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Santa Run finale sparkles

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived with a bang at Town Center Sunday night. The grand finale of the Fire Department’s week-long rolling Christmas party known as the “Santa Run,” included with a 10-minute fireworks show this year. The annual event, now in its 48th year, is put on the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association.

The grand finale of El Dorado Hills’ longest running holiday tradition went off with a bang in Town Center Sunday night, punctuated by a 10-minute fireworks display that accompanied the arrival of the jolly geriatric and the always fetching Mrs. Claus, who were immediately mobbed by Santa-hungry families. In an unexpected twist to the otherwise […]

1 Comment / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Spamalot’ — a show full of laughs

Minstrels leap in the air  at a "Spamalot" rehearsal at Imagination Theater. Left to right are: Carrie Liebrich, Paul Bott, Hannah Bush and Karen Wolfe. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

For its 50th production, as it begins its 16th year, Imagination Theater has pulled out all the stops in presenting “Spamalot,” the Monty Python romp that leaves audiences roaring and having so much fun that it has to be a crime. “This is our 50th show and we’ve never been arrested,” quipped Director Peter Wolfe, […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Northstar, Heavenly boast of new snowfall

TRUCKEE — Northstar California Resort received an additional lots of new snow last week and this past weekend and snow accumulation has reached more than 31 inches on upper-mountain slopes. As a result, Northstar opened 12 additional trails last Thursday including East Ridge, Delight, Stump Alley, Ax Handle, Springboard, Dutchman, The Chute, Tonini’s, Crosscut, Flume, Powder Bowl […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Festival celebrates world-class music

SACRAMENTO — Get ready to move your feet and dance in the streets morning, noon and night when the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee returns over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26. The four-day musical celebration will showcase nearly 100 bands playing 300 sets at 20 venues from Old Sacramento to the Convention Center area. A […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Take a hike with the American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy has announces its spring events and hikes. All programs require pre-registration unless noted and no dogs allowed on ARC hikes. To register or for more information call (530) 621-1224 or e-mail [email protected] Salmon Falls Ranch preview trail hike March 17, April 10, April 20 & May 5 (times vary) Join ARC […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

The rise and fall of the Walker Ranch

Following is a reprint of a 2009 Village Life story Charismatic frontier women defined Serrano’s predecessor Most of Serrano was once 2,800-acre Walker family ranch. It rose to prominence early in the century on the backs of colorful western characters that could be torn from the pages of Steinbeck or Stegner, strong-willed men and especially […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

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