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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 »

It’s a dirty job but Peggy loves to do it

Peggy Guthrie, attendant at El Dorado Disposal's recycling center in El Dorado Hills, is known for her jovial nature and her love of recycling. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Peggy Guthrie always has a sweet smile on her face even when she admits she smells a little sour. The El Dorado Disposal recycling center attendant in El Dorado Hills confessed, “My perfume at the end of the day is sticky soda, stale beer and sour milk.” She wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

No loose screws in Team NOVA’s ‘junk drawer’

Team NOVA, made up of students from Oak Ridge and Del Vista Lago High Schools, demonstrates a robot named "Pulsar" at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 19. The students presentation emphasized the importance of encouraging children's interest in math, science and technology. They hope to raise needed funds for the program. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Teens from El Dorado County and Folsom high schools are making a name for themselves. To be more precise, they have a name already, and their reputation is catching up fast. It’s Team NOVA 4963, and they make robots. Then they enter their robots in regional, state and world competitions. And then they win awards […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Six Eagles honored

Band of  brothers — Eagle Scouts Ashish Nag, Kees Vanderwyk, Cameron Hoyt, Evan Hoyt, Joshua Verner, Devin McDonald, Alexander Adams and Michael Tharratt from Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills supported each other during their Eagle Scout projects and Devin's illness. Courtesy photo

By Charlene McDonald They called themselves the “Eagle Patrol:” The name would turn out to be prophetic. Six young men — Alexander Adams, Evan Hoyt, Cameron Hoyt, Devin McDonald, Ashish Nag and Kees Vanderwyk — were honored Sunday at Lakehills Covenant Church for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »