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Teen turns trash into treasure

Bevyn Cassidy sets out recycling bins at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The teen donates the money she collects to various causes. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Bevyn Cassidy takes the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to heart. The 15-year-old Oak Ridge High School student started her own recycling business called “Changing This World.” She leaves recycling bins in front of businesses, at events and at meetings to collect people’s unwanted plastics, aluminum and glass. Each product is only […]

1 Comment / July 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Help find Linnea Lomax

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On June 26 Linnea Lomax was last seen in the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento. At the time Lomax had a scheduled appointment at an out-patient psychiatric hospital. Lomax had previously suffered a nervous breakdown due to finals at UC Davis. Lomax left for lunch with no identification, no money and no transportation. Her […]

2 Comments / July 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grace Foundations sues banks for $20 million

Grace Foundation founder Beth DeCaprio, surrounded by two-legged and four-legged supporters, speaks in front of a Wells Fargo Bank in Folsom Monday morning. The foundation is suing Wells Fargo and Bank of America, accusing the banks of misleading the rescue group that took in dozens of neglected horse from a ranch in Susanville. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Grace Foundation’s rescue of 56 starving horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville last year has become the nightmare that Director Beth DeCaprio feared last fall, when the horses, many of which turned up pregnant, began showing signs of liver damage, likely from foraging toxic plants for food. The normally joyous foaling […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Doggone good idea: Scout donates kennel to sheriff

Eagles Scout Tommy Horn of Folsom, center, stands with El Dorado County sheriff's deputies Stephen Coburn, Mike Roberts with Backus, a 6-year-old Belgian malanois, Sean Gillespie and Jeff tucker with Carly, a 20-month-old German shepherd. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Tommy Horn, a 15-year-old Eagle Scout with Troop 1855 of Folsom, began planning his Eagle Scout project in January. By mid-May, construction was under way. It didn’t take long. “It took about a week for the concrete to dry,” he said. From there, “it took a day to build the wash station. It took a […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fireworks Jubilee lights up Town Center

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Thousands crowded into El Dorado Hills Town Center Tuesday for an evening of fun and fireworks at the third annual Fireworks Jubilee. Live music, great food and a spectacular fireworks show brought people together to celebrate our nation’s independence.

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Gallery Posts | Read More »

Learn what your treasure is worth

Guests have their quilts evaluated at Folsom's Out of Grandma's Trunk Appraisal Day. Courtesy photo

Volunteer appraisers will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their family treasures during Folsom’s Out of Grandma’s Trunk Appraisal Day on Saturday, July 21. Appraisers will draw on years of experience in providing an estimate of current market value as well as a verbal identification and evaluation of pieces. Collectors are invited to bring […]

No Comment / July 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A shy beauty finds her voice

Miss Teen Sacramento Merrin Casl, 13, of El Dorado Hills says being honest is the best way to impress the judges. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Newly crowned Miss Teen Sacramento Merrin Casl confessed she’s not very good at interviews. But the redheaded ballet dancer’s straight talk with judges at the recent competition won the crown in her division. Though, it should be noted, she’s a little shy when talking about it with the local press. “She’s just real,” said proud […]

No Comment / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »