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‘Cannon Man’ gets his own grill

AMONG FRIENDS — ORHS Foundation President Anthony Scotch, holding plaque, is surrounded at Oak Ridge High School's concession stand named in his honor. Left to right, standing: Foundation board member Zac Collie, foundation secretary Bev Bock, board members Mela Fratarcangeli, Chris Champlin, Billie West, Phil Peacock, Dan Sozzi and Doug Barnett as well as ORHS Principal and board member Steve Wehr; kneeling: 5-year-old Shae Collie, board Treasurer Roberta Jetter and member Ann Root. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Ridge High School Foundation Past President Anthony Scotch couldn’t figure out why Principal Steven Wehr had to drag him out to the high school’s concession stand on a rainy Tuesday evening. Wehr said there was a problem but when Scotch arrived he only saw smiling faces as his friends — foundation board members — […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Big Autumn Auction benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

"Big" of The Year Jim Cooke, seen here with his "Little" Max, is one of many success stories coming from Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. Support the organization by attending the Big Autumn Auction on Oct. 22. Caris-matic Photography

From vacation packages to artwork to local wines and more, high bidders and winning raffle ticket holders will be cheering as they gather to enjoy the ninth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Big Autumn Auction. This year’s event takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Blue Shield of […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Concours at Serrano

Derek Gilchrist, 73, and wife Phyllis, 64, of Lincoln drive their 1956 Jaguar 140 MC SE to the winners circle at Sunday's Niello Concours at Serrano. The Gilchrists took second place in their automotive class. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Cars shine at Niello event  

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Gallery Posts | Read More »

Irish pub brings pints of fun to EDH

Betsy and Dave Wohler opened Kinnee O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurant in El Dorado Hills last week. The pub opened to rave reviews. Photo by Jeremy Sykes

Two hours after Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub opened to the public on Wednesday, Nathan Truka of Placerville emerged with a smile on his face and confessed, “I’m not sure what a real Irish pub is supposed to be like, but this feels like a good one.” Like Truka, most of us have never been to […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Guilty: Mittelman convicted of first-degree murder

MURDER DEFENDANT Steven Howard Mittleman and his attorney, Bob Banning, confer before Judge Proud enters the chambers and the guilty verdict is read. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steven Howard Mittelman was convicted of the June 2010 first-degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after jurors began their deliberations. A jury of six men and six women found Mittelman, 56, guilty of murdering his ex with a single gunshot to the head on the evening June 17, […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Compassion grows in Holy Trinity garden

Holy Trinity School elementary students Matthew Janicki, 7, of Cameron Park, Rachel Harvey, 8, of Cameron Park and Solita Miller, 7 1/2, of El Dorado Hills, left to right, enjoy looking at the pumpkins growing in their new school garden. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Holy Trinity School students gathered amongst squash, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, herbs and Biblical plants like bay and artichokes to officially dedicate their school garden Tuesday. Principal Trisha Uhrhammer said she’s advocated for the garden since taking her leadership role at the El Dorado Hills school. “I realized some children never had any experience in a […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mittelman trial: Former flame called to testify; prosecution rests

ACCUSED MURDERER Steven Mittelman, right, talks with his attorney Robert Banning before proceedings Tuesday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Needing an escape from the two women in his life, Steven Howard Mittelman sought out a third. It had been more than 30 years since Mittelman last spoke to Judy Fuellenbach, but when the stresses of his home and work lives became too much, Mittelman tracked his former lover down. “He wanted to be free,” […]

No Comment / September 27, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »