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Camellia Cup: Sacramento sailor wins seventh championship

Day sailors start their race at the 50th annual Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake. The weekend event was hosted by the Folsom Lake Yacht Club. Photos by John Poimiroo

Sacramentan Charles Witcher, representing the Folsom Lake Yacht Club, earned recognition as the best sailor in the greater Sacramento region on Sunday, April 17, by ranking first among 59 sailboats in the 50th Camellia Cup Regatta sailed on Folsom Lake. Witcher finished first in four of five races sailed by the 13-boat Banshee class during two […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope seeks Scare4Hope haunted house adult coordinator

Every October for the last six years, Hands4Hope and El Dorado Hills Town Center have partnered to host a haunted house. For the second year, Scare4Hope, a youth-led production company under the umbrella organization Hands4Hope ­— Youth Making A Difference, will plan, implement and operate the haunted house. The Scare4Hope organizational structure is designed to mimic […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID drought restrictions remain … for now

Proposed changes to the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Drought Action Plan were put off, with the board split between those who voted to end all drought-related restrictions for customers and those who voted to make them less onerous. EID did receive one good piece of news as the level of mandated conservation for its customers is now 24 […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Ian Hunt

Student of the Month Ian Hunt, center holding plaque, celebrates his award with, left to right, Principal Bruce Peters, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Teacher Lynn Howard, sisters Olivia, Addison and Elsa, dad Jon Hunt, mom Carey Hunt and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Dave Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills celebrated Lake Forest Elementary School fifth-grader Ian Hunt at last week’s breakfast meeting. “He’s an excellent student,” said teacher Lynn Howard, noting that Ian gives 100 percent in the classroom. Howard said she appreciates Ian’s sense of humor. “He gets all my jokes,” she said, adding that Ian […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano election marks turning point

Serrano is at a crucial juncture in its illustrious 20-year history and residents have the chance to determine which of two distinct futures they’d like to see by voting in the Serrano Owners Association Board of Directors election. Ballots were mailed last week and will be counted May 16. Three candidates are running for two […]

32 Comments / April 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen’s event keeps tails wagging

El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston hosted a puppy petting event in her home (here with a chihuahua mix) to raise funds for Foothill Dog Rescue and to socialize young puppies so that they may find permanent homes. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When it was time for El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston to pick a school project, her teachers at Golden Valley Charter School thought she might have chosen something too difficult. She had chosen to host a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue and pulled it off, earning $1,000 for the non-profit earlier this year. “They […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom sailor wins Folsom Lake race

Keim Geil and Will Deutsch made all the right choices to come from behind and win the Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. Photo by John Poimiroo

Will Deutsch, 38, of Folsom, sailed his Santana 20, Four Sirens, the fastest of 14 sailboats to win the 35th Trans-Folsom Regatta on Folsom Lake April 2. The Trans-Folsom Regatta is a long-distance pursuit race in which heavier or slower-rated boats start first. “You always know where your boat stands in this sort of regatta,” said […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »