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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Marina Village turns to Crowdfunding fundraiser

Just like the Jamaican bobsled team used Crowdfunding to get to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Parent Teacher Committee at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills is trying to capitalize on the growing trend of Crowdfunding to raise money to achieve a 1:1 student to computer ratio. After many years of hosting […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 6-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Empty house March 6: Unknown suspects entered an unoccupied Aspen Meadows Drive home and stole more than $13,000 worth of items. Taken March 6: A petty theft was reported on Vine Street. Triple trouble March 8: Three high school students were reportedly found in […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cal Fire fee bills to arrive soon

By Joe Harn CPA, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller  The Cal Fire Fee bills are scheduled to be mailed to El Dorado County property owners this month. This bill should be addressed to the owner of record as of July 1, 2013. Below is pertinent information for those who receive a bill: The bill must be […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting, Briggs squabble over Brown Act

Tension between El Dorado County Supervisors Ray Nutting and Ron Briggs has simmered for much of the past year, but at the March 11 Board of Supervisors meeting, it nearly boiled over. A portion of the meeting had dealt with the Ralph M. Brown Act’s requirements regarding preparation of the board agenda — specifically the […]

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