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Sisters team up to fight cancer

Holly Bialorucki, left, and Lizette Finelli, right, embrace their sister Gina Bass, who's battling cancer. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Just call them the Golden Girls, Holly Bialorucki said of she and her two sisters. The 2013 Mrs. California International calls herself the Blanche of the group, a Southern Bell type. Sister Lizette Finelli takes on the Dorothy role, looking after her sisters, and Gina Bass is definitely Rose, sweet and funny, said Holly, who even imagined […]

No Comment / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Just roll with it

El Dorado Hills resident Bob Howse, left, and Placerville resident Brandon Ellena, standing, watch Torcedor (Master Roller) Marvin Ruiz roll a fine cigar at Art of Cigars Sunday afternoon. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A cigar is a like a bottle of wine, according to Eric Stanion of Art of Cigars. The more you know about the care that goes into making it, the more you appreciate it. More than a dozen guests at the El Dorado Hills cigar shop and smoking lounge learned to appreciate a fine cigar during a […]

No Comment / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Golden 1 offers scholarships

SACRAMENTO — In its ongoing efforts to invest in California’s future leaders, Golden 1 Credit Union is once again offering college scholarships for Golden 1 members and their dependents. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2014. Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarships will provide renewable two and four-year financial assistance valued at up to $20,000 […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lucky little lamb nursed back to health

Ivy enjoys exploring her new home at All About Equine. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

It’s breakfast time for Ivy and the little Barbados sheep can hardly hold still in Linda Lewis’ arms. She sees the bottles. Earlier this month this lamb could barely hold up her head. Ivy’s mother gave birth to triplets on Sept. 28 and rejected the littlest of the bunch, leaving the newborn girl on her own […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 10-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Packages undelivered Oct. 10: A Shefffield Drive resident reported boxes stolen from his front porch. Easy access Oct. 11: A thief stole items from an unlocked vehicle parked on Tah Nee Way. No phone Oct. 11: Someone stole an iPhone left in an unlocked […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Oak Ridge students learning — 21st century style

Cameron Stone, 14, right, and Jenna Quan, 14, study an interactive lesson on enzymes in their biology class as part of the 21st century blended learning pilot program at Oak Ridge. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

During a recent lesson on enzymes, Oak Ridge science teacher Casey Rhyan stood in the back of his second period biology class acting more as coach than lecturer. Students worked with their own Samsung Galaxy tablets, engaged as they conducted research and worked at their own pace as part of Oak Ridge’s blended learning pilot […]

1 Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community efforts take flight; Mercy Helipad dedicated

After nearly a decade of fundraising and planning, the helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom was dedicated on Oct. 9. Photo by Susan Laird

Sometimes, it takes a village to complete a major project. That was the general consensus as community leaders gathered in the autumn sunshine for the dedication of the Klein Family Helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom on Oct. 9. The helicopter landing pad, located just east of the hospital parking lot, allows air ambulances to […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »