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‘She is … gone!’ Janet Kenneweg bids farewell

Janet Kenneweg stands near the Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, where she has spent the last decade building senior programs and making many friends. Kenneweg retired on Nov. 12. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Recreation Supervisor Janet Kenneweg was given a big, blue send-off at her retirement party last Friday. The diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan was feted by her husband, family and 200 of the close friends she has made during her nearly 20 years working at the EDHCSD. Kenneweg was hired […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior News: Ready to celebrate the holidays?

The annual Christmas Luncheon is here. Call us now if you haven’t signed up for the Friday, Dec. 2, party at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym. Thanks to the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, our long-standing tradition of serving delicious banana splits will continue. The musical talents of Oak Ridge High School […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH Library welcomes new branch manager

Jan Robbins, left, is the El Dorado Hills Library's new branch manager. Robbins will work with former manager Carolyn Brooks, right, who has been promoted to work with libraries throughout the county. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Jan Robbins has been named the El Dorado Hills Library’s new branch manager. Robbins, a Rescue resident, has lived in El Dorado County with her husband Jamie for 16 years. She most recently served as the children’s librarian at the Placerville Library. Former El Dorado Hills branch manager Carolyn Brooks has been promoted to library […]

No Comment / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior News: November 2016

Oktoberfest success Our annual Oktoberfest was great fun. Thanks to the collaborations of the Gilmore Center’s Senior Council, El Dorado County’s Senior Nutrition Program, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Facilities staff, Gilmore Center staff and the El Dorado Hills Fire Department another great party was enjoyed by 200 seniors. Veteran’s tribute Join us at 11 a.m. on […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hangtown year six — new name, same party

Railroad Earth returns to Placerville this weekend with  their signature bluegrass and Americana banjo plucking musical style. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

The Hangtown Music Festival, formerly the Hangtown Halloween Ball, opens at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, Oct. 20 through 23. The festival, now in its sixth year, brings 35-or-so bands to the fairgrounds for four days and nights of music, which is wildly diverse and at times just plain wild. […]

1 Comment / October 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: New axioms of life

Every few years I do a column of “Axioms of Life,” which, I believe, are truths to live by. So — here we go: 1. Believe and trust your eyes, not your ears. Before you judge anybody, watch how they treat others. Observe how they treat their loved ones and their neighbors. Do they show compassion […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Folsom Dam’s new spillway almost done

Kylan Kegel, U.S. Army Corps lead engineer of design for the Folsom Auxiliary Spillway project, gives El Dorado Irrigation District officials a tour of the facility. Photo by Laurie Edwards

California may be in its fifth year of drought, but that hasn’t stopped construction of an auxiliary spillway for Folsom Dam should the weather suddenly turn. Designed to provide a minimum 200-year flood protection to the Sacramento region, the spillway is a joint federal project involving the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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