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Lakeview students learn about healthy eating, fresh air

LITTLE GARDENER — Lakeview Elementary School student Kate, 7, rakes the soil in a raised bed in the school's garden. Healthy fruits and vegetables were planted by students, parents and community volunteers. ViIlage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Can I go water the carrots? It’s a question teachers at Lakeview Elementary School will hear more often now that students, parents, teachers and community partners have built the school’s first garden. “We’ve been nurturing these kids as our garden … and now we’ve given them a garden,” said Principal Judy Chance. The six large […]

No Comment / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates Sutter Street reopening

MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION —€” The Eastern Ways Martial Arts Lion Dance Team entertains the crowd at the reopening celebration of Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street.  Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street looks fresh and beautiful as the city celebrated the revitalization of its street, sidewalks and building façades on Saturday. All it took, said City Manager Kerry Miller, was 10 years of planning, 16 months of reconstruction, $11 million of redevelopment dollars and the cooperation of the city, Sutter Street merchants, property […]

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Memorial explores 100 years of war

THE EL DORADO HILLS VETERANS MEMORIAL was designed by Anova Nexus Architects and Mark Foltz with Otto Construction will serve as the project manager. The memorial includes a WW I trench and Cold War exhibit.

John Cordova’s dream of an El Dorado Hills Veterans’ Memorial came one large step closer to reality last week when the Fallen Warriors Memorial organization unveiled the design for the memorial,  a 1.2 acre park where visitors will take a “100 year journey” through the conflicts that have shaped the nation. The park and memorial are […]

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Neighbors look after one of their own

A WELCOME OUTING — Friends Pat Hill, Curtis Howard, Anthony Pizutti, Chip Miller, Fergus Merritt and Wade Goins, left to right, wheeled Mike Shields out to enjoy some sun and basketball. Courtesy photo

Mike Shields, an El Dorado Hills teacher and resident of Fairchild Village is astonished and grateful for the overwhelming support offered by his neighbors, family and friends following an early morning car accident he was involved in on April 14, resulting in severe injuries to his back, foot, sternum and hand. After surgery to his […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Making changes in New Orleans

DIRTY WORK — John Taseff, left, and friends remove mold from a New Orleans home damaged by Hurrican Katrina. Courtesy photo

Earlier in the year I decided to take the plunge and sign up for what is called Alternate Student Break – a group at Northwestern University that  organizes about 10 different trips across the Midwest to work on service projects. It means not coming home for break (which means being at NU for almost six […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Feature Photos | Read More »

Interact & Rotary on yard duty

WEED LOVER? Not really, but Oak Ridge Junior Erik Jordan did keep this whopper close until he reached the garbage can.

Dozens of Oak Ridge High School Interact Club and El Dorado Hills Rotary members teamed up with Rebuilding Together Sacramento on Saturday, April 30, to help a homeowner in need. The team cleaned up a monstrously overgrown yard — pulling weeds, cutting down tall grass, tossing broken pots and moving plants to make the space […]

No Comment / May 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Escape to Gardens of the Hills

ITALIAN GETAWAY — The mastermind behind this garden loves all things Italy and incorporated many items from the European country into her beautiful garden. Village Life photos by Pat Dollins

Roses, azaleas, perennials … oh, my. This year’s Gardens of the Hills tour hosted by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills has more blossoms and greenery than ever before. For two days visitors are invited to marvel at some of the community’s most beautiful gardens, all while raising money for good causes. The Assistance League of […]

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