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Hold ’Em for Habitat fundraiser on Oct. 22

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its Fourth Annual Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament at Town Center in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, Oct 22. New this year, Habitat is adding a Casino Night along with the poker tournament.  Attendees will also enjoy great food, silent auction, raffle prizes, music, best pirate costume […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Walgreens opens Oct. 14

Store manager Lisa Bang 28, unpacks merchandise for the new Walgreens opening in El Dorado Hills Oct. 14. Customers who get there early on the first day will get some free goodies. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills’ newest drug store will open Friday, Oct. 14, and store manager Lisa Bang invites everyone to come in and “say hi.” And get some free gifts. What exactly will the store give away? “That’s a secret,” said Bang, 28, with a big smile on her face. “You have to come in to […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

It’s a teen scene at the EDH library

Sylvia Gomez, 16, of Pamplona, Spain, shows off her version of sushi, made from Rice Krispie treats, fruit roll ups and Swedish fish at an El Dorado Hills Library event. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

At first glance, the El Dorado County Library in El Dorado Hills at 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, is a grown-up’s library. A gorgeous fall display by Pottery World of El Dorado Hills greets patrons as they enter the main room and a magnificent painting of Horsetail Falls by Connie Randmma hangs above a fireplace against the […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Embezzler gets 14 months in prison

A former El Dorado Hills woman who pleaded guilty to embezzlement earlier this year was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison. On June 21 Shalena P. Leggett, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud after embezzling more than $450,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a Sacramento-based real estate firm. Leggett then attempted to hide the […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 28 – Oct. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Goin’ for a dip Oct. 3: A 21-year-old woman and an 22-year-old man were cited after they allegedly entered a locked pool area on Valley View Parkway. Stylish thief Oct. 3: A woman reportedly stole a $350 pair of shoes from a shoe boutique […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

‘Cannon Man’ gets his own grill

AMONG FRIENDS — ORHS Foundation President Anthony Scotch, holding plaque, is surrounded at Oak Ridge High School's concession stand named in his honor. Left to right, standing: Foundation board member Zac Collie, foundation secretary Bev Bock, board members Mela Fratarcangeli, Chris Champlin, Billie West, Phil Peacock, Dan Sozzi and Doug Barnett as well as ORHS Principal and board member Steve Wehr; kneeling: 5-year-old Shae Collie, board Treasurer Roberta Jetter and member Ann Root. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Ridge High School Foundation Past President Anthony Scotch couldn’t figure out why Principal Steven Wehr had to drag him out to the high school’s concession stand on a rainy Tuesday evening. Wehr said there was a problem but when Scotch arrived he only saw smiling faces as his friends — foundation board members — […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taste olive oil; help the homeless

In July 2010 the Community Resource Center opened its doors at 1864 Broadway in Placerville to help people who are homeless, or are on the verge of being homeless. “We serve the neediest in El Dorado County,” said Maureen Focht, who oversees the daily operations of the center with Rene Evans.”There have been over 3,000 […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »