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Arm wrestling comes to El Dorado Hills

Look into my eyes — Barbers Shane Patterson and David Aviles practice for the upcoming arm wrestling competition sponsored by their boss, World Famous Barber Jon. The family event will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the El Dorado Saloon, and will benefit the SPEAR. Courtesy photo

Some very fit guys will pair up, hold hands and stare into each other’s eyes during a special competition at the El Dorado Saloon on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event sponsor and master of ceremonies is the flamboyant and world famous (by self-proclamation) Barber Jon Rivera, a local character so colorful that he keeps a […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Santa Cruz Court home burns

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The second major El Dorado Hills structure fire in what has become a hot and dangerous fire season destroyed a La Cresta Village home on Aug. 8. The family of four was home at the time and escaped unharmed, but their two small dogs succumbed to smoke and perished. El Dorado Hills firefighters were dispatched […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

PARTY prepares for new school year

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Golf tourney fundraiser planned Parents, teachers, school administrators, police officers and students agree that PARTY and back-to-school go great together, especially when PARTY is defined as Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth. PARTY promotes injury prevention through reality education, enabling youth to recognize risks and make informed decisions about activities and behavior. PARTY […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Link Crew ensures a smooth transition

Link Crew President Rebecca Dudley, 17, talks with a group of incoming freshmen during Oak Ridge High School's Freshman Orientation last week. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

First day of school: A bell loudly rings and suddenly the students standing about campus channel into rivers of traffic, akin to Highway 50 in Sacramento at 8 a.m., directing themselves into specific classrooms, preparing to receive information that will shape their futures and direct the course of their lives. Welcome to freshman year of high […]

No Comment / August 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Soak up the fun at Saturday in the Park

HAVING A BALL! — Spiderman, aka, Ryan Bender, 6, of El Dorado Hills runs with a ball almost bigger than he can handle at last year's Saturday in the Park celebration. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Saturday Night in the Park, the granddaddy of El Dorado Hills summer parties, rocks the Community Park from 5 to 9 p.m this Saturday, Aug. 11. The 2012 edition is also the grand finale of a summer-long El Dorado Hills Community Services District 50th birthday party — bigger, wilder and kid-crazier than ever. It’s the bomb. The […]

No Comment / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Pleasant Grove House: Thriving Pony Express stop now in disrepair

The Pleasant Grove House has an interesting history as a Pony Express stop and inn. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On Green Valley Road, five miles west of Rescue, stands the Pleasant Grove House — a once commodious inn and Pony Express waystation with two barns and a blacksmith shop. California Registered Historic Landmark No. 703 marker recognizes this only Pony Express relay station between Folsom and Placerville. In 1860 Pleasant Grove House was at […]

1 Comment / August 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Leadership, service nothing new to ‘Grand Knight’ Haverty

Dan Haverty of El Dorado Hills has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Former Folsom and Sacramento Metro Fire Chief Dan Haverty has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. He joined the Knights in 1982 and moved with his wife Teresa to El Dorado Hills in 1987. They currently reside in Governors West Village. Holy Trinity is El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »