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Trees For Troops needs names now

It’s time to think of Christmas trees — right now — if that El Dorado County service man or woman who is serving America from far away is to receive the traditional and joyful sign of the holidays in time. Geri Hyder of Indian Rock Tree Farm in Camino, which has been instrumental in the […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teal pumpkins equal safe candy

Brother and sister Hudson and Savannah Hannaman proudly display their family's teal pumpkins, a visible pledge stating they'll be handing out only nut-free treats this Halloween. Courtesy photo

For trick-or-treaters who might do a double-take Halloween night to see painted teal pumpkins, the pumpkins aren’t a trick but a reassuring sign safe treats are ahead. The organization Food Allergy Research & Education launched the Teal Pumpkin Project campaign last year to raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season. To date 100,000 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Free memory screening offered

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is providing free memory screenings for community members on Nov. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center located at 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. To reserve an appointment for a screening call Senior Day Care Services at (916) 358-3565. The event […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Another successful year for Project Spooky

Christian Pothast, standing in back, poses with some of the children who received free Halloween costumes this year. Left to right: Darlene Thomas, Leah Niekarz holding on to Bo Burgess and Rene Garcia. Courtesy photo

Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Isaac Koehn

Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers, Student of the Month Isaac Koehn, mom Jill Koehn and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right, pose for a photo at the Oct. 21 Rotary meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills kicked off its Student of the Month program last week, honoring Rolling Hills Middle School eighth-grader Isaac Koehn. “He approaches everything with a smile and a positive attitude,” Principal Debbie Bowers said. Bowers commended Isaac for his tenacity, leadership potential and willingness to help his friends. Isaac, 13, received […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High Hill Ranch apple juice recalled

High Hill Ranch visitors shop at the popular Apple Hill destination. High Hill voluntarily pulled its apple juice from the shelves after several people became ill earlier this month. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

High Hill Ranch in Camino has voluntarily recalled its apple juice after receiving information that several ranch visitors became ill due to E. coli bacteria. “The El Dorado County Environmental Management and Public Health divisions were notified (last) week by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services of at least seven cases of E. coli illness among […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Oct. 15 9:08 a.m. A Hawks Flight Court resident reported that someone punctured a vehicle’s fuel tank and tried to steal the fuel. 12:10 p.m. A grand theft from a vehicle was reported on Green Valley Road. 1:27 p.m. Someone tampered with a fire […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »