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No ordinary mother/daughter trip

Kaitlyn and her mom Maria Raslear-Hendrickson will soon embark on a trip that the 12-year-old is sure to never forget. The two leave with a church group for Honduras later this month to participate in humanitarian work. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Imagine waiting all day in the hot sun just to see a doctor or walking for hours to visit a dentist. El Dorado Hills pediatrician Maria Raslear-Hendrickson has seen this and more over the years during her humanitarian trips to Third World countries. Later this month she will share the experience with her 12-year-old daughter […]

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

EDH buffalo moved to greener pastures

"Buffalo Will" Neunam sold his beloved Buffalo in December, an action that resulted in many calls to Village Life from people wondering what happened to the animals often spotted along the Bass Lake Grade. Village Life file photo by Mike Roberts

No more buffalo, blue skies or open road No more rodeo, no more noise Take this Cadillac, park it out in back Mama’s calling. Put away the toys - James McMurtry You’ve seen them on the hillside beneath Bass Lake Grade, broad-shouldered ruminators from another time and place, their massive, bushy heads cropping grass on the […]

7 Comments / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local trainer wants you to be the Biggest Loser

Sharon Thompson of El Dorado Hills is an official Biggest Loser Pro. She achieves success by customizing plans to each client'€™s abilities and personal goals and incorporating the best of weight training, kickboxing, plyometrics and yoga to achieve optimal results. Courtesy photo

By Lynn Machon Following an extensive application and evaluation process, local personal trainer Sharon Thompson, CPT, founder of Thompson Training, has been selected by NBC/Biggest Loser executives to function as an official Biggest Loser Pro. Thompson, who lives in El Dorado Hills, will serve as the Northern California expert for the “The Biggest Loser Live […]

3 Comments / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom thrift shop gets a new look

Volunteers rennovated the Trinity Thrift Shop in Folsom. A month-long grand reopening celebration is in progress. Courtesy photo

Folsom’s popular Trinity Thrift Shop debuts a new, remodeled look in this new year. More than 1,000 volunteer hours were contributed in the last month to refurbish and refresh the interior of the charming Victorian that has housed racks of nearly-new and gently-used clothing and household items since 1963. Demolition, painting, installing sheetrock and flooring […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Take aim and join the EDH Bowmen

El Dorado Hills Bowmen President Tom Grube, 69, of El Dorado Hills, second from left, supervises Kieran Gallagher, 11 of Danville, right, and Mallory Cash, 11, of Cameron Park as they prepare to use their compound bows at El Dorado Hills Bowmen archery range on El Dorado Hills Boulevard in El Dorado Hills. Also pictured, Mallory's father, Bryan Cash, 43, of Cameron Park. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Shelly Thorene On any day of the week people of all ages get out their gear and target practice at the El Dorado Bowmen Range just past the fire station on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. If curiosity gets the best of you and you think you may want to join in on the fun, the range is […]

No Comment / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH teen crowned ‘outstanding’

Sydney Claire Slaughter

Sydney Claire Slaughter, 14, was crowned Miss Sacramento County’s Outstanding Teen at Inderkum High School in Sacramento on Jan. 28. Founded in 2005 by the Miss America Scholarship Foundation, the Outstanding Teen competition was organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement […]

1 Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Chamber celebrates people, business

Sue VanDelinder of El Dorado Disposal presents the annual Community Service Award to Serrano Associates and Parker Development during the El Dorado Hills Chamber recognition banquet. Visionary Serrano builder Tom Howard accepted the award, which El Dorado Disposal won last year. Photo by Vomund Photography

El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce business and political leaders gathered at the Serrano Country Club last Thursday to recognize contributions to the community in 2011, celebrate local businesses achievements in a local economy that’s sputtering back to life and to install new chamber leadership for 2012. KFBK radio personality Ed Crane mastered the ceremony […]

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