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Courtyard music to serenade Placerville

Courtyard concert attendees relax next to the enjoyable blend of pop and country by Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger at the first concert of the season May 14. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado Community Foundation Summertime in downtown Placerville is always a busy time and this year promises to be one of the best yet. As the businesses celebrate the completion of the Main Street renovation and welcome visitors from all over the world to the Gold Panning Championships, they will additionally be serenaded with the […]

No Comment / May 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Hills book publisher to speak at Placerville library

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Calling all book lovers, writers and dreamers. Have you ever wondered how to get a book published? What are book publishers looking for in a manuscript? How has publishing changed with the rise of digital books? Come to the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. […]

No Comment / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Let it flow: Craft beer takes Main Street Placerville

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Ales, lagers, pilsners, Hefeweizen, Belgian-style—there is a wealth of beer coming to the 15th Bell Tower Brewfest on June 27 in downtown Placerville. So much to choose from with over 40 different breweries represented and the range from pale lagers to the darkest stout. Which beer style are you? The style of beer you like might depend […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

The El Dorado County Teen Court program in Placerville is now recruiting new student participants for the fall program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local brings new film to Placerville

Placerville native Todd Huffman will bring his latest film, “Penton: The John Penton Story,” to Regal Cinemas Placerville’s Stadium 8 Movie Theater on July 23 After two extremely well-received premieres in Cleveland and Hollywood, plus openings around the country, “Penton: The John Penton Story,” is being released in limited markets nationally. John Penton is motorcycle pioneer […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Best Assisted Living Facility: Eskaton Village Placerville

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado County residents who need a helping hand when they get older have found the perfect place. Eskaton Village Placerville’s assisted living facility is second to none, according to Village Life readers. Residents Felice Despotakis, Marilyn Lonbaken and Ruth Woodrell couldn’t agree more. “It’s always so clean and the staff is very good,” Felice said. Marilyn […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

Dream the dream … ‘Les Mis’ comes to Placerville

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The French Revolution is coming to Placerville, and Imagination Theater is ready. The cast and crew have been manning the bulwarks, creating a set design that promises to capture the sprawling tale of love and honor against a backdrop of political uprising, encompassing a wide range of human emotions as they present “Les Miserables,” the […]

Comments Off / November 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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