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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 »

CAO contract details questioned

El Dorado County Interim Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs’ contract is getting a closer look after county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn questioned whether its language follows California Public Employees Retirement System requirements. “Based on my limited review of PERS law and limited review of the CAO’s contract, it appears that the county has been violating PERS law,” Harn […]

No Comment / February 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Doshier, Thompson and Co. first in ski races

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Oak Ridge skiers Parker Doshier and Allena Thompson duplicated last week’s winning efforts at Monday’s first slalom race under great weather conditions at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Team-wise, the Trojan boys, with five top-10 finishers, out-pointed Ponderosa 389-369 with El Dorado (355) in third and Union Mine (221) fourth. The girl’s side had the only deviation as […]

No Comment / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

In health: Healthy new year? How are you going to get there?”

Make any New Year’s resolutions? Great, that new behavior will last about a week. Resolutions are meant to be broken because when you resolve to do something, that is weak in nature. If you want to change anything you must commit. We get inundated with information and long lists of things to do to improve […]

No Comment / January 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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