooks and Noodles program have partnered with Craft Castle in Cameron Park to knit and crochet gifts for the thousands of Central American refugee children held in border detention centers. Since August the female inmates have been making blankets, totes, backpacks, hats and scarves to be […]

1 Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical pumps up CSD pool

Swimmers enjoy an inflatable obstacle course at the EDHCSD pool  during a demonstration earlier this year. Marshall Medical Center has donated  $10,000 to the CSD to purchase one, coming spring 2015. Courtesy photo

Officials from Marshall Medical Center presented a $10,000 check to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District for the purchase of an inflatable obstacle course for the CSD community pool at last Thursday’s Board of Directors monthly meeting. “We’re always looking for innovative and fun ways to enhance our pool,” said CSD recreation supervisor Teri […]

No Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Myrna Harp is a guiding light

California Association of School Counselors selected Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp to receive the Donald G. Hays Award as 2014 Outstanding School Counselor of the Year. Harp calls herself a proud mom of 800 kids. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Her office is constantly filled with students coming and going, but that’s the way Myrna Harp likes it. “This is the comfort room, the safe place and they know that,” said Harp.  “There’s never a dull moment around here.” Providing that comfort and safety in the perilous world of puberty is why the Marina Village […]

No Comment / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Homes for the Holidays dazzles

Theresa Seebode decorates one of several holiday trees in her home that will be featured on the Homes for the Holidays tour. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Get into the Christmas spirit with the fifth annual Assistance League of Sierra Foothills Homes for the Holidays tour, Dec. 6 & 7. Homeowners have pulled out all the stops — decking the halls, decorating trees and setting holiday tables — and invite everyone to tour their beautiful homes and soak up great ideas for their […]

No Comment / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Reed Pattison — a cheese expert at your service

GOUDA KING — Reed Pattison, cheese manager at Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills, is now a certified cheese professional, an honor earned only by 406 individuals globally. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“Let me tell you about this cheese I just had.” Whether customers asked him where to find bulk granola or the paper towels, Reed Pattison couldn’t stop telling people about cheese. Easy to see why three years ago Pattison became a Nugget Markets cheese specialist and he’s turned the El Dorado Hills cheese counter into his […]

1 Comment / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »