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Enjoy gorgeous gardens, colorful art

Glass artist Lynn Anderson, right, stands with his wife, Marilyn in his studio in Cameron Park. Lynn's art and garden will be open during the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Gardens of the Hills tour May 4 & 5. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When it comes to Lynn Anderson’s garden, color is the main ingredient. He achieves this by carefully tending to his flowers, trees and bushes … and tossing in about 100 beautiful glass flowers and critters that glisten in the sun and give his Cameron Park yard an unbelievable glow. Plus, Lynn added, the flowers are […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH marathoner was 50 feet from explosions

Amy Dolley is happy to be back home in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Julie Samrick

Running the Boston Marathon had been a lifelong dream of El Dorado Hills resident Amy Dolley. “Seventeen years ago when I married my husband, Craig, we planned to leave straight from our April wedding for the marathon,” she said. “But it never happened.” This year, she finally fulfilled that dream. Dolley, 46, qualified to run […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Firefighter of the Year: Matt Belleci

Fire Chief Dave Roberts, left, and Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Wayne Lowery, right, join Firefighter of the Year Matt Belleci. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighter/engineer Matt Belleci undertook a massive project last year, planning a large-scale training exercise in the community’s Lakehills neighborhood. involving dozens of agencies and hundreds of residents. His efforts spawned fuel reduction, a new fire safe council and good working relationships between agencies, which are now better prepared should a catastrophic fire strike. […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Parents, teachers rally for smaller classes, better pay

Jackson teacher Gerry Neal holds up signs supporting teachers at the RUSD board meeting. Photo by Julie Samrick

Emotions ran high at last week’s Rescue Union School District board meeting where parents and teachers implored the five-person board not to lay off more teachers, but instead spend some of the district’s surplus funds to save jobs and give all teachers a pay raise. Fourteen of the lowest tenured, or non-tenured, teachers in the district received pink […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Putting her best paw forward

GUIDE DOG TRAINER Karrie Kinsella sits in her El Dorado Hills home with her newest student, 12-week-old Brunei. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

At just 12 weeks old Brunei, a yellow Lab, shows just how smart she is. She gets good marks for potty training, comes when she’s called, sits by trainer Karrie Kinsella’s side, greets without jumping and knows to stay off the furniture. All these skills are necessary for the pup, who’s training to become a […]

No Comment / April 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Six arrested at two marijuana dispensaries

NINE FIREARMS were seized along with 60 pounds of processed marijuana and approximately $80,000, with more seizures expected. Photo courtesy of El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

Five arrests were made when search warrants were served on April 4 centered around the sale of marijuana at two businesses. The three-month investigation into a conspiracy to sell marijuana looked at River City Wellness, also known as Right Choice Wellness, in Cameron Park and C4C Wellness in Shingle Springs. Both were operated by David […]

1 Comment / April 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘V’ for Victory: Student headed to state science fair

Golden Hills student Paloma DiMugo shows off her winning science project. She heads to the California State Science Fair later this month. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three Golden Hills School seventh graders placed in last month’s Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair and one of them will take her science project to the California State Science Fair. Paloma DiMugo, 12, took first place in the regional competition in the category of Physical Science with her project that explored why birds fly […]

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