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Enjoy dessert at home to help families abroad

Faithful Stewards programs ensure children get a healthy meal at least once a day. Courtesy photo

For more than a decade, El Dorado Hills residents Brandon and Alisha Mecier, along with many caring volunteers, have dedicated their time and resources to making people’s lives better thousands of miles away. “People who are blessed have great opportunities to provide for others,” Brandon said. The non-profit Faithful Stewards has done just that for […]

No Comment / March 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior Day Care Center to open in El Dorado Hills

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency announced the long-awaited opening of the Senior Day Care Center in El Dorado Hills. The center, located in the Moni Gilmore Senior Center at 990 Lassen Lane, will officially open its doors on March 31. The center will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. […]

No Comment / March 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical Center received stroke certification

The Joint Commission — the organization that accredits hospitals nationwide — has certified Marshall Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center. The certification followed intense internal work at MMC to ensure the hospital’s stroke treatment protocols meet or exceed stringent Joint Commission standards. Following an extensive onsite survey by the accrediting organization, Marshall was awarded […]

No Comment / March 18, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Beth Gaines seeking another term

ROSEVILLE — Small business owner and State Assemblywoman Beth Gaines (R-Roseville) recently announced her bid for re-election to California’s Sixth Assembly District. Gaines says her positive, pro-jobs and economic development agenda is sorely needed in Sacramento. “It’s disappointing how little attention is given to small businesses at the Capitol,” Gaines said. “We need to start […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

The Spirit of Benny looks to double fun run participation

Partners In Care staff helped Benny Penner's family get through a difficult time. To give back, they're organizing a fun run to raise money for the non-profit. Courtesy photo

The third annual Spirit of Benny 10K and 5K Run & Walk, benefiting local charity Partners in Care, will be held Saturday, March 22, at 8 a.m. in Placerville. “It’s been the greatest therapy ever,” said Nancy Milla of the annual fun run she directs each March in honor of her 5-year-old son Benny Penner […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen asks community to light it up blue

Matthais Zierhut wants to turn El Dorado Hills blue for World Autism Awareness Day. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Matthais Zierhut has prepared for this role his whole life. The 16-year-old Oak Ridge sophomore is the planner and coordinator of El Dorado Hills’ first Light It Up Blue event in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2. Autism Speaks created the campaign where more than 1,300 cities spanning all seven continents take part. […]

2 Comments / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy auxiliary hands out scholarships

Oak Ridge senior and scholarship recipient Cody Ellis, right, poses at the table with friend Kelly Coppin. Ellis plans to pursue a degree in biolodgy before entering medical school. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Future doctors, surgeons, therapists and other healthcare professionals received a helping hand from the Mercy Hospital of Folsom Auxiliary Friday as auxiliary members handed out $1,000 scholarships. Out of 21 students interviewed, 11 students from El Dorado Hills and Folsom high schools received money to continue their education, including Oak Ridge senior Cody Ellis, who […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »