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Stellar student

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England joins Rescue Superintendent David Swart, Lake Forest Elementary teacher Lynn Howard, proud parents Don and Kathy Backlund, Lake Forest Principal Bruce Peters and little sister Katie, 9, in celebrating Rotary Student of the Month Anne Backlund. Howard said her fifth-grader has a great work ethic and […]

No Comment / April 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Robotics teams head to St. Louis

Team members from Nova and Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland have some fun pitting their robots against one another. In competition the robots don't battle but that didn't stop these kids from having some fun. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

What does it take to guide a bowling ball? What’s needed to lift a crate? Two local high school robotics teams have put a lot of thought into these tasks and now their efforts will take them to the First Tech Challenge World Championship April 25-28 in St. Louis, Mo. Nova teammates Jack Tao, Alex Khoury, Josiah […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Three Scouts soar

Eagle Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee, left to right, are from Troop 454. Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee will share an important ceremony Saturday. All three have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. The 18-year-olds from Troop 454 are from the Phoenix Patrol and started their scouting adventure together at the age of 6. Their Eagle Scout Ceremony will be held at  1 p.m. at  St. Stephens […]

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

It’s all fun and games at the CSD egg hunt

Madison Wanland, 7 months old, of El Dorado Hills, checks out the eggs in her basket after the Spring Egg Hunt Saturday at El Dorado Hills Community Park. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Hundreds of children dressed in their Easter best lined up at El Dorado Hills Community Park Saturday morning, patiently waiting to fill their baskets with all the eggs littered on the ground. Once again the El Dorado Hills Community Services District held a fun and sunny Spring Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny made an appearance, […]

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

Beyonce staying at The Grace Foundation

Beyonce will become a Grace Foundation ambassador for shelter dogs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Beyonce, the tiny pup that has inspired “awws” from people around the world will stay with The Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills, serving as an ambassador for rescue dogs. “After much consideration we have decided that Beyonce will not be going up for adoption at this (time),” states a press release issued by The Grace […]

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

‘Regular guy’ Mikulaco jousts with Knight

District 1 supervisor candidate and avid gardener Ron Mikulaco offered the El Dorado Hills Community Coalition a temporary home for its community garden in 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Ron Mikulaco is challenging John Knight for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Mikulaco describes himself as “enthusiastic, passionate and hard working … a regular guy, a man of the people, not a career politician.” He came out firing at a recent candidate forum, proclaiming, “It’s time for ordinary […]

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

John Knight runs on his record

Supervisor John Knight sticks by his classic Mercedes and his record on the board. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Shortly after El Dorado Hills’ voters elected John Knight to his District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 2008 Village Life predicted that his vehicle, a tired 1984 Mercedes that looked every bit of its 335,000 odometer reading, wouldn’t survive his first term. The suspension and upholstery had sagged to […]

4 Comments / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »