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Tour features stunning, water-wise gardens

Water collects in a pond, complete with waterlilies, in Linda Fuller's gorgeous backyard. See her garden and seven others during the Gardens of the HIlls Tour. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Roses and fountains and yard art … oh my. Guests on this year’s Gardens of the Hills tour will undoubtedly feel like they’ve traveled over the rainbow when they enter some of the county’s most beautiful yards. The annual event hosted by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills on May 3 & 4 features eight […]

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

CSD fields get a water-wise makeover

The buzz around EDH is "Why's the field brown?" Crews are working to beautify the area and, more importantly, conserve water with drought tolerant turf and modern irrigation infrastructure. The fields are closed to the public until August. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Heads turned last week as the north and south fields at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Community Park turned completely brown, but they’ll be greener and more vibrant than ever after they undergo irrigation infrastructure and turf renovations. “Irrigation technologies have come a long way and it’s increasingly important for the EDHCSD to […]

Comments Off / March 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Be water wise

By Barbara Finley UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  By now most of you know California is in a drought. We are all being asked to cut back on water usage. What does that mean for the gardener? Changes both in watering and in what we plant. A type of gardening known in some […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

TaxWise takes the fear out of taxes

With a staff of five, TaxWise handles more than 500 tax returns every year on top of providing top-notch accounting and bookkeeping services. Bob Wellman, MBA, said his business’ focus is to help people develop a solid financial plan. The experts at TaxWise offer CPA services (providing financial reports, setting up trusts, corporations and partnerships, […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Best of 2011 | Read More »

Trojans steamroll Bear Creek

Oak Ridge's Kassidy De Lapp battles for the ball against Bear Creek's Precious Younger in Tuesday's home playoff opener for the Lady Trojans. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Behind disruptive pressure by its defense and a solid display of outside shooting, host Oak Ridge overwhelmed Bear Creek 62-20 in its girl’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener Tuesday night. The win advanced the Lady Trojans (24-3) to Thursday’s second-round matchup with River City. Against the Bruins, Isamar Conde led the Oak Ridge starters offensively […]

No Comment / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Humble green thumb honored at parklet’s dedication

EDHCSD Director Billy Vandegrift, left, pulls back the tarp and reveals the Tam O'Shanter Parklet sign with close friend and neighbor Jim Miner at his side. Miner and his wife began planting trees in the area in the 1980s and Miner said he's not done yet. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District dedicated the new Tam O’Shanter parklet to El Dorado Hills resident Jim Miner and his late wife last Friday morning. Since 1988 Miner has single-handedly beautified nine acres of open space behind his home, planting and maintaining a buffer of trees between St. Andrew’s Village and Stonegate subdivisions […]

1 Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojan trio tops again; eight head to Masters

LOOMIS — Been there, done that for Oak Ridge at Saturday’s championships of the two-day Division IA Divisionals at Del Oro High. In an exact replay of last weekend’s finals of the Sierra Foothill League Tournament, the same three Trojans made it to the end, faced the same opponent in those final mathces and secured the same […]

No Comment / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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