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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 […]

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

Girl Scout hosting self-defense class

Kelsey Nager

Kelsey Nager wants to open young girls’ eyes to the dangers of sex trafficking Local Girl Scout Kelsey Nager invites girls ages 12-18 to a free event at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14 to learn about sex trafficking and to participate in a […]

No Comment / April 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grave concerns aired about headstones

THE MORMON ISLAND Relocation Cemetery in El Dordo HIlls includes 36 graves with questionably worded headstones. Several different groups/people have tried over the years to change the offensive words. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When Folsom Lake was under construction in 1954, the United States government dug up nine old, pioneer-era cemeteries and relocated the remains to Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery at the far western end of El Dorado County. Headstones were fashioned for those remains, of which 36 bear the legend: “Unknown, Moved from Nigger Hill Cemetery by […]

No Comment / April 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Reuniting the community: Rusty Dupray shares his optimistic agenda

IN CHARGE — ” Cameron Park Community Services District Interim General Manager Rusty Dupray birngs a solid background and reputation to his position. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

A familiar face is in a new position at the Cameron Park Community Services District. Last month the CSD Board of Directors unanimously named Rusty Dupray the district’s interim general manager. Former GM Fred Smith was let go in late March after the board, on a 3-2 vote, decided not to extend his contract. Dupray said […]

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community gardeners get down and dirty

GARDEN GIRL Ashley Michelin preps the soil at the temporary Community Garden. She and other community gardeners planted tomatoes, garlic, onions, squash and zucchini this past Saturday.

El Dorado Hills Community Gardeners planted their inaugural crop Saturday at the temporary site located in a former strawberry field. Local plumber and farmer Ron Mikulaco volunteered a close-to-ready garden plot near his home on Green Valley Road, adjacent to the strawberry stand 1.7 miles east of Silva Valley Parkway. Longer term, the recently created […]

No Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Giddy-up: Clarksville Day brings the Old West back to life

GOLD MINER Russ Kurz will teach prospectors how to find the glittery gold in the muck during Clarksville Day. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills history comes to life on Saturday, May 7, at the fifth annual Clarksville Day celebration, brought to you by the hard-working volunteers of The Clarksville Region Historical Society and their generous sponsors. They’ve make the old ghost town safe for the hundreds participants and thousands of anticipated attendees. The lineup of local […]

1 Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Reflection Salon and Spa offers first-class treatment at everyday price

FEEL YOUR BEST — Kathy Bennett, hair stylist and owner of Reflection Salon & Spa, welcomes customers to take and break and take advantage of Reflection's services at Blue Ravine and Natoma in Folsom. Photo by Roberta Long

  Now may not be the best time to open another salon and spa, but Kathy Bennett, owner of Reflection Salon & Spa in Folsom, is not daunted. She’s been in the business locally as a stylist for 25 years and made it through two recessions. The inspiration for her new business, which opened Aug. […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »