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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 »

Tennis group remembers lost friend

A rock memorial celebrates Les Henry, a member of the tennis group that plays at Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills. Henry died last year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Friends and tennis buddies paid tribute to teammate and worthy opponent Les Henry Wednesday morning, honoring the man they called a “gentle giant” and “the best guy I’ve ever known” with a rock memorial in front of the tennis courts at Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills. “In memory of Les Henry. A treasure […]

2 Comments / May 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Handcar derby kicks of 21st year

Handcar race teammates Carmaine Cotham, 46; Zane Walker, 50; and Dan Bocinski, 46, left or right, prepare to propel the handcar down the track as fast as they can. The team from Rancho Cordova will compete in this weekend's Folsom Handcar Derby. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The 21st running of the Folsom Handcar Derby will take place May 19 & 20 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede events. Sunday […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Moms enjoy a night out with their little man

Karen Smith and her son Aidan, 9, left, goof aroud with Natalie Fransham and her son Clark, 9, at The Mom Prom — Mustache Bash Saturday night. Photo by Whitney Kahn

About 150 moms and sons enjoyed the first Mom Prom — Mustache Bash with Mommy’s Little Man hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Satyrday night. Guests at the CSD gym played Pin the Mustache on Burt Reynolds and Pin the Mustache on Mario, Step on the ‘Stache (a variation of musical chairs), […]

2 Comments / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »