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Peterson is comfortable being uncomfortable

John Peterson is a candidate for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

El Dorado Hills Fire Board candidate John Peterson arrived in El Dorado Hills four years ago with a mix of firefighting experience earned during a nine-year stint with Redwood City in the 1980s along with sales and marketing experience with Cardinal Health. The 51-year-old’s experience with the 19th largest private company in the world — […]

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Girl Scout Meghan Schoener helps combat hunger

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener has build her Gold Award project around supporting the Upper Room, a place where the homeless can get a good meal. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener will host two volunteer training days at the Upper Room in Placerville — a program, she said, will give back to an organization that has done so much. “What inspired me to do my project was that I’ve been working at the Upper Room since December and I like the atmosphere,” […]

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Shake it ’til you make it at Saturday’s Zumbathon

Ready to party — Kelly Estes, a breast cancer survivor, left, and friend/Zumba instructor Brandy Gill are the inspiration and perspiration behind the Party in Pink Zumbathon this Saturday at Oak Meadow Elementary. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

How do tears turn into sweat? Ask Brandy Gill and Kelly Estes. The close friends and El Dorado Hills neighbors will likely share both this Saturday as Gill hosts the second annual Party in Pink Zumbathon to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Estes, a breast cancer survivor. “It’s going to be kind of a […]

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Classic beauties roll onto the green

Jim Perrell has some fun with visitors checking out his 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Drophead Coupe at a summer event. The classic will be parked with other great cars at the Oct. 7 Niello Concours at Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“My primary reason was to open an opportunity to the general public and to those folks that have a passion for classic and antique automobiles that they wouldn’t be able to normally see on the streets,” said Jim Perrell about displaying his classic Jaguar at this summer’s Saturday in the Park. If you missed his 1956 […]

Comments Off / September 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Two ways out can save your life

CAMINO — “Knowing two ways out of every room in your home may save your life during a house fire. It’s not just knowing two ways out of your home, typically that is easy, but do you have two ways out of every room in your home and can you safely use each exit?” Unit Chief […]

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DFG to hold archery clinic for teens, youth

The California Department of Fish and Game will host a fall archery clinic for young people who want to learn an outdoor skill and enjoy spending time outdoors. Shooting Pumpkins: Youth Archery Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Bowmen Archery Club. The class […]

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El Dorado County 4-H Youth engineer robotic solutions on 4-H National Youth Science Day

Youth in El Dorado County 4-H will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day on Saturday, Oct. 6. This event seeks to spark an early youth interest in science and future science careers and to reclaim the nation’s position […]

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