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Concert celebrates the ‘Great Encourager’

Karen Ladd and her children Ryan and Sara often recite a Bob Marley quote because it reminds them of Rich Ladd, the father and husband they lost too soon when he unexpectedly died last September at age 56. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

A worthy Eagle Scout project

Eagle Scout prospect Max Goldsworthy knows that hard work and perseverance pay off and he wants other people to have the opportunities he’s had to lead a successful life. To that end, the 15-year-old has dedicated his Eagle Scout project to those less fortunate. He’s collecting used and unwanted bicycles, refurbishing them and giving them to people […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Bring the heat to new batting cage

A new Community Park batting cage  marks a win-win for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and El Dorado Hills Little League. “The old batting cage was an eye sore,” said EDHCSD Sports Coordinator Frank Sianez. “It was so dilapidated and hardly ever used we completely tore it down and rebuilt it from scratch […]

July 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Teen Center gets high-tech outdoor game

“It feels like a video game but it takes so much physical exertion,” said El Dorado Hills Community Services District Youth Development Coordinator Whitney Kahn of the NEOS 360, a deluxe piece of electronic play equipment installed behind the Teen Center earlier this month. “This is the perfect bridge between electronics and being outside enjoying […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Super water saver shares tips

Don’t hate her because her lawn is beautiful. While most homeowners have accepted dry, brown lawns due to enforced watering restrictions, El Dorado Hills resident Marie Levy’s grass is vibrant and her water bill is 60 percent less than it used to be. “We’re always having a drought here in California so I’m always thinking of […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Veggies grow up, literally

When a member of the Downing family needs an extra tomato or two for their salad, they just reach over and pick one. That’s not too uncommon when families dine outside but this scenario can happen inside thanks to a Tower Garden in the corner of the dining room. Rich and Gina Downing, representatives for […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Community unites to patch up historic barn

El Dorado County is a place defined by its history. We embrace the past and nearly anything that reflects it. Don’t believe it? Take a drive. Our backroads are altars to the past. We revere old stone buildings. Rusty farm implements are proudly displayed for passersby. Sepia-toned hay barns topped with corrugated steel roofs glow […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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