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Veggies grow up, literally

THE DOWNINGS DID IT — Makenna, 12, dad Rich and Noah, 11, grow their own delicious vegetables using Tower Gardens, a space-saving and soil-free system. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a member of the Downing family needs an extra tomato or two for their salad, they just reach over and pick one. That’s not too uncommon when families dine outside but this scenario can happen inside thanks to a Tower Garden in the corner of the dining room. Rich and Gina Downing, representatives for […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Best Pool Store: Gregg’s Pool Works

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Summer fun starts with a splash for many El Dorado Hills families and when it’s time to shine up the pool and fill it with floaties, customers know they can get exactly what they need from Gregg’s Pool Works. The shop has everything from sport-tubes usable on water and in the snow to reusable pool […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

Fairytale Town Hosts Spring Eggstravaganza

Celebrate spring with egg hunts, puppet shows, hands-on activities and more at Fairytale Town’s annual Spring Eggstravaganza. The fun-filled family celebration is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April. 19 & 20 Egg hunts will be held promptly at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. each day. Arrive early and bring a […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wilcox wants you … to eat your veggies

The Vision Coalition's Jan Wilcox is dedicating her time and energy to nutrition education. She wants El Dorado County families to eat healthier and make smart food choices. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“Look at what your grandmother ate. If she didn’t eat it you shouldn’t eat it.” Sound advice from Jan North Wilcox, the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition SNAP-Ed project coordinator who’s on a mission to get El Dorado County families to eat healthy. “Today we use a lot of processed/packaged foods. We eat a […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Best Pool Service: Gregg’s Pool Works

Murky pools are no challenge for the experts at Gregg’s Pool Works. The store has everything pool owners need to keep the water crystal clear. Need floaties and pool signage? Gregg’s Pool Works has that covered too. The shop’s product availability and commitment to great customer service is second to none, according to manager Joe […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Peggy Lee celebrated at Three Stages

FOLSOM — Stacy Sullivan’s “A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee,” is a journey through the musical legacy of Peggy Lee, beginning with her rise from a tragic childhood on the plains of North Dakota to becoming one of the first and most successful female singer/songwriters in history. The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

From egg to caterpillar to butterfly, Farfalle is an interactive adventure for children of all ages

Children and parents take a butterfly's journey, from egg ot beautiful insect, in Farfalle. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Farfalle (“butterflies” in Italian) is a production that traces the biological emergence of butterflies. Imagine the life of a butterfly; imagine yourself in a virtual world, touching a butterfly’s wings. These thrilling “paintings in movement” mix theatre, sensory boundaries, dance, visual magic, interactive technologies and music. It is a sensorial journey inside the […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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