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New pastor, church serve as ‘instruments of grace’

Vintage Grace held its grand opening inside Marina Village Middle School’s gym last Sunday, where Pastor Drew Sodestrom delivered the first sermon about finding joy in Jesus in front of more than 300 people. Parishioners enjoyed food, bounce houses and live entertainment once the celebration moved outdoors. “The word ‘church’ is absent from the name […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Silva Valley’s vocab parade sparks wit, curiosity

Some children flaunted their way to the stage while others shyly strolled, but every student at Silva Valley Elementary participated in last Friday’s costumed vocabulary parade inside the gym. Set to upbeat music, students from junior kindergarten through fifth grade got to show off the one word they’d chosen to emulate. From everyday words like […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Vision Coalition partners with food bank

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition for Safe, Healthy, Drug-Free Youth continues its work in the community, serving youth and families and low-income populations of El Dorado County. Recently the coalition partnered with the Food Bank of El Dorado County to provide nutrition education, food tastings and cooking demonstrations at the food bank’s food […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Nutting’s trial to begin in April

The trial of El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting was confirmed during a Feb. 21 hearing. El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney James Clinchard, noting that co-prosecutor Deputy Attorney General Peter Wellings was unable to attend the hearing, confirmed the April 8 trial. Clinchard outlined the trial — potential jurors coming in on […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Bowa proves himself a “good stick”

Valentine’s Day means flowers and chocolates for most, but for Austin Bowa it was a much sweeter treat as he earned his license as a commercial helicopter pilot while also celebrating his 18th birthday. A very self-possessed and modest young man, Bowa has been single-mindedly pursuing his dream of piloting a helicopter since he was […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Rob Karnow is proud to serve

How do you turn a dining room table into something that inspires and instills a sense of pride? El Dorado Hills Engineer/Paramedic/Acting Capt. Rob Karnow did just that when he started the fire department’s Proud to Serve campaign. He turned furniture into art, complete with a golden firefighter’s helmet. The piece hangs above the doorway […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDHCSD hires three new directors

In the past month the El Dorado Hills Community Services District filled three new director positions. Jill Ritzman is the CSD’s new director of recreation. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the parks and recreation field and holds a degree in recreation administration from California State University, Chico. Ritzman spent most of […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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