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Soccer star visit inspires young EDH players

Soccer star Preki speaks to Ethos players . The soccer star is the new face of Sacramento Republic FC, the region's professional soccer team. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Ethos soccer club welcomed soccer legend and head coach of the newly formed Sacramento Republic PC professional soccer team Predrag Radosavlievic “Preki” to its second annual general meeting Thursday night. The Serbian-born Preki is best known for scoring the game-winning goal for the United States men’s national team against Brazil in the 1998 FIFA World […]

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

Local youth recognized for tireless community service

Hands4Hope volunteers were recently honored for their efforts to make a difference in the community. Courtesy photo

More than 100 people applauded local students at Hands4Hope’s fifth annual Youth Recognition Dinner on Saturday night, Aug. 17, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Youth volunteers with Hands4Hope were recognized for collectively dedicating 6,700 hours of service to those in need in our community over the 2012-13 year. Additionally, several local youth […]

No Comment / August 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Greased Aug. 15: A Crocker Drive resident reported that he saw his neighbor throw grease from a barbecue onto the reporting party’s vehicle. Break in Aug. 17: Thieves stole items from  locked vehicle parked on Copperwood Court and later attempted to use the victim’s […]

No Comment / August 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Youth Commission now accepting applications

Attention high school and middle school students who are interested in making a difference in their community: The El Dorado County Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Students interested in the opportunity to have a positive impact on their community are invited to apply. Applications are available at your high […]

No Comment / August 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bass Lake for sale?

The El Dorado Irrigation District could sell Bass Lake and approximately 141 acres surrounding it to the Rescue Union School District for a future school site, according to the Bass Lake Action Committee. “The parties may be close to inking a deal,” the committee’s August bulletin states. “The EID Board declared Bass Lake and the […]

No Comment / August 19, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | 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 »