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Oak Meadow students “Meet the Masters”

Fourth-grader Haley Kay, 10, displys her textured plate that was first impressed with leaves, then fired in Oak Meado Elementary's kiln. Photo by Julie Samrick

Oak Meadow Elementary held its third annual Art Walk in its multipurpose room last Thursday evening. The fundraiser for the school’s popular “Meet the Masters” art program was also an opportunity for parents and students to browse the hundreds of pieces of student artwork on display. Led entirely by approximately 50 parent volunteers known as […]

No Comment / February 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Help Faithful Stewards support Nicaraguan community

Faithful Stewards supports a feeding center as well as educational and professional opportunities for the refugees at Nueva Vida, Nicaragua. Courtesy photo

Faithful Stewards, started by El Dorado Hills couple Alisha and Brandon Mecier in 2006, will once again host its Wine & Desert fundraiser. This year’s event will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. Enjoy wine tasting, desserts, live music, El […]

No Comment / February 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gaines’ watch taxpayer backs

Ted and Beth Gaines were in El Dorado Hills last week to update the Tea Party Patriots on what they’re doing in Sacramento to protect taxpayers. Both were elected in 2011, Beth to the reconfigured Assembly District 6, which now contains El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park, plus portions of Placer and Sacramento counties, Ted […]

No Comment / February 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 15-20

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Out late Feb. 15: Four teenagers out past curfew reportedly ran from deputies when they were found on Valley View Parkway. The teens received citations. Too much and too young Feb. 17: Deputies arrested an allegedly intoxicated 20-year-old man on Powers Drive. Cut it […]

No Comment / February 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Guide dog helps family appreciate life’s simple things

The Kinsella family met Spruce's new partner at the guide dog's graduation. Top, left to right: Mackenzie and Madison Kinsella; seated, left to right, Gabriella Kinsella, guide doge recipient Serena Miller with Spruce and Karrie Kinsella. Courtesy photo

Raising her family in an affluent El Dorado Hills neighborhood, mother Karrie Kinsella wanted to show her three daughters there’s more to life than money. “I wanted to show them something that you can’t put a price on,” she explained. In 2011 the family joined the El Dorado Second Sight Club and got a puppy to […]

No Comment / February 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

5th grader plays ‘Surgeon for a Day’

Oak Meadow Elementary student Hunter McGee, 10, stands by Surgeo, the robotic operating system he named at Mercy Folsom. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dressed in scrubs and not afraid to take on a challenge, 10-year-old Hunter McGee eagerly tried out Mercy Folsom’s new da Vinci Si Surgical System Wednesday morning. His task: Pick up a penny and move tiny rings from one spongy cone to another. The Oak Meadow Elementary fifth-grader won his spot in the surgeon’s seat by winning Mercy’s Name […]

No Comment / February 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family, friends mourn Dylan Ridolfi

Catherine Swanson, a friend of Dylan Ridolfi's since second grade, places a candle near one of the rocks on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Painted rocks and candlelight vigil held last Tuesday night honored the life of Dylan Ridolfi, an Oak Ridge High School student who died in a sledding accident on Sunday, Feb. 17. Friends and family gathered to reminisce and celebrate the 15-year-old known for his love of family and football. Dylan was on Oak Ridge’s undefeated […]

No Comment / February 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »