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Freehill brothers ride to glory

Nate and Ty Freehill practice for the upcoming motocross season. The El Dorado Hills borthers recently won first place in their respective categories at a national arenacross championship. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Without a doubt, 11-year-old Ty Freehill wants to become a professional arenacross/motocross racer. His little brother Nate, 8, has racing dreams too. Both El Dorado Hills riders came one step closer to going pro last month when they earned first place in their respective age categories at the AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships in Las Vegas. […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Raise a glass; help the community

Steve and Bea Grace, left, owners of Grace Patriot Wines in Placerville, share their top wines with Ginny and Chris Bayuk of Placerville during last year’s Wine at Town Center event. Grace Patriot and many other wineries will be back this year for the 20th annual Wine at Town Center fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. Photo by Laurie Edwards

Giving back to the community takes many forms. Some volunteer at a soup kitchen or senior center; some help their child’s teacher at school or host a bake sale to buy library books; and some raise a glass. Over the past 20 years, El Dorado County residents and other guests have raised their glasses and hundreds of […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Middle school band plays at Raley Field

Marina Village Middle School band members play the National Anthem at Raley Field. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

On May 21 the Marina Village Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade bands played the National Anthem before the River Cats took on the Memphis Redbirds. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to play the National Anthem for the River Cats’ game,” music teacher Ben Cain said. “Is it a lot of work? Yes, absolutely. […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kathi Jensen ready for an exciting ‘last third’

Kathi Jensen bids William Brooks Elementary School a fond farewell. The principal is retiring after nine years at the El Dorado Hills school and more than 32 working in education. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

“I knew I’d be a teacher when I was 5 years old and made my sister play school with me,” William Brooks’ retiring principal Kathi Jensen said of her 31 years as an educator. “I was one of the lucky ones who in kindergarten said, ‘I want to be a teacher.’” Jensen spent the first […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Principal Barbara Narez ready to ‘travel and play’

Oak Meadow Elementary Principal Barbara Narez poses with some of her support team: left to right, students Capri Whipple, 7; Rianne Mogan, 7; Jasnoor Khaira, 7; and Briann Hester, 7. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Since moving to El Dorado Hills in 1987, retiring Oak Meadow principal Barbara Narez has worked at nearly every school in the Buckeye Union School District. The pinnacle of a 40-year career in education, however, was opening Oak Meadow Elementary in 2004. Specifically, Narez said it was “the enthusiasm” that came with the opening. Of […]

1 Comment / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman kicks off Beat Cancer Boot Camp

El Dorado Hills fitness pro Andrea Clark has started a chapter of Beat Cancer Boot Camp. It kicks off with a presentation on Sunday, June 7, at Silva Valley Elementary. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Andrea Clark combined her passion for fitness and a desire to help those living with cancer diagnoses by starting the newest chapter of the national organization Beat Cancer Boot Camp. Clark, 37, is a personal trainer, a certified cross fit trainer and she holds a college degree in exercise science. The mother of four said […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CHP Officer of the Year

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President John Knight stands with Officer of the Year Ian Hoey and CHP Commander Craig Root, left to right. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

Taking a proactive approach to law enforcement, California Highway Patrol Officer Ian Hoey has reached out to El Dorado County’s most rural neighborhoods and built relationships that improve resident/law enforcement relations. His community resource program has made a huge difference said CHP Commander Craig Root, Placerville office. “What one officer has done is incredible,” Root […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »