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Student of the Month: Isabelle Grupp

Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, big sister Caroline Grupp, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, proud mom Rivers Grupp and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right, surround the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Student of the Month Isabelle Grupp. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fifth-grader Isabelle Grupp received the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award Wednesday morning for her uncompromising work ethic and compassion. “She works harder than any other student at our school,” said Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters. “She always has a smile on her face and is incredibly supportive of […]

No Comment / March 12, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teens engage Rotary audience

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills speech contest winners celebrate. Back row left to right: Rotarian and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, Rotarian and Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke and Rotary Club President Coy Baugh; front row: first-place winner Mathew Cruz, third-place winner Ryan Schwary and second-place winner Ashley Abraham. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nine El Dorado Hills teens participated in the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual speech contest Wednesday, sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme: Engage Youth … Change Lives. Oak Ridge High School sophomore Mathew Cruz, 15, took home first place, winning $200 and a spot in the regional semifinal. That competition will take place at […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Enter the Rotary speech contest

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills hosts its club-level speech contest on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Interested local students (home-schooled students as well) are welcome to enter the speech contest scheduled at 7:15 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way, during the EDH Rotary Club meeting. For application and complete rules contact […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Honor veterans by kicking up your heels at Blues & Brews

Blues & Brews raises money for the Veterans Memorial Park in El Dorado Hills.

Saturday evening, Nov. 16, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills will host its fourth annual Blues & Brews celebration to honor veterans and raise funds for the planned 1.2-acre Veteran’s Memorial Park at Promontory Park in El Dorado Hills. Leah Tysse Band will headline the event. A Midwesterner, Tyssee got her first gig as […]

1 Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | 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 »

Time to celebrate America

FIREWORKS fill the sky  at the 2012 Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center in El Dorado Hills.  Expect another great show this year or Wednesday, July 3. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Firefighter of the Year: Matt Belleci

Fire Chief Dave Roberts, left, and Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Wayne Lowery, right, join Firefighter of the Year Matt Belleci. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighter/engineer Matt Belleci undertook a massive project last year, planning a large-scale training exercise in the community’s Lakehills neighborhood. involving dozens of agencies and hundreds of residents. His efforts spawned fuel reduction, a new fire safe council and good working relationships between agencies, which are now better prepared should a catastrophic fire strike. […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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