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Seniors get a new tree

Crews tip the tree into its new home in front of the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. The Coastal Redwood will become the new "€œunofficial"€ El Dorado Hills Christmas tree, replaing a tree that died earlier this year. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It’s been a rough year for the trees on El Dorado Hills thoroughfares, with stalwart sentries on El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Francisco Drive either struck down by disease or condemned for the crime of busting buried water pipes. The most recent victim was the landmark Christmas tree that towered above the El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / November 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

There’s no place like ‘Homes for the Holidays’ in EDH

The Roberts' home features beautifully decorated Christmas trees and a Santa's Wonderland "man cave." Visit it and other homes on the Homes for the Holidays tour Dec. 1 & 2. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

That “Winter Wonderland” month is nearly here: December. Soon, the joyous strains of Christmas music will be heard over the radio. Kitchens will be filled with the scents of holiday feasts and treats. Children will share games and family traditions, such as dreidel, with school chums. Stores already have their holiday décor up. There is […]

2 Comments / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Toys for Tots time!

El Dorado Hills firefighters Chris Landry, left, and Mike Gygax hold up some toys already donated to this year's Toys for Tots campaign. In early December Landry said he hopes to see thousands of toys in the Station 85 engine bay. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighters are making room for Oscar the Grouch, Barbie and Transformers at Station 85 as the annual Toys for Tots campaign has arrived. Everyone is invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy (or toys) in the Toys for Tots boxes set up at 40 locations, including fire stations, Town Center businesses […]

1 Comment / November 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Attic fire destroys EDH home

Firefighters douse flames in a Reem Court home's attic. Falling roof tiles prevented crews from battling the blaze inside the home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Firefighters threatened by a collapsing roof and falling tiles had to retreat from a burning Reem Court home Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze that destroyed the Highland View neighborhood residence. At 1:05 p.m. El Dorado Hills Fire received the call after the family, two adults and four children, noticed smoke coming out […]

No Comment / November 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Parker Development unveils new projects

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Projects include Marble Valley, Serrano Westside, Pedregal and Lime Rock Parker Development officials unveiled proposals for four large residential projects this week. If approved and built, the projects will further shape the community Bill Parker helped define, pumping more than $1 billion into the local economy, bringing jobs and providing rooftops local business owners say […]

No Comment / November 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Obama’s ground game in El Dorado Hills

“We did it” – Members of Foothills Moving Forward celebrate on election night. They made an estimated 10,000 calls to battleground states from their headquarters in the El Dorado Hills Business Park Tuesday, part of the Obama campaign’s sophisticated “ground game,” deftly executed by thousands of volunteers across the country. The local organization was led by Joni Remer, center-left, hands folded and mouth open. Other celebrants include Robin Carter at left, Lynn Hadjian, seated with mouth agape, Sam Phelan at far right and Daniel Stephenson, right front. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

In the days following last week’s election, pundits on both sides, including the respective campaign managers, cited the Obama campaign’s ground game strategy as a huge reason the president did so well in critical battleground states. The business end of that strategy was executed by a couple hundred enthusiastic volunteers in an El Dorado Hills […]

6 Comments / November 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Town Center hosts holiday cheer

This year's holiday tree lighting event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life file photo

Over the next couple of weeks El Dorado Hills Town Center will transform into a holiday wonderland with lights, holiday wreaths and more. November is just the start to a fabulous holiday event season at Town Center.   Photo op with Santa Claus Starting Friday, Nov. 23, and running through Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will spend time […]

No Comment / November 11, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »