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Lake Forest grand opening delayed

Due to the continued wet weather condition the grand opening of Lake Forest Park, scheduled for April 9, has been delayed. A new date has not been scheduled at this time. The park is complete except for the installation of a fire road on the north side of the property. The installation of the fire […]

No Comment / March 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards keep hope alive in Nicaraguan village

MAKIGN FRIENDS —€” Alisha Mecier, center, hangs out with two Nicaraguan children from Nueva Vida during last year's trip. For the last four years Faithful Stewards, a non-profit started in 2006 by Alisha and her husband Brandon, has raised money to help people in the Nicaraguan village. Courtesy photo

Alisha Mecier lights up when she talks about her adopted children — the hundreds who live in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua. “They’re learning English,” she said. “Just that skill alone will make them more successful in their lives and these kids are putting everything they have into this class.” For Alisha and husband Brandon Mecier, founders […]

No Comment / March 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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LUCKY LITTLE ONES — Kendra Tanner, 5, left, and Gracie Story, 4, of El Dorado Hills plan to look for shamrocks and rainbows after learning about St. Patrick’s Day at Miss Sue’s Little Lambs preschool.

No Comment / March 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Blake Krekelberg

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Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

1 Comment / March 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Shield puts ‘Walkstations’ to the test

A BLUE SHIELD employye walks while she works at the facility's new "walkstation." Courtesy photo

Folks may now have another excuse to skip the gym — by working out in their office, literally. Blue Shield of California is kicking off a new wellness initiative aimed at increasing exercise in the workplace by hooking up a treadmill to a desk. These treadmills or “walkstations” are integrated with computers and phones, allowing […]

1 Comment / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Woodcutting season starts early

Woodcutting season in the Eldorado National Forest will open early this year, beginning on March 16 rather than the usual April 1, announced Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo. The 2011 fuelwood permits will expire on Dec. 31. The opening date change came about partly due to the economic times and the many people requesting woodcutting permits. Woodcutting […]

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

Missed message

Jessica "The Pegster" Pegadiotes turned 18 on Saturday, March 12th and her friend Carly showed her some love by painting the rock. Courtesy photo

Jessica Pegadiotes entered adulthood March 12 but missed out on the child-like joy one gets when they see a personalized message painted “The Rock” Someone painted over friend Carly’s “Happy 18th Pegster!” masterpiece before the birthday girl got a glimpse of it. No problem, Jessica. Village Life is happy to help … and Happy Birthday […]

No Comment / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »