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Stellar spellers compete and w-i-n

The Marina Village sixth-grade team won the Division 3 El Dorado County Spelling Bee, mastering words like c-h-a-o-s and t-e-c-h-n-i-q-u-e. Front row, left to right: Ben Fox, Ryann Fox, Ethan Huang and Leyla Soltani; Back row, left to right: Laura Nepo, teacher/coach Amy Trexler and Jacob Crannell. Photo by Peggy Soltani

Oak Meadow Elementary and Marina Village Middle School dominated the competition at last Friday’s 33rd annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee in Pollock Pines.  Students representing 25 schools from as far as Lake Tahoe competed in each of four divisions. Oak Meadow students placed first in the Division 1 competition of first- and second-grade teams. […]

No Comment / May 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Readers’ Choice winners win big

Best Interior Design: Best Interior Design and Best Flooring

Village Life representatives handed out Readers’ Choice awards at a special ceremony last month, and the Town Center Holiday Inn Express. Dozens of business owners and their hard-working employees attended the event. Village life congratulates all the winners and thanks our readers who support the community’s wonderful businesses! Best Pet Store: Bark Avenue Best Coffe […]

No Comment / May 15, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Burger Hut back in town

Bill and Tammy White are thrilled to reopen Burger Hut in a bigger, better location. Photo by Julie Samrick

To the delight of many, Burger Hut is back nearly three years after abruptly closing its doors even when business was thriving. El Dorado Hills residents and owners, Bill and Tammy White, patiently waited for the reopening as well. Without going into too much detail, Bill said they want to move on from the rent snafu […]

3 Comments / May 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kyburz memorial celebrates family’s role in history

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

On a bright Saturday morning during the sesquicentennial year of the nation’s Civil War, Samuel E. Kyburz, a veteran of that war, received a proper military memorial service in the Clarksville Cemetery located on the rocky hill immediately east of El Dorado Hills Town Center, where records show he was laid to rest in 1917 […]

1 Comment / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Festival guests tour the world

The Philippines were represented by Tony Varela, Mary Anne Lee, Charles Boquiron, Alyanna Lee, Cheyrl Alega, Roman Felipe, Marcele Felipe, Alyxxa Lee, Gabrielle Cazeres and Emma Bernalvez, left to right. Photo by Julie Samrick

Families visited Blue Oak Elementary’s gym last Friday night to learn about — and taste the foods from — 13 countries represented at Buckeye Union School District’s third annual International Festival. Passports were given to all children upon entry. A visit to each of the countries’ exhibits (Afghanistan, Austria, France, Germany, India, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, […]

No Comment / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New clocks tell more than time

Students were surprised to see the old round analog clocks had been replaced with these digital ones over spring break. Photo by Julie Samrick

The buzz at school has been the new clocks in every classroom throughout the Rescue Union School District. Media and Technology Director Sheila Simmons worked tirelessly with her staff over spring break to have the new devices installed. They might just look like clocks, but they are part of a larger district-wide communications system, which […]

No Comment / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

127-year-old family Bible comes home

Richard Castile, 81, conjectures about how his grandfather’s 127-year-old family Bible ended up discarded as trash on the curb in an affluent San Francisco neighborhood more than 30 years ago. Former San Francisco sanitation worker Peter Ferraro, not pictured, saved the Bible from the landfill in the 1980s and later retired to El Dorado Hills. He recently asked El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society President Trevor Thomas, seated at right, to find the ornate old Bible’s rightful home. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

6 Comments / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »