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Baby Britlee wouldn’t wait

El Dorado Hills Fire Capt. Chris Storz, Dad Jon Rudnicki, Mom Kim Rudnicki, engineer paramedic Bryan Ferry and Cal Fire communications operator Leah Vanmeter reunite after they all worked together to deliver baby Britlee in the back of an ambulance. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Cal Fire communications operator Leah Vanmeter of Pollock Pines got a rare chance to hold the fruits of her labor Friday morning. On March 4 she took a 911 call from a surprisingly calm father who reported that his wife was about to give birth in the back seat. Roughly 15 minutes later Britlee Rudnicki entered […]

No Comment / March 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shockingly good news from Senior Center

Cathy Statham, seated, shows off the new Senior Center AED to retired El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England and John Johnson, president of the local Firefighters Foundation. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Rotary Club has teamed up with firefighters and a local CPR trainer to put an Automated External Defibrillator in the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. The AED allows any laymen Good Samaritan to shock a heart attack victim back to life within the first critical three minutes, before paramedics arrive. The […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scout washing cars to raise money

Eagle Scout prospect Parker Jamieson of El Dorado Hills has designed a landscaping project at Marina Village Middle School. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Parker Jamieson has been involved in Scouting for the last seven years. An eighth-grader at Marina Village Middle School, Jamieson, 14, joined the Tiger Scouts when he was in first grade. He then participated in Cub Scouts and Webelo Scouts before becoming a Boy Scout in troop No. 645 almost three years ago. Being in the […]

No Comment / March 08, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

GHS students demonstrate ‘Acts of Kindness’

The Powerful N.I.N.J.A.S, Character Nerds and Team Gold put together goody bags with essential items donated by the students for residents of the Upper Room in Placerville. Courtesy photo

As part of Golden Hills School’s Character Education programstudents participate in weekly lessons and activities to promote good character traits and service to the community. On March 1 they put what they learned into practice through the creation of Act of Kindness Day. Eleven teams (made up of students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade) brainstormed ways […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards again reaching out to Nicaragua

Sponsor a child in Nicaragua to play soccer by donating to Faithful Stewards. Courtesy photo

Alisha Mecier can’t wait to hear the sounds of laughing children. She can’t wait to watch them play soccer and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. She can’t wait to tell everyone who has helped Faithful Stewards over the years that the people of Nicaragua are forever grateful for the donations. And so is she. “We […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Science class size reaches a boil

Five'€™s a crowd — Oak Ridge chemistry students, left to right, Zack Brown, 16; Cody Uhorriet, 17; Eron Baxter, 17; Ryan Fuller, 17, and Elissa Algaba, 15, create hydrocarbonic acid by burning wood chips during Mrs. Power's third period chemistry class. Students confirm that five at a table feels crowded, but didn't report any perceeved danger. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge High School environmental science teacher Stan Iverson alleges that putting five students at a lab table designed for four constitutes an unacceptable risk in lab classes that use potentially dangerous materials. He points to the 2010-13 teachers’ union contract that bumped maximum science class sizes from 30 to 32 students, and to the […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH man earns Silver Sombrero

Silver Sombrero recipient Charles Baldwin, left, poses with Chevys Fresh Mex President Brian Wright after Baldwin, an El Dorado Hills resident, and five others were honored for their commitment to the community. Courtesy photo

Chevys Fresh Mex hosted Sacramento business and community leaders at its Riverfront location Feb. 29 to honor six outstanding community members with “Silver Sombrero” awards. El Dorado Hills resident Charles Baldwin was among the recipients. As CEO and president of Sac Area Sports, Baldwin leads the non-profit sports program he founded more than 15 years […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »