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Firefighters Association brews it up

STILL ENJOYING each other's company after 25 years, Mike and Sam Cole of El Dorado Hills have a night out at the 39th annual Wine, Cheese & Brew Festival sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Firefighter's Association. Village Life photo photo by Shelly Thorene

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association knows how to throw a party. Saturday guests at the association’s 39th annual Wine, Cheese & Brew Festival enjoyed great beer and wine tasting, delicious food and a gleaming car show. To round out the fun, Hip Service had the crowd dancing on the old El Dorado Hills Golf […]

No Comment / September 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bill Delaney describes 9/11 Pentagon attack from inside

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Terrorists attack the Pentagon At 8:20 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2011, air traffic controllers cleared American Airlines Flight 77 for take-off to Los Angeles. At 8:50 a.m. the pilot reported cruising at 34,000 ft. over the Ohio-Kentucky border to an Indianapolis County air traffic controller. After that, the controller lost contact with the plane. No […]

No Comment / September 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

9/11 memorialized on “The Rocks”

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Local firefighters painted El Dorado Hills’ signature rock to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The terrorists’ attacks killed 343 firefighters and paramedics, along with 37 Port Authority officers and 23 police officers. All told, 2,819 people died in New York, Washington, D.C., and in a Pennsylvania field. Rolling Hills Christian Church invites the public […]

1 Comment / September 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD scores a new scoreboard

SCORE — EDHCSD Recreation Supervisor Frank Sianez, construction inspector Darrah Ramsbotham and special projects manager Kent Oakley stand under the new scoreboard at the El Dorado Hills CSD gym. Funding for the scoreboard and basketball hoop backboards came from a fundraiser organized by Sianez' wife, Nancy. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Every time Frank Sianez walks into the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym he’ll get to look at his birthday present, all 9 feet by 6 feet, 4 inches of it. For the CSD recreation supervisor’s 60th birthday his wife of 23 years, Nancy, spearheaded a fundraising effort that collected nearly $18,000 for a […]

1 Comment / September 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taken too soon: Family remembers Jennifer Tegley

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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 »