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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 […]

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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »

Center Stage dancers pirouette, tap for charity

Ballerinas Amanda Luong, Allie Mahaney, Annika Paull, Agatha Goluszek, Claire Hunsaker, Katelyn Vissiere, Emily Seabourne and Gabby Grimenstien, left to right, will perform with other Center Stage dancers at charity shows this Saturday. The performances will be held at Holy Trinity Parish. Courtesy photo

Center Stage Dance Academy will celebrate the Christmas season by giving 100 percent of its holiday dance benefit proceeds to local charities. “This is our 11th year giving back and we couldn’t be more excited,” said director and owner of the studio Georgina Coleman. This year’s holiday show will be held three times on Dec. 13 at […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local photogs’ pics chosen for first EDH postcards

Contest winners hold framed postcards of their photos depicting El Dorado Hills at the California Welcome Center. Left to right, Bill Miller of El Dorado Hills, Charlene Lane of El Dorado Hills, Frank Romejko of El Dorado Hills, Radek Peliks of El Dorado Hills, Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, and chamber travel concierge Sylvia Lewis. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Since people are always asking for El Dorado Hills postcards, California Welcome Center travel concierge Sylvia Lewis had a brainstorm: Challenge the community to submit their best pictures of El Dorado Hills for a postcard contest. Last Wednesday night the winners were recognized at a reception, where the town’s first postcards were prominently displayed. The […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Here comes Santa Claus

Santa will greet guests and stop for photo ops during the Santa Run finale in Town Center, Dec. 20. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Santa Claus never misses an opportunity to visit El Dorado Hills, especially when his reindeer don’t really have to do the driving. The El Dorado Hills Fire Department, Jolly Old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus once again team up for the annual Santa Run, now in its 51st year, Dec. 15-20. El Dorado Hills Firefighter Association […]

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