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This labor of love changes many lives

Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raiser Karrie Kinsella keeps Vicki's focus during a training session outside. The six-month-old yellow Lab will stay with Kinsella for several more months before heading off to her next round of training in San Rafael. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Noel Stack Managing editor O pening your home to a new puppy invites challenge after challenge … mess after mess. But for some families, this labor of love isn’t about having a new pet; it’s about giving back. Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy trainer Karrie Kinsella knows the routine well. She’s training her […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

If you lost your pet

Check the El Dorado County Animal Shelter immediately; ask to fill out a lost animal report and check the Found Animal Reports. A picture is very helpful. If you live near the county line, check the other nearby shelters as well, just in case. The shelter staff here can tell you which other shelters might be […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

It’s good business to give back

Why does it makes sense for a “for-profit” organization to do business with a “non-profit” organization? The most obvious response would be to promote their good “corporate citizen” image.    Altruism and social responsibility in business seems to be the current “buzz” word but it has been around longer than one might think. Many may […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Hands4Hope empowers youth, inspires action

Hands4Hope — Youth Making a Difference is a non-profit, youth-driven outreach organization based in El Dorado Hills. Founded in 2008 by Jennifer Bassett, Hands4Hope is comprised of youth volunteers ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grades. Its mission is to empower youth to make a positive difference in the world around them through exploration, action […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

ORHS Community Foundation promotes education excellence

The level of involvement of Oak Ridge High School students in athletics and after-school activities is at an all-time high. “Last year’s statistics were that over 800 kids at Oak Ridge High School were involved in Oak Ridge sports programs. That’s half of the student body,” said Allan Priest, vice president of the Oak Ridge […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills thinks locally and globally

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Rotary has a vision: Foster traditional Rotary values to enhance the quality of life for our fellow human beings. For 24 years, members have done just that and much more to help people in the community and around the world. Worldwide, Rotary International has about 31,000 clubs in […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition supports youth

Did you know that 11 percent of youth in ninth grade and 31 percent in 11th grade (almost 1 of every 3) in El Dorado Hills admitted to drinking alcohol in the last 30 days? And that 18 percent of 11th-graders (almost 1 of every 5) either drove after drinking or were a passenger in a car of a drinking driver […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »