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Noah Bentley learns from his little

Noah Bentley and his little have grown close over the years. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Noah Bentley is the director of a software company in El Dorado Hills and a Big Brother of the Year. He and his little brother Trevor Cazares have been matched for three years and for Bentley it’s been more in every way than he expected. “I thought I would do a few things with a […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy scholarships encourage medical careers

Medically minded —€” Mercy Hospital of Folsom awarded 12 students scholarships of $1,100 each on Friday at Serrano Country Club. Left to right, Victoria Chiu, 17; Rachel Mars, 17; Josh Verner, 17; Nicole Lemon, 17; Anusha Deshpande, 17; Bhavana Jonnalagadda, 17; Cecilia Chan, 17; Shirley May, 18; Sadra Forati, 17; and Tasha Vu, 17. Not pictured are Celine Barrica and Sheri Lyne James. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The good ladies, and a couple guys, of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary have been dishing out scholarships to promising local students with medically minded career aspirations for 36 years running. This year’s lucky dozen scholars were recognized during the 2012 award luncheon at Serrano Country Club on Friday, March 16. The recognition included a $1,100 […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Baby Britlee wouldn’t wait

El Dorado Hills Fire Capt. Chris Storz, Dad Jon Rudnicki, Mom Kim Rudnicki, engineer paramedic Bryan Ferry and Cal Fire communications operator Leah Vanmeter reunite after they all worked together to deliver baby Britlee in the back of an ambulance. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Cal Fire communications operator Leah Vanmeter of Pollock Pines got a rare chance to hold the fruits of her labor Friday morning. On March 4 she took a 911 call from a surprisingly calm father who reported that his wife was about to give birth in the back seat. Roughly 15 minutes later Britlee Rudnicki entered […]

No Comment / March 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shockingly good news from Senior Center

Cathy Statham, seated, shows off the new Senior Center AED to retired El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England and John Johnson, president of the local Firefighters Foundation. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Rotary Club has teamed up with firefighters and a local CPR trainer to put an Automated External Defibrillator in the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. The AED allows any laymen Good Samaritan to shock a heart attack victim back to life within the first critical three minutes, before paramedics arrive. The […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scout washing cars to raise money

Eagle Scout prospect Parker Jamieson of El Dorado Hills has designed a landscaping project at Marina Village Middle School. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Parker Jamieson has been involved in Scouting for the last seven years. An eighth-grader at Marina Village Middle School, Jamieson, 14, joined the Tiger Scouts when he was in first grade. He then participated in Cub Scouts and Webelo Scouts before becoming a Boy Scout in troop No. 645 almost three years ago. Being in the […]

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

GHS students demonstrate ‘Acts of Kindness’

The Powerful N.I.N.J.A.S, Character Nerds and Team Gold put together goody bags with essential items donated by the students for residents of the Upper Room in Placerville. Courtesy photo

As part of Golden Hills School’s Character Education programstudents participate in weekly lessons and activities to promote good character traits and service to the community. On March 1 they put what they learned into practice through the creation of Act of Kindness Day. Eleven teams (made up of students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade) brainstormed ways […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards again reaching out to Nicaragua

Sponsor a child in Nicaragua to play soccer by donating to Faithful Stewards. Courtesy photo

Alisha Mecier can’t wait to hear the sounds of laughing children. She can’t wait to watch them play soccer and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. She can’t wait to tell everyone who has helped Faithful Stewards over the years that the people of Nicaragua are forever grateful for the donations. And so is she. “We […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »