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Daddy & Me a sweet tradition

Kevin Koschik and Makenna, 9, pose for a very unusual 
family portrait at the Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. Courtesy photo

Nearly 300 daddies and daughters danced their hearts out at the 11th annual Daddy & Me Valentine Dance hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District at the CSD gym Friday night. Dads doted on their little ladies while doing the Chicken Dance in costume and slow dancing to “Butterfly Kisses,” which left all […]

6 Comments / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

Eagle Scout ready for a new mission

Eagle Scout Roman Andrus, left, seen here with Troop 529 leader Adam Jones, will travel to Mexico next month to begin his two-year church mission. Courtesy photo

Roman Andrus, 18, of El Dorado Hills Troop 529 recently received his Eagle Scout Award. For his Eagle project Andrus built and installed outdoor benches at Marble Valley School. While at Oak Ridge High School, the 2012 graduate was also in community service projects as well as high school varsity football, basketball and track and field. In the […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Nicholas Allen

Student of the Month Nicholas Allen holds up his plaque. Joining him in the photo are Rotary Club past president Jeff England, mom Nicole, shy little sister Kyra, Principal Bruse Peters, dad Chris and RUSD Superintendent David Swart, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills members celebrated Lake Forest Elementary first-grader Nicholas Allen as Student of the Month at the Feb. 6 meeting. Calling Nicholas, 7, a creative student who serves as a role model to others, Principal Bruce Peters said, “He’s going to grow up to be an amazing young man.” Rescue […]

Comments Off / February 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Beekeeper battles mites and insecticide

New Clarksville residents —€” Bryan Williams, right, of High Sierra Bee Ranch and his father Dave show off their bees. They'€™ve got a couple hundred hives spending the winter in the old ghost town of Clarksville. The hives are all headed to almond orchards later this spring.

Maybe you’ve seen them off to the right while driving up Bass Lake Grade, hundreds of green and white crates scattered around the old Clarksville town site. They’re bee hives, and they belong to Bryan Williams of High Sierra Bee Ranch in Rescue. In some ways they represent a desperate last stand against parasitic mites […]

Comments Off / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fun for Francie

For 20 years Francie Dillon has entertained children throughout the Sacramento area. Now the communities are giving back to help her while she battles a neurological disorder. The El Dorado Hills Library hosts a fundraiser for Dillon on Friday, Feb. 15. Courtesy photo

When Francie Dillon walked into the El Dorado Hills Library the room lit up with excitement. That’s what library Branch Manager Carolyn Brooks remembers about the children’s entertainer, who, along with her guitar, enchanted toddlers and their parents during her Jazz Babies programs. “The crowd got so big we had to add another show,” Brooks […]

Comments Off / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dignity Health grants help thousands

Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom, left, presents grants checks to Tara Baltzley (Powerhouse Ministries), Brad Squires (Orangevale Food Bank) and Eric Fimbres (The Effort), left to right, at the Dignity Health Community Grants luncheon. Courtesy photo

• 28 local non-profits receive grants to help fund programs SACRAMENTO — Dignity Health, which operates the Mercy, Methodist and Woodland affiliate hospitals in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded $741,206 in grant funding to 28 non-profit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will build capacity in the […]

2 Comments / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Faith Episcopal welcomes new rector

Rev. Dr. Sean Cox and his wife Kathy pose with Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, Bishop of the Diocese of Northern California, at Father Cox' installation ceremony at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park. Courtesy photo

By Lynsey Paulo The second rector in the history of Faith Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Sean Cox, officially assumed his new post on Sunday, Jan. 27, during an installation ceremony performed by Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, Bishop of the Diocese of Northern California. Guest preacher Very Rev. Dr. Douglas Travis, dean and president of the Episcopal Theological Seminary […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »