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Construction begins on Windsor Point Park

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis and young friends give a thumbs-up at the Windsor Point Park groundbreaking event Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Friends of Windsor Point Park arrived at its official groundbreaking ceremony last Friday morning to a welcome scene — a construction crew busily working. Residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods had heard for years that the 1.1-acre vacant lot on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives would be a neighborhood park. […]

3 Comments / June 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Guiding Hands School celebrates 20 years

Teacher's Aide Jason Rogala, left, and Guiding Hands student Brenhan Wylie celebrated the school's anniversary with other teachers, students and community members Thursday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Guiding Hands students, families, friends and alumni marked the special needs school’s 20th anniversary at Family Fun Day last Thursday. Guests enjoyed bounce houses, a photo booth, a parent resource fair, live stage entertainment and a free hot dog lunch at the event the founders called a heartfelt thank you to the community. In 1993 co-founders Cindy Keller and Starranne […]

No Comment / June 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts turn lunch waste into cash

Girl Scouts proudly pose with all the juice pouches they collected. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Troop 1126 helped reduce waste at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, all while raising money for school supplies for homeless children. The troop of fifth-grade girls recently completed a year-long Journey program exploring electricity and energy savings. The troop chose to participate in the TerraCycle program as its final project. […]

No Comment / June 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Nutting hearing cut short; judge steps aside

Supervisor Ray Nutting, second from left, appears in El Dorado County Superior Court Monday afternoon with attorney David Weiner, left. Nutting was joined by his wife Jennifer, seen behind him on the right, as well as supporters and many members of the media. Village life photo by Krysten Kellum

Supervisor Ray Nutting’s first court appearance began with a recusal as El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud stepped down from the case due to a conflict of interest. Nutting coached Proud’s son in wrestling. Nutting and his attorney David Weiner will next appear in Judge Warren Stracener’s Department 9 courtroom at 8:30 […]

No Comment / June 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pump problem closes pool

A sign tells hopeful swimmers to head to Cameron Park. THe EDHCSD pool closed down Friday due to a pool pump problem. Swimmers retured on Sunday after everything was fixed. Photo by Julie Samrick

Record-high temperatures across the region beckoned crowds to local pools but no swimmers enjoyed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s pool last Friday and Saturday due to a broken pump. Just before noon on Friday, as public pool hours were to begin, staff discovered that the primary pool pump and motor were not functioning […]

No Comment / June 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High school educators earn Crystal Apples

Vista Del Lago High School teacher Sham Sidhu and student Hunter Ales, Oak Ridge Principal Steve Wehr and student Rebecca Dudley and Folsom High School student Austin White and teacher Mark Nelson celebrate at the Crystal Apple Award ceremony. Courtesy photo

The sixth annual Crystal Apple Awards night honored three high school educators from Oak Ridge, Folsom and Vista del Lago high schools. More than 100 students from the early morning seminary program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints selected teachers who they felt have shown exceptional dedication and positive influence.  The […]

No Comment / June 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Painting raffle helps libraries

Friends of the El Dorado County Library President Sunny Culy and Library Director Jeanne Amos, left to right, show off "The Late Show." Courtesy photo

Show support for local libraries and get a chance to win a beautiful giclee print for the home or office by purchasing raffle tickets now on sale at  the six branches of the El Dorado County Library. “Thanks to the generosity of former El Dorado County Supervisor Jack Sweeney, the Friends of the El Dorado […]

No Comment / June 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »