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Dillin’ it up, pickleball style

Cheri Carruth gets ready to hit the ball in a Pickleball match while her teammate, Scott Carr looks on at The Four Seasons Lodge in El Dorado Hills. Pickle Ball is played on a court with four players using paddles and a wiffle ball. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“Pickleball is here to stay, you betcha!” said Minnesota native Cheri Carruth about her new favorite hobby. On a trip to her hometown, Virginia, Minn., she and her husband Lee were introduced to the sport that changed their lives. “We just kinda heard about it and were visiting her hometown. And they had (tennis) courts, […]

3 Comments / June 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

State and feds acknowledge Lake Hills fire danger

Lake Hills resident Jim Stevens was cited for destruction of public property in 2002 for maintaining his “defensible space” by cutting a snag inside the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, which is just 10 feet from his house. He nonetheless continues to mow about 50 feet into state land each spring. The dry weeds and dead branches at left are an example of the fuel load if he didn’t cut the brush and remove the dead branches. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Attorney Rick Linkert’s Lake Hills home could quickly be overcome by the type of fire that last weekend’s drill assumed. He and his neighbor Jim Stevens live on El Sur Court, their tiny back yards abutting the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Linkert took a media tour of the training area as the drill took […]

No Comment / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Firefighters take over El Dorado Hills neighborhood

Firefighters simulate dousing spot fired up Lake Hills Drive duringa  training event in the El Dorado Hills neighborhood Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Firefighters descended on the Lake Hills community in El Dorado Hills Saturday as 18 agencies — law enforcement, fire districts and animal control — held a massive training exercise, fighting an imaginary fire and evacuating residents from more than 250 homes. El Dorado Fire Engineer Matt Belleci spent the past year planning the exercise that […]

No Comment / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Firm offers free business makeover package to local businesses

LiftOff, a division of Sacramento-based Vision Launchers, LLC, is offering area businesses the opportunity to win a $17,000 business makeover package consisting of a custom website, photo session, video commercial, logo design, marketing consultation and social media training. “Small businesses are vital to our region. In today’s economy, we’ve spoken with a number of small […]

No Comment / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

First hand deals $88,182 jackpot

Red Hawk Casino offers players Northern California’s lowest side bet for a chance to win a table progressive. The $1 side bet is available on Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Four Card Poker, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’ em. The small side bet resulted in an $88,182 jackpot for Kurt from […]

No Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

People Talk: What was your favorite song in high school?

 

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Baby bird caretakers needed

Summer is on its way, and Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Baby Bird Nursery is fast filling up with wild nestlings and fledglings. The nursery is in operation from approximately through July 30 at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. Caring for orphaned or injured baby birds is a wonderful way to help SWR and […]

No Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »