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No ordinary mother/daughter trip

Kaitlyn and her mom Maria Raslear-Hendrickson will soon embark on a trip that the 12-year-old is sure to never forget. The two leave with a church group for Honduras later this month to participate in humanitarian work. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Imagine waiting all day in the hot sun just to see a doctor or walking for hours to visit a dentist. El Dorado Hills pediatrician Maria Raslear-Hendrickson has seen this and more over the years during her humanitarian trips to Third World countries. Later this month she will share the experience with her 12-year-old daughter […]

No Comment / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH buffalo moved to greener pastures

"Buffalo Will" Neunam sold his beloved Buffalo in December, an action that resulted in many calls to Village Life from people wondering what happened to the animals often spotted along the Bass Lake Grade. Village Life file photo by Mike Roberts

No more buffalo, blue skies or open road No more rodeo, no more noise Take this Cadillac, park it out in back Mama’s calling. Put away the toys – James McMurtry You’ve seen them on the hillside beneath Bass Lake Grade, broad-shouldered ruminators from another time and place, their massive, bushy heads cropping grass on the […]

7 Comments / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People talk: Are you satisfied with the quality and cost of your water?

 

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local trainer wants you to be the Biggest Loser

Sharon Thompson of El Dorado Hills is an official Biggest Loser Pro. She achieves success by customizing plans to each client'€™s abilities and personal goals and incorporating the best of weight training, kickboxing, plyometrics and yoga to achieve optimal results. Courtesy photo

By Lynn Machon Following an extensive application and evaluation process, local personal trainer Sharon Thompson, CPT, founder of Thompson Training, has been selected by NBC/Biggest Loser executives to function as an official Biggest Loser Pro. Thompson, who lives in El Dorado Hills, will serve as the Northern California expert for the “The Biggest Loser Live […]

3 Comments / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom thrift shop gets a new look

Volunteers rennovated the Trinity Thrift Shop in Folsom. A month-long grand reopening celebration is in progress. Courtesy photo

Folsom’s popular Trinity Thrift Shop debuts a new, remodeled look in this new year. More than 1,000 volunteer hours were contributed in the last month to refurbish and refresh the interior of the charming Victorian that has housed racks of nearly-new and gently-used clothing and household items since 1963. Demolition, painting, installing sheetrock and flooring […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Billboards proposed along Highway 50

Hearing set for Feb. 9. Drivers on Highway 50 could notice a change in scenery. Cameron Park Attorney John David Pereira is asking the El Dorado County Planning Commission to recommend approval of three two-sided billboards along the freeway — one in Cameron Park and two in Shingle Springs. A public hearing for the special […]

1 Comment / February 02, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Fire victim ID’d

The man who died in an El Dorado Hills apartment fire last weekend has been identified by authorities as 57-year-old Daniel Miles. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz said an official cause of death had not yet been determined — an autopsy was done last week — but El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts […]

No Comment / February 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »