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Rodgers & Hammerstein classic on Ponderosa stage

Ponderosa High School Drama brings the popular musical “Oklahoma!” to the stage this month. The final theatrical production for the school year opens March 10 at the Little Theatre, 3661 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. Students have been working hard on the production both onstage and behind the scenes. Actors have run through their lines […]

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

Training today leads to faster, safer rescues tomorrow

After removing the door using the jaws of life and peeling back the roof, firefighters use their equipment to lift the dash, simulating that a victim's legs are trapped underneath it. Village Life photo by Noel Satck

In about an hour, El Dorado Hills firefighters turned a Ford station wagon into a real fixer-upper. The “firefighter tested and approved” vehicle suffered busted windows, dinged and removed doors, a choppy convertible conversion and charred seats — all in the name of training as firefighters and this Village Life editor tested their skills and re-familiarized […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Unforgettable music lives on at ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

"Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.  3, at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters featured  FOLSOM — The 20th anniversary national tour of Broadway’s longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” rocks its way to Harris Center for the Arts, opening Jan. 2. This toe-tapping musical features some 38 Billboard hits from the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

CSD backs first EDH Trails project

Dozens of mountain bike riders and community supporters came to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s monthly directors’ meeting to detail a plan that would link El Dorado Hills Boulevard to Promontory Village via a dirt trail and bike skills loop. El Dorado Hills resident and founder of EDH Trails Mike O’Neil led the […]

2 Comments / February 23, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fourth annual thrower’s clinic

The Foothill Thrower’s track group holds its fourth annual Shot Put and Discus Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Ponderosa High School. The clinic will feature 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and current American record holder in the women’s discus, Stepfanie Brown-Trafton, who’ll head up the coaching staff. Assisting will be […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Firefighters smashing walls, breaking through doors at old station

Capt. Chris Storz and engineer Mike Gygax watch as firefighter Jeno Inzerillo, left to right, uses the chain saw to vent the roof at the old Station 84 on Francisco Drive. Firefighers are using the old building  as a training facility until it's demolished likely later this year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighters have a head start on the old Station 84’s demolition (officially slated for sometime this winter). They’re using the old building as a safe training ground for dangerous work. Using electric saws that cut through metal as well as wood, sledgehammers and other tools of the trade, firefighters in full gear […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Love is in the air for ‘Oklahoma!’

Before auditioning for  El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!” Julia Adams was more than familiar with the lead role. She has seen the musical on stage twice and borrowed the old film version from a friend. “I watched it to get a feel for the characters,” said the Oak Ridge High School sophomore. “I wasn’t […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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