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Oak Ridge student receives Congressional Silver Medal

Congressman Tom McClintock recently presented the Congressional Silver Medal to Oak Ridge High School student Tifany Wong, who received the award for her extensive volunteer service, personal development, physical fitness and exploration. Tifany has helped the local community through El Dorado County Youth Commission, El Dorado County Teen Court, the California Association of Student Council and the […]

December 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

All smiles for a new hand

When a 3D printer system was purchased for the El Dorado Hills Library one year ago thanks to the financial generosity of the Serrano Men’s Book Club, no one knew how far or how deep the printer’s impact would reach. Now a little boy from the Bay Area has a new prosthetic hand for Christmas. […]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Vintage Grace finds forever home

A little more than two years after Vintage Grace started holding Sunday services inside a middle school multi-purpose room, the church will open doors at its permanent location this Sunday, Dec. 18, after merging forces with Cornerstone, El Dorado Hills’ second oldest church, now known as Vintage Grace. Before coming to El Dorado Hills in […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Cabinet hosts an evening of inspired giving

The El Dorado Hills Endowment Cabinet celebrated inspiration at its annual grant giving gala last week, handing out $25,000 to local, nonprofit organizations. Before checks were presented the dozens gathered at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills heard inspiring messages from two past grant recipients, both teachers who saw first-hand how a little help goes […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Shopping buddies fill carts with necessities, cheer

They partnered up two by two — Bigs and Littles, uniforms and sneakers, excited children and even more excited adults — to shop, eat and have fun together at the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Snowball Christmas shopping event on Dec. 3. Adult volunteers helped children from needy families make Christmas dreams come true. Target shopping carts […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Students work for those ‘Without a Roof’

Some Oak Ridge High School students are in the practice of giving to those less fortunate — not just during the holidays but every month of the year. Junior Lauren Irizarry was making hygiene kits for homeless girls two years ago when she learned about the lengthy process refugees must complete to be allowed legal […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Christmas tree farms see green on Black Friday

El Dorado County’s Christmas tree farms and area shops bustled Friday as families traveled from near and far, searching for that perfect, fragrant tree. Hillside Tree Farm in Camino opened the day after Thanksgiving. Hillside’s staff greeted customers bright and early with a fire to warm the soul (and chilled hands) and cookies. In addition to trees, visitors also […]

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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