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Could Lakehills be the next Oakland Hills?

A large-scale fire drill will be conducted in the Lakehills neighborhood on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A couple hundred firefighters will hone their skills in a series of challenging, real-world situation drills. Dozens of apparatus will buzz around the neighborhood and, unlike past exercises, this drill includes an evacuation component. An […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates end of Sutter Street construction

Folsom city officials and Historic District merchants are rolling out the welcome mat on Saturday, May 7, for a festive community celebration marking completion of the 16-month, $11 million Historic Sutter Street Revitalization Project. “This is an important day for Folsom as we culminate more than five years of collaboration and a lot of hard […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mercy Auxiliary jump-starts dreams

All-star cast — The 2013 Mercy Hospital Auxiliary scholarship recipients were awarded $1,100 each at the annual scholarship luncheon on March 15. Left to right: Kimberly Berg, Oak Ridge; Jesslyn Lane, Oak Ridge; Kirsti Buckendorf, Oak Ridge; Kevin Yang, Folsom; Vivian Lam, Folsom; Paige Laughon, Folsom; Michaela Hertoghe, Folsom; Christina DiGiorgio, Mercy employee; Alison Gil, Mercy Auxiliary; Taylor Ashby, Oak Ridge; Darcy Englehart, Vista del Lago; Korynne Huff, Folsom. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary helped launch the dreams of another dozen medically minded local students at Serrano Country Club on March 15. The annual scholarship luncheon adding another chapter to the Auxiliary’s 37-year tradition of service to the hospital and the communities it serves. This year’s recipients included 10 local high school students, one employee […]

Comments Off / March 25, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Antique Evaluation Day puts a price on your treasures

Gary Cox examines a piece during an earlier Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 8, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 16th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Bring your treasures to Antique Evaluation Day

GUESTS line up to have their antiques examined by the experts at Folsom's Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 10, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 14th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialities, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about […]

Comments Off / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Janitor-turned-sculptor cranks out political satire

A COLLECTION of sculptures depicting political figures including Newt Gingrich, Ross Perot, Willie Brown and George Bush are among the many satirical, political sculptures created by Laura Harling. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Retired state worker Laura Harling is a trim 64-year-old with an engaging smile and a humble demeanor. Whatever stereotypes exist for political satirists, she certainly doesn’t fit them. But that’s what the former casino dealer, state file clerk and janitor has become. In a series of delightful interviews over the last couple weeks, Village Life […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Sutter Street Revitalization comes to life

WHERE TO GO? Visitors study the temporary directory displayed on Sutter Street. Photo by Roberta Long

The new old Folsom Historic District springs to life as winter dies down and heavy equipment clears Sutter Street. “People are coming back and they like what they see,” said Jim Snook, owner of Snook’s Chocolate Factory in the heart of Sutter Street. Folsom Lake Bank President Bob Flautt stepped out onto Sutter Street and paused. […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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