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Women’s fund celebrates another successful year

Maureen Carter, outgoing chair, left, is congratulated by Cathy Bean, current vice chair who will serve as WFED chair in 2015. Courtesy photo

By Jamie Hartshorn El Dorado County “has plenty of positive news to share” when it comes to charitable giving, noted philanthropist and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson told a sold-out audience at the recent Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual celebration dinner. The festive event at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville was attended by nearly 300 women and […]

No Comment / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Planners OK El Dorado Hills rezone

A rezoning proposal for property within the Wilson Estates was approved by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Oct. 9 meeting. Located on the north side of Green Valley Road, approximately 3,000 feet east of the intersection with Silva Valley Road in El Dorado Hills, the commission voted to rezone the property from One-Acre […]

No Comment / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gough runs for Buckeye school board as ‘the parents’ voice’

Royce Gough

Raising two children in the Buckeye Union School District gives school board candidate Royce Gough the current parents’ perspective and he also has more than 20 years working in education to give him experience for the job. “My three strengths for this position are experience, technology and academics,” Gough said. He grew up in Cameron […]

No Comment / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hanson-Smith runs for Buckeye school board as strong communicator

Brenda Hanson-Smith

When Buckeye Union Board of Trustees candidate Brenda Hanson-Smith’s own children were students in the Buckeye Union School District, a transition to year-round school was the hot topic when she and her family moved to El Dorado Hills in 1990. While Hanson-Smith was nervous about the change, her then fourth-grade son embraced it. Hanson-Smith said […]

No Comment / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Congratulations Sherry — Big Sister Mary Li, mom Ting Gu, Principal Kathi Jensen, dad Wei Zhuang, Buckeye Superintendent David Roth, teacher Seema Kalra and Rotary Club President John Knight celebrate Sherry Zhuang's Student of the Month award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Motivation, attitude, persistence — William Brooks fifth-grader Sherry Zhuang has these attributes and more. Last Wednesday Sherry, 10, was rewarded for her efforts, receiving the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award. Club President John Knight presented Sherry a plaque and $50. “She is one of the most polite children at […]

No Comment / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire Board: Incumbents say experience matters

El Dorado Hills Fire Board Directors Greg Durante, Wallace Fullerton and Barbara Winn face three challengers this November. All three incumbents are endorsed by the El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association. Village Life interviewed each candidate (see challenger interviews in the Oct. 8 issue and on VillageLife.com). Greg Durante has served on the Fire Board for more […]

5 Comments / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wells Fargo donates $10,000 to mobile food pantry

Wells Fargo volunteers take a moment to pose in front of the Food Bank of El Dorado County's Mobile Food Pantry at a distribution event in Placerville. Courtesy photo

CAMERON PARK — The Food Bank of El Dorado County, along with a dozen Wells Fargo volunteers, recently joined forces at Green Valley Community Church for the Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry – Rural Outreach & Free Farmers Market Distribution, where Wells Fargo presented the food bank with a $10,000 check to continue its mobile […]

No Comment / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »