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Rotary crab feed ‘legendary’

HATS OFF to Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin, seen here with an Interact Club member. He and his fellow Rotarians and Interact volunteers pulled off another great crab feed in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

About 350 people chowed down on 1,500 ponds of delicious Dungeness crab at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Crab Feed on Feb. 19. Rotary volunteers and 70 Oak Ridge High School Interact Club students set up, served up and cleaned up at the annual event, which raises money for local and international projects. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community Vision Coalition collaborates to hand out grants

By Chase Bisson Youth journalist On Feb. 2 I was lucky enough to get an invitation to the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition Grant Selection Committee Orientation at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District office. This was a chance for group decision making on how best to spend the coalition’s donation totaling $30,000. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Freeway Service Patrol now available in El Dorado County

The Freeway Service Patrol is a program managed by the California Highway Patrol providing emergency roadside assistance on freeways. The FSP program is funded through Department of Motor Vehicle Registration fees and is designed to increase roadway safety, reduce motorist delay, congestion and air pollution, as well as improve the overall efficiency of freeway operations. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The year of the vegetable?

HEALTHY SNACK — First grader Raul Garcia shows off his bowl of vegetables grown at Theodore Judah Elementary School's garden. Courtesy photo

Mercy Folsom helps local students bring in healthy harvest Is 2011 the year of the vegetable? Students in Mrs. Ghidossi’s first grade class at Theodore Judah School in Folsom think so. On Feb. 16 they celebrated the harvest from their winter vegetable garden — cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage. Canen Peterson, school principal, was on hand […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills students want your pennies

Rolling Hills Middle School students, including Adam Spellman, Isaiah Quinones, Mihika Saxena, Amber Hus, McKayla Hus and Kaitlyn Allen, hope their school will be the top collector in the state for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society'€™s Pennies for Patients campaign. Courtesy photo

For the eleventh consecutive year, Rolling Hills Middle School students are collecting change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” campaign throughout February. This year, for the first time, the community is invited to participate in hopes of helping the school reach a significant milestone. “Last year, Rolling Hills was the number one […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sutter Street Revitalization comes to life

WHERE TO GO? Visitors study the temporary directory displayed on Sutter Street. Photo by Roberta Long

The new old Folsom Historic District springs to life as winter dies down and heavy equipment clears Sutter Street. “People are coming back and they like what they see,” said Jim Snook, owner of Snook’s Chocolate Factory in the heart of Sutter Street. Folsom Lake Bank President Bob Flautt stepped out onto Sutter Street and paused. […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Beloved pastor retires from Folsom’s Trinity Episcopal

Father Charles Cornell came to Trinity Episcopal Church in November 1998. Though he has retired from leading his congregation, he continues to explore and study faith. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Twelve years ago the Rev. Charles Cornell arrived in Folsom to lead and to grow an Episcopal congregation. What he learned at Trinity Episcopal Church helped to grow him in return. “I learned how to administrate a staff here,” he said. “And I clarified my core principles and beliefs. I learned how to articulate here.” […]

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