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Soak up the fun at Saturday in the Park

HAVING A BALL! — Spiderman, aka, Ryan Bender, 6, of El Dorado Hills runs with a ball almost bigger than he can handle at last year's Saturday in the Park celebration. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Saturday Night in the Park, the granddaddy of El Dorado Hills summer parties, rocks the Community Park from 5 to 9 p.m this Saturday, Aug. 11. The 2012 edition is also the grand finale of a summer-long El Dorado Hills Community Services District 50th birthday party — bigger, wilder and kid-crazier than ever. It’s the bomb. The […]

No Comment / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Pleasant Grove House: Thriving Pony Express stop now in disrepair

The Pleasant Grove House has an interesting history as a Pony Express stop and inn. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On Green Valley Road, five miles west of Rescue, stands the Pleasant Grove House — a once commodious inn and Pony Express waystation with two barns and a blacksmith shop. California Registered Historic Landmark No. 703 marker recognizes this only Pony Express relay station between Folsom and Placerville. In 1860 Pleasant Grove House was at […]

1 Comment / August 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Leadership, service nothing new to ‘Grand Knight’ Haverty

Dan Haverty of El Dorado Hills has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Former Folsom and Sacramento Metro Fire Chief Dan Haverty has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. He joined the Knights in 1982 and moved with his wife Teresa to El Dorado Hills in 1987. They currently reside in Governors West Village. Holy Trinity is El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Math whiz: New Folsom prez on the job

THE NEW PRESIDENT of Folsom Lake College, Dr. Rachel Rosenthal, sits in her office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dr. Rachel Rosenthal likes the word “potential.” “It’s the word you hear so many people using to describe Folsom Lake College with the talent of the staff and their committment to the college and the tremendous resources that are available here,” said the new president of Folsom Lake College. “In 12 years the college has […]

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

Welcome to the USA

Exchange students from China arrived in Folsom last week. Photo by Lionel Reyes

By Samita Dutta One hundred and thirty-four foreign exchange students from China, Austria and France came together at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom July 19 to celebrate their arrival into America. Honored with a red carpet to walk and a “Welcome to America” greeting from “Lady Liberty,” they came for their first day […]

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

Local student spends summer as UC Davis researcher

As a summer researcher at UC Davis, Oak Ridge student Kimberley Berg is investigating how plants recognize an invading pathogen and develop immunity. Courtesy photo

While most high school students are lounging around the pool, playing video games, or maybe working at the nearest mall, one local student is spending her off-time doing research at UC Davis. Kimberley Berg, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, is among a select group of students attending the UC Davis Young Scholars Program […]

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

Mormon Island Dam foundation stabilized

The top of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is currently a narrow, 900-foot long gravel strip. Dam foundation reinforcements under way include a 1.3 million cubic yard €œdownstream overlay€ that will widen the dam top an estimated 400 feet to a steep bank 100 feet above Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

An important step in the 20-plus-year effort to reinforce the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam’s foundation nears completion. Located just east of the county line, the Mormon Island Dam is a weedy and unnaturally uniform ridge that dominates the horizon north and west of Green Valley Road — a squat, anonymous fraternal twin to Folsom Dam, […]

1 Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »