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Ferris remembered as ‘icon of motherhood’

Talia Ferris, seen here with her son Devin, dedicated her life to her children. The mom of three died in an Aug. 16 vehicle accident. Courtesy photo

Talia Ferris’ mother wants her remembered for how she was in life, not as a car accident statistic. “People should know Talia as a beautiful, vivacious woman and not someone who would allow herself to drift off the road to die,” said Dean Hansen of the Aug. 16 early morning rollover accident that claimed her […]

3 Comments / August 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Super Saturday

Elizabeth Lowry, 7, from El  Dorado Hills, top, and Ella Sherman, 7, from Orangevale check out their new tiger faces in a mirror at the Saturday in the Park event held at El Dorado Hills Community Park on Aug. 24. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Thousands once again enjoyed all the festivities Saturday in the Park had to offer on Aug. 24. The annual event hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce at El Dorado Hills Community park featured live music, children’s activities, vendor booths and much more. Visitors enjoyed […]

No Comment / August 25, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | 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 »

Collie gets a shot with the Niners

Oak Ridge alum Austin Collie craddles the football during a San Francisco 49ers training session. Collie previously played for the Indianapolis Colts. Photo courtesy of the 49ers

Austin Collie is fighting for his professional football life, vying for a spot on a San Francisco 49ers team that many believe will return to the Super Bowl next January. The former Oak Ridge standout is now 27. He gained a reputation for hard work, dependability and intelligence with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, a […]

No Comment / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fist bumps, friendly faces mark Oak Ridge’s first day

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL principal Paul Burke gives freshman Christian Krider a bump as he heads to class  on the first day of school.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Despite an enrollment of 2,470, Oak Ridge students experienced personal attention as they arrived for their first day of school Thursday. This warm welcome reflected the Respect for All program new Principal Paul Burke said will be at the core of the school’s culture for a second year. When students exited cars or first stepped […]

No Comment / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

This should keep your tail wagging

Dogs will soon have new places to socialize and play; Two dog parks are almost complete. Photo courtesy of Lynn Mann, Picture the Pawsibilities Pet Photography

It’s a good month for local dogs and their owners. Not only will the El Dorado County Dog Owners Guild host what they call “the most fun event for dogs of the year,” they’ve announced two off-leash dog parks are close to opening. Dogs and their families can enjoy the fifth annual Pooch Plunge & […]

No Comment / August 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »