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Hands4Hope ball an out-of-this-world success

H4H Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Bassett,  Jan Ibarra, H4H Parent Advisory Committee member Yoko Kono and Danton Kono enjoy the Intergalactic Shindig held earlier this month. The event raised more than $25,000 for youth enrichment programs. Photo by Samantha DeLeon

Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s fifth annual Benefit Dinner and Costume Ball, dedicated to supporting the nonprofit’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities, brought together aliens, Jedi and other zany characters at Lakehills Covenant Church earlier this month. The generosity of attendees was, like the theme, out of this world. The live and […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A good sign: Veterans Memorial Park in new phase

The Veterans Memorial Park sign is revealed during a special event Saturday morning. The memorial will be built on 1.2 acres in Promontory Park. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

About 50 people gathered at Promontory Park Saturday morning to unveil a sign at the Veterans Memorial Park’s future site. The sign features the park’s plan — a 100-year journey through American conflicts that have shaped our nation. Before the unveiling, guests were called to action; it’s time to raise the funds, about $2 million, to turn […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH haunted house thrills for a good cause

A Serrano home has transformed into a horror house for Halloween. Enter if you dare. Courtesy photo

What does a lady do when she has the best Halloween decorations on the block? Create a haunted house, of course. Since 2003 El Dorado Hills resident and Halloween lover Angie Weckworth has upped the ante of fright each year for visitors to her Serrano home, which she transforms into the Pandemonium House of Nightmares. “We […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Overcrossing dedicated to fallen Marine

The Sky Mote Overcrossing sign stands along eastbound Highway 50 in the shadow of the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial at the Placerville government center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the recent installation of the Sky Mote overcrossing sign at Fair Lane and eastbound Highway 50, a two-year project of the Placerville Friends of the Veterans Monument was at last realized. Staff Sgt. Mote was killed in Afghanistan in August 2012. Mote was awarded the most prestigious honors of the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pink carts make their way to Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills customers

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, and El Dorado Disposal Community Relations Manager Debi Harlow show off one of the new pink trash carts the waste company is offering in support of Breast Cancer awareness month. Courtesy photo

Together we can help kick cancer to the curb. El Dorado Disposal proudly promotes 35-gallon pink carts for residential trash service. The company is working in partnership with American Cancer Society to build awareness and funding to fight a disease that affects one in eight women in their lifetime, and to honor the many wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Women’s fund celebrates another successful year

Maureen Carter, outgoing chair, left, is congratulated by Cathy Bean, current vice chair who will serve as WFED chair in 2015. Courtesy photo

By Jamie Hartshorn El Dorado County “has plenty of positive news to share” when it comes to charitable giving, noted philanthropist and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson told a sold-out audience at the recent Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual celebration dinner. The festive event at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville was attended by nearly 300 women and […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Congratulations Sherry — Big Sister Mary Li, mom Ting Gu, Principal Kathi Jensen, dad Wei Zhuang, Buckeye Superintendent David Roth, teacher Seema Kalra and Rotary Club President John Knight celebrate Sherry Zhuang's Student of the Month award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Motivation, attitude, persistence — William Brooks fifth-grader Sherry Zhuang has these attributes and more. Last Wednesday Sherry, 10, was rewarded for her efforts, receiving the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award. Club President John Knight presented Sherry a plaque and $50. “She is one of the most polite children at […]

Comments Off / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »