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El Dorado Hills girl wins Lady and the Tramp regatta

Six-year-old El Dorado Hills sailor Madelyn Deutsch won the Junior Ladies Class of the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s annual Lady and the Tramp regatta, held Saturday, May 16, on Folsom Lake. Had she been scored among adult ladies, Madelyn would have placed second overall.Captaining Four Sirens, a Santana 20, Madelyn placed second, third and second in […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students get Capitol tour

Beth Gaines speaks to Lake Forest fifth-graders when they visited the state Capitol. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest fifth-graders toured the state Capitol earlier this month. Before the trip, the students learned how a bill becomes a law and came prepared to pitch their ideas to Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. Their ideas ranged from raising the speed limit and food stamp restrictions to more free school meal programs […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDCOE celebrates students’ champion

EDCOE Program Coordinator Sheila Silan, left, poses with county Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Myers after receiving her Excellence in Education award. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado County Office of Education presented the annual Excellence in Education award to Program Coordinator Sheila Silan on Tuesday, May 5. The award is given to one person in the organization, regardless of their position, who exemplifies the award’s namesake by being the embodiment of teamwork, innovation, collaboration and commitment to the success […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Farewell, ‘Dan O’

Dan Gothier turned in his keys after 26 years with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Dan Gothier may be leaving the building, but the El Dorado Hills Community Services District lead maintenance worker’s mark won’t be forgotten. For 26 years Gothier, or “Dan O,” has kept the CSD’s parks and facilities beautified and trained many others along the way. At his retirement party April 28, newer parks supervisors said Gothier paved […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CHP sharing bike safety tips

Chipper reminds everyone to stay safe when riding their bikes.

Whether walking, bicycling or operating a motor vehicle, the California Highway Patrol wants the public to be safe on the roadways. In order to promote May is Bike Month, the CHP Valley Division Placerville Area will conduct a Bicyclist Traffic Safety Fair and Rodeo to educate the public in the right-of-way laws for bicyclists on […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taz turns 50

Every Taz is Awesome — Taz swimmers and supporters dressed in style to cheer on the home team at a meet last year. Courtesy photo

For 50 years El Dorado Hills youth have competed on the Taz swim team. What began as an immigrant’s dream with only 20 swimmers on its roster is a powerhouse today, boasting nearly 500 swimmers strong. Any local kid from any generation will say the same thing: The friendships and memories made kept them coming […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Maranda Roque poses with her mom Mona Roque, teacher Jackie Tweed, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thanks to her wit, positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile, Jackson Elementary School fifth-grader Maranda Roque has overcome obstacles and achieved great success at school. The 12-year-old’s perseverance and kindness were celebrated when she received the Student of the Month award at Wednesday’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ meeting. “Maranda is […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »