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Italy on Wheels a hidden gem

As reliable as an anvil — After 11 years of ownership, Bob Wheatley still loves his classic 1993 Alfa Romeo 2.0L Spider Veloce. Wheatley says the totally stock engine makes about 125 hp and has been virtually bullet proof (along with the car) for 139,000 miles. He uses it as a daily driver at times and the entire car is completely original and in great shape, inside and out. Photo by Larry Weitzman

FOLSOM — The Mountain Democrat’s own Ken Deibert perhaps said it best when he described the third annual Italy on Wheels car, motorcycle, scooter and bicycle show at the Murer House Museum in Folsom as a “hidden gem.” An estimated 300-400 people of all ages filled the parking lot and park along with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, […]

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Come on out for summer finale

MUSIC LOVERS dance to the music during the 2013 Saturday in the Park event in El Dorado Hills.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Say goodbye to summer at the annual Saturday Night in the Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, the event coincides with the last concert at Community Park for the 2014 season. Cover Me Badd, […]

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CSD pavilion gets a makeover

Guests admire the EDHCSD pavilion's makeover, complete with new color and light fixtures. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

With the finishing touches complete, approximately 200 residents came out to see the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion’s new look last week. A popular meeting space for community organizations including the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and Vision Coalition, the 24-year-old pavilion is also where CSD […]

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Planning Commission halts Town Center apartments

Last Thursday the El Dorado County Planning Commission denied plans to build a 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Town Center in the project’s current form, yet the commission’s recommendations for revisions were mixed. Stockton-based developer A.G. Spanos Companies requested to increase the maximum residential density allowed in the General Plan from 24 dwelling units per […]

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Slow Ride rolls for a good cause

Just out of high school in Idaho years ago, Steven Poindexter landed a job as a gravedigger. He didn’t know he would soon be burying one of his buddies from school, killed in Vietnam. “That’s when I became patriotic,” said Poindexter, 61, of Pollock Pines, who three years ago decided to organize an event to […]

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Oak Ridge students tackle hunger

Oak Ridge students Courtney Hutchins, Jennifer Sink and Daphne Benguerel, left to right, sold Tackle Hunger T-shirts every day at lunch during a week-long event to help the Food Bank of El Dorado County. The event ended with a check presentation at the Tackle Hunger football game Friday night. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge leadership students and staff spent last week spreading the message that people in our community struggle to put food on the table as part of the third annual Tackle Hunger week in partnership with Rolling Hills Christian Church and the Food Bank of El Dorado County. ASB students Jennifer Sink, Daphne Benguerel and Courtney […]

No Comment / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior Day Care throws a party

The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services Program hosts an open house and 25th anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Placerville Senior Day Care Center, 935A Spring St. The Senior Day Care Center in Placerville first opened its door on Aug. 28, 1989, and in early 2014, the El Dorado […]

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