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Yo ho, yo ho!

CAPTAIN JACK SPARERIBS, aka Ace Miles, 49, from the Bay Area entertains the crowd gathered at Village Green Park Saturday for the annual pirate invastion, which benefits the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The HMS Dauntless sailed into El Dorado Hills Saturday and its salty crew spent time educating young and old pirates at heart about life on the high seas. Sword fights, cannon blasts, catapults and lots of laughter filled Village Green Park on Saturday. The pirates appearance helped raise money for the El Dorado Hills Library. […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park indoor pot garden seized

MARIJUANA PLANTS in various stages of growth and related equipment were seized by detectives at 2907 Pasada Court in Cameron Park Thursday morning. Photo courtesy El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.

The relative tranquility of a quiet Cameron Park suburb was disturbed Aug. 18  by the long arm of the law, but locals were more than happy to forgive the ruckus. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, led by five of its detectives, raided a home on Pasada Court, putting to rest an elaborate indoor marijuana […]

No Comment / August 18, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Software exec pays it forward

FULFILLING A DREAM — Dion Nugent is the CEO of Forté Holdings, a health care technology company located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. As a boy he dreamed of becoming a firefighter. As a volunteer for the El Dorado Hills Fire District, he’s fulfilled his dream and then some, creating websites and even commercials to recruit volunteers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Dion Nugent is the founder and CEO of Forté Holdings, a health care technology company located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. He fulfilled a boyhood dream in 2005 when he became a volunteer firefighter. He said he was surprised to discover that the software programs used in the engines, on the ambulances and […]

No Comment / August 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Birthday wishes

Courtesy photo

NEKAELA EDRALIN’S family pulled out the spray paint and shared their “Happy Birthday” message to the teenager, who turned “Sweet 16″ on July 29.

No Comment / August 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A splendid Saturday in the Park

SUPER DELIVERERS —€” The winners of Village Life's newspaper delivery contest are all smiles. The line was long at this hugely popular game. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Hundreds enjoyed the sunshine, fun and Michael Jackson’s moves at Saturday in the Park. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District/El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce event featured family fun, good food and much more. Visitors kept coming to the Village Life booth, featuring our famous newspaper delivery game, until we broke the game and […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Superheroes, villains unite for Big Brothers Big Sisters

HEROIC BOWLERS — El Dorado Disposal’s Jeff England and Michael Peters, back row left to right, have some fun with Melody Buyers and Christine Russell, front row left to right. Courtesy photo

Setting aside their differences, some of cinema’s best-known heroes and villains, and a few never seen before, participated in the fifth annual Waste Connections Bowling Championship at the Folsom Lake Bowl Aug. 11. Approximately 100 El Dorado Disposal and Waste Connections employees, business partners and family members raised $25,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Heroes emerge in this villainous pirates tale

SWORD FIGHT —€” 4-year-old Ryan Cole Barker, left, and Joshua Barner, 7, both from Cameron Park, show off their fencing skills during last year's pirate visit. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

The pirates return to El Dorado Hills from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 to spread their brand of educational mayhem around Village Green Park and help raise funds for the local library. Like all good pirate stories this one contains mystery, intrigue and a scurrilous villain. Heroes are also essential, and this […]

No Comment / August 12, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »