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Madrone Montessori helps children grow

Madrone Montessori teacher Rhonda Satterfield and her student Mackenzie Thomas, 3, prepare to make twirlers with flowers as part of their lesson focusing on The Renaissance. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Looking for a school where guiding hand and a gentle voice encourages children to explore their own potential? Consider Madrone Montessori School in El Dorado Hills. Children ages 18 months to 8 get a complete education that promotes emotional, social and academic growth and emphasizes self-reliance. “Here they do their own dishes; they’re planting plants, […]

No Comment / May 08, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Have coffee with Alyson Huber

Assemblymember Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, will host a series of town hall meetings and neighborhood coffee discussions. A ll residents are encouraged to attend and bring their questions and ideas to discuss with Assemblymember Huber. District office staff will also be in attendance to take inquiries and assist constituents on state government matters. Huber will […]

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People Talk: What valuable lessons did you learn from your mother?

 

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

These Spring Break memories will last a lifetime

Oak Ridge High School student Josh Simms has some fun with children in Mexico where he spent his Spring Brak building houses with other Rolling Hills Christian Church volunteers. Courtesy photo

This past Spring Break about 120 local high school students put down the books and picked up their hammers. Instead of partying on the lake, these teens volunteered with Rolling Hills Christian Church to make the long drive down to Moclovio Rojas, Mexico, where they built nine houses for the town’s residents. For the last […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ghost town brought back to life

Clarksville guests ride in style thanks to the courtesy stagecoaches that shuttled people back and forth during the annual celebration on May 5. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Clarksville Day 2012 attracted an estimated 4,000 people on Saturday, including a record number of ranch family descendants. Serrano’s original ranch residents, the Walker clan, were out in force to celebrate the 85th birthday of Mazie Carnell, who attended Clarksville’s one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, often with her little sister Pat in tow. Pat Johnson […]

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CSD turns 50

Fifty years ago developer Alan Lindsey launched a plan for a place called El Dorado Hills — “a new community with a noble purpose.” A Community Services District was formed in 1962 to help deliver that purpose, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Lindsey’s master plan was designed by Viennese architect Victor Gruen, who Malcolm Gladwell, […]

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The rise and fall of the Walker Ranch

Following is a reprint of a 2009 Village Life story Charismatic frontier women defined Serrano’s predecessor Most of Serrano was once 2,800-acre Walker family ranch. It rose to prominence early in the century on the backs of colorful western characters that could be torn from the pages of Steinbeck or Stegner, strong-willed men and especially […]

No Comment / May 06, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »