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Inmates build Christmas wishes

As you drive up to the intimidating 1,200-acre Folsom Prison facility, you can’t help think of the late Johnny Cash and the famous live album The Man in Black recorded there on Jan. 13, 1968. Fast-forward to Dec. 15, when Folsom Prison transformed from a legendary concert venue to a place where Christmas wishes came true. My focus […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Young shoppers have a ball

Before the sun came up Saturday the El Dorado Hills Target was filled with the sounds of laughter and chatter as shoppers filled their carts. This wasn’t a doorbuster Christmas sale. It was this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Snowball shopping event benefitting 150 local children, who, thanks to generous donors […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Dog park donor gets lasting thanks

El Dorado Hills residents Paul and Janet Stahlhuth were surprised with a bench and plaque inside the El Dorado Hills dog park at Community Park Saturday. El Dorado Dog Owners Guild president Holly Morrison told the Stahlhuths the gift is a thank you for “their generous donation and community spirit.” In 2010 Paul challenged residents […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Village Life publisher handed the gavel

Reflecting on the astonishing changes in the world over the past couple of centuries, including the changing face of the communication industry from word-of-mouth to newspapers to today’s social media that delivers information in a flash, Village Life and Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito was sworn in last week as president of the El Dorado County […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Community backs Burke

Hundreds of supporters attended the El Dorado Union High School District’s monthly board meeting last Tuesday night to show solidarity for Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke, who has been on paid leave since Nov. 2 for undisclosed personnel reasons. Many spoke on behalf of Burke in hopes of seeing him back on the job. No […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Grants make a difference

If listening to Big Sister Sarah Costa and her Little, Aryn Reams, talk about their relationship doesn’t warm your heart, call the cardiologist immediately. These two seemingly inseparable, lifelong friends spoke at last week’s El Dorado Hills Grants Gala, which celebrated grants given by the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund. “I have grown so much […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Santa Run starts Dec. 15

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association presents the 52nd annual Santa Run Dec. 15-19. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their trusty elves, will visit several El Dorado Hills neighborhoods, spreading holiday cheer and collecting canned food and new, unwrapped toys. The Santa Run grand finale will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, […]

December 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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