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Handcar and quadripede racers ready to get pumping

From the left Tommy Hann, 4-year-old Kaiden Hann, Dan Stefani and Will Scott, all of Folsom, ride a handcar during last year's derby in Folsom. File photo

The 24th running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is set to take place May 2 & 3 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Ian Bist is surrounded by fans. From left to right: Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, teacher Amber Ross, Silva Valley Elementary Principal Kathy Holliman, proud mom Stephanie Bist, teacher Rande Panico, grandma Trish Bist and cousin Michael Carey. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Silva Valley Elementary student Ian Bist’s “can-do” attitude was celebrated at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting where the fifth-grader received the Student of the Month award. Ian’s teachers, family and Rotarians applauded the 10-year-old’s determination and accomplishments. “This child here is just amazing,” said Principal Kathy Holliman. “We are so proud of […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Windmill takes the Camellia Cup

Leading the Camellia Cup on Folsom Lake, Dave Neilsen sails his Windmill dinghy (5150) ahead of two Santana 20s from Oregon. He went on to win Sunday's race. Photo by Ryan Anne Polli

A Roseville man rode a Windmill on Folsom Lake to win the 49th Camellia Cup Regatta on Sunday, April 19. Dave Nielsen, 62, rode his Windmill class, two-person, 15.5-foot sailboat, Sea Alice, to beat 60 boats and win the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s 49th Camellia Cup Regatta. It was Neilsen’s first Camellia Cup championship and […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Morgan Jones makes a splash

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo for San Jose State. The leading Taz swim team record holder is also the first Oak Ridge water polo player to be signed to a Division 1 school. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo at San Jose State University, becoming the first Division 1 water polo player to come out of the El Dorado Hills high school. The Taz swim team record holder — 16 records, more than anyone in the swim team’s history — has always been a natural athlete, […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

Fundraiser going to the dogs

Gloria and her best friend Alyssa Clay are organizing the Bow Wow Brunch, a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue of the Sierra. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A tiny dancer with a huge heart for animals is taking time from her busy days to put on a luncheon fundraiser to benefit rescue dogs, one of which jumps on three legs around the family home in El Dorado Hills. Alysa Clay, a 15-year-old sophomore at Oak Ridge High School, spends 20 hours a […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills volunteer gets presidential thumbs up

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has received another award for his volunteer work with ShelterBox. VIllage Life file photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a fourth consecutive year. When disasters like Cyclone Pam in the Vanuatu and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help. Tobin took action for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge show highlights students’ creativity

Art students Laura Soper, Kayla Maechler, Grace Derksen and Hunter Spriggs, left to right, sit in front of print-making projects, which will be on display at the upcoming Oak Ridge art show. Grace holds her creation, “Bursting Flower.”

More than 400 students will display their works at Oak Ridge’s second annual free student art show, themed “Celebrate the Creative” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. “After thinking about what Oak Ridge has to offer in terms of art I realized we didn’t have an art show yet,” said senior and […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »