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Soccer team sets get-well goal for teammate

Ricardo Santana, 10, is undergoing treatment for cancer and his soccer team is raising money for the family. Courtesy photo

Ricardo Santana’s El Dorado Hills soccer club has rallied around his family to raise funds to offset medical bills and costs associated with the 10-year-old’s current fight against cancer. Earlier this fall, after Ricardo began feeling pain in his leg, doctors found a cancerous tumor and diagnosed him with otseosarcoma. Doctors immediately began chemotherapy and surgery […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Neal, Posner poised for RUSD board

Tagg Neal captured 36 percent of the vote in a three-person Election Night race for the first of two seats on the Rescue Union School District Board of Trustees while incumbent Serena Posner narrowly held the second seat as of press time. A parent and former student of the district, Neal said his story and commitment to […]

Comments Off / November 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mattock, Paulsen score EDHCSD seats

Noelle Mattock and Ben Paulsen won two open seats on the five-person El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors. They will be sworn in before the next regular board meeting in December. The only incumbent running in the four-person race, Mattock won her third consecutive term with 41 percent of the vote. Throughout […]

Comments Off / November 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Veterans share stories at Holy Trinity

Jason Schwartz, graduate of the U.S. Naval  Academy, talks to the students about being something bigger than themselves in every aspect of life. Photo by Holly Barbaccia

Holly Barbaccia Say thank you. Shake a hand. Ask about their story.  These are just a few of the many ways Holy Trinity students Abby Connolly, Irma Francis and Matthew Haar invited the crowd to honor veterans. The students urged classmates, parishioners and community members to make a pledge to honor a vet — not just in November but in every […]

1 Comment / November 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition presents a special ‘dialogue’

As part of its newly developed Capacity Building program, El Dorado Community Vision Coalition Get Connected series, Community Nonprofit at Work, El Dorado Community Vision Coalition will host Meet the Funders: A Conversation with El Dorado County Foundation Officers and Philanthropists from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 17, at the El Dorado Community Services District Pavilion […]

Comments Off / November 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hidahl tops Gaines in District1

John Hidahl celebrates his win with supporters at the El Dorado Saloon in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steadfast community volunteer and El Dorado Hills resident John Hidahl can soon add District 1 El Dorado County supervisor to his long list of ties to the place he’s called home since 1978. Hidahl ran on a grassroots campaign buoyed by many volunteers, spending a fraction of what his competitor, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, did on her […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vietnam veteran shares memorable flight stories

Robert and Nora Joan Dohlke stand together in Robert's office at their home surrounded by memorabilia from his military service during the Vietnam War. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

For retired Senior Master Sgt. Robert Dohlke, an honorary recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with V for Valor medal during the Vietnam War, Veterans Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those who fight for our country. Around Veterans Day every year, the El Dorado Hills resident is often asked by churches, schools and […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »