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Hidahl tops Gaines in District1

John Hidahl celebrates his win with supporters at the El Dorado Saloon in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steadfast community volunteer and El Dorado Hills resident John Hidahl can soon add District 1 El Dorado County supervisor to his long list of ties to the place he’s called home since 1978. Hidahl ran on a grassroots campaign buoyed by many volunteers, spending a fraction of what his competitor, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, did on her […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vietnam veteran shares memorable flight stories

Robert and Nora Joan Dohlke stand together in Robert's office at their home surrounded by memorabilia from his military service during the Vietnam War. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

For retired Senior Master Sgt. Robert Dohlke, an honorary recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with V for Valor medal during the Vietnam War, Veterans Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those who fight for our country. Around Veterans Day every year, the El Dorado Hills resident is often asked by churches, schools and […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Library welcomes new branch manager

Jan Robbins, left, is the El Dorado Hills Library's new branch manager. Robbins will work with former manager Carolyn Brooks, right, who has been promoted to work with libraries throughout the county. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Jan Robbins has been named the El Dorado Hills Library’s new branch manager. Robbins, a Rescue resident, has lived in El Dorado County with her husband Jamie for 16 years. She most recently served as the children’s librarian at the Placerville Library. Former El Dorado Hills branch manager Carolyn Brooks has been promoted to library […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Four paws up for Eagle Scout fundraiser

Boy Scout Carson Jamieson takes a picture of Chloe Nichols and her dog Dozer during his Halloween pet portrait fundraiser last week. Courtesy photo

Boy Scout Carson Jamieson called his Halloween pet portrait sessions last weekend at Bark Avenue a success. “I created memorable photos and am so thankful for the generosity of the residents here in El Dorado Hills,” he said of the event, where he photographed pets and their owners in costume. Carson raised more than $400. […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trunk or Treating with a twist

Madrone Montessori preschool students line up to fill their bag with goodies for Project Ride, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic recreational horseback riding instruction to childrena and adults with special needs. Courtesy photo

Sixty Madrone Montessori preschool students didn’t get candy in their bags during their annual Trunk or Treat event last week. Instead students and parents took part in a community service activity the school called Gather and Give. Students at the El Dorado Hills school came dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, walked around to western-themed stations […]

2 Comments / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teacher helps students build a better future

Andy Kotko

Andy Kotko has been a wheelbarrow racer and a track star, but one of his best gigs is being a first-grade teacher at Mather Heights Elementary School in Rancho Cordova, laying the foundation for learning concepts that his students will carry forward into the rest of their lives. Kotko was one of four California teachers recently […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Young volunteers get lessons in compassion

Local high school students are getting real life experience and helping the community at the same time through the Marshall Hospital junior volunteer program. Volunteers include Ammal Bashir, Anuj Patel, Kameron Rogers, Ella Schultz, Ashley Petrie, Alex Schwagerus, Hannah Isenberg and Kendra Short, left to right. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Fresh faced and full of promise, Marshall Medical Center’s junior volunteers may have signed up to earn community service hours but they leave having learned a lot more about themselves and the importance of compassion. A long-standing program, Marshall’s Junior Volunteer Program invites high school students, ages 14 to 18, to give back. Some 40 students strong, annually they donate more than 3,000 […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »