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Hopeful Arts reaches out with 3-D project

LOVING IT —€” Jordynn Wood, Gabby Zeagler and Maddy Hames, left to right, work on the "Layers of Love" art project at the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Hopeful Arts Outreach team completed their second annual end of summer arts project at Mustard Seed School in Sacramento. The art project, completed over a three-day period, was titled “Layers of Love” — a 3-D concentration with the theme being love. Oak Ridge High School students Maddy Hames, Jessica Hansen, Meagan Simmons, Jordynn […]

No Comment / August 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Saturday in the Park coming up

WILD RIDE — JT Demure, 8 from El Dorado Hills holds on for dear life to the horns of the Bull Ride at Saturday in the Park's extravaganza. Village Life file photo

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District and Chamber of Commerce once again team up to present Saturday in the Park from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 in the Community Park at 1021 Harvard Way. The family fun includes interactive inflatables, a mechanical bull, games, live music and food booths. “Foreverland,” a Michael […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Back to school

Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Oak Ridge High School’s bell rang Monday morning for the first time this school year. Hundreds of students filled the quad prior to the start of classes, catching up on their summer gossip out of earshot from Principal Steve Wehr, who greeted as many students as he could. In addition to remembering their new teachers […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Japanese students saddle up during visit

READY TO RIDE —€” Rin Ogata, 13, an exchange student from Warabi, Japan, sits atop "Old Chesnut" at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills last Tuesday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Those excited-looking Japanese teenagers you might have spotted running around El Dorado County last week were part of the 2011 sister city youth exchange hosted by members of the El Dorado County chapter of People to People International. Members swap students and good will with families from other countries. The 2011 youth exchange brought 16 […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Janitor-turned-sculptor cranks out political satire

A COLLECTION of sculptures depicting political figures including Newt Gingrich, Ross Perot, Willie Brown and George Bush are among the many satirical, political sculptures created by Laura Harling. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Retired state worker Laura Harling is a trim 64-year-old with an engaging smile and a humble demeanor. Whatever stereotypes exist for political satirists, she certainly doesn’t fit them. But that’s what the former casino dealer, state file clerk and janitor has become. In a series of delightful interviews over the last couple weeks, Village Life […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Restored Porsche earns People’s Choice Award

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El Dorado Hills residents Bryan and Mary Hayes stand by their 1964 Cabriolet, which earned the People’s Choice Award at A Day in the hills, an event hosted by David Girard. Thirty-five five Porsches of various models and ages were on display. El Dorado Hills artist Joey Cattone painted the picture held by Mary. It […]

No Comment / August 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Enjoy an evening out and help support local foster children

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Foster Family Service, is hosting a charity event “David Garabaldi Live” on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Cameron Park Community Center, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Garibaldi is a 27-year-old artist that creates 6-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes to music. His dynamic show, “Rhythm and Hue,” has taken him around the world performing for […]

No Comment / August 02, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »