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EDH kids rock out at state fair

ROCK ON —€” Taylor Haines, 17, and AJ Fletcher, 16, perform "Dog Days Are Over" at the California State Fair Sunday. Rock Generation produced the show featuring kids from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Orangevale. Courtesy photo

What happens when you take children from completely different backgrounds, cultures, ages and talents and throw them together as a performance team? What you get is a breathtaking show on the Promenade Stage. Twenty-five performers from the Folsom, Orangevale and El Dorado Hills captivated onlookers on Sunday at the California State Fair. The show was […]

No Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Care package drive a rousing success

HANDS4HOPE youth and volunteers take a breather after boxing up packages for the troops following a very successful donation drive. Courtesy photo

Volunteers with Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference organized and pulled off a very successful drive to raise money and collect items for soldier care packages. Community members and organizations donated more than 2,500 items and $350 for the Honor Our Troops Committee to help pay for shipping the boxes, which went to local soldiers. The […]

No Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Draw your swords!

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Pirates invaded the El Dorado Hills Library Saturday to share tall tales and have some swashbuckling adventures with pint-sized pirates who came to see the Privateers of the Dauntless.

No Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

John Skeel’s office sits empty while things ‘play out’

EMPTY CHAIR —€” El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel cleared out his office last week. He was asked to take a personal leave by the CSD's Board of Directors in mid June. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services General Manager John Skeel still has a job, for the moment. CSD Board Vice-president Noelle Mattock opened the July board meeting on Thursday night by reporting that, “Our attorney and John’s attorney are working together amicably to resolve the situation.” After the meeting Mattock added, “We’re optimistic for a resolution” […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fender bender snarls traffic on Highway 50

TRAFFIC SNARLED — Capt. Dave Brady escorts Larie Littlejohn of Minden, Nev., after she smashed up her car in what Brady called a freeway fender bender  Thursday morning. The accident occured around 9:15 a.m., and had traffic backed up to Cameron Park by 9:45. No serious injuries were reported. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A three car collision on westbound Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard backed traffic up all the way to Cameron Park Thursday at approximately 9:15 a.m. No serious injuries were reported, but one driver was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Folsom. Newly promoted El Dorado Hills Fire Department […]

No Comment / July 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Music Circus brings ‘Oliver!’ to its stage

OLIVER (Christopher Bones), right, and The Artful Dodger (Matthew Gumley) share a song in "Oliver!" at Music Circus July 19-24. Photo by Charr Crail

With memorable, sing-along songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything,” “Oliver!” comes to the Music Circus stage July 19-24. Based on the Charles Dickins’ classic novel “Oliver Twist,” the musical brings to life the trials and tribulations of the iconic orphan who dared to ask for more. The original production […]

No Comment / July 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Wildland-a-palooza: Firefighters battle pretend ridge fire

MOBILE ATTACK —€“ El Dorado Hills Volunteer Firefighters Raymond Phillips, right, and Kyle Mattson, left, practice a “mobile attack,” taking the water to the front line of the fire with the engine trailing behind.  Engineer Rob Karnow, center, supervised the crew, with volunteer Jon Dillon, behind engine, bringing up the rear. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills was ablaze June 25, at least in the imaginations of approximately 50 firefighters and volunteers from around the region brushing up on their brush fire battle tactics in a seven-plus hour training exercise dubbed “Wildland-a-palooza,” the third annual such event hosted by the El Dorado Hills Fire District. Neighbors east of Ridgeview […]

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