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‘The best year …’

Lauren Kille called Belguim home for nearly a year and the El Dorado Hills teen spent a lot of time traveling round Europe during her Rotary Youth Exchange experience. Courtesy photo

Lauren Kille of El Dorado Hills speaks fluent French. She also eats french fries with meatballs and rabbit sauce … and likes it, at least while living in Belgium. Instead of attending her junior year at Oak Ridge High School, the 17-year-old spent the school year abroad, studying at the College St. Habelin in Belgium […]

1 Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wine, Cheese and Brew’s humble beginnings

Dennis Ferguson, second from left, pours wine for Toosch Cima, Daisy Smith and Diane Ferguson, left to right, during the 1973 El Dorado Hills Firemen’s Association wine tasting event. Mountain Democrat photo

These days, late summers in El Dorado Hills are a hub of activity. But not so in 1972 when the El Dorado Hills Ladies’ Auxiliary, the fundraising arm of the Firemen’s Association at the time, decided that its annual Christmas bake sales weren’t bringing home the proverbial bacon. The original fire house, which later became […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scouts weed Yosemite Valley

Boy Scouts with El Dorado Hills Troop 465 spent a day pulling invasive weeds on the Yosemite Valley floor. Courtesy photo

Ssouts Nathan Klaff and Bryce Groess both members of El Dorado Hills Boy Scout Troop 465 organized a conservation effort benefiting Yosemite National Park last month. Along with other members of Troop 465 Nathan and Bryce, who  are in the process of earning the highly prized Boy Scout Hornaday Award, participated in a conservation effort removing invasive […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

State court chief warns new courthouse funding is in jeopardy

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks about the state's dismal court budget at the Serrano Country Club last week. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye paid her first official visit to El Dorado Hills on Aug. 23 and demonstrated the chutzpah that’s become the hallmark of her rapid ascension in the state judicial system. She came bearing grim budget news. The feisty chief justice has been on the job for just 20 […]

1 Comment / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New EDHCSD GM gets full pirate immersion

Brent Dennis takes over as the new El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager on Sept. 10. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

What better place to sit down with the newly named general manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District than on a bale of hay in Serrano’s Village Green during Pirates at the Library, one of many high-profile kids’ events in El Dorado Hills every summer, several of which are put on by the […]

4 Comments / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Food Blitz coming to a grocery store near you

Hands4Hope members Courtney Clark, left, and Erin Tobias collect donations at the spring 2011 Food Blitz event. In 2011 the organization's two food donation drives brought in a combined total of 7,818 pounds of food and $19,000 in cash and grocery gift cards for those in need throughout Sacramento. Courtesy photo

Hands4Hope’ biannual Food Blitz to Feed the Hungry takes place at local grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Food collected will fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. This year’s goal is to collect 4,000 pounds of food and […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Huge EDH turnout for fallen Marine

The Marine Corps Honor Guard folds an American Flag to be presented to Russ and Marsha Mote, parents of Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, at the Marine's funeral Sunday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Family, friends and the community bid farewell to Staff Sgt. Sky Mote at a service Sunday, just days after thousands lined the streets to honor the fallen Marine coming home for the last time. No one knows for sure how many people came out during the procession Thursday evening. No invitations were sent or tickets […]

No Comment / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »