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Bogey the big-hearted cat shares a heartfelt message

Bogey the Education Ambassador loves the attention he gets from Bengal Weekly News team members Rhiannon Gotcher, 12;  Kate Green-Jones, 12; Shani Sansone, 12; and Jessica Furtado, 13, left to right. Bogey visited Rolling Hills Middle School last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Not sure who to vote for this year? If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney leave you cold, then how about voting for Bogey? Bogey, an orange-striped Manx with gray-green eyes and a big heart, is one of four finalists in Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue: Tales of Greatness contest and you can vote for […]

Comments Off / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Sept. 5: Two separate victims reported vandalism on Ridgeview Drive. Disturbing threats Sept. 5: An Investment Boulevard business’ employee reported that a 61-year-old man threatened him. Vandals, again Sept. 5: Vandalism was reported on Patterson Way. Fleeing the scene Sept. 6: A […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Water main break turns EDH Boulevard into river

El Dorado Hills Boulevard turned intoa  soggy mess Wednesday evening when a water main in the median broke. Photo courtesy of Ron Mikulaco

Water gushed onto El Dorado Hills Boulevard Wednesday evening after an 8-inch water main broke, snarling traffic in front of the Senior Center and nearby businesses. The busted pipe is located near a cluster of Sycamore trees in the median just south of Serrano Parkway. El Dorado Irrigation District crews responded at 7:16 p.m., about […]

1 Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County schools concerned about impacts if voters reject Prop 30

“El Dorado County’s 15 school districts, serving approximately 28,000 students, will face severe impacts that almost certainly will damage educational quality if California voters reject Proposition 30 on November 6th, 2012,” warned a recently formed coalition of school teachers, parents, support staff, board members, school administrators and local officials. The El Dorado Schools Coalition, formed […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Volunteer tax counselors needed

There are a few openings for volunteer tax-aide counselors for the 2012 tax season to provide free, personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County for the elderly and low-income residents, under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program will operate Feb. 1 through April 15, 2013. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Buenzli earns Eagle Scout

Trent Buenzli of Troop 454 recently added Eagle Scout to his resume, which also includes Oak Ridge  football player and future television star. Trent will appear on National Geographic's "Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout" this fall. Courtesy photo

Trent Buenzli of Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor Sunday, Sept. 9 at Beal’s Point in Folsom. The lake and an enormous flag in the background, as well as several hundred little flags gently blowing in the wind, set the tone for this Eagle […]

1 Comment / September 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical Center unveils its new wing

WEstern Sing Co. workers Jason Norris, left, and Thomas McMahon install a new sign in front of the old and new Marshall Hospital buildings. The public is invited to an open house at the new wing this Saturday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Marshall Medical Center will celebrate the grand opening of its new South Wing with a Community Open House and Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1100 Marshall Way in Placerville. The wing’s new state-of-the-art Emergency Department will be open that day for little visitors to bring in […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »