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Irish pub brings pints of fun to EDH

Betsy and Dave Wohler opened Kinnee O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurant in El Dorado Hills last week. The pub opened to rave reviews. Photo by Jeremy Sykes

Two hours after Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub opened to the public on Wednesday, Nathan Truka of Placerville emerged with a smile on his face and confessed, “I’m not sure what a real Irish pub is supposed to be like, but this feels like a good one.” Like Truka, most of us have never been to […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Guilty: Mittelman convicted of first-degree murder

MURDER DEFENDANT Steven Howard Mittleman and his attorney, Bob Banning, confer before Judge Proud enters the chambers and the guilty verdict is read. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steven Howard Mittelman was convicted of the June 2010 first-degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after jurors began their deliberations. A jury of six men and six women found Mittelman, 56, guilty of murdering his ex with a single gunshot to the head on the evening June 17, […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Compassion grows in Holy Trinity garden

Holy Trinity School elementary students Matthew Janicki, 7, of Cameron Park, Rachel Harvey, 8, of Cameron Park and Solita Miller, 7 1/2, of El Dorado Hills, left to right, enjoy looking at the pumpkins growing in their new school garden. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Holy Trinity School students gathered amongst squash, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, herbs and Biblical plants like bay and artichokes to officially dedicate their school garden Tuesday. Principal Trisha Uhrhammer said she’s advocated for the garden since taking her leadership role at the El Dorado Hills school. “I realized some children never had any experience in a […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mittelman trial: Former flame called to testify; prosecution rests

ACCUSED MURDERER Steven Mittelman, right, talks with his attorney Robert Banning before proceedings Tuesday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Needing an escape from the two women in his life, Steven Howard Mittelman sought out a third. It had been more than 30 years since Mittelman last spoke to Judy Fuellenbach, but when the stresses of his home and work lives became too much, Mittelman tracked his former lover down. “He wanted to be free,” […]

No Comment / September 27, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD approves park environmental update

Community Park Master Plan

Dog park, basketball court, playgrounds and bathrooms in latest master plan update The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors adopted an update to the Community Park’s 2002 environmental report during a special board meeting and hearing last week, a prerequisite for future improvements to the park, most notably a dog park. The Community […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Arena plaza design finalist thinks big

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Gary Bladen is not afraid to think big. When Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson invited “citizen architects” to submit their designs for a public component of his proposed downtown sports and entertainment complex, the 23-year-old El Dorado Hills native responded. He got help from local landscape architect Leah Bray, who authored the artist rendering of Bladen’s […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Snap to it: EDH fitness center wants you to walk/run for the cure

MY MILES COUNT —€” Snap Fitness club associate Mike Taylor tries out the PINK 625T Cybex treadmill at the gym. For every mile logged on the treadmill in October Cybex, Snap Fitness and community partners will donate money to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Want to do something to celebrate/honor someone you know who has been touched by breast cancer? Lace up and head to Snap Fitness in El Dorado Hills, where owner Cynthia Breazeale recently installed a PINK 625T Cybex treadmill. For every mile logged on the treadmill in October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Cybex, Snap […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »