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Amy Dolley is happy to be back home in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Julie Samrick

Running the Boston Marathon had been a lifelong dream of El Dorado Hills resident Amy Dolley. “Seventeen years ago when I married my husband, Craig, we planned to leave straight from our April wedding for the marathon,” she said. “But it never happened.” This year, she finally fulfilled that dream. Dolley, 46, qualified to run […]

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Best Women’s Shop: Cadence Corner Boutique

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Yes, Cadence Corner Boutique offers clients a place to unwind as they wait for their cars to be cleaned at the car wash just steps away. But owners Jeff and Ashley Lowe say they also have regular clientele who come for the boutique alone. Ashley hand-selects and purchases every item in the store. From home […]

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Best Car Wash: Suds Car Wash & Detail

You want it? Suds Car Wash & Detail has it. Since 2005 owners and husband/wife team Jeff and Ashley Lowe pride themselves for tailoring to their customers’ needs. Whether you want your car, RV, boat or motorcycle washed weekly or thoroughly detailed after the summer road trip, Suds Car Wash & Detail has any request […]

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Best Preschool: Froggie Frontier

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Owner Joelle Faulkner credits the staff at Froggie Frontier Preschool & Childcare as what sets them apart from other schools in the area. “Our teachers are experienced and kind. They hold college degrees and are all so warm with the children,” she said. Parents also appreciate the program’s flexibility. They can choose which days work […]

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Best Heating & Air Business: Comfort Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning

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Over the 30 years Comfort Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning owner John Buonauro has been in business, he has gotten so skilled at diagnosing and treating clients’ most difficult heating and air problems, he’s been called as an expert witness in court and is a part-time vocational college instructor. A self-described “one-man shop,” running a reputable business […]

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Best Tire Store: Big O Tires

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Chris Evanson, owner and general manager of Big O Tires, credits his thriving business to two simple, but very important, rules: “Hiring the right people and treating each customer the way I’d like to be treated.” Since moving to El Dorado Hills and opening their business 14 years ago, Evanson and his wife Dawn today […]

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Best Attorney: Peter Vlautin

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His 40-plus years of experience is why Peter Vlautin believes he’s the people’s pick for favorite attorney in El Dorado Hills. “I’m your lawyer for life,” he said. ‘You’ll always travel first class with me.” The San Francisco native was a criminal defense attorney for the public defender’s office in Sacramento County for many years. […]

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