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Dry Diggings Festival to feature reggae music, beer, camping

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The organizers for the Cali Roots Festival are presenting a new two-day Northern California-based event for 2015, the Dry Diggings Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The festival name goes back to Placerville’s former name Dry Diggings. The event billed as a music, camping […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Best Pool Service: Gregg’s Pool Works

Pool owners and those who want to create a watery, backyard oasis have experts at their fingertips at Gregg’s Pool Works, which offers new pool construction, pool service and repair, not to mention all the pool toys and games, plus pool water testing, at the Town Center storefront. Vicke Sample, who owns the store with […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Best of 2014 | Read More »

Fairytale Town hosts Spring Eggstravaganza

Celebrate spring with egg hunts, theater performances, hands-on activities and more at Fairytale Town’s annual Spring Eggstravaganza. The fun-filled family celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Egg hunts will be held promptly at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. each day and guests are encouraged […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 »

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