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Author shares her thoughts on freedom, democracy

Jeanne Houston said she blames racism, an inflammatory press and wartime panic for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

In times of war, misinformation and hysteria can lead to tragic mistakes. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, one of 120,000 Japanese Americans placed in 10 internment camps during World War II, knows this better than most. The author of “Farewell to Manzanar” shared her experiences and strong belief in democracy last week at the El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bill Tobin’s a tireless volunteer

Part-time nuclear inspector, full-time volunteer Bill Tobin said he wants to be an open, honest EDHCSD director. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Win, lose or recount, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors candidate Bill Tobin knows where he’ll be after the election. He’s the volunteer coordinator for the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual Blues and Brews, a night of music and dancing that honors service men and women past and present, standing […]

3 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shake it ’til you make it at Saturday’s Zumbathon

Ready to party — Kelly Estes, a breast cancer survivor, left, and friend/Zumba instructor Brandy Gill are the inspiration and perspiration behind the Party in Pink Zumbathon this Saturday at Oak Meadow Elementary. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

How do tears turn into sweat? Ask Brandy Gill and Kelly Estes. The close friends and El Dorado Hills neighbors will likely share both this Saturday as Gill hosts the second annual Party in Pink Zumbathon to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Estes, a breast cancer survivor. “It’s going to be kind of a […]

No Comment / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Classic beauties roll onto the green

Jim Perrell has some fun with visitors checking out his 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Drophead Coupe at a summer event. The classic will be parked with other great cars at the Oct. 7 Niello Concours at Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“My primary reason was to open an opportunity to the general public and to those folks that have a passion for classic and antique automobiles that they wouldn’t be able to normally see on the streets,” said Jim Perrell about displaying his classic Jaguar at this summer’s Saturday in the Park. If you missed his 1956 […]

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

Firefighters Pipe & Drum Band debuts

El Dorado Hills Fire Department engineer Mike LeBlanc and firefighter/paramedics Brian Wilke and Jason Smith play the bagpipes and firefighter/paramedic Dale Hemlock takes the snare drum in the Pipes & Drum Band. The group hopes to become a fixture at community events. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Yes indeed. The emotive drone of Great Highland bagpipes wafted through the clear morning air in Park Village on a recent Sunday morning. With kilts flapping in the breeze, the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band made its public debut at Bertelsen Park as part of the annual reposting of the colors, aka flag, […]

No Comment / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Candidate Crumpley: EDHCSD board needs a CPA

EDHCSD candidate Terry Crumpley said the board could benefit from a CPA who would make sound fiscal decisions. Village life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills accountant, Little League mom and Tea Party conservative Terry Crumpley has thrown her three-cornered hat into the ring as a candidate for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors. The self-employed CPA has become a familiar face in local meetings “where others make decisions that affect our lives,” she […]

29 Comments / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman sings with Chicago

Thanks to a generous donation to the American Cancer Society, El Dorado Hills resident Ann Kubel sang with Chicago during a San Jose performance.

El Dorado Hills resident Ann Kubel had the opportunity of a lifetime when she recently performed with the legendary rock and roll band Chicago at the band’s San Jose concert. Kubel sang the lead for their hit song “If You Leave Me Now.” “I was so excited to do this” she said. Over the last three years, […]

1 Comment / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »