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Project Warmth gets heart-warming community support

The Project Warmth team helped raise nearly $2,000 to purchase sleeping bags and other warm clothes for the homeless. Left to right, front row: Chloe Erickson and Charli Gaal; left to right, back row: Luke Gaal and Sadie Erickson. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

‘Tis the season for giving and 7 1/2-year-old Sadie Erickson had a great idea: host a talent show and raise money to buy sleeping bags for the homeless. “The homeless don’t have as much stuff as we have and I want them to have a better life,” the El Dorado Hills youngster explained. Sounded simple enough. […]

No Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Sherman Mcvay

Air Force Airman Sherman E. Mcvay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science […]

No Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t become a victim this holiday season

During the holiday season, most people are thinking of last-minute shopping and getting together with family and friends. However, not everyone considers the holidays a time to celebrate, but rather an opportunity to commit crimes. Busy parking lots and hurried shoppers are just two factors working in favor of criminals. Often times, we make their […]

No Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Pretty petty Dec. 5: Petty thefts were reported on King Richard Drive, Kings Canyon Drive and Templeton Drive. Too much Dec. 6: Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication at an Embarcadero Drive bar. Wallet lifted Dec. 6: A man reported his wallet […]

No Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Wells Fargo supports CASA kids

CASA Executive Director John Adams accepts a check from Wells Fargo employee Haley Reinhardt Dewhurst. Sponsors like Wells Fargo ensure more El Dorado County children get the advocates they need. Courtesy photo

PLACERVILLE — Every day is a normal day for most of us, but it’s never a “normal” day for abused and neglected kids. They didn’t ask to be born into the mess they find themselves in and they desperately need help. These children need a CASA advocate who will advocate for them in court and consistently guide […]

No Comment / December 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sacramento kicks off the Chanukah holiday

FOLOSM — The community will embrace the true spirit of freedom and the holiday season (community and freedom) with the eighth annual Chanukah Wonderland. Taking place this year at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street from 2 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to share in the Chanukah celebration that will serve as a preparation […]

No Comment / December 09, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Littles shop big during special event

Village Life reporter Wendy Schultz helps Dino Anderson, 5, choose a toy during the Snowball Holiday Shopping event at Target in El Dorado Hills on Saturday. Photo by Laurie Edwards

There might be no better combination than a hot pancake breakfast and some rapid-fire retail therapy — especially just in time for Christmas. If you toss a visit with Santa into the mix and stir it up with a candy cane, you’ve got the fourth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Snowball Shopping event. On […]

1 Comment / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »