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Sherry and Craig Petersen bring new ideas to the table

Husband and wife slate Craig and Sherry Petersen describe themselves as reluctant candidates for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board — reluctant in that they’ve recently retired, love to travel, and are active hikers, bikers and runners, all of which will get less attention if a PeterSEN (with an “E”) wins one or both of […]

12 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Peterson is comfortable being uncomfortable

John Peterson is a candidate for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

El Dorado Hills Fire Board candidate John Peterson arrived in El Dorado Hills four years ago with a mix of firefighting experience earned during a nine-year stint with Redwood City in the 1980s along with sales and marketing experience with Cardinal Health. The 51-year-old’s experience with the 19th largest private company in the world — […]

2 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener helps combat hunger

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener has build her Gold Award project around supporting the Upper Room, a place where the homeless can get a good meal. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener will host two volunteer training days at the Upper Room in Placerville — a program, she said, will give back to an organization that has done so much. “What inspired me to do my project was that I’ve been working at the Upper Room since December and I like the atmosphere,” […]

No Comment / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County 4-H Youth engineer robotic solutions on 4-H National Youth Science Day

Youth in El Dorado County 4-H will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day on Saturday, Oct. 6. This event seeks to spark an early youth interest in science and future science careers and to reclaim the nation’s position […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rx take back day this Saturday

Last April Americans turned in 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of prescription drugs at more than 5,600 sites operated by  nearly 4,300 state and local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In its four previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in more than 1.5 million pounds (nearly 775 tons) of pills. […]

1 Comment / September 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run For Courage this Saturday

Run For Courage participants celebrate at the start of last year's race. Courtesy photo

Thousands expected to stand up against modern day slavery At 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, Run For Courage will host its third annual Race to End Human Trafficking. Together on the field with more than 40 retail vendors, other anti-trafficking organizations and six survivors of trafficking, the Run For Courage team hopes to increase awareness […]

No Comment / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Details of Skeel settlement released

Attorneys for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and John Skeel settled the lawsuit brought by the former general manager over his 2011 firing. The final settlement document was signed on Sept. 11 and released to Village Life on Sept 18. The settlement awards $150,000 to Skeel, half of which will be covered by […]

No Comment / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »