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Three Scouts soar

Eagle Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee, left to right, are from Troop 454. Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee will share an important ceremony Saturday. All three have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. The 18-year-olds from Troop 454 are from the Phoenix Patrol and started their scouting adventure together at the age of 6. Their Eagle Scout Ceremony will be held at  1 p.m. at  St. Stephens […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

It’s all fun and games at the CSD egg hunt

Madison Wanland, 7 months old, of El Dorado Hills, checks out the eggs in her basket after the Spring Egg Hunt Saturday at El Dorado Hills Community Park. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Hundreds of children dressed in their Easter best lined up at El Dorado Hills Community Park Saturday morning, patiently waiting to fill their baskets with all the eggs littered on the ground. Once again the El Dorado Hills Community Services District held a fun and sunny Spring Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny made an appearance, […]

Comments Off / April 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Beyonce staying at The Grace Foundation

Beyonce will become a Grace Foundation ambassador for shelter dogs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Beyonce, the tiny pup that has inspired “awws” from people around the world will stay with The Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills, serving as an ambassador for rescue dogs. “After much consideration we have decided that Beyonce will not be going up for adoption at this (time),” states a press release issued by The Grace […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Regular guy’ Mikulaco jousts with Knight

District 1 supervisor candidate and avid gardener Ron Mikulaco offered the El Dorado Hills Community Coalition a temporary home for its community garden in 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Ron Mikulaco is challenging John Knight for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Mikulaco describes himself as “enthusiastic, passionate and hard working … a regular guy, a man of the people, not a career politician.” He came out firing at a recent candidate forum, proclaiming, “It’s time for ordinary […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

John Knight runs on his record

Supervisor John Knight sticks by his classic Mercedes and his record on the board. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Shortly after El Dorado Hills’ voters elected John Knight to his District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 2008 Village Life predicted that his vehicle, a tired 1984 Mercedes that looked every bit of its 335,000 odometer reading, wouldn’t survive his first term. The suspension and upholstery had sagged to […]

4 Comments / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Are you smarter than a 4th Grader?

The Jackson Elementary and Marina Village Middle School's team of fifth- and sixth-grader is going to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 5. The sudents are: Grace Cronin, Hailey Klaff, Brenden Groess, Sydney Oberg, Rachel Davis, Jordan Allen, Joseph Delessi Nathan Klaff, Archita Bhattacharya, Margaret Asperheim, Seth Ranaweera and Bryce Groess. Courtesy photo

COLOMA — Christina Gomez holds two bags in her hands and asks, “Paper or Plastic?” She tosses them both to the ground and confidently answers her own question, “Neither.” nstead, she suggests her audience skip the grocery store and consider participating in a community garden. “It’s fresher, has no pesticides, and you can grow it […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS student heads to national Poetry Out Loud final

Corbin Gomez is all smiles after his win at the California Poetry Out Loud contest. Photo by Brian Baer/California Arts Council 2012

Corbin Gomez, a senior at Oak Ridge in El Dorado County, took first place in the 2012 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud. Mohammad Shehata, a senior at Clovis West High School in Fresno County, was the first runner-up and will represent California in the national finals if Gomez is unable to attend. Jonathon […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »