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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 »

Dynamic dancers put their best feet forward in ‘The Nutcracker’

Ready to dance —€” Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet students Sarah Beth Kosterman, Kristoffer Reyes and Allyn Ginns are ready to dazzle audiences in the upcoming performances of "The Nutcracker." Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has a lot to be proud of with its upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” The holiday ballet’s three principal dancers — Kristoffer Reyes (The Prince), Allyn Ginns (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Sarah Beth Kosterman (Clara) — are products of the acclaimed El Dorado Hills ballet studio. “In two years at Pamela […]

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

The Watchman

John Mansker started the Neighborhood Watch program in Ridgeview Village and also improved the community's signs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

John Mansker had the perfect tool when recruiting people for the Ridgeview Village Neighborhood Watch program — his Australian shepherd Lucy. He and his dog-loving neighbors regularly walk their pooches in Ridgeview Park. It’s where the Neighborhood Watch idea was born about two years ago, thanks to friend Ginna Geren, and where Mansker started recruiting […]

3 Comments / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Seniors tinker with toys

Peter White, far right, talks about his toy collection of pre-World War II wind-ups during an El Dorado Hills Senior Center event. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fond memories of zipping up and down the street on a bicycle, playing with dolls and enjoying pretend tea brought smiles to local seniors’ faces Tuesday as toy collector Peter White gave a presentation at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. White, proprietor of White House Railway and Trading Co. in Fair Oaks, showed off pre-World […]

No Comment / December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »