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Girl Scouts part ways after 12 years together

Troop 240 is Kirstin Martini, Ashley Newcomer, Asha Camper-Singh, Nicole Guaglione, AJ Slepian, Kaitlin Seligson, Deb Jolette (co-leader), Emily Kopania, Danielle Jolettea dn Wendy Slepian (co-leader). Courtesy photo

What began 12 years ago with 13 vibrant and enthusiastic Brownie Girl Scouts forming Troop 240 has reached its final meeting and squeeze. “It’s bitter sweet that our troop meetings have come to an end. I’m so excited for all of these young women as they move on to college,” co-leader Deb Jolette said. “They should be […]

No Comment / June 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Travel model workshop scheduled

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a workshop on the Travel Demand Model Update. “If you have ever wondered how the county plans improvements to our transportation infrastructure, this workshop would be a good place to start,” said Claudia Wade, senior civil engineer. The Travel Demand Model […]

No Comment / June 19, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

McClintock: ‘Fate of the nation’ at stake in November

Congressman Tom McClintock preaches to the choir at the June meeting of the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills, driving home the anti-regulation, anti-tax, anti-debt, pro-free market themes he’s espoused for more than 30 years. Jay Lensch Photography

Two-term Republican Congressman Tom McClintock spent June 13 in El Dorado County in what might have been a victory lap, since he’d just defeated challenger Jack Uppal handily in round one of a two-round bout for California’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two local appearances last Wednesday provided plenty of […]

2 Comments / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Finally, a bike shop in Town Center

Town Center Bike & Tri owners Wilson and Erin Gorell welcome triathlete Michellie Jones, center, who flew in from San Diego for the El Dorado Hills shop's grand opening Saturday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For years Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour mentioned a bike shop when describing the types of stores he hoped to see on his main street — Town Center Boulevard. With the recent opening of Town Center Bike & Tri, he’s got a doozy. Located in a high-visibility storefront, which is actually three retail locations spanning […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Winsor Point Park is a go

The 1.1 acre weed-patch known as Windsor Point Park will become the green spot that Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods residents were promised when they moved in. Voters approved a $48.50 maximum annual assessment for park upkeep, which means that construction can now go out to bid. The park is located on Francisco Drive at […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD 2012-13 budget up slightly

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors approved general fund, capital, CC&R and landscaping and lighting assessment budgets for fiscal year 2012-13 during the June 14 board meeting. The fiscal year begins July 1. The full 2012-13 budget package can be found on page 214 of the board’s “Current regular meeting agenda […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Haircuts offer hope for families dealing with autism

Mrs. El Dorado County Holly Bialorucki, hugs her daughter Bonnie, 13, at the Maribou Salon where Holly and salon owner Jill Cromwell will host a Cut-A-Thon benefiting an organization that helps families deal with autism. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Reigning Mrs. El Dorado County International Holly Bialorucki champions a cause close to her heart: treating autism in children. On Sunday, June 24, Bialorucki will team up with Families for Early Autism Treatment  and Jill Cromwell of Maribou Salon to host a Cut-A-Thon fundraiser. Bialorucki’s platform as Mrs. El Dorado County includes raising autism awareness […]

No Comment / June 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »