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Folsom Prison recognizes graduates

Greystone graduates listen to Steve Gutierrez, Apprenticeship consultant with the State Department of Industrial Relations, at their graduation ceremony earlier this month. Photo by Roberta Long

The valedictorian of this year’s Greystone Adult School graduating class in Folsom State Prison, Chiwei Wang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. At the recent ceremony 109 graduates in black gowns over their regulation “blues” and black caps with gold tassels attended the commencement to receive their diplomas and certificates in front of […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH bank robbed

El Dorado County sheriff's vehicles surround the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills Town Center Thursday afternoon after it was robbed. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A suspect described as a while male wearing a teal fanny pack robbed the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills Town Center Thursday afternoon, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s officials. The Sheriff’s Department received the call at 1:10 p.m. The suspect “claimed to have a weapon,” Lt. Bob Ashworth said. That weapons was not seen […]

No Comment / March 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tiny puppy making a big impression

Tiny Beyonce was the runt in a litter of five. The Grace Foundation is caring for this puppy, her siblings and her mom. Photo courtesy of EDDOG

Two-week-old Beyonce, who is not much bigger than a business card, has escaped the jaws of death four times. Saturday the puppy made her national television debut on Good Morning America. Thanks to The Grace Foundation, an El Dorado Hills-based animal rescue group, and local publicity little Beyonce is quite possibly now the most famous […]

No Comment / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Star student: Hannah Dardano

Everyone wants to congratulate Hannah at a recent Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting! Back row left to right: Dad Curt Dardano, Rotary Club President Jeff England, Oak Meadow Principal Barbara Narez, Buckeye Superintendent David Roth, teacher Sue Burkland, brother Christian Dardano and grandmother Loretta Reinick. Front row left to right: Sister Adalyn Dardano, step-mom Marlo Dardano, sister Grace Dardano, Student of the Month Hannah Dardano, mom Rachael Dardano and brother Julian Dardano. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

School officials and El Dorado Hills Rotarians recently honored Hannah Dardano as Student of the month. Oak Meadow fifth-grade teacher Sue Burkland said Hannah capably handles conflicts between her peers as a conflict manager and is always asking questions. “Hannah has this thirst for knowledge,” Burkland explained. “She’s just a great all-around person I’m so […]

No Comment / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lynne Hollerbach sticks to her commitment

Big sister of the year Lynne Hollerbach, left, loves spending time with her little, Safire Salazar. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Special education teacher Lynne Hollerbach has been a Big Sister for more than three years. She is one of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ “Big Sisters of the Year” and has been matched with her little sister, Safire Salazar, for the entire time she has been with BBBS. “I wanted to affect someone’s life one-to-one,” said […]

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

Windsor Point Park resurrected

Windsor Point Park has been an eyesore on Francisco Drive for most of the 14 years since the surrounding neighborhoods were populated. It's also served as a overnight truck parking lot, star thistle habitat and a trash receptacle. Thanks to the efforts of neighborhood park advocates Sue Parker, center, Kim White, left, and Heidi Hannaman, not pictured, Windsor Point may become an kid-friendly oasis of green. Jovial CSD Director Billy Vandegrift, right, helped pitch the park to fellow board members and staff. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

After 14 years on the drawing board and a couple false starts, the 1.1 acre weed-patch known as Windsor Point Park might become the green spot that residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods were promised when they moved here. The park, located on Francisco Drive across from Marina Village Middle School at […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Noah Bentley learns from his little

Noah Bentley and his little have grown close over the years. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Noah Bentley is the director of a software company in El Dorado Hills and a Big Brother of the Year. He and his little brother Trevor Cazares have been matched for three years and for Bentley it’s been more in every way than he expected. “I thought I would do a few things with a […]

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