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Join the fun in River City

Harold Hill (Andrew Wilson) captures the crowd's attention during one of his charming performances in "The Music Man," opening this week. This El Dorado Musical Theatre production features two casts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Seventy-six cast members and 76 trombones — all a part of El Dorado Musical Theater’s spring production “The Music Man,” will take the stage at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom April 25 through May 11. The award-winning Broadway show takes place in River City, Iowa, where con man Harold Hill breezes into […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Spring fun is in the air

Brittany, 8, Ashlyn, 4 and Hailey Stairs, 11, who are visting from Florida, pose with Peter Cottontail at the Easter Eggstravaganza & Town Center Egg Hunt in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, April 12. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this past weekend’s activities at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Plenty of sunshine inspired families to get out and have fun. Thursday through Sunday, Butler Amusements brought its rides and games out for the Spring Carnival, which benefitted Oak Ridge High School’s basketball program. Saturday morning, children […]

No Comment / April 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community supports Grayson’s fight against leukemia

GRAYSON KLEINKNIGHT, 7, plays with a IiPad at his home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He’s been a Wild Thing and a ghost from Beetlejuice, a Renaissance peasant child and he’s learning to sword fight. Grayson Kleinknight, 7, is also learning, along with his family, how to battle Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “I learned the most important move in winning,” said Grayson, referring to sword fighting. “It’s to never make the […]

No Comment / April 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Two Trojans headed to national speech & debate competition

Sanjay Raavi, left, and Shaheryar Ajmal debated their way to the national speech and debate championship this June. The Oak Ridge Students will head to Kansas to face the competition. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi have won a bid to the National Speech & Debate Association’s national championship tournament to be held in Kansas City, Kan., this June. Students from 105 districts around the country will compete, representing all 50 states. This will be Shaheryar’s second national tournament. Competition for the local […]

No Comment / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Essay contest winners celebrated

Sanjay Raavi

El Dorado County Democrats honored the three winners of the annual Fred Winn Democratic Party Essay Contest Saturday, and local Democrats no doubt cam away inspired by the trio of youngsters who wrote their award-winning opinion pieces. First-place winner Sanjay Raavi, a junior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, won $1,500 for penning […]

No Comment / April 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local wedding musician has global goals

Wedding musician Michael Miller

Michael Sean Miller isn’t your average wedding musician. Some might even say the 2004 Oak Ridge graduate’s pulse beats in perfect time. “At first I started playing guitar when I was 9 years old because my dad did,” said Miller. “I wanted to get good at something he valued, but it ended up I couldn’t […]

No Comment / April 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Experience Aji Japanese Bistro

The kalbi taco is part of Aji's Japanese Bistro's street food menu with tender short rib and kimchee slaw. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Total surrender — Aji Japanese Bistro owner Nick Dedier wants diners to take a seat and let his staff take them on a dining experience they won’t soon forget. “Come in with an open mind and let us take care of you,” Dedier said. Dedier and chef Russell Okubo have created a menu designed to excite taste buds […]

No Comment / April 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »