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Tour beautiful ‘Homes for the Holidays’

Santa greets visitors to the home of Debra Bogowitz in El Dorado Hills. Bogowitz' home and five others are on the Assistance League of the Sierra Foothills' Homes for the Holidays tour. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Can you imagine decorating your home for Christmas in September? Debra Bogowitz can. When the leaves change color in her El Dorado Hills neighborhood the local business owner pulls out the decorations — a garage almost full of them — and begins to turn her home into a holiday wonderland. This year everyone will get […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Tis the season … for giving


While you’re out shopping for Uncle Lou and Granny, why not pick up a toy for a child in need? For the first time Remi Vista Inc. Youth and Family Services in El Dorado Hills is holding a toy drive for the displaced children the organization serves. “There’s such a need,” said Gina Downing, Remi […]

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El Dorado Hills Community Vision honors youth

The annual Youth STAR Awards, sponsored by of El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. The ceremony will include a formal banquet for 150 guests to recognize local youth for their outstanding contributions to community […]

Comments Off / November 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Experience holiday magic at Town Center

The holiday season officially kicks off in El Dorado Hills Town Center with a full calendar of community events to celebrate the season. “We are officially rolling out the red carpet on Nov. 26 with a visit from Santa and our annual holiday tree lighting,” said Natalie Buerki of El Dorado Hills Town Center. “This […]

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Cartoonist coming to Democrat office

Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin will appear at the Mountain Democrat 6:30p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. This is Rubin’s second appearance at the Mountain Democrat, who proved a popular and entertaining speaker last year for more than an audience of more than 100. Rubin began his cartooning career in 1978 by establishing his own greeting card company, […]

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Emotional farewell for Harry Norris

Harry Norris

In a special meeting before the regular meeting Nov. 14 the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution praising outgoing Director Harry Norris. “I find that you have been the most frugal member of this board,’ said Director Bill George. “This board has been criticized. We’re not perfect. We’re as perfect […]

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Stomp out those butts during the Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 17. “Smokers who participate in the Great American Smokeout by not smoking on Nov. 17 take an important step towards a healthier life and the possibility of quitting for good,” said Christy White, supervising health education coordinator for the El Dorado […]

Comments Off / November 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »