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Dennis Amatulli creates big smiles

Dennis Amatulli recently opened Infusion Dental Arts in El Dorado Hills where he creates crowns and bridges, implants, veneers, porcelain restorations and more. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

For Dennis Amatulli, CDT, being a dental technician isn’t about producing beautiful smiles, it’s about creating them. “To me, making dental restorations is an art. It’s something you create with your hands,” Amatulli said. Amatulli graduated with his German Dental Certification from Otto-Umfried School in Nürtingen, Germany, in 1995. After graduation, he worked with many […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A thoroughly good time

Millie Dillmount (Julia Adams), center, is surrounded by "Speed Test Girls" (Bethany Wheat, Lexie Loos, Alexis Vasile, Abigail Jacobstein, Hannah Davis, Clara Whetstone, Emily Martorana, Selma Gebhardt, Lindsay Alhady, Avery Speel, Jordan Soto, Kelsey Fairchild and Emily Ziegler) in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," opening this week. Courtesy photo

In a day when almost nothing seems shocking, it can be hard to believe that there was once a time when a women with short hair and a knee-length skirt would send gasps across America. But that’s exactly the world Millie Dillmount grew up in, and the one she takes audiences to in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Donor recipients ‘Light Up the World’ at Rose Bowl Parade

Deanna Santana of Placerville (donor mother to 17-year-old Scott Santana) and Linda Wright of Cameron Park (liver transplant recipient) traveled to Pasadena to work on the “Light Up the World” float in the Tournament of Roses parade. Courtesy photo

On May 17, 2011, Linda Wright received startling news. The long-time Cameron Park resident had been sick for weeks but she’d thought it was the flu. She had no idea there was anything wrong with her liver. “I wasn’t getting any better, so I finally saw my doctor and he referred me to a gastroenterologist. […]

No Comment / January 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Partners run with healthy business idea

Gold Country Run + Sports Assistant Manager Paulo Medina and co-owners Leon Shahinian and Donn Cox, left to right, help runners find their perfect gear to perfect their strides. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Local runners have a right to feel spoiled since Gold Country Run + Sport opened its doors last November. “I’ve been a runner my entire life and have lived in El Dorado Hills for the past 10 years,” said Leon Shahinian, manager and part-owner at Gold Country Run + Sport. “I and my friend and […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Music to their ears

Hal Linden works with El Dorado Muscial Theatre's High Voltage members. Courtesy photo

It all started with a desire to give back. In 1994, a group of Folsom residents interested in the performing arts banded together. Their mission? To bring high-quality concerts at an affordable price to the greater Folsom area. Out of this fledgling concert association has grown the Folsom Lake Community Concert Association. Today, in partnership […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Americano Grill Italian Bistro has a menu to die for

THE CHICKEN PASTA Roll, aka, the Italian Enchilada, is a specialty item at the Americano Grill Italian Bistro in Town Center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

No one knows Italian food like Raj Nouzari knows Italian food … just ask those who know him best. “Raj is an amazing cook,”said Denice Dorsett, Raj’s partner and friend. “He makes incredible spaghetti and his Italian enchiladas and palermo are to die for.” So inspired by Nouzari’s mouth-watering dishes, Dorsett paired up with the chef […]

No Comment / August 21, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Sunny flowers grow for a cause

BRIGHTLY COLORED SUNFLOWERS grow tall at the El Dorado Nursery on Durock Road in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Shock took over when Juliet Voigtlander was diagnosed with breast cancer this past May. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I’m someone who never sits down, like the Energizer Bunny,” Voigtlander said. “No one would have ever thought that this would happen to me.” Voigtlander, 50, of Granite Bay had a clean mammogram the […]

No Comment / August 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »