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EDH woman on a mission

Oak Ridge High School graduate Lauren Kolenda leaves for Italy soon to continue working to end human trafficking. She's seen during an  outreach trip to Tanzania in 2014. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Lauren Kolenda leaves for Rome, Italy, in early October to continue the work she said has been her passion since she was a freshman at Oak Ridge High School. For the next two years she will work as a mission intern to help combat human trafficking with the ReachGlobal Organization. “Italy is […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vardas earns Eagle wings

Oak Ridge junior Nathan Vardas recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Nathan Vardas of Troop 645 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Court of Honor ceremony was held Aug. 13. For his Eagle Scout service project, the 16-year-old Oak Ridge junior created an area at Marina Village Middle School where students may gather to socialize or to use the space as an outdoor classroom. […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano Salute to Valor event honors local recruiters

Salute to Valor Chair Joe Whiten holds one of the golf tournament’s special pin flags and its Armed Forces Champion trophy. Photo by John Poimiroo

El Dorado County’s active duty Armed Forces recruiters were honored Sept. 19 at the third annual Serrano Salute to Valor golf tournament in El Dorado Hills. About 120 golfers participated in the tournament, organized jointly by the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance (aka Friends of the Veterans Monument) and members of the Serrano Country Club. More than $60,000 […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior center thriving 10 years later

Artists Elaine Wallin, right, and Jimmie Grann, center, add details to a design by Bonnie Williams during the Gilmore Senior Center 10th birthday celebration. The artists welcomed public participation in adding color to both canvases which will be on display at the senior center upon completion. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills celebrated 10 years of service to the community at a special birthday party last Friday afternoon, including an open house, activities and, of course, birthday cake. Invited speakers included District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and El Dorado Hills Community Services Directors Wayne Lowery and Allan Priest. Since 2006, […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH theft suspect ID’d, wanted

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are searching for an El Dorado Hills man purportedly caught on camera stealing a package from an Orofino Way porch. Jonathan Tanler (aka Jay Antonellis), 34, was identified as the theft suspect after officials sought help from the public in identifying the man seen in the video. Surveillance footage captured a […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Build a scarecrow

Girls Scout Brownie Troop 2725 included a water-saving message with its scarecrow, which won first place in the youth category last year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Have you always wanted to create your very own scarecrow? Here’s a chance to let your imagination run wild. Gather up your supplies and enter the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s annual Scarecrow Contest. There is no entry fee and you can use supplies scavenged from the barn or storage shed. Borrow Grandpa’s old […]

Comments Off / September 18, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run on a piece of history

The Lincoln Highway runs through Clarksville, El Dorado Hills' historical ghost town. Courtesy photo

Why not burn some calories while taking in some local history too? Run, jog or walk down the Historic Lincoln Highway for the Clarksville Region Historical Society’s first annual 8K run Oct. 1. Participants may park at EDH Natural Farms, where the race begins and ends, located at 1941 Old Bass Lake Road in El […]

2 Comments / September 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »