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EID directors OK $124 million capital improvement plan

The Monte Vista Tank will be replaced as one of the capital improvement projects approved by the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors at its Oct. 13 meeting. Courtesy photo

It took five motions and five different votes to pass it, but the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors finally approved a new five-year capital improvement plan at its Oct. 13 meeting. With everyone wanting to get in on the act, the meeting featured testy exchanges between board members and the public, as well as admonishment ranging […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Night at the Library blends literature, art, music

Join library supporters Betty January, Cecilia Finch, Muriel Kronowitz, Chris Anttila and Althea Hurley, left to right, at Night at the LIbrary, a fundraiser to help the El Dorado Hills Library buy books and offer great programs. Courtesy photo

Enjoy food, wine, music and artwork while strolling the book stacks at the Friends of the Library’s third annual Night at the Library event Nov. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. Local wineries, restaurants and artists will be showcased and original art will be available for purchase. Artist Ramona Kaye Beckwith’s auction offering is “Out […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scariest haunted house yet

Haunted Hills Asylum patient Janice (Sarah Thorne) holds onto her doll in Scare4Hope's Haunted Hills Asylum. Meet Janice and other skin-crawling characters during a tour. The haunted asylum is now open in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Big news for Halloween fans­­, Hands4Hope and Scare Away Hunger have merged their haunted houses. Enter the Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum and meet the area’s most dangerous criminals, insane patients and, even worse, the mad doctors behind it all. The Haunted Hills Asylum is open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Floating pump ensures water access

This floating pump will ensure El Dorado Hills residents have access to water from Folsom Lake, Courtesy photo

Earlier this year El Dorado Irrigation District installed a temporary emergency floating pump barge in Folsom Lake that will ensure access to drinking water supplies should the reservoir’s water level drop below existing intake levels. The District contracted with Pac Machine Company, Inc. of Sacramento for the rental of the barge for up to three months […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fundraiser the perfect recipe to help the community

Renowned Chef Randy Aprill, poses with his wife Maryann, left, and Barbara Brown with the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. Aprill will appear at a ALSF event later this month. Photo by Caroline Taylor

The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills, whose goal is to help children, families and seniors in need and to bring meaningful cultural events to the community, will host a culinary forum with three renowned chefs at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Folsom Community Center. Chef Randy Aprill, a resident of El Dorado Hills, is […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vehicles shine at Niello Concours

Standing next to this 1948 Tucker designed by Alex Tremulis is Steve Tremulis, the designer's nephew, at Sunday's Niello Concours at Serrano. Tuckers were powered by a 335 cubic-inch (5.5L), 166 hp Franklin flat six originally designed for aviation use. Tucker designed a liquid cooling system for the originally air cooled engine, which was located in the rear of the car. Photo by Larry Weitzman

From humble beginnings, the Niello Concours has grown up and features plenty of everything — pre-war classics from Packard, Lincoln and Cadillac, half a dozen or so 1950s and ’60s muscle cars, more than two dozen Ferraris from a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE to a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and more than a dozen De […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

25 years dedicated to kids

​First-graders Adrienne Oneto, left, and Luke Wister ready their class banner for the school parade in celebration of Lake Forest Elementary's 25th anniversary. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

On Sept. 25 Lake Forest Elementary held a school-wide parade and rally to mark 25 years to the day the school opened. Students marched with “Happy Birthday” class banners across the outdoor stage and black top as era music dating back to 1990 played. “We wanted it to be a kid-based event and for students […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »