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Raising a guide dog is like icing on a cupcake

CUPCAKE'S FAMILIES —€” Angela and Jim Huong, standing left to right, along with their children Geoff and Grace Huang helped train Cupcake for her new owner Allison Depner, center seated. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills residents Grace and Angela Huang contributed time and love in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and were proud to see their dog, Cupcake, graduate as a guide in a formal ceremony at the guide dog campus in San Rafael last month. Once Cupcake was a grown puppy and […]

1 Comment / July 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sauce’d adds new flavor to EDH restaurant scene

SAUCE'D General Manager Curtis Cole readies for the Mixology crowd at the El Dorado Hills pizza and cocktail house. Photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Saloon celebrated its first anniversary with plenty of bull riding and another restaurant to boot. Adjacent to the saloon, Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House opened its doors in June, offering a unique, yet complementary, experience to saloon patrons. General Manager Curtis Cole said the new addition gives folks more options. “People can stay […]

No Comment / July 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

EDH kids rock out at state fair

ROCK ON —€” Taylor Haines, 17, and AJ Fletcher, 16, perform "Dog Days Are Over" at the California State Fair Sunday. Rock Generation produced the show featuring kids from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Orangevale. Courtesy photo

What happens when you take children from completely different backgrounds, cultures, ages and talents and throw them together as a performance team? What you get is a breathtaking show on the Promenade Stage. Twenty-five performers from the Folsom, Orangevale and El Dorado Hills captivated onlookers on Sunday at the California State Fair. The show was […]

No Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Care package drive a rousing success

HANDS4HOPE youth and volunteers take a breather after boxing up packages for the troops following a very successful donation drive. Courtesy photo

Volunteers with Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference organized and pulled off a very successful drive to raise money and collect items for soldier care packages. Community members and organizations donated more than 2,500 items and $350 for the Honor Our Troops Committee to help pay for shipping the boxes, which went to local soldiers. The […]

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

Draw your swords!

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Pirates invaded the El Dorado Hills Library Saturday to share tall tales and have some swashbuckling adventures with pint-sized pirates who came to see the Privateers of the Dauntless.

No Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

John Skeel’s office sits empty while things ‘play out’

EMPTY CHAIR —€” El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel cleared out his office last week. He was asked to take a personal leave by the CSD's Board of Directors in mid June. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services General Manager John Skeel still has a job, for the moment. CSD Board Vice-president Noelle Mattock opened the July board meeting on Thursday night by reporting that, “Our attorney and John’s attorney are working together amicably to resolve the situation.” After the meeting Mattock added, “We’re optimistic for a resolution” […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fender bender snarls traffic on Highway 50

TRAFFIC SNARLED — Capt. Dave Brady escorts Larie Littlejohn of Minden, Nev., after she smashed up her car in what Brady called a freeway fender bender  Thursday morning. The accident occured around 9:15 a.m., and had traffic backed up to Cameron Park by 9:45. No serious injuries were reported. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A three car collision on westbound Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard backed traffic up all the way to Cameron Park Thursday at approximately 9:15 a.m. No serious injuries were reported, but one driver was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Folsom. Newly promoted El Dorado Hills Fire Department […]

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