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Girl Scouts promote literacy

Girl Scouts Zini, Natalia and Katie recently held a bake sale to raise funds to send books to Africa. They're still raising funds for the project. Courtesy photo

When it came time to choose a service project to earn their junior Girl Scout bronze award, three Troop 907 scouts in El Dorado Hills banded together through their mutual love of reading and decided to see to it people who may not otherwise get a chance to read get books. Katie, Natalia and Zini […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

How does your garden grow?

Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s garden is filled with pops of color. Their garden and six others are on this year’s Gardens of the Hills tour, May 16 & 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Like any typical new yard, trial and error often dictate what will grow best. But Dick and Carolyn Bregard’s yard is anything but typical. Their nearly 1.7-acre Serrano spread is a colorful, gorgeous wonderland where 100-year-old olive trees effortlessly mingle with newly planted flowers, mandarin trees, roses and so much more. Garden lovers who take […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Firefighters brush up on skills

Firefighters practice skills needed when wildfire strikes. Courtesy photo

Last week, El Dorado Hills firefighters trained to improve their wildland firefighting skills for what is expected to be a busy summer. Firefighters practiced using hand tools to cut fire lines through the brush, simulated attacking fires with progressive hose lays and practiced deploying fire shelters in the case where a firefighter is trapped by a […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Airborne at 95: Cameron Park pilot holds Guinness record

Peter Weber does a pre-flight check before taking off from the Placerville airport. Courtesy photo

On April 14, Peter Weber, Jr. received an e-mail from Guinness World Records confirming that he now holds the record as the Oldest Living Active (Current) Pilot. The World Record website at guinnessworldsrecord.com lists Weber as the record holder. The Cameron Park resident was 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old when he made his […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Coco’s all smiles at the crosswalk

Coco Parkhurst waves to parents and children after school near Jackson Elementary. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Whether El Dorado Hills commuters are dodging the rain or suffering a heat wave, Jackson Elementary crossing guard (just one of her many titles) Coco Parkhurst braves it all with a smile each weekday morning and afternoon while she’s at the Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard intersection. Parkhurst has been a Jackson employee for […]

1 Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Handcar and quadripede racers ready to get pumping

From the left Tommy Hann, 4-year-old Kaiden Hann, Dan Stefani and Will Scott, all of Folsom, ride a handcar during last year's derby in Folsom. File photo

The 24th running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is set to take place May 2 & 3 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off on Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Ian Bist is surrounded by fans. From left to right: Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, teacher Amber Ross, Silva Valley Elementary Principal Kathy Holliman, proud mom Stephanie Bist, teacher Rande Panico, grandma Trish Bist and cousin Michael Carey. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Silva Valley Elementary student Ian Bist’s “can-do” attitude was celebrated at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting where the fifth-grader received the Student of the Month award. Ian’s teachers, family and Rotarians applauded the 10-year-old’s determination and accomplishments. “This child here is just amazing,” said Principal Kathy Holliman. “We are so proud of […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »