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Trees for troops is a community gift

Geri Hyder shows off some of the letters and cards she will include in the Trees for Troops boxes for overseas military personnel.

CAMINO — For the past 32 years Indian Rock Tree Farm has been sending Christmas trees to El Dorado County service men and women deployed overseas. They’ve been supplying the trees for the program for even longer — since Carl Borelli, the late El Dorado County supervisor and Placerville mayor, started the program during the […]

No Comment / October 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Court of honor: Basketball court named for accident victim

United for Josh —€” Anderson family friend Robyn Steward and CSD Director Bill Vandegrift join Josh Anderson's mother Kelley, and brothers John and Jeff, standing left to right, as well as Josh's father Joseph, seated, at the site where the CSD will build the Josh Anderson Basketball Court. The project is scheduled to begin next spring. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Joseph Anderson couldn’t stop from tearing up Thursday evening. Joy and sadness overcame the father as the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors approved a resolution to name the planned Community Park basketball court after Josh Anderson, Joseph and Kelley Anderson’s son who tragically died in a car wreck on El Dorado […]

1 Comment / October 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taylor Ferris is a top student

A big crowd congratulates Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month Taylor Ferris, 11. The fifth grader holding his plaques is joined by Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Dad Hollis Ferris, step-mom Talis Ferris, brother Tarren Ferris, 9, Jackson School Principal Michele Miller, teacher Pam Banks, brother Devin Kemp, Rotary Club President Jeff England and grandma Dani Ferris, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Attentive and a role mode for others, fifth-grader Taylor Ferris was named the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month at a recent meeting. “He’s always caring, considerate,” said Jackson Elementary School teacher Pam Banks, adding that she wished all her students paid as close attention as Taylor. “He’s just one of […]

1 Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

When it rains, it pours … in the gym

Rainwater damaged the baseboards in the CSD gym and classrooms but Recreation Supervisor Frank Sianez said he thinks the gym's floor is OK. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Unexpected fall rain and a roof replacement do not mix. El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff found that out the hard way when rain last week and earlier this month made its way indoors. “It was literally raining in here,” said Frank Sianez, CSD recreation supervisor, as he stood in the gym and then […]

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

Amanda Jones, illustrated

Amanda Jones' achievements in the pool as the Oak Ridge High School varsity girls water polo team hole set and team captain earned her a spot in Sports Illustrated. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

OR water polo star featured in magazine It’s not uncommon for a high school athlete to make the local paper. They might even see their name in regional publications and blogs. But Oak Ridge High School senior Amanda Jones got a real surprise when her skills on the Lady Trojans water polo team earned her […]

No Comment / October 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

A full day of shine at Cameron Airpark

BRUCE ESTES 65, of Foster City completed building this Kit Fox Model 4 one year ago and flew to the Cameron Park Airpark for the Show and Shine Fly In and to visit family in the area. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Soroptimist International of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park Rotary presented the 22nd annual Show and Shine and Fly-in, on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Cameron Airpark. The day of planes, cars, motorcycles and family activities benefitted local projects and programs.   GREG FORBYN 39, of Napa Valley rides a modern 2011 vintage […]

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

Royal treatment

Photo by Laurie Edwards

Oak Ridge High School’s newly crowned Homecoming King Taylor Clarke and Queen McKennan Saxon enjoy their time in the spotlight at Friday’s Homecoming game.

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