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Kelly family facing cancer challenge, times two

STRONG FOR EACH OTHER — Brian Kelly holds his son Mason in the Roseville hospital where Brian is undergoing chemotherapy for a form of acute leukemia and Mason is undergoing chemotherapy for neuroblastoma. Courtesy photo

Just days after Mason Kelly, 2 1/2, survived a stem cell transplant at University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital to treat his neuroblastoma cancer, the toddler’s father Brian Kelly was diagnosed with a rare form of acute leukemia. “I am in a state of shock,” said Thi Kelly, mother of Mason and Brian’s wife. “I feel saddened, overwhelmed […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Fires scorch 7.5 acres

AN AERIAL TANKER drops retardant on a wild land fire near Mormon Island in El Dorado Hills Friday.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Fire crews jumped into action after two fires started in El Dorado Hills Friday afternoon. The first fire began around 2 p.m. on the south side of Green Valley Road, west of Mormon Island Drive, according to El Dorado County Fire Acting Battalion Chief Russ Hasemeier. It was contained to 5.4 acres of wildland. That fire spawned a […]

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

Clarksville preservation continues

A new wrought iron fence will better protect the Clarksville Cemetery from vandalism. A June 7 fundraiser will raise money to build a new front gate, repair the pillars and erect a new archway. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Not just a young community born in the last 50 years, El Dorado Hills is steeped in history. During the Gold Rush era a portion of southern El Dorado Hills visible from Highway 50 was known as Clarksville and one local group makes sure it’s not forgotten. Once Clarksville’s schoolhouse, today a dilapidated barn is […]

2 Comments / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Got competition? ‘Bring It On’

FOLSOM — Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, “Bring It On: The Musical,” inspired by the “Bring It On” film, takes the audiences at Harris Center for the Arts on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness while telling the story of these challenges and unexpected bonds formed through […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Library unveils county history kiosk

Brooks Elementary student Alex Brown, 9, explores El Dorado County's history at the new interactive kiosk at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado County Library System was awarded a sizeable grant from the NorthNet Library System, a cooperative of all libraries in Northern California, to create its own “Touch the Past” interactive digital kiosk. The $12,000 kiosk features a video screen and eight interactive cells that, with a wave of the hand, each relay seven […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Making threats Nov. 28: Deputies arrested a 22-year-old intoxicated man after he allegedly threatened to shoot a Town Center nightclub employee who ejected the suspect from the club. Break in Nov. 29: A possible burglary was reported on Calaveras Drive. Busted Nov. 30: Three […]

Comments Off / December 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Folsom powerhouse docents tour the past

HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS and state park docents explore the riverbed of the South Fork of the American River and a diversion dam that has been exposed by low water levels at Folsom Lake. The dam, located just downstream from the Salmon Falls Bridge was built in 1868 and diverted water into two channels that flowed along each side of the river. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches. And though neglected, the dam hasn’t been forgotten. Visiting recently were docents from the Folsom Powerhouse along with Jenifer Padgett, a state Department of Parks and […]

Comments Off / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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