Home » Feature Photos You are browsing entries filed in “Feature Photos”

Blue Oak students spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s

The Blue Oak spelling bee team includes, left to right: Kaira Bernaldez, Yush Kapoor, Dean Bernaldez, Dominic Benedetti, Coach Sandy Stoeber, Sarah Beckett and Madison Washburn. Photo by Julie Samrick

Having the best spelling command of words like g-r-u-e-s-o-m-e, b-o-u-q-u-e-t and n-o-u-r-i-s-h earned Blue Oak Elementary’s team of third and fourth graders the top spot in the 32nd annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee held in Pollock Pines on Friday. Also on the podium out of 20 participating schools were Jackson Elementary in second place […]

No Comment / May 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mrs. G’ crowned Teacher of the Year

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Teacher of the Year Debbie Giannotti, seated holding plaque, is surrounded by family, colleagues, students and Rotarians congratulating her on her success. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Ridge High School Assistant Principal Pam Bartlett couldn’t say enough about the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Teacher of the Year. Debbie Giannotti, aka “Mrs. G,” has boundless energy and enthusiasm for her students and encourages lifelong learning, Bartlett told the crowd at Wednesday’s breakfast meeting. “She changes the lives of her students,” Bartlett […]

1 Comment / May 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Get ready for garden envy

Vicki and Tony Gosden's garden features many plants and flowers grown from seed. The couple also planted trees around their property to give it a lush look. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Go green this weekend with a walk in some of the most beautiful gardens El Dorado Hills has to offer. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents its Gardens of the Hills garden and art tour. This year six homeowners will graciously open their gardens to visitors, who will undoubtedly come away with some great […]

No Comment / May 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Madrone Montessori helps children grow

Madrone Montessori teacher Rhonda Satterfield and her student Mackenzie Thomas, 3, prepare to make twirlers with flowers as part of their lesson focusing on The Renaissance. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Looking for a school where guiding hand and a gentle voice encourages children to explore their own potential? Consider Madrone Montessori School in El Dorado Hills. Children ages 18 months to 8 get a complete education that promotes emotional, social and academic growth and emphasizes self-reliance. “Here they do their own dishes; they’re planting plants, […]

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

These Spring Break memories will last a lifetime

Oak Ridge High School student Josh Simms has some fun with children in Mexico where he spent his Spring Brak building houses with other Rolling Hills Christian Church volunteers. Courtesy photo

This past Spring Break about 120 local high school students put down the books and picked up their hammers. Instead of partying on the lake, these teens volunteered with Rolling Hills Christian Church to make the long drive down to Moclovio Rojas, Mexico, where they built nine houses for the town’s residents. For the last […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ghost town brought back to life

Clarksville guests ride in style thanks to the courtesy stagecoaches that shuttled people back and forth during the annual celebration on May 5. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Clarksville Day 2012 attracted an estimated 4,000 people on Saturday, including a record number of ranch family descendants. Serrano’s original ranch residents, the Walker clan, were out in force to celebrate the 85th birthday of Mazie Carnell, who attended Clarksville’s one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, often with her little sister Pat in tow. Pat Johnson […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Beyonce teams with Dr. Phil to save mom, eight puppies

The Grace Foundation and Dr. Phil saved this Jindo and her puppies. Photo by Lisa Van Dyke, EDDOG

Tiny pup Beyonce’s mission to save the lives of other homeless dogs and cats was put into action when her rescue group, The Grace Foundation of Northern California, received a call from a family friend of Dr Phil. Dr. Phil had received information about a Jindo (Korean breed of dog) with eight puppies that were slated to […]

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