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War stories: Grinnell wins, then loses Silver Star

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  This is the second part of Dick Grinnell’s story he shared with Village Life. The first part was published on May 25 and can be found on villagelife.com. Last week we met 75-year-old former U.S. Marine Dick Grinnell, who used a fake birth certificate to enlist at age 16 in 1952, during the Korean […]

1 Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Veterans Memorial gets land, must raise funds to break ground

Veterans and their supporters have waited years for the opportunity to build a Veterans Memorial Park in El Dorado Hills. On Aug. 14 the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the long-awaited maintenance and ground lease agreement of CSD-owned land for the project. The location is a 1.2 acre site […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taz celebrates exceptional season

Malaney Scholarship recipients Jerry Chen, Sam Sruba, Sonia Chimni, Ashley Abraham, Trevor Dong and Calin Navickas stand to be recognized at the Taz annual awards event. The swim season wrapped up last month with Taz winning it all. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team concluded the 2014 season with its annual Awards Night Picnic on Tuesday, July 29, during which the Taz Board of Directors recognized all swimmers for outstanding personal and team accomplishments on the season and at the Suburban Swim League championship meet. “I was very proud of the team and our […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz scores more than 500, beats archrivals

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The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team prepared all week for a close competition against its archrivals the Park Terrace Penguins, which took place on Saturday, June 14. Both teams entered Saturday’s contest with undefeated records of 2-0, but the Taz dominated with a final score of 503–286. Though not the tight battle anticipated, […]

Comments Off / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | 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 »

Have you forgotten?

Veterans Memorial Park  plans call for a memorial garden, courtyard and a 100-year journey through American conflicts.

Veterans, supporters moving forward on memorial park Marine Lance Cpl. Brad Shuder, Army Staff Sgt. Mathew Taylor, Army Sgt. Kyle Dayton and Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote — these local men gave their lives for our freedom and last Wednesday, as Rotarian Bill Tobin read their names and a small bio, tears welled up in […]

1 Comment / September 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taz takes championship

The Taz relay team competes at Champs. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team claimed first place at the Suburban Swim League Championships, July 26-28, at Sierra College in Rocklin. The Taz posted 1,201 points over the three-day contest. After a four-year run of taking first place at Champs, the Park Terrace Penguins, archrivals to the Taz, fell to second place […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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