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Rolling Hills Church hosts national leadership event

More than 230 people attended last Friday's Leadercast Live telecast, which included words from former First Lady Laura Bush. The event offered advice on how to become a better leader. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“The power of what we do is not just in the day-to-day. It’s in thinking big ways beyond ourselves to change the world,” SAP AG CEO Bill McDermott said during Leadercast Live last Friday. Gems of wisdom like these were peppered throughout the televised event from Atlanta, which was streamed to 750 host sites around […]

1 Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Emily Corvalan

Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, Jackson Elementary teacher Jackie Tweed, Student of the Month Emily Corvalan and her family and Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller celebrate Emily's award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When Emily Corvalan started at Jackson Elementary, Principal Michele Miller said she or the young student’s mom would have to carry her to class. Now a confident fifth-grader, Emily walks into Jackie Tweed’s class ready to learn. “Emily is an outstanding student,” her teacher said. “She has a terrific attitude and everything she does is […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teachers celebrated

Terry McClurg joins her husband Rescue USD Teacher of the Year Rob McClurg, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, RUSD Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, left to right, for a photo after Rob received his award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

No cell phones, paper planes (do kids still do that?) or whispers — Three of El Dorado Hills’ great teachers had the audience’s full attention last Wednesday as they received Teacher of the Year awards during the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. Receiving top grades were Lake Forest Elementary teacher Rob McClurg, […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brooks Elementary celebrates its 50th

Park Village Elementary Principal John Taylor greets students on the very first day in January 1964. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to William Brooks Elementary’s golden anniversary May 9. The celebration will include live entertainment, an open house and school memorabilia on display in the library. El Dorado Hills’ first elementary school was Park Village Elementary when it opened its doors to 120 kindergarten to fifth-grade students in January 1964. John Taylor […]

1 Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grim lessons taught at ‘Every 15’

The Grim Reaper watches as firefighters tend to a body during the Every 15 Minutes program at Oak Ridge High School last week. The realistic program teaches teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One Oak Ridge student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also an Oak Ridge student, got out of […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scout brings library to her neighborhood

Girl Scout Sarah Lundell built a Little Free Library at Waterford Park. Courtesy photo

Waterford residents were greeted with a surprise at their annual Easter egg hunt on April 6 at Waterford Park. Sarah Lundell unveiled a Little Free Library she built and filled with books to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. A Little Free Library is a kiosk where anyone may stop by and pick up a book […]

No Comment / April 29, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Biz Walk reveals boost in area business

Insync software developer Konstantin Berezenko, right, talks with El Dorado County Economic & Business Relations Manager Jim Claybaugh during the seventh annual Biz Walk last Wednesday afternoon. The event gives El Dorado Hills business owners and managers a chance to talk on their own turf with individuals who can act on their behalf. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills’ friendly, positive atmosphere keeps business owners happy. Teams of El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce members, civic leaders and El Dorado County leadership learned this and more during last Wednesday’s seventh annual Business Walk. Teams canvassed 13 commercial centers, including the El Dorado Hills Business Park, El Dorado Hills Town Center, La […]

No Comment / April 28, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »