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Taken too soon: Family remembers Jennifer Tegley

JENNIFER TEGLEY

The entryway of the Tegley family home was filled with flowers, providing some color during a dark time. Jim and Michelle Tegley lost their 18-year-old daughter Jennifer on Aug 29, 10 months after she was diagnosed with cancer. The flowers came from the memorial service that nearly overflowed Lakehills Covenant Church Sept. 3. A photo […]

No Comment / September 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth recognized for outstanding community service

KIRSTI BUCKENDORF, president of Team Inspire and the Hands4Hope Club at ORHS, addresses the audience during Hands4Hope's third Annual Youth Recognition Dinner. Kirsti talked about why she joined Hands4Hope and about her experiences over the last three years with the organization, noting, "Through H4H, I learned the power and positive impact that can come from compassion and action on our community. Serving someone else doesn't just make an impact on their life, it also helps us get a better perspective on our own life." Courtesy photo

More than 100 people were in attendance to applaud local students at Hands4Hope’s recent Youth Recognition Dinner at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Hands4Hope youth volunteers were recognized for collectively dedicating 3,442 hours of community service to those in need in our community over the 2010-11 year.  Additionally, several local youth were singled […]

No Comment / September 06, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth find asylum at New Morning

NEW MORNING Executive Director David Ashby and Associate Director Kathy Brook-Johnson stand in the newly built New Morning Youth and Family Services facility off Ray Lawyer Drive in Placerville. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Shelter: to cover, protect, defend; provide refuge.  PLACERVILLE — For 41 years, New Morning Youth and Family Services has quietly sheltered the youth of El Dorado County, providing a safe place with a listening ear and an open heart. It’s the only shelter for runaway and homeless youth in El Dorado County. Now New Morning is […]

No Comment / September 06, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Coffee with a mission

COFFEE FARMER “Raphael" manages the Las Marias Estate in Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua, one of the collectives the El Dorado Coffee and Tea Company sources its beans from. Courtesy photo

Retired fireman’s family coffee business serves local non-profits and women-run coffee farms in developing countries. Coffee roaster Dennis Planje enjoys telling people that he lives between the first and the second crack. Just ask him. The retired fireman will explain how the water inside a green coffee bean suddenly boils off right around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

No Comment / September 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

McClintock to Tea Party: Keep your eye on 2012

CONGRESSMAN TOM McCLINTOCK takes questions after a rousing speech at the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills meeting last Wedesday evening. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Congressman Tom McClintock rallied the troops last Wednesday night at the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills meeting, telling the crowd of nearly 100 they have the power to restore the Republican Party and “turn Barack Obama out of office in the biggest landslide in American history.” “It’s the perfect time to get bold, […]

No Comment / September 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Jennifer Tegley remembered

THE ROCK on El Dorado Hills Boulevard stands as a memorial to Jennifer Tegley. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Eighteen-year old Oak Ridge student Jennifer Tegley was diagnosed with a rare cancer last year and died at home in El Dorado Hills on Monday, Aug. 29. Jennifer is survived by her parents Jim and Michelle Tegley, two sisters, Heather and Anna, and many close family members and friends. A memorial service is planned at 1 […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A new home one step closer

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY —€” Heather Gomes, 35, of Cameron Park, and her two children, Addison Porter, 3, and Aaron Porter, 9, along with El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity Vice-president Robert Henderson, left to right, use golden shovels to break ground at the future site of  two two-unit dwellings on La Crescenta Drive in Cameron Park on Wednesday evening. Also pictured, Habitat's Executive Director Candy Alexander, far left. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The shovels barely dug into the ground Wednesday evening but that little clump of dirt in the golden shovel held by Heather Gomes had a big impact on the crowd gathered around the single mom and her two children. Gomes, a 35-year-old doctor’s office receptionist who lives in Cameron Park, had just taken her first […]

No Comment / September 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »