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Shopping buddies fill carts with necessities, cheer

They partnered up two by two — Bigs and Littles, uniforms and sneakers, excited children and even more excited adults — to shop, eat and have fun together at the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Snowball Christmas shopping event on Dec. 3. Adult volunteers helped children from needy families make Christmas dreams come true. Target shopping carts […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Students work for those ‘Without a Roof’

Some Oak Ridge High School students are in the practice of giving to those less fortunate — not just during the holidays but every month of the year. Junior Lauren Irizarry was making hygiene kits for homeless girls two years ago when she learned about the lengthy process refugees must complete to be allowed legal […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Christmas tree farms see green on Black Friday

El Dorado County’s Christmas tree farms and area shops bustled Friday as families traveled from near and far, searching for that perfect, fragrant tree. Hillside Tree Farm in Camino opened the day after Thanksgiving. Hillside’s staff greeted customers bright and early with a fire to warm the soul (and chilled hands) and cookies. In addition to trees, visitors also […]

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Latrobe fire station finally getting repaired

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board voted last week to spend no more than $200,000 to repair mold damage at Station 91 in Latrobe. The decision came after two meetings, hours of debate and a site tour where directors saw firsthand the damage done to the building at the corner of Latrobe and South Shingle […]

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

‘She is … gone!’ Janet Kenneweg bids farewell

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Recreation Supervisor Janet Kenneweg was given a big, blue send-off at her retirement party last Friday. The diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan was feted by her husband, family and 200 of the close friends she has made during her nearly 20 years working at the EDHCSD. Kenneweg was hired […]

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and Marina Village Middle School recently celebrated the achievements of eighth-grader Ruby Matsumoto, naming the 14-year-old Student of the Month. Reading a letter from one of Ruby’s teachers, Marina Village Principal George Tapanes called Ruby a “once in a career student” who is dedicated and motivated. Ruby was […]

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Italy on Wheels, five years old and growing

Local Italian vehicle show Italy on Wheels, an annual charitable event at the Murer House Museum in Folsom and free to the public, has grown in substance and character. More than 500 visitors under gorgeous November skies recently enjoyed an Italian eclectic treat of automobiles, motorcycles, motor scooters and even bicycles plus Italian food and drink […]

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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