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Folsom Symphony begins season with Wagner, Borodin, Mahler

By Linda Holderness The Folsom Symphony opens its 10th season, “Around the World and Beyond,” on Oct. 12 with “Titans,” featuring three works from German, Russian and Bohemian (now Czech Republic) composers. The evening starts with Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi” overture, continues with Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor” and closes with Gustav […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Good Samaritans make sweet music possible

Eddie Zacapa, left, leads the way for Steve Stokes and his employee to deliver a donated piano to White Rock Village's family youth room. A tenant has already offered free lessons to any of the complex's 200 children. All they needed was a piano ... until now. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When Mercy Housing Resident Services Coordinator Eddie Zacapa held a leadership meeting with tenants at the White Rock Village apartments recently, they determined a priority was to fix up the family youth room — a white-walled common area that has been the site for the summer free lunch program for the complex’s approximately 200 children and maybe […]

Comments Off / March 15, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH man allegedly embezzles thousands

A federal grand jury indicted an El Dorado Hills man on March 11 for allegedly embezzling more than $400,000 from his former employer. Jeffrey Lamson, 51, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. From at least 2009 to 2011, Lamson reportedly stole from the company […]

2 Comments / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Knitting team gives back, one cap at a time

White Rock Village knitters make caps for newborns. More participants and donations are always appreciated. Courtesy photo

When Terry Wagner was asked to be part of the White Rock Village knitting team she jumped at the chance to knit caps for area newborns and cancer patients. “The reason I help is a selfish reason really,” the White Rock Village resident said. “It feels good to volunteer and help others.” That sentiment flows […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Sisters’ are friends for life

SWEET SISTERS — Big Sister Helen Bennett of El Dorado Hills, right, and Little Sister Lea Hall, 17, of Plymouth enjoy a treat at Mel's Diner in Placerville. The two have been together for four years, forming a friendship that will last a lifetime. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s been four years of hiking, movies, ice cream and even a chance to go onto the field at a San Francisco Giants game, and for 17-year-old Lea Hall, it’s been just fantastic being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. And it must have been pretty great for Helen Bennett, […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Adventures in a wacky, wonderful world

Alice finds herself in a very strange world filled with zany characters and hilarious tea parties in Oak Ridge High School Drama's production of "Alice in Wonderland." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Imagine a tea party where the hosts pull the chair out from under you, make random jokes in strange voices and can’t seem to sit still. Now, imagine staying in character when all this chaos happens right before your eyes. Actress Ashley Adams, who plays Alice in Oak Ridge High School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland,” says […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Malibu woman arrested on alleged movie studio scheme

A Malibu woman faces a 32-count indictment, unsealed Nov. 6, for an alleged fraud scheme related to construction of a movie studio — with one of the supposed locations in El Dorado Hills. Carissa Carpenter, 51, was arrested Nov. 5 in Venice on charges including mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to a government […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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