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Hometown Hero: Michael Foster

Michael Foster

Air National Guard Airman Michael H. Foster graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

A splendid Saturday in the Park

SUPER DELIVERERS —€” The winners of Village Life's newspaper delivery contest are all smiles. The line was long at this hugely popular game. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Hundreds enjoyed the sunshine, fun and Michael Jackson’s moves at Saturday in the Park. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District/El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce event featured family fun, good food and much more. Visitors kept coming to the Village Life booth, featuring our famous newspaper delivery game, until we broke the game and […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Superheroes, villains unite for Big Brothers Big Sisters

HEROIC BOWLERS — El Dorado Disposal’s Jeff England and Michael Peters, back row left to right, have some fun with Melody Buyers and Christine Russell, front row left to right. Courtesy photo

Setting aside their differences, some of cinema’s best-known heroes and villains, and a few never seen before, participated in the fifth annual Waste Connections Bowling Championship at the Folsom Lake Bowl Aug. 11. Approximately 100 El Dorado Disposal and Waste Connections employees, business partners and family members raised $25,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What makes a good summer family event?

Asked by Mike Roberts at Saturday in the Park Amanda Clemens, Cameron Park “€œIt’s free, and we have all the local businesses out here. The music is good, and there’s a lot of free stuff, plus kids’ activities. It’s Saturday night in the park.” Michael Kujawa, 11, El Dorado Hills “Games. I like it when […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel to defend himself to board

John Skeel

Both sides say they want public present El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s embattled General Manager John Skeel will get a chance to defend himself in front of the CSD’s Board of Directors and the public at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. Earlier this month the board delivered a formal “statement of charges” to Skeel, alleging that he […]

3 Comments / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Montessori Manor prepares children for lifelong learning

IN A CLASSROOM WITH NO DESKS — Montessori Manor children learn using all their senses. Left to right: Anders Dieter, 5, matches geometric forms; Montessori Manor Director "Miss Leslie" Dillon sits with Austin Miller, 5, as he separates the counting sticks into spaces in a tray; Ryan Vasconcellos, 5, and Silje Dieter, 5, learn geography with map puzzles. Photo by Roberta Long

For 20 years “Miss Leslie” Dillon has been providing Montessori education for children ages 2-1/2 to 6 in a quiet corner of El Dorado Hills. Dillon grew up in Menlo Park with a dream to someday become an elementary teacher. She followed her dream to San Diego State University, where she earned a degree in […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,News | Read More »

Witt, Colver sentenced

More than two years after Joanne Witt was discovered brutally murdered in her home, star-crossed lovers Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt were sentenced Friday afternoon for killing the El Dorado Hills single mom. Before a packed courtroom, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud sentenced Colver, 21, to life in prison […]

1 Comment / August 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »