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George Tapanes lands Marina Village top job

Marina Village Middle School's new Principal George Tapanes

Who will be Marina Village Middle School’s new principal? That burning question around the north side of El Dorado Hills was recently answered when George Tapanes (pronounced Tap-in-iss) assumed the post Sept. 3. In an exclusive interview with Village Life Tapanes said he arrives with an open mind, instead of a laundry list of concrete […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Courage expands, readies for Folsom race

Run for Courage participants stretch before the start of the 2012 race. This year's race will take place in Folsom on Saturday, Sept. 28. Courtesy photo

Most people are shocked to discover girls as young as 10 are sold for sex every day in the United States. Officials estimate 100,000 to 300,000 American children are exploited each year in this $32 billion industry, and worldwide the number is close to 1.2 million. Pimps use violence and coercion to force these young girls […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID candidate, Division 4: Dr. Coco focused on solutions

Running in El Dorado Irrigation District Division 4 is Dr. Dale Coco, 67. Coco’s campaign website is coco4eid.com. A retired physician who lives in Cameron Park, Coco has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate from the University of Texas. He was chief of staff at Barton Memorial Hospital and served […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scout project promotes bike safety

Jacob Terrazas, 10, finishes the Bike Safety Day 2013 obstacle course. Scout Ryan Parisek, at right, walked him through the cone zone. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Young bicyclists weaved through cones, learned their hand signals and tried their best to balance on two wheels at Bike Safe 2013, an event designed to keep riders safe on the road. The free Saturday event held at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 was masterminded by Boy Scout Kyle Rouen, 15, as his Eagle […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Snowline Hospice brings out the dresses

For the first time, Snowline Hospice’s Folsom store will host on a Homecoming Dress Event. This event will be similar to the annual Prom event that Snowline puts on in February, but features dresses for Homecoming. Each Homecoming dress will be offered at a bargain price of only $20 with a student ID card and […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire remembers 9/11

Drivers travel under the American flag hanging 50 feet above the road through El Dorado Hills Town Center. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A large American flag flapped in the breeze as it hung some 50 feet in the air above the El Dorado Hills Town Center courtyard, a presentation set up by El Dorado Hills Fire Department staff to honor 9/11 victims on the attack’s 12th anniversary. Every year since the terrorist attacks in New York City […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 30 – Sept. 11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Clothes on the go Aug. 30: Someone stole clothes from a Murcia Way garage. Directionless driver Aug. 31: Deputies pulled over and arrested an 18-year-old driver on El Dorado Hills Boulevard after observing the man driving in a reckless manner. Didn’t get away Aug. […]

No Comment / September 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »