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Village Life publisher handed the gavel

Reflecting on the astonishing changes in the world over the past couple of centuries, including the changing face of the communication industry from word-of-mouth to newspapers to today’s social media that delivers information in a flash, Village Life and Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito was sworn in last week as president of the El Dorado County […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Community backs Burke

Hundreds of supporters attended the El Dorado Union High School District’s monthly board meeting last Tuesday night to show solidarity for Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke, who has been on paid leave since Nov. 2 for undisclosed personnel reasons. Many spoke on behalf of Burke in hopes of seeing him back on the job. No […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Grants make a difference

If listening to Big Sister Sarah Costa and her Little, Aryn Reams, talk about their relationship doesn’t warm your heart, call the cardiologist immediately. These two seemingly inseparable, lifelong friends spoke at last week’s El Dorado Hills Grants Gala, which celebrated grants given by the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund. “I have grown so much […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Santa Run starts Dec. 15

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association presents the 52nd annual Santa Run Dec. 15-19. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their trusty elves, will visit several El Dorado Hills neighborhoods, spreading holiday cheer and collecting canned food and new, unwrapped toys. The Santa Run grand finale will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, […]

December 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Marina students celebrate success

Marina Village Middle School students got a sweet treat during lunchtime Friday to celebrate their even sweeter test results. The Mustangs enjoyed root beer floats served by parent volunteers for scoring the highest on the first Common Core state standardized test administered last spring out of all middle schools in El Dorado County. Marina Village also scored […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Witness a miracle at live nativity

FOLSOM — More than 100 volunteer cast members will come together in the true spirit of Christmas for multiple performances of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. This family friendly, outdoor, live nativity presentation, “O Come Let us Adore Him,” will run Thursday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 13, with performances starting each night […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Holiday homes dazzle

A writer could fill this entire newspaper describing Karen and Barnaby Beck’s spectacular El Dorado Hills home. The 5,000-square-foot home with high ceilings is filled to the brim with unique Americana and folk art, a piece from the U.S.S. Constitution, antiques, Persian rugs, a Tibetan prayer chest, 16 grandfather clocks and so much more. They […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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