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CSD pavilion gets a makeover

Guests admire the EDHCSD pavilion's makeover, complete with new color and light fixtures. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

With the finishing touches complete, approximately 200 residents came out to see the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion’s new look last week. A popular meeting space for community organizations including the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and Vision Coalition, the 24-year-old pavilion is also where CSD […]

No Comment / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge students tackle hunger

Oak Ridge students Courtney Hutchins, Jennifer Sink and Daphne Benguerel, left to right, sold Tackle Hunger T-shirts every day at lunch during a week-long event to help the Food Bank of El Dorado County. The event ended with a check presentation at the Tackle Hunger football game Friday night. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge leadership students and staff spent last week spreading the message that people in our community struggle to put food on the table as part of the third annual Tackle Hunger week in partnership with Rolling Hills Christian Church and the Food Bank of El Dorado County. ASB students Jennifer Sink, Daphne Benguerel and Courtney […]

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

Special election: Frentzen wins District 2 Supervisor race

Shiva Frentzen

In a rout of the other five candidates running for the job, Shiva Frentzen handily won in the Sept. 9 special election for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat. The Elections Department’s official final report gives Frentzen 2,617 votes, more than 1,000 votes ahead of her nearest competitor. In second place was George Turnboo […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local soccer star goes pro

Oak Ridge alum Rachel Mercik, seen here playing for Cal, is now professionally playing soccer in Germany. Courtesy photo

Rachel Mercik’s soccer skills just keep getting stronger. Fulfilling a childhood dream to professionally play the sport, the 2010 Oak Ridge alum and recent UC Berkeley graduate left for Germany Sept. 1 after signing to play with the Division 1 team FFC Turbine Potsdam through June 2015. While on scholarship at Cal, the forward and […]

1 Comment / September 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition hands out grants

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, far left, poses with members of YELL (Youth Executive League in the Library), which received a grant to continue its programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recently awarded more than $16,000 in mini-grants, giving the money to local organizations that empower and reach out to youth. “You are the partners who are doing the magic and we’re here to help you,” said Vision Coalition Executive Director DJ Peterson as he performed a card trick […]

No Comment / September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS students debate well in tourney

Shaheryar Ajmal, left, and Sanjay Raavi pose with their trophies after the speech and debate tournament held this summer. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi earned 14th place in Public Forum Debate at the 2014 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kan., earlier this summer. Public Forum Debate is the newest form of debate offered by the National Speech & Debate Association and features opposing teams of two […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope helps students

Riley Peick, Hands4Hope college intern, along with Hands4Hope youth volunteers collect school supplies outside of Office Max in Placerville. This was one of many outreaches Hansd4Hope hosted during its first School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for students in El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

This summer Hands4Hope held its first School Supply Drive to benefit children in need in El Dorado County. In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2014-15 school year, Hands4Hope youth and adult volunteers, led by college intern Riley Peick, collaborated with multiple local businesses, organizations and residents to collect backpacks and school […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »