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Student of the Month: Ian Hunt

Student of the Month Ian Hunt, center holding plaque, celebrates his award with, left to right, Principal Bruce Peters, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Teacher Lynn Howard, sisters Olivia, Addison and Elsa, dad Jon Hunt, mom Carey Hunt and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Dave Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills celebrated Lake Forest Elementary School fifth-grader Ian Hunt at last week’s breakfast meeting. “He’s an excellent student,” said teacher Lynn Howard, noting that Ian gives 100 percent in the classroom. Howard said she appreciates Ian’s sense of humor. “He gets all my jokes,” she said, adding that Ian […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano election marks turning point

Serrano is at a crucial juncture in its illustrious 20-year history and residents have the chance to determine which of two distinct futures they’d like to see by voting in the Serrano Owners Association Board of Directors election. Ballots were mailed last week and will be counted May 16. Three candidates are running for two […]

32 Comments / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen’s event keeps tails wagging

El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston hosted a puppy petting event in her home (here with a chihuahua mix) to raise funds for Foothill Dog Rescue and to socialize young puppies so that they may find permanent homes. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When it was time for El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston to pick a school project, her teachers at Golden Valley Charter School thought she might have chosen something too difficult. She had chosen to host a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue and pulled it off, earning $1,000 for the non-profit earlier this year. “They […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom sailor wins Folsom Lake race

Keim Geil and Will Deutsch made all the right choices to come from behind and win the Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. Photo by John Poimiroo

Will Deutsch, 38, of Folsom, sailed his Santana 20, Four Sirens, the fastest of 14 sailboats to win the 35th Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. The Trans-Folsom Regatta is a long-distance pursuit race in which heavier or slower-rated boats start first. “You always know where your boat stands in this sort of regatta,” said […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Biz walk reflects optimism

Adam Markhieh, owner of Adam's Cigars in Town Center, chats with Biz Walk team member Reid Bellis of Barber Jon's. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted its ninth annual Biz Walk March 30 with chamber members and local civic leaders teaming up to visit every commercial center in town, including the Business Park, Town Center and Safeway shopping center. In all, approximately 200 business owners or managers were given the results of the […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Office of Ed hires Monsma

The El Dorado County Office of Education announced the selection of Kevin Monsma as the new associate superintendent of Educational Services, effective July 1. “Mr. Monsma’s record of achievement, instructional expertise and conviction to serve will strengthen EDCOE and the county educational community as a whole,” El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. said. “EDCOE at the core […]

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Volunteers needed for state park projects

SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, April 16, California State Parks Foundation will host its 18th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 27 state parks across California. More than 3,000 volunteers are needed to help with environmental improvement projects statewide. The annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup event, which runs […]

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