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Willow Hill nature park open in Folsom

Photos by Roberta Long  CAST YOUR LINE from the pier at Willow Creek Reservoir Community Park. Don't forget your fishing license. Folsom High School is across the water.

Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park is unlike any other park in Folsom. The 28-acre property used to be owned by Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Cross country runners from Folsom High School used the trail in the unimproved area around Willow Hill Reservoir, behind the school, to build endurance. The park is now owned by […]

1 Comment / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wenig says farewell

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“What are you learning today?” Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Terry Wenig said she will miss asking this question most after she retires this June. Twice a week Wenig visits the classrooms of the 5,200 students that make up Buckeye’s five elementary, two middle and two charter schools — a highlight of her job. Born […]

No Comment / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Seniors live it up on Fat Tuesday

SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY — Senior Support Council Members Yvonne Griffin, Joe Wilson and Evelyn Weick, left to right, enjoy the Fat Tuesday celebration at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Photo by Janet Kenneweg

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center hosted a Mardi Gras celebration March 8 and seniors really went wild … with their costumes, that is.

No Comment / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Packed house greets Gloria Steinem

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The energy in the audience was palpable as Gloria Steinem walked across the stage to the podium on Monday night, March 7, on Stage One of Folsom Lake College’s Three Stages. The women, young and old, and a sprinkling of men, could not stay in their seats and rose to greet Steinem with a standing […]

No Comment / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Colver conference delayed

Murder suspect Steven Colver gets off the elevator prior to Friday's hearing. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Several months removed from his last public court appearance, suspected murderer Steven Paul Colver’s latest readiness conference was delayed yet again Friday morning. Colver, 20, is accused of killing the mother of Tylar Marie Witt, his former girlfriend, in 2009. Friday’s affair had been set as a readiness and settlement conference for Colver’s upcoming trial, […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pyrotechnic attic fire quickly extinguished

FLAMES BURST from the roof of a Powers Drive home that caught fire March 1. The cause of the fire is still under investigations. Photo courtesy of the EDH Fire Department

Quick response and careful timing by El Dorado Hills firefighters prevented an attic fire at 630 Powers Drive from spreading into the house early Tuesday morning. Firefighters vented the oxygen-starved fire from three places simultaneously, directing a 30-foot fire ball into the night sky. “They timed it just right,” said interim Fire Chief Jim O’Camb […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Moms want to put teen driver statistics in reverse

TEEN DRIVER GUIDE —€” Debbie Kenny, left, and Kari Eide of El Dorado Hills developed an iPhone app and a website for new teen drivers. Madi Kenny, seated left, and Parker Eide check out the safe driving tools. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills moms Debbie Kenny and Kari Eide are doing everything possible to keep the new drivers in their families from becoming statistics. Kenny, 44, has 17-year-old Madi and another about to turn 15. Eide, 44, just saw her her son Parker celebrate 17. Driving is a frequent dinner table topic in both households. But […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »