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Troop 454 celebrates 100th Eagle

Eagle Scout Matthew Wollert

Matthew Wollert has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — the 100th for Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills. He started his Boy Scout journey inTracy and then moved to El Dorado Hills, where he continued in Troop 454 under the command of Scout Master Elvis McCann. Matthew has held many positions where he was […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Children learn to live well

Yoga instructor Andrea Shaw brings the kids into the warrior pose during Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. The event held earlier this month was sponsored by a partnership between Mercy Hospital of Folsom’s Growing Well With Mercy program and the Silva Valley PTA. The goal was to help students discover that healthier living can be fun at the event. Everyone learned yummy foods can be nutritious and more. Photo by Linda Holderness

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent  Health tips came with a few surprises at the Silva Valley Elementary School Family Wellness Night. Students discovered healthier living can be fun and learned that yummy foods can be nutritious at the event earlier this month. A third surprise was more serious: Beware how you quench your thirst. The […]

No Comment / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scout’s delicious dream doubled

Nicole Shedd shows off some of the 200 cupcakes she and her fellow Girl Scouts from Troop 10 baked for the father/daughter dance last week. Photo by Julie Samrick

Nicole Shedd, a Lake Forest Elementary fourth grader, thought it would be cool for her Girl Scout troop to have their own unique project. After all, her younger brother had just finished building a race car for his Cub Scout den’s Pinewood Derby. Nicole recruited the nine other girls in her El Dorado Hills’ Girl […]

No Comment / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Marine safe at home

Corporal Steven J. Ulrich holds up the banner family and friends greeted him with at Sacramento International Airport. Ulrich is a sniper scout with the U.S. Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Division he arrived home earlier this month after having been deployed to Afghanistan since September 2011.

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Steven Ulrich and his family as they welcomed  their son, Cpl. Steven J. Ulrich, 24, home from Sangin, Afghanistan where he has been deployed since September. Cpl. Ulrich, a sniper scout with the U.S. Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Division returned to his family home in El […]

No Comment / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Firefighters battle rapids during swift-water training

Firefighters pull a "€œvictim" from the rushing waters of the South Fork of the American River Thursday during swift-water rescue training. El Dorado €ˆHills firefighters teamed up with Stockton'€™s water rescue team to learn how to read the water and save lives. Village Life photos by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighters spent some time on the South Fork’s Troublemaker rapids last week but the real trouble came when they invited Village Life on a boat ride. Ever heard the phrase “taco shelling a boat?” The related dousing I received was all in the name of training as local firefighters teamed up with […]

No Comment / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A taste of success

Angelina Truscelli, left, and Mishelle Eberhard won this year's Trojan Iron Chef Competition by creating a three-course meal featuring homemade salsa, steak fajitas and ice cream in a caramel cup. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Vanilla ice cream in a caramel lattice cup topped with a cinnamon tortilla chip won the judges’ votes at the third annual Trojan Iron Chef Competition held last week. Oak Ridge High School juniors Mishelle Eberhard, 17, and Angelina Truscelli, 17, took top honors with this delicious creation, paired with their homemade salsa and tortilla […]

No Comment / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

How Georgi Knight spends her days

A Mercedes of her own —€” Georgi Knight stands by her new classic 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Her cousin's wife insisted Georgi and husband John, who also drives an older Mercedes, take the car. Georgi calls it her "dream car." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Who knew a brochure could lead to a new chapter in life? When Georgianne Knight read the El Dorado Community Foundation brochure “cover to cover” the El Dorado Hills resident said she knew she had to get involved. Earlier this year the 64-year-old retired administrator with the California Department of Education’s Special Education division joined […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »