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Rolling Hills pastor says good-bye

Jeff Bigelow wrapped up his time as Rolling Hills Christian Church's pastor last Sunday. The church figurehead said he's exploring several options for his future. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Sunday marked the end of an era at Rolling Hills Christian Church, and though Pastor Jeff Bigelow delivered his last sermon he insists the church’s best days are ahead. After 17 years, the 57-year-old pastor stepped down and handed his congregation over to incoming Pastor Bill Search. Search, 40, who moved here with his wife […]

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

Congratulations Class of 2012

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TROJANS ONE LAST TIME — Oak Ridge High School sent off its Class of 2012 Friday evening. Seniors celebrated the event in style with leis, bedazzled grad caps and a big thumbs up. Grad-1-WEB Oak Ridge graduates stand during the commencement ceremony Friday evening. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins Grad-2-WEB Graduate Shanna Cho gives a thumbs up […]

1 Comment / May 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

Teachers receive Crystal Apple Awards

Oak Ridge Assistant Principal Pam Bartlett, Maja Nielson, Elicia Spencer, Laurie Theis, Calvin Millett, Richard Shaw with the Folsom Cordova School Board, left to right, celebrate at the Crystal Apple Awards. Courtesy photo

The fifth annual Crystal Apple Awards night was held on Sunday, May 20, to honor three area high school teachers from Oak Ridge, Folsom and Vista del Lago High Schools. More than 100 students from the early morning seminary program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints selected teachers who they felt have […]

No Comment / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

Exchange students share their highlights: Friends and In-N-Out

Alena and Fran

Thousands of miles from home Alena Stassen and Fran Rioja participated in the Rotary Club’s exchange student program and completed their senior year of high school in a foreign land: America. Both attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, guests of the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Fran, 17, knew how to speak […]

4 Comments / May 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community connects with sign shaker

Local celebrity—€” Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard'€™s lithe dancing for 4G Wireless endeared her to motorists at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard. That gig ended, and she's now shaking for Barber Jon and District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

There’s something about that girl. Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard’s fluid dancing at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard has quietly touched the collective psyche of El Dorado Hills. What passers-by have come to enjoy is just one aspect of a multi-talented artist overcoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder, struggling to make ends meet […]

4 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth Commission seeks new members

Members of the 2011-12 El Dorado County Youth Commission are (in no particular order):  Camille Holland-Cooper, Jana Johnston, Spencer Jones, Girdikhia Kaur, Dakota Keeton, Ashish Nag, Vineetha Ramesh, Jonas Rogers, Nathan Somavarapu and Zachary Somers. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado County Youth Commission needs new members who want to make a difference. As part of the Youth Commission students have the opportunity to make decisions that will impact their community in a positive way. Each student is a representative of a specific district in El Dorado County and work in conjunction with […]

No Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Poker fundraiser makes a splash

Team parents and supporters get ready to play some poker at the Dealing for Devils fundraiser to benefit the Tasmanian Devils swim team. Courtesy photo

The  third annual Dealing for Devils party fundraiser for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team was held on Saturday evening at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills. Team parents and others from the community showed up in record numbers to enjoy gaming, food, wine and music.  The Tasmanian Devils Swim Team is in its 47th year and […]

No Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »