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‘She is … gone!’ Janet Kenneweg bids farewell

Janet Kenneweg stands near the Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, where she has spent the last decade building senior programs and making many friends. Kenneweg retired on Nov. 12. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Recreation Supervisor Janet Kenneweg was given a big, blue send-off at her retirement party last Friday. The diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan was feted by her husband, family and 200 of the close friends she has made during her nearly 20 years working at the EDHCSD. Kenneweg was hired […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD employees may strike

Full-time employees at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District have taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in the EDHCSD Board of Directors followed by another unanimous vote to authorize a strike. New, three-year contracts were supposed to be finalized five months ago, in June, but remain at impasse. The dispute between the employees’ union […]

2 Comments / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 10-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Nov. 10 3:30 p.m. Someone stole an 89-year-old woman’s purse while she loaded her groceries in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Nov. 11 7:19 a.m. Neighbors allegedly got into an altercation (street not specified). No one was arrested. Noon. Stolen mail was found on […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Student of the Month

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month Ruby Matsumoto, holding plaque, poses for a photo with Buckeye Union School Superintendent David Roth, mom Louisa Matsumoto, dad Frank Matsumoto, Marina Village Middle School Principal George Tapanes and Rescue Union School Superintendent David Swart, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and Marina Village Middle School recently celebrated the achievements of eighth-grader Ruby Matsumoto, naming the 14-year-old Student of the Month. Reading a letter from one of Ruby’s teachers, Marina Village Principal George Tapanes called Ruby a “once in a career student” who is dedicated and motivated. Ruby was […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Italy on Wheels, five years old and growing

Dave Lommori of Shingle Springs stands next to his De Tomaso Pantera, which was on display at the Italy on Wheels event in Folsom earlier this month. Photo by Larry Weitzman

Local Italian vehicle show Italy on Wheels, an annual charitable event at the Murer House Museum in Folsom and free to the public, has grown in substance and character. More than 500 visitors under gorgeous November skies recently enjoyed an Italian eclectic treat of automobiles, motorcycles, motor scooters and even bicycles plus Italian food and drink […]

No Comment / November 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Operation School Bell keeps kids warm

Assistance League volunteers Sue Grass, Carolyn Bray and Mary Jane Witte, left to right, get ready to help children shop for warm clothes during a recent Operation School Bell event at the El Dorado Hills Target. Courtesy photo

On a recent, brisk Saturday morning, 80 students shopped for warm, comfortable, school-appropriate clothing at the El Dorado Hills Target courtesy of Operation School Bell — a program made possible by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. One grandmother brought both of her elementary school-aged grandchildren, who were able to choose coats for the upcoming winter season. […]

No Comment / November 22, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Committee gives big to veterans

More than $51,000 has been allocated for distribution to local veterans’ causes by the Serrano Salute to Valor committee. The third Serrano Salute to Valor golf tournament was hosted by members of the Serrano Country Club in September for the benefit of local veterans and their families. “Salute to Valor is now the largest, non-governmental source of […]

No Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »