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Hands4Hope, community team up to feed the hungry

Oak Ridge High School Hands4Hope volunteers Gage Web, Chloe Simon, Madeline Simko, Sarah Connor, Mackenzie Ramierz, Andrew Madigan, Kaitlyn Lehtola and Kelly McMillen, left to right, pose with some of the food collected during a recent Food Blitz. Courtesy photo

The youth of Hands4Hope coordinated and hosted several food drives from September through November to provide an opportunity for our community to donate canned food and monetary donations to support the efforts of local food banks and programs supporting the hungry in our community. Beneficiaries included the Food Bank of El Dorado County,Twin Lakes Food Bank […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH native named Rhodes scholar

El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli, 21, was selected to be a Rhodes Scholar last week, only one of 32 students nationwide to earn the prestigious scholarship to study at Oxford. Courtesy photo

“Shock” is what El Dorado Hills native Megan Musilli said she felt last week upon learning she’d been selected a Rhodes scholar. “I immediately texted my mom and she thought I was kidding,” Musilli, 21, a senior at the United States Naval Academy, told Village Life. “Beyond a huge smile, I didn’t react for quite […]

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Great teacher gets great award

Teacher Tommie Greene reads to her young students. The KinderCare preschool teacher received a $10,000 check as the winner of the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe

Francisco Drive KinderCare preschool teacher Tommie Greene got a shock recently when she was honored with a $10,000 Early Childhood Educator Award. Nominated without her knowledge, Greene, 46, was presented the check in front of students, parents and colleagues at a special ceremony earlier this fall. Greene’s colleagues said she is well-known for helping kids […]

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Girl Scouts ensure old flags get proper respect

Carina Baxter, left, and her twin sister Alaina pose by the flag retirement box they built for their Girl Scout Silver Awards. Residents are encourages to drop their tattered flags in the box at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. Photo by Roberta Long

For people who don’t know what to do with their old, tattered, torn and faded American flags, El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Alaina and Carina Baxter have a solution. The 14-year-old twins, freshman students at Oak Ridge High School, designed and built a flag retirement box to earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards. It sits […]

1 Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Human bones found at Folsom Lake

Sheriff's investigators work the scene where a human skull and other bones were found Friday along Folsom Lake's shoreline near Browns Ravine. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

A mother and son found a human skull in the Browns Ravine/Hobie Cove area of Folsom Lake Thursday evening. El Dorado County sheriff’s investigators responded to the scene. “(Investigators) are thinking that the body could be 10 to 15 years old (in the water, not the person’s age). The victim could have drowned from a boat accident … suicide, […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County Veteran of the Year: Joe Whiten

U.S. Army Reserve veteran Joe Whiten created the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament, raising thousands of dollars used to help local veterans. Photo by John Poimiroo

El Dorado Hills resident and U.S. Army Reserve veteran Joe Whiten combined his passions for golf and helping veterans to create the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament that in the past two years has raised nearly $52,000 for military veterans. For what he has done to help veterans, Whiten will be named El Dorado […]

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

Sanders says good-bye to EDH Fire’s front desk

Sandy Sanders was the friendly face behind the counter at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 for 11 years. In retirement, she plans to stay active in the community. Photo by Roberta Long

When you have a job you love, with people you enjoy, leaving is bittersweet. And so it was for Sandy Sanders, who served as administrative assistant for the El Dorado Hills Fire Department for the past 11 years. “I have had a unique perspective on just how much our community appreciates their fire department,” Sanders […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »