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Go Big for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County is gearing up for its 12th annual Big Autumn Auction Gala! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Blue Shield of California in El Dorado Hills starting at 5 p.m. Dave Bender of KOVR, Channel 13, will once again act as the Master […]

No Comment / September 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Concours rolls into Serrano on Sunday

Gorgeous classic cars return to El Dorado Hills on Oct. 5 for the 11th annual Niello Concours at Serrano. Village Life file photo by Shelly Thorene

The Niello Concours at Serrano celebrates its 11th year with a tribute to 100 years of Maserati and the Marque of Packard Motor Cars. The event takes place on the green at the Serrano Visitors Center, 4525 Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Tickets are […]

No Comment / September 29, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shane gets a ‘Special Spaces’ surprise

Shane Rogers hangs out in his new bedroom created by Special Spaces. The cancer survivor now has his own indoor treehouse. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Shane Rogers may have been stunned by a dream bedroom makeover, but his parents counted down the days to the big reveal last Sunday, excited for the joy they’d see on their son’s face as much as for the fresh start the new surroundings would mean. “Whoa,” Shane said softly as he entered his new […]

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Serrano golf tournament raises funds, patriotism

A soldier salutes at the Armed Forces Foundation golf tournament fundraiser at Serrano last week. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

It wasn’t the Fourth of July, yet red, white and blue clothing and patriotism were out in full force at Serrano Country Club last Monday where more than $20,000 was raised at an all-day golf tournament benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for military members and their families. “It […]

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EDH firefighters honor their own

El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal and Division Chief Mike Lilienthal, center. received the Employee of the Year award. He's seen here with Admin Chief Tom Keating, left, and Fire Chief Dave Roberts. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The sound of bagpipes replaced the usual sirens coming from Station 85 last Wednesday as staff gathered for the second annual El Dorado Hills Fire Department Awards Ceremony. The event honored El Dorado Hills firefighters, volunteers and residents and capped off the department’s 50th anniversary celebration. A 50th anniversary time capsule was buried near the station’s […]

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King Fire nearly contained, thousands of personnel sent home

Sac Metro firefighters Jeff Gibbon, left, and Doug Shehan from Station 355 hose down a burning stump northeast of Mosquito Road last week. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Recent rains helped slow the King Fire’s growth, allowing firefighters to get a better handle on the blaze that as of Monday morning has burned 97,099 acres, 12 homes and 68 other structures. Fire officials have changed some mandatory evacuation orders to voluntary and more than 3,000 firefighters have been sent home; nearly 4,224 firefighters remain […]

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Fire Board candidate Bryan Elkins is done sitting on the sidelines

Bryan Elkins

Bryan Elkins knows how to work hard and get results. The 1988 Mr. California hits the home gym every day and on the job as a private investigator, he’s used to digging deep to get answers. Using that work ethic to serve the public only seemed right and so Elkins is running for one of three seats […]

1 Comment / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »