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Fire Poster Contest winners named

Lynn Yang shows off her winning poster with El Dorado Hills firefighters. Courtesy photo

Two young ladies know what it takes to safely escape a fire and now their art sharing that message will grace El Dorado Hills Fire Department fire prevention vehicles. Lakeview Elementary School student Alysia Huang (first through third grade category) and Oak Meadow Elementary School student Lynn Yang (fourth through fifth-grade category) won the department’s […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

An egg-cellent accomplishment

Mercedes Kotelnicki of Cameron Park holds the "Spirit of America," a decorated ostrich egg that will soon become part of the Smithsonian Institute's art collection. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Eighty-nine year old Mercedes Kotelnicki has one of her egg creations in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, another in a Catholic motherhouse museum in Canada and, now, one is going to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. “The Spirit of America” is an ostrich egg Kotelnicki decorated […]

No Comment / December 27, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

John & Loretta ready for the next chapter

Loretta Featherston and John Knight have served as the District 1 team for the last four years. Knight's term as supervisor ends in early January. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Seniors treated to music, sweets, free lunch

Joe Wilson, left, accepts a sweet gift from Allison Michael, 6, during the Girls Scouts event at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Girl Scouts ages 6 to 13 years old sang Christmas carols to a roomful of seniors at the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center last Friday morning. From new troops of Daisies to seasoned seventh-grade Cadets, “It’s been a decade-long tradition,” said Troop Leader Angela Nicholson. Her one troop started singing carols to seniors when her […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Santa Run gets better every year

Olivia Flaherty of El Dorado Hills gets a hug from Santa on the last night of the El Dorado Hills Santa Run at his final stop in Town Center Sunday night. The Santa Run collected Toys for Tots and canned food for the Food Bank of El Dorado County around El Dorado Hills neighborhoods last week. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Throngs of families came out to see Santa during the 49th annual El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association Santa Run through El Dorado Hills last week. The Santa Run reached nearly every park, school and neighborhood in its five-night run, culminating with a grand finale through Town Center Sunday night. On Saturday night Santa and Mrs. Claus […]

No Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Children treated to shopping spree, breakfast

JUST MY SIZE! - Joseff Johnson, 11, of Placerville holds up a 49er's jersey to check the size while shopping with Big Brother Glen Ingram of Diamond Springs. More than 170 children were treated to a Target shopping spree and Rotary pancake breakfast during the Snowball Holiday Shopping event Saturday morning in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Christmas came early for more than 170 children Saturday morning. Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County hosted its annual Snowball Holiday Shopping event at the El Dorado Hills Target. The children, teamed up with a volunteer, shopped for toys, clothes and other goodies thanks to donations from El Dorado Disposal, the Steers family […]

No Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Community Vision Coalition celebrates exceptional young people

Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, left, and coalition coordinator Raeann Jones, right, pose with Youth Star Award winner McKenzie Jones, Raeanne's daughter. In addition to receiving an award, McKenzie helped serve the awards banquet's delicious dinner Friday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Celebrating young people seemed more important than ever Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s annual Youth Star Awards. In the wake of what happened across the country in Connecticut, a lengthy moment of silence opened the ceremony at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. Vision Coalition Board President Roger Taylor […]

No Comment / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »