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Hasta la vista, DJ

Raeann Jones, left, will take over as El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition executive director. She gave her now-retired boss DJ Peterson well-earned praise at his retirement fiesta last week. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When DJ Peterson is at a party, even his own party, you can bet he’s got a deck of cards in his pocket. Wearing a mischievous smile, he pulls them out and asks his wife Judi to select a card. She pulls out the 2 of diamonds. Holding it up high, the retiring El Dorado Hills […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Windmill takes the Camellia Cup

Leading the Camellia Cup on Folsom Lake, Dave Neilsen sails his Windmill dinghy (5150) ahead of two Santana 20s from Oregon. He went on to win Sunday's race. Photo by Ryan Anne Polli

A Roseville man rode a Windmill on Folsom Lake to win the 49th Camellia Cup Regatta on Sunday, April 19. Dave Nielsen, 62, rode his Windmill class, two-person, 15.5-foot sailboat, Sea Alice, to beat 60 boats and win the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s 49th Camellia Cup Regatta. It was Neilsen’s first Camellia Cup championship and […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth prove they are stars

Youth Star Award recipient Marco Sanchez stands with Eddie Zacapa, Mercy Housing resident services coordinator, and Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke at the Vision Coalition's ceremony. Marco works with youth who live in Mercy Housing. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

From tutoring to volunteering to teaching kids how to play soccer, El Dorado County’s young people give thousands of hours back to the community each year. Many of those youth recently received Youth Star Awards for their tireless efforts. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition hosted the ceremony on Dec. 14 at Lakehills Church. […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition supports youth

Did you know that 11 percent of youth in ninth grade and 31 percent in 11th grade (almost 1 of every 3) in El Dorado Hills admitted to drinking alcohol in the last 30 days? And that 18 percent of 11th-graders (almost 1 of every 5) either drove after drinking or were a passenger in a car of a drinking driver […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Youth celebrated for giving back

11-year-old Zachary Crozier smiles with Vision Coalition Treasures Bob Pedersen at Friday night's Youth Star Awards. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition board members handed out Youth Star Awards Friday, celebrating students who’ve achieved success in the classroom and in the community. On the Lakehills Covenant Church stage, 35 were given to young people who serve as shining examples — helping the homeless, mentoring youth, volunteering at community events and much […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano Men’s Book Club gives back to library

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks holds up the donation made by the Serrano Men's Book Club. Courtesy photo

By Morgan Storm Serrano Country Club Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $6,150 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks last week. This was the fifth annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall and Phil Benner. The donation is designated to […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Community Vision Coalition celebrates exceptional young people

Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, left, and coalition coordinator Raeann Jones, right, pose with Youth Star Award winner McKenzie Jones, Raeanne's daughter. In addition to receiving an award, McKenzie helped serve the awards banquet's delicious dinner Friday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Celebrating young people seemed more important than ever Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s annual Youth Star Awards. In the wake of what happened across the country in Connecticut, a lengthy moment of silence opened the ceremony at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. Vision Coalition Board President Roger Taylor […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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