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Teacher contract negotiations stall

Several of the approximately 50 teachers in the Buckeye Teachers Association who protested ahead of last week's board study session express their frustrations about the current contract negotiations via signs. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Approximately 50 teachers in the Buckeye Teachers Association held signs drawing attention to their stalled contract negotiations with the Buckeye Union School District at a rally at the district office last Wednesday. Teachers in the Rescue Union School District say they are most likely headed in the same direction. “For the current school year, Buckeye […]

2 Comments / March 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ALSF gives to Little League

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills President Carol Kovak poses with Hangtown Little League President Mikol Maitland. Courtesy photo

The recent opening day for the Hangtown Little League at Union Mine High School in El Dorado was especially memorable thanks to a generous donation. During the opening ceremony, Assistance League of Sierra Foothills President Carol Kovak handed Hangtown Little League President Mikol Maitland a check for $4,200. Assistance League of Sierra Foothills “Sports Locker” […]

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

Mercy Auxiliary awards best and brightest

Oak Ridge High School seniors Mitchell Howser, left, and Andrew Greer were two of 11 scholars awarded a Mercy Folsom Hospital Auxiliary $1,000 scholarship at a special event March 11.  Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Neurologist, nurse, homeopathic doctor or X-ray technician? Members of the Mercy Folsom Hospital Auxiliary team awarded eight area high school seniors and three hospital employees with $1,000 college scholarships each to help them pursue degrees in medicine or science at its annual scholarship luncheon March 11. The event at Serrano Country Club also marked the […]

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

EDH house party busted

More than 200 partygoers were reportedly found at this El Dorado Hills home on March 12. It was recently sold but the new homeowners have some clean-up and repair to do before moving in. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

An unoccupied home for sale was used as a party pad in El Dorado Hills Saturday night, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s officials. On March 12 at 10:20 p.m. sheriff’s deputies responded to neighbors’ calls about a party at a Keystone Court residence, where officers reportedly found more than 200 young adults and juveniles. “As soon as the […]

1 Comment / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman fights rare diseases, calls for more awareness

Allison Kowaleski and her husband Aaron postponed their wedding due to Allison's health, but finally married in 2015. Courtesy photo

Allison Kowaleski has had a weaker immune system than most people ever since she can remember. As a child the 2006 Oak Ridge High School graduate was prone to bronchitis and was diagnosed with asthma and allergies. In adulthood the list of ailments has grown. Constantly fatigued, by 2011 Kowaleski, then 22, could barely get […]

1 Comment / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Old road gets new name

The old Silva Valley Road that goes under Highway 50 will have a new name — Clarksville Crossing. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename a portion of the current Silva Valley Parkway March 8. As a result of the realignment of the old Silva Valley Parkway to accommodate the new interchange at Highway 50, the original segment will, in future, be known as Clarksville Crossing. Deputy County Surveyor Phil […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Miner’s volunteerism celebrated

Janet Kenneweg, Jim Miner and Jim's daughter Laurie Miner, left to right, celebrate his recent award. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Jim Miner was awarded the California Park and Recreation Society District II award for regional Community Champion on Friday, Feb. 26. Nominated by El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff, Miner is recognized for his 30-plus years of local volunteer service to Golden Hills School, Sleep Train’s Foster Child Program and especially for the […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »