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Women’s fund celebrates another successful year

Maureen Carter, outgoing chair, left, is congratulated by Cathy Bean, current vice chair who will serve as WFED chair in 2015. Courtesy photo

By Jamie Hartshorn El Dorado County “has plenty of positive news to share” when it comes to charitable giving, noted philanthropist and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson told a sold-out audience at the recent Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual celebration dinner. The festive event at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville was attended by nearly 300 women and […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Congratulations Sherry — Big Sister Mary Li, mom Ting Gu, Principal Kathi Jensen, dad Wei Zhuang, Buckeye Superintendent David Roth, teacher Seema Kalra and Rotary Club President John Knight celebrate Sherry Zhuang's Student of the Month award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Motivation, attitude, persistence — William Brooks fifth-grader Sherry Zhuang has these attributes and more. Last Wednesday Sherry, 10, was rewarded for her efforts, receiving the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award. Club President John Knight presented Sherry a plaque and $50. “She is one of the most polite children at […]

Comments Off / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wells Fargo donates $10,000 to mobile food pantry

Wells Fargo volunteers take a moment to pose in front of the Food Bank of El Dorado County's Mobile Food Pantry at a distribution event in Placerville. Courtesy photo

CAMERON PARK — The Food Bank of El Dorado County, along with a dozen Wells Fargo volunteers, recently joined forces at Green Valley Community Church for the Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry – Rural Outreach & Free Farmers Market Distribution, where Wells Fargo presented the food bank with a $10,000 check to continue its mobile […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Eagle Scout Jordan Lee gives back to Oak Meadow

Eagle Scout Jordan Lee

By Dana Lee Becoming an Eagle Scout for any boy is not an easy task, but for Jordan Lee, 17, it was even more of a challenge because Jordan has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism that has been more understood recently in the medical field and has been identified as a disability in 1995 […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Double Zero’ model home in Blackstone is greenest in the state

KB Home's Double ZeroHouse 3.0  emphasizes energy and water efficiency. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

KB Home received accolades from the California Energy Commission last Thursday morning when the company unveiled its first Double Zero 3.0 model home in California at the Fiora at Blackstone community in El Dorado Hills. With partners like Whirlpool and SunPower, KB Home representatives explained it’s called the Double ZeroHouse 3.0 for its dual emphasis on energy and […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom opens Johnny Cash Trail

The Johnny Cash Trail crosses Folsom Lake Crossing at Natoma Street. The album from Johnny Cash’s two concerts in January 1968 at Folsom Prison put Folsom on the worldwide map. Photo by Roberta Long

On a perfect day for bicycling or walking, the city of Folsom opened the first phase of the Johnny Cash Trail and Overcrossing. A large crowd came to enjoy the Oct. 4 festivities and be first to travel the trail that runs from Folsom Lake Crossing to Prison Road alongside Lake Natoma. The inspiration for […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Legislature recognizes Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

The California Legislature has declared the third week of September every year as Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. Celebrating the resolution are, left to right: Help Mito Kids Board Member Luz Zeagler, Sen. Bob Huff's Legislative Aide Beth Hummel, Help Mito Kids founder Carol Pomares and Sen. Ted Gaines. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The state Legislature unanimously passed a resolution designating the third week of September every year as Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. Senate Concurrent Resolution 104, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, and co-authored by Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, calls attention to the fact that every 30 minutes a child is born who will develop Mitochondrial Disease by […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »