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Cameron Park Barbershop is a cut above

PERFECT CUT — Wesley J. De Young, 85, seated, gets his hair cut by barber Paul Raioche at the Cameron Park Barber Shop while patrons behind the pair also get a trim. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Andy and Barney didn’t drop in, but the stream of customers walking past the red-and-white barber’s pole and into the Cameron Park Barbershop could have come straight from Mayberry. It’s that kind of place, where friends and neighbors meet to chat about the weather, sports and current news events and come up with solutions to […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Local shops busy

Three-year-old Reeves Devine checks out Sands Alive, a moldable product that allows kids to create everything from critters to castles. Brainy Zoo Toys owner Marlene Gabris said it's a very popular Christmas present. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

After enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, many shoppers supported small El Dorado Hills businesses over the rainy holiday weekend. Several El Dorado Hills Town Center businesses reported a good showing on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. “It’s been a busy couple of days,” said Robin Mizell, owner of Bark Avenue. Pet lovers stocked up […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye takes audiences on an odyssey

"Anon(ymous)" produced by Falcon's Eye Theatre will open on Nov. 7. Courtesy photo

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College opens its eighth season with Naomi Iizuka’s “Anon(ymous).” This gorgeous, brilliant and totally modern adaptation of the adventure tale “The Odyssey” by Homer will dazzle with spectacle while exploring the uniquely American journey to find one’s true home. Homer’s classic adventure is brought vividly into the present […]

Comments Off / October 24, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Double Zero’ model home in Blackstone is greenest in the state

KB Home's Double ZeroHouse 3.0  emphasizes energy and water efficiency. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

KB Home received accolades from the California Energy Commission last Thursday morning when the company unveiled its first Double Zero 3.0 model home in California at the Fiora at Blackstone community in El Dorado Hills. With partners like Whirlpool and SunPower, KB Home representatives explained it’s called the Double ZeroHouse 3.0 for its dual emphasis on energy and […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Belting out a hit: SlideBelts business growing in EDH

SlideBelts CEO Michelle Taylor holds a box full of belt buckles at the El Dorado Hills business. She and her husband Brigham started the successful business while still in college. Slidebelts now employs 12 people and is moving to a bigger location. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On the fast track to success is a small, but quickly growing, business in El Dorado Hills. Called SlideBelts, the company designs, manufactures and sells high-end belt buckles and belts with a long-range goal of selling wearable technology. Founded by Michelle and Brig Taylor, Michelle said the idea dates back to 2004 when Brig was teaching in […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Legal limbo for Nutting: Supes delay action agenda two weeks

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors met in closed session with legal counsel May 20 to discuss whether District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting was “suspended from the office of county supervisor by operation of law” because of jury verdicts on May 14, stated a prepared statement from the Chief Administrative Office. Nutting was found […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Firefighters burn home … on purpose

El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedic Dale Hemstalk stands behind a fire department explorer dousing flying debris from the burning home firefighters deliberately set ablaze Sunday afternoon as part of a training exercise. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thick black smoke billowed in the breeze as flames leapt from a burning Sienna Ridge Road home Sunday afternoon and, all the while, firefighters stood around and watched. Occasionally, a firefighter would pick up a hose and douse smoldering debris that drifted into the air. But they let the house burn to the ground — […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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