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Holy Trinity students get their hands dirty

WATCH IT GROW — Holy Trinity students, parents, volunteers and garden sponsors planted vegetables, herbs and flowers in their new garden. The produce will be donated to The Upper Room. Courtesy photo

The Holy Trinity Parish Garden, a joint effort by the Human Concerns and School Ministries, was planted early in the morning of June 13 with the help of more than 18 school ministry children. The garden built by parish volunteers and will be tended by the School Ministry children, who will follow a garden curriculum […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

An end in sight

MAKING PLANS — DOT's Thor Larsen, construction inspector Scott Goodwin and operator Rob Manwaring discuss plans to repair a soft spot in the new eastbound El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Latrobe Road offramp's road bed. Crews shut down the offramp over the weekend so they could rebuild it. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Highway 50 construction to wrap up this year Just one more summer — that’s all construction crews working on the Highway 50 carpool lanes project in El Dorado Hills need to get the job done. “Their patience is sincerely appreciated,” said John Kahling, deputy director of the El Dorado County Department of Transportation’s Construction division, […]

No Comment / June 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope launches care package drive

HANDS4HOPE volunteer Adnrew Bassett helps make promotional items for the group's care package drive at Town Center. Courtesy photo

To celebrate Independence Day and the men and women fighting for our freedom, the hard-working youth volunteers in Hands4Hope-Youth Making A Difference are gearing up for the Soldier Care Package Drive. The event begins June 13 and runs through July 4. Items needed include black crew socks, individual toothbrushes, dental floss, beef jerkey, non-aerosol & […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver: Tylar ‘did it for us’

STEVEN COLVER, seen here with attorney Dain Weiner, took the stand at his murder trial.

After three weeks of attorneys telling and re-telling the story of Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt, Colver was finally called to the witness stand Thursday to testify in his own defense. Colver, 21, told jurors that Tylar, his then 14-year-old girlfriend, called him to the house she and her mother shared on the […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver trial: Attorneys debate DNA evidence

DEFENSE ATTORNEY Dain Weiner, left, enters court with attorney Robert Blasier and defendant Steven Colver, behind. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Attorneys in the Steven “Boston” Colver murder trial spent much of Wednesday and Thursday arguing over DNA evidence that could be used by jurors to link the defendant to the murder of El Dorado Hills woman Joanne Witt. Deanna Kacer, a senior criminologist with the state’s Department of Justice, testified Wednesday that male DNA was […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kings come to El Dorado Hills

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROYAL TREATMENT — Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour, right, chats with Sacramento Kings owner Gavin Maloof, left, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, center, in Town Center on June 8. The mayor and the Kings brought an optimistic message about the team’s future in Sacramento, especially in a new sports arena, and encouraged a VIP audience […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

STAR service

SMILING FACES will greet visitors to the El Dorado Hills sheriff's substation, now staffed by STARs. Left to right, Sheriff John D'Agostini, STAR Jim Singleton, STAR John Cook, STAR John Marchant, STAR Betty Engelhardt, STAR John Bronaugh, Sgt. Wishart, Sgt. Bryan Golmitz, STAR Wes Bean and Undersheriff Rich Williams. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees has taken over the El Dorado Hills sheriff’s substation to assist the public with crime reporting, offer crime prevention tips and answer questions. “Deputies would use (the office) from time to time but it was never a point of contact for the community,” Sheriff John D’Agostini said […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »