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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 »