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Spring Fling tour hits Sleep Train

Cage the Elephant is known for their southern-rock style and energetic stage presence. See them live, joined by three other alternative groups, March 12 at Sleep Train Arena. Courtesy photo

Alternative rockers Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Foals and Bear Hands are performing in Sacramento this weekend as part of a national arena tour package show. Sacramento is the second stop in the 2016 Spring Fling Rock AF tour and it’s probably going to be a pretty good show. The 15-city US tour packages some of the […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire budget hits snag before approval

Approval of the 2015-16 final budget appeared to be routine at last month’s El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors meeting. The board approved department reorganization at the Aug. 20 board meeting on a 3-1 vote. The reorganization adds a second deputy chief. One deputy chief will be in charge of Operations and Training. The other […]

2 Comments / October 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kenny Endo hits Folsom for 40th anniversary tour

Kenny Endo

As a jazz percussionist and early innovator in Japanese taiko, Kenny Endo’s adventurous spirit stretches the taiko genre incorporating influences like funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban and Hawaiian, with roots firmly grounded in tradition. His performances are nuanced, brilliant and exciting. For Endo’s 40th anniversary, he will tour with his Contemporary Ensemble — taiko, vibes, drums, ukulele, flute, koto — with […]

Comments Off / September 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

The Hit Men bring Seasons’ greatest hits back to the stage

FOLSOM — The Hit Men featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons perform at the Harris Center for Arts  in Folsom on June 8. It’s not the cast from “Jersey Boys;” it’s not a Jersey Boys tribute show and not a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons cover band. Members of this […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

New glass-melting business will bowl you over

Richard Porter, the very first artist to be employed at Forever Glass, holds a deep teal-colored bowl as he smiles in anticipation of designing and creating more of the artisan keepsakes. As it did with Richard, who is the son of one of Forever Glass' founders, it is hoped that the fledgling business that operates out of a garage at the Porter home in Texas Hill Estates will provide jobs for others who are autistic. Village Life photos by Shelly Thorene

They’re really fired up on 48 gorgeous wooded acres in the Texas Hill subdivision just outside Placerville, reaching temperatures of 2,250 degrees Fahrenheit several times a week. That hellish number takes 12 hours to peak, a pinnacle that marks the point where glass melts. And that’s exactly what Cathy Porter and Bernadette Guimarin want — […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Vietnam veteran shares memorable flight stories

Robert and Nora Joan Dohlke stand together in Robert's office at their home surrounded by memorabilia from his military service during the Vietnam War. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

For retired Senior Master Sgt. Robert Dohlke, an honorary recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with V for Valor medal during the Vietnam War, Veterans Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those who fight for our country. Around Veterans Day every year, the El Dorado Hills resident is often asked by churches, schools and […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Take a trip down the yellow brick road with EDMT

Photo by Rick Wilson

Jadie Huegel El Dorado Musical Theatre Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her over the rainbow to another world. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel through […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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